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Fitness for Life Canada With Web Resources

Fitness for Life Canada With Web Resources

Preparing Teens for Healthy, Active Lifestyles

$66.95 CAD


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    Fitness for Life Canada: Preparing Teens for Active and Healthy Living is the only health and fitness education program backed by research and focused on shifting teens from dependence to independence when it comes to lifelong healthy lifestyles. Through Fitness for Life Canada, students are engaged in the process of personal program planning for a variety of health behaviours including physical activity, fitness, and health eating. This evidence-based and standards-based program follows a pedagogically sound scope and sequence to enhance student learning and progress and presents the science of healthy living at age-appropriate levels.

    Research clearly demonstrates that active and healthy adults use a variety of self-management skills to maintain their positive behaviours. Fitness for Life Canada helps students develop numerous self-management skills—such as self-assessment, self-monitoring, goal setting, finding social support, overcoming barriers, and managing time—to prepare them to independently engage in healthy lifestyles. Students also learn to engage in community physical activity opportunities, with national sport and health organizations, and with technology that supports healthy lifestyles.

    Through Fitness for Life Canada, students explore these aspects:

    • The foundations of active and healthy living, including adopting healthy lifestyles and self-management skills and setting goals and planning personal programs

    Learning the basics for lifelong activity and health, including engaging in smart and safe physical activity, knowing how much activity is enough, and understanding healthy eating

    Beginning activity and building fitness, including participating in moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity and developing cardiorespiratory endurance

    Building muscle fitness and flexibility, including understanding muscle fitness applications and ergogenic aids

    • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including achieving a healthy body composition, choosing nutritious foods, and making good consumer choices

    Creating positive and healthy experiences, including managing stress, developing lifelong leadership skills, understanding reproductive and sexual wellness, and making wise choices regarding alcohol, drugs, and tobacco

    Fitness for Life Canada has extensive teacher resources with more than 100 lesson plans (classroom and activity based) that provide teachers with numerous options for student assessment and opportunities to demonstrate evidence of student learning (e.g., quizzes, tests, worksheets, student demonstrations, student projects). Teachers can integrate the program with existing curricula or deliver it as a stand-alone program. They can also apply our Fitness Club approach to deliver fitness education to large numbers of students using multiple activity areas.

    Special Features in Chapters and Units

    Every chapter in the student text features two classroom lessons, one feature that engages students with prominent Canadian sport organizations and health organizations, and a chapter review. The book devotes multiple lessons to personal program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Go to Sample Content to view sample page layouts that show thhese special features.

    Each unit offers a Consumer Corner feature. The teacher web resources feature the same chapter content as the student text plus three physical activity lessons per chapter that help students apply what they’ve learned from the classroom lessons.

    In addition, the chapters have a series of other prominent features:

    • Lesson objectives direct student learning.

    • Lesson vocabulary helps students understand multiple uses of words (definitions in glossary and online).

    • Art includes a version of the physical activity pyramid for teens.

    • Photos and design give the chapters a refreshing student-friendly look with its dynamic four-color design.

    • Muscle art identifies the muscles used in each exercise.

    • Fit Facts give quick information about relevant topics.

    • Quotes from famous people reveal their thoughts on fitness, health, and wellness.

    • Fitness Technology offers opportunities for students to use and study technology.

    • Science in Action provides in-depth coverage of innovations in fitness, health, and wellness.

    • Self-Assessment allows students to evaluate their fitness, health, and wellness as the first step in personal planning for improvement.

    • Taking Charge and Self-Management allow students to learn self-management skills for adopting healthy behaviors and interacting with other students to solve problems encountered by hypothetical teens.

    • Taking Action features activities that are supported by the lesson plans.

    • Consumer Corner helps students become good consumers of information on fitness, health, and wellness as they learn how to separate fact from fiction.

    Web-Based Resources

    Fitness for Life Canada provides physical educators with numerous delivery and assessment options in health and physical education. Specifically, the program has more than 100 detailed activity- and classroom-based lesson plans that can be delivered out of the box for beginner teachers and are modifiable for experienced teachers. The lesson plans are supported with worksheets, activity cards, PowerPoint slides, quizzes, chapter and unit tests, an online test bank, supplemental project ideas, and an online student web resource.

    Fitness for Life Canada creates new assessment approaches for teachers that allow students to demonstrate evidence of learning. These include quizzes, tests, portfolios (including digital), demonstrations (live, video, and pictures), journals and reflections (written and video), class presentations, and video presentations.

