Physical Education

Physical Education and Athletics Division  

Flexibility and Stability

Developing one's inner core stability and flexibility is an integral part of a fitness program.  The courses you will find in this family are: Stretching, Active Isolated Stretching, Basic Pilates Mat Exercises and Integrate Pilates Mat Exercise.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through stretching. Techniques for improving flexibility including passive and active stretches, Pilates exercises, partner stretches, yoga poses and the use of equipment will be included. Emphasis will be placed upon flexibility, balance, spatial awareness and safety during stretching. Technique modifications to account for physical limitations will be emphasized. A brief examination of the evolution of the various forms of stretching reflecting cultural differences and diversity, exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to total fitness, age, gender, disabilities and/or genetics will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through active isolated stretching (AIS). Techniques for improving flexibility using dynamic facilitated stretching of major muscle groups. Technique modifications to account for physical limitations will be emphasized. A brief examination of the evolution of the various forms of stretching including active isolated stretching techniques will be included. With an emphasis upon exercise physiology, neurological reflexes, hydration, muscular strength and endurance, wellness concepts related to total fitness, age, gender, disabilities and/or genetics will be covered.

An introduction to physical education through the study of Pilates. Includes a global and historical perspective, key philosophical concepts, and the six principles of Pilates exercise. Students will practice basic Pilates mat techniques to improve the mind, core strength and flexibility. Includes basic exercise physiology concepts, and nutrition.

An introduction to Physical Education through integrated Pilates mat exercise. A variety of equipment will be used to develop core strength and flexibility in this course. Intermediate to advanced Pilates exercises will be practiced to increase and develop muscle mass, discipline of the mind, and rhythmic breathing techniques. Includes exercise physiology concepts, and nutrition.

 









Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 2/1/17