Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bring in your inhalers! Pacer test this week!

This week starts the cardiovascular component of fitness testing. The 20 meter PACER test will be run in all wellness classes. If you need an inhaler, please remember to bring it in this week. You will NOT BE ALLOWED to run the test if you do not have an inhaler in school.

About the PACER 

The Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) is a multistage shuttle run created by Leger and Lambert in 1982.The PACER is designed to measure aerobic capacity, which is characterized by endurance, performance, and fitness. The objective of the PACER is to run as long as possible while keeping a specified pace. Students run back and forth across a 20-meter space at a pace that gets faster each minute. A lap is scored for each 20-meter distance covered. The test is easier in the beginning but progressively gets more difficult. In comparison to distance running, the PACER is a more effective, fun, and easy way to measure aerobic capacity that encourages participation from all youth and is relatively easy to score and administer.

Click HERE for the Fitness Gram website.

Click HERE for the healthy fitness zone standards.

Here is a short video of what the pacer test looks like in action:
If you have any questions please see a wellness teacher.

Good luck everyone!!
Yours in Health,

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Welcome Mr. Wood!

The Wayland Middle School Wellness department would like to welcome Mr. Wood to our team! Mr. Wood comes to us with over 11 years of teaching experience from the Manville School in Boston, a therapeutic day school for students with social, emotional, and psychological disabilities. He is psyched to be working with our Wellness Team and our students. If you see him in the halls or in class please extend a warm welcome to him. To learn more about Mr. Wood check out the Instructor page. Have a fantastic start to the year everyone.