    For students, web resources include the following:

    • Video clips that demonstrate the self-assessments in each chapter

    • Video clips that demonstrate the exercise in selected chapters

    • Worksheets without answers

    • Review questions from the text presented in an interactive format so students can check their level of understanding

    • Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text

    • Vocabulary terms with definitions

    Teacher web resources include the following:

    • An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life Canada as well as the evidence supporting its effectiveness

    • Daily lesson plans, including five lessons per chapter: two classroom plans and three activity plans

    • Worksheets with answers

    • Premade chapter and unit quizzes with answers

    • Activity cards and task cards

    • Presentation package of slides with the key points for each lesson

    • A test bank that teachers can use to make their own quizzes if they prefer

    Fitness for Life Canada develops higher-order physical literacy knowledge and skills that help students become active and healthy adults. Fitness for Life Canada focuses on developing students’ knowledge of health and health-related fitness concepts, training principles, and personal physical activity and fitness program planning. That knowledge is combined with numerous self-management skills that are critical for maintaining physical activity, healthy eating, and general health behaviours. In short, Fitness for Life Canada enhances engagement, learning, and assessment while paving the way to a healthy lifestyle throughout the life span.


    Physical education and health textbook for students in grades 8 to 11 in Canada. Reference for secondary PE teachers or for undergrad courses in PE teacher preparation.

    Touring Fitness for Life Canada

    Unit I Foundations of Active and Healthy Living

    Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Physical Literacy

    Lesson 1.1: Lifelong Fitness, Health, and Wellness

    Self-Assessment: Physical Fitness Challenges

    Lesson 1.2: Developing Physical and Health Literacy

    Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Assess

    Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Assess

    Taking Action: Fundamental Movement Skills

    Get Active With PHE Canada

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 2. Adopting Healthy Lifestyles and Self-Management Skills

    Lesson 2.1: Adopting Healthy Lifestyles

    Self-Assessment: Practicing Physical Fitness Tests

    Lesson 2.2: Stages of Change and Learning Self-Management Skills

    Taking Charge: Building Knowledge and Understanding

    Self-Management: Skills for Building Knowledge and Understanding

    Taking Action: Being Active in the Outdoors

    Get Active With Explore Magazine

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 3. Setting Goals and Planning Personal Programs

    Lesson 3.1: Goal Setting

    Self-Assessment: Assessing Muscle Fitness

    Lesson 3.2: Personal Program Planning

    Taking Charge: Setting Goals

    Self-Management: Skills for Setting Goals

    Taking Action: Walking for Health

    Getting Active With ParticipAction

    Chapter Review

    Unit II Preparing for Lifelong Activity and Health

    Chapter 4. Engaging in Safe and Smart Physical Activity

    Lesson 4.1: Safe and Smart Physical Activity

    Self-Assessment: Body Composition and Flexibility

    Lesson 4.2: Health and Wellness Benefits

    Taking Charge: Reducing Risk Factors

    Self-Management: Skills for Reducing Risk Factors

    Taking Action: The Warm Up

    Get Active With CSEP

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 5. Supporting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

    Lesson 5.1: Factors Influencing Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

    Self-Assessment: Assessing Social Support

    Lesson 5.2: Social Support for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

    Taking Charge: Finding Social Support

    Self-Management: Skills for Finding Social Support

    Taking Action: Accessing Social Support

    Get Active With Right To Play

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 6. How Much Physical Activity and Fitness Is Enough?

    Lesson 6.1: How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?

    Self-Assessment: PACER and Trunk Lift

    Lesson 6.2: How Much Fitness Is Enough?

    Taking Charge: Learning to Self-Monitor

    Self-Management: Skills for Learning to Self-Monitor

    Taking Action: Physical Activity Pyramid Circuit

    Get Active With Sport for Life Society

    Chapter Review

    Unit III Being Active and Building Fitness

    Chapter 7. Participating in Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity

    Lesson 7.1: Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Facts

    Self-Assessment: Walking Test

    Lesson 7.2: Preparing a Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Plan

    Taking Charge: Learning to Manage Time

    Self-Management: Skills for Managing Time

    Taking Action: Your Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity Plan

    Get Active With HALO

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 8. Developing Cardiorespiratory Endurance

    Lesson 8.1: Cardiorespiratory Endurance Facts

    Self-Assessment: Step Test and One-Mile Run Test

    Lesson 8.2: Building Cardiorespiratory Endurance

    Taking Charge: Self-Confidence

    Self-Management: Skills for Building Self-Confidence

    Taking Action: Target Heart Rate Workout

    Get Active With Canada Soccer

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 9. Engaging in Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity

