Physical Education

Physical Education and Athletics Division  

Cardiovascular Fitness

These courses are designed to condition your cardiovascular system and help tone your muscles. Many of the health benefits you would get from exercise come from these types of activities.

Some of the courses are the traditional "aerobics" to music such as: Step, Latin Infused Aerobics (latin dance steps and music infused into the activities) Hi-Lo Impact Aerobic and Cycling classes.

All courses require a book and reading and writing assignments and count toward satisfying the Area E General Education requirements for graduation.

KNES 5A - Indoor Cycling

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through, indoor Cycling It includes an historical examination of indoor/cycling, spinning. The Cycling program is an individually paced, non-competitive, group training program designed for all riders and all fitness levels. Cardiovascular fitness and cycling techniques will be improved. Cycling is an exercised performed on a stationary racing bicycle and is performed to music. Training is fast paced, and is open to anyone who is interested in losing body fat, improving cycling techniques, and wants to improve cardio respiration.

KNES 5B - High Intensity Indoor Cycling

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through indoor cycling. Includes an historical examination of indoor cycling/spinning. The cycling program is an individual paced, competitive group-training program designed to develop cardiovascular fitness at higher intensity levels. Using interval training students will improve aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Utilizing a variety of equipment student will develop core endurance and strength Students will be able to assess and design a personal workout program for an indoor cycle.KNES 5C - Outdoor Cycling

An introduction to physical education through outdoor cycling for fitness. An historical aspect of the sport will be discussed. Students will be engaged in Bay Area bike rides utilizing the modern day bicycle as a means of fitness and recreation. Several weekend rides will feature safety, efficiency and local bicycle trails unique to the San Francisco Bay Area. Nutrition, cardiorespiratory endurance, strength development, gender differences, and age related conditioning workouts will be covered.

KNES 6A - Aerobic Power Walking

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through aerobic power walking. Includes an historical and global examination of walking for health and fitness. Students will improve fitness through a progressive program of walking various distances, routes and at variable speeds. The importance of strength development, and flexibility exercises, adaptations of the exercises to individual physical abilities and principles of fitness and nutrition will be discussed.


KNES 7A - Step Aerobics

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through cardiovascular/aerobic exercise utilizing a step system to promote cardiorespiratory endurance through a variety of movements. Students will learn fundamental patterns and routines with popular music accompaniment. Global and historical review of the evolution of aerobic exercise, exercise trends for men, women and athletes will be discussed. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to cardiovascular exercise, strength development and flexibility relative to age, gender, or physical limitations.

KNES 6Z - Latin Infused Aerobics

An introduction to Physical Education through the study of Latin Infused Aerobic exercise. Includes an historical examination of the Latin influence on exercise. A fusion of Latin and international movement and aerobic moves is the focus of this course. Routines will feature aerobic and fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, strength, and mental concepts to improve one's physical condition, including variables which occur due to age, gender, and physical conditions will be covered.

KNES 7G - Hi-Lo Impact Aerobic Rhythms

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education using hi-lo aerobic exercise to promote cardiorespiratory endurance through a variety of movements. Students will learn fundamental patterns and routines with popular music accompaniment. Global and historical review of aerobic exercise trends for men, women and athletes will be discussed. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to cardiovascular exercise, strength development and flexibility depending on age, gender, and physical limitations.

P E 007H - Low Impact Aerobic Rhythms

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through aerobic exercise utilizing lo impact techniques. Students will learn fundamental patterns and routines to popular music accompaniment. A global and historical review of the evolution of aerobic exercise, exercise trends for men, and women will be covered. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to cardiovascular exercise relative to age, gender, or physical limitations.


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 1/25/17