What is FitnessGram?
FitnessGram® is the most widely used youth physical fitness assessment, education and reporting tool in the world. Based on Healthy Fitness Zone® standards, created by the FitnessGram Scientific Advisory Board, FitnessGram uses criterion-based standards, carefully established for each age and gender.
People come in all shapes and sizes, but everyone can benefit from regular physical activity and healthy levels of physical fitness. FitnessGram evaluates the five components of health-related fitness: Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition.
FitnessGram uses scientifically determined standards that are based on how fit children should be for good health. Most children can achieve the health-related fitness standards if they perform sufficient amounts of physical activity on a regular basis. The standards are set specifically for boys and girls and take into account changes with age.
The FitnessGram assessment is based not on athletic ability, but levels of fitness needed for good overall health. No matter what your children grow up to become, they will live happier, more productive lives if they are healthy--and physical fitness is vital to overall health. FitnessGram provides valid and reliable information about your child's level of fitness. The FitnessGram test (and report) includes a number of different assessments since health-related fitness has multiple components. Some children may score high on muscular strength but need to improve their aerobic capacity score. By having a complete report, you (and your child) will know more about their overall level fitness and how it can be improved.
Reading Your Child’s Report
The reports generated by FitnessGram provide information about fitness in an easy to read format. More importantly, the report provides personalized tips and suggestions that can help introduce goal setting and plan an individualized fitness plan. Personalized reports provide objective, feedback and positive reinforcement which are vital to changing behavior. An accurate assessment of fitness is one component of a comprehensive physical education curriculum that incorporates health-related fitness education. The report provides a way for teachers and parents to teach children the importance of being active and fit throughout a lifetime.
- FitnessGram Student Report will display an easy to read format with vertical bars and messaging directly under the results
- The report filters will allow you to select exactly what two test events you would like to be displayed on the report
- The Student Report is great to share and encourage healthy behaviors and begin goal setting
Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Forged from a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program emphasizes the value of being active—in school and for a lifetime. It supports physical educators following the national standards and grade-level outcomes for physical education that are designed to develop physically literate individuals.
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program provides resources and tools for physical educators to enhance the fitness education process. This includes:
- FitnessGram® health-related fitness assessment
- Instructional strategies to promote student physical activity and fitness
- Communication tools to help physical educators increase awareness about their work in the classroom
- Options to recognize fitness and physical activity achievements
Learn more at www.pyfp.org