September Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

Our September Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!

We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of September 2018. Here is the link to the download:

Printable Fitness Calendar September 2018

September Fitness Challenge Calendar

Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. The month of September is officially Back to School time, and we’ve included some basic fitness exercises, yoga poses, plus some brain boost break ideas. Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. Please keep in mind the number of repetitions is meant as a guide, and can be adapted as needed based on age group and skill level. 

On Saturdays, we encourage some outdoor activities to keep kids active over the weekend. As the fall season approaches, have kids toss a football and practice throwing skills, or visit a local orchard and walk through a cornmaze.

Descriptions for Exercises

Butterfly Kicks: Lie on your back. Keep your abs tight and raise your feet just barely off the floor and flutter kick them.

Tuck Jumps: Bend your knees and lift your heels high while jumping.

Mountain Climbers: Start in a push-up position, then alternate bringing one foot at a time forward toward your armpit and then extend it back out.

Sky Reaches: Raise your arms up to the sky. Then rise up on your tippy toes, continuting to reach for the sky while keeping your body tight. Hold for a set amount of time, then lower your heels and arms slowly.

Back to School Brain Breaks

Since schools are officially back in session by September, we’ve included some fitness activity ideas that are great for classroom brain breaks! Students can use their desks, textbooks, and the classroom space to get active and take a break from their work. On Wednesdays, refer to the two Task Cards on page 2 of the calendar download for a total of 10 ideas.

September is National Yoga Month

The month of September is a great time to introduce yoga to your classroom or program, or if you already have a yoga unit established, you can create even more hype and excitement during National Yoga Month! Teach students the benefits of yoga, as well as some basic poses. Refer to the Yoga Task Card on Fridays on page 3, which includes 5 poses. You can choose to continue with these all month, or choose new poses each week.

Additional Resources:

Here are some additional resources to help you celebrate these observances!

We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section below!

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10 thoughts on “September Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

  1. Hi! I see that people are requesting a French calendar and an editable one! Would I be able to get French and English editable calendars sent to me? I work in a dual track school and would need both!
    Thanks!

  2. Hi – I had this same idea! Great minds think alike… I too need an editable copy. I work in a french immersion school and need to write everything in french. Can you send me one?

    Thanks

    Sabine

  3. Hi, I love the fitness calendars but would like to modify some of the activities or change them to better suit our school. Can you make the calendar “editable?”

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