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I am new to the Weight Training program and have begun using it in my weight training classes. I would like to know if you all have your students bring in their computers to log their workouts? I am finding that too much time is being spent navigating the program with the computer, and I am looking for helpful tips for using the program in the weight room.
9th grade—an opportunity to give students their first impression of what a wellness journey looks like. This is the time to build a strong foundation of fitness, expose students to various wellness paths, and develop physical literacy. In this article, we’ll highlight our most popular programs, resources, and case studies available to support a 9th grade wellness curriculum. ProgramsAll of PLT4M’s introductory programs are fair game when it comes to 9th grade PE. The question is: which programs should you choose, and in which sequence? Whether your curriculum follows a distinct progression, or offers multiple different paths, we have the programs to support it! Below you’ll find some example schedules, all geared towards achieving a common philosophy. Our philosophy: Build a foundation Introduce Variety Promote Autonomy Example Curriculums: In this option, students spend the first semester developing a foundation of fitness through the intro to fitness series, complemented by fitness
A common question we get from coaches and teachers of the PLT4M community is: “Can WE follow a PLT4M program?” And the answer is YES!While “staff wellness” comes in many forms, we encourage you to tap into the resources available in PLT4M to provide a fitness-based staff wellness initiative for your faculty. This article outlines the steps you can take to launch a staff wellness challenge at your school!*Please note: in order for staff to be able to access and record workouts in PLT4M, they will need to occupy a student license. Don’t have any spare spots for staff? Contact us about upgrading, or, you can still follow the program and track the wellness challenge outside of PLT4M. Start by watching the video, and then read the steps below! Step 1: Create a Staff Wellness GroupTo get things started, we recommend creating a group for your staff wellness challenge. We recommend making this group private so that students don’t accidentally join the group. Step 2: Select Program Options f
Hey All! Not sure if I’m the only one this happens to, but when I copy a Session or Week, my supersets almost always get scrambled. The same movements are still grouped together, but they are in a different order than the original session.Any suggestions, or remedies?Thanks in advance!
Hello, I see that the video’s name was updated to Hip-Centric Static Stretch Routine from Static Stretch: Hip Routine. I checked on You tube and when I copy the Static hip routine the Hip centric video comes up. They are both the same video but different names. I have the Static hip routine in a workout and the video wont upload for my students. I went in to resouces tab and the new hip centric static routine is not there. Thank you David Stoddard
Hi fellow P.E. teachers! After incorporating PLT4M into my classes for the last 3 years, I’ve fine tuned the way I introduce PLT4M to my students. It can be challenging to learn a new online tool yourself, while simultaneously teaching your students how to use it! Below I’m sharing my latest approach for introducing PLT4M into my classes: Introductions and expectations The first day of school can be exciting and nerve wracking, and it is my job to make sure that the students feel comfortable right off the bat. I start by introducing myself, including: My background (something personal about me) Why I’m here Why I teach Next, I’m going to explain the goal of the class. I teach 3 different courses: Strength & Conditioning, Foundations of Weight Training, and Women’s Fitness. Each course has different goals and objectives, so I like to make it very clear what they signed up for, so that they understand what that class is all about, and what they can expect to gain from it.
Providing Structure AND Choice in PE My PE classes consist of students in grades 9-12, of all different backgrounds. In classes with up to 60 students, I could encounter the following: Students ranging from grades 9-12 Non-athletes Athletes who already worked out that morning Athletes who haven't worked out Experienced lifters Students who've never entered a weight room I knew I had to appeal to a wide variety of students in order to get them to buy into my PE class, but I still wanted to provide some structure so they knew what to expect in my class that day. I landed on the following schedule: Monday - Mobility DayChoices: Stretching/Flexibility OR Yoga Tues/Thursday - Strength & Conditioning Choices: Bodyweight Fitness OR Weight Lifting Wednesday - Cardio Day Choices: Cardio Machines or PLT4M's Dance Fitness Friday - Game Day When students show up for class each day, they have two options. For example, on Tuesdays when students arrive, about half of them will head to the weig
Welcome—class is back in session! If you are visiting this page, you are likely mourning your Summer, and gearing up for the 22-23 school year. We’re here to help. We’ve compiled a host of resource, guides, and tips to point you in the right direction. Starting here! PLAN The PLT4M Playbooks offer a complete guided approach to implementing PLT4M. Even if you’ve already implemented PLT4M and are on year 2, 3, 4+ of using PLT4M, the playbooks may help you utilize more aspects of the PLT4M product. (Think: reports, leaderboards, classroom management styles) For an in depth look at our program offering, view our Program Guide to learn details such as program goals, # of available sessions, session duration, included assessments, and so much more. Did you know that you can combine multiple programs to create a syllabus that fits your needs? For help mapping out your syllabus or lesson plans, browse our Syllabus Planning resource. For those who wish to plan beyond a semester, we have a re
Groups play a role in program assignment, activity tracking, reports, and leaderboards. Groups allow you to organize your students and athletes in a number of different ways—and you’re not limited to choosing one! You may decide to group students by:classgrade levelsport teamexperience levelfitness tracktraining season…..or any combination of the above! Watch the video to learn more about the different ways to group your students:
Good afternoon, is there any way you can create a lock mode on your site so when a student enters he or she can not leave the site without logging out. Have a difficult time monitoring the students online activity when they are supposed to be on their plt4m app. Thank you for your time. Brian Rill
PLT4M can be a valuable training tool during the Summer months. You may not have your students or athletes in front of you, but you can still provide them with the access they need to continue training.Leverage PLT4M to:Distribute programs to students based on goals and experience levels Promote proper form through PLT4M’s video coaching Foster accountability through workout loggingHelp your students and athletes build momentum in their training by providing them with the tools and support to continue their training journeys, uninterrupted. Browse our most popular Summer Programs:Whether athletes are training for their Fall season, or students are interested in continuing their fitness journey through the Summer months, take a look at our most popular Summer workout programs, below: Summer Athlete TrainingThe Audience: a dedicated group of athletes who plan to attend scheduled weight room sessions at the school. Many of these athletes play a Fall sport, so their main goal is to develo
Worksets are a tool found in our weight training programs, used to assess athletes maxes and automatically adjust them up or down in increments of 5 LBs, based on their performance. This tool can save you time from having to constantly update/retest maxes, and is a great way to engage athletes and provide a weekly "incentive". Watch the video to learn:Where Worksets exist in the PLT4M programs What is looks like to log a Workset (as a student) How to build Worksets into your program
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