    Lesson 9.1: Vigorous Aerobics, Sport, and Recreation

    Self-Assessment: Assessing Jogging Techniques

    Lesson 9.2: Preparing and Performing a Safe and Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity Program

    Taking Charge: Choosing Good Activities

    Self-Management: Skills for Choosing Good Activities

    Taking Action: Your Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity Plan

    Get Active With Canada Basketball

    Chapter Review

    Unit IV Building Muscle Fitness and Flexibility

    Chapter 10. Building Muscle Fitness: The Basics

    Lesson 10.1: Muscle Fitness Facts

    Self-Assessment: Muscle Fitness Testing

    Lesson 10.2: Building Muscle Fitness

    Taking Charge: Overcoming Barriers

    Self-Management: Skills for Overcoming Barriers

    Taking Action: Resistance Machine Exercises

    Get Active With canfitpro

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications

    Lesson 11.1: Core Fitness, Posture, and Back Care

    Self-Assessment: Healthy Back Test and Assessing Posture

    Lesson 11.2: Ergogenic Aids and Preparing a Muscle Fitness Plan

    Taking Charge: Preventing Relapse

    Self-Management: Skills for Preventing Relapse

    Taking Action: Your Muscle Fitness Exercise Plan

    Get Active With Hockey Canada

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 12. Developing Flexibility

    Lesson 12.1: Flexibility Facts

    Self-Assessment: Arm, Leg, and Trunk Flexibility

    Lesson 12.2: Preparing a Flexibility Exercise Program

    Taking Charge: Building Positive Attitudes

    Self-Management: Skills for Building Positive Attitudes

    Taking Action: Your Flexibility Exercise Plan

    Get Active With Canada Snowboard

    Chapter Review

    Unit V Making Healthy Food and Fitness Choices

    Chapter 13 Maintaining a Healthy Body Composition

    Lesson 13.1: Body Composition Facts

    Self-Assessment: Body Measurements

    Lesson 13.2: Energy Balance

    Taking Charge: Improving Physical Self-Perception

    Self-Management: Skills for Self-Perception

    Taking Action: Elastic Band Workout

    Get Active With Swimming Canada

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 14. Choosing Nutritious Food

    Lesson 14.1: A Healthy Diet

    Self-Assessment: Energy Balance

    Lesson 14.2: Making Healthy Food Choices

    Taking Charge: Saying No

    Self-Management: Skills for Saying No

    Taking Action: Burn It Up Workout

    Get Active With Dietitians of Canada

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices

    Lesson 15.1: Health and Fitness Misconceptions

    Self-Assessment: Your Personal Fitness Battery

    Lesson 15.2: Evaluating Health Clubs, Equipment, Media, and Internet Materials

    Taking Charge: Learning to Thinking Critically

    Self-Management: Skills for Thinking Critically

    Taking Action: My Health and Fitness Club

    Get Active With the YMCA

    Chapter Review

    Unit VI. Creating Positive and Healthy Experiences

    Chapter 16 Choosing Healthy Lifestyles

    Lesson 16.1: Lifestyle Choices for Health, Fitness, and Wellness

    Self-Assessment: Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire

    Lesson 16.2: Planning for a Healthy Lifestyle

    Taking Charge: Positive Self-Talk

    Self-Management: Skills for Positive Self-Talk

    Taking Action: Your Healthy Lifestyle Plan

    Get Active With Canadian Parks and Recreation Association

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 17. Managing Stress

    Lesson 17.1: Facts About Stress

    Self-Assessment: Identifying Signs of Stress

    Lesson 17.2: Stress Management

    Taking Charge: Managing Competitive Stress

    Self-Management: Skills for Managing Competitive Stress

    Taking Action: Relaxation Exercises for Managing Stress

    Get Active With Canadian Yoga Alliance

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 18. Lifelong Leadership and Physical Activity

    Lesson 18.1: Leadership Skills in Physical Activity

    Self-Assessment: Developing Leadership Skills

    Lesson 18.2: Active Living Opportunities

    Taking Charge: Conflict Resolution

    Self-Management: Skills for Conflict Resolution

    Taking Action: Team Building

    Get Active With Canadian Coaching Association

    Chapter Review

    Unit VII Making Lifestyle Choices

    Chapter 19. Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco

    Lesson 19.1: Alcohol Use and Abuse

    Self-Assessment: My Alcohol Knowledge

    Lesson 19.2: Drugs and Tobacco

    Taking Charge: Building Strong Refusal Skills

    Self-Management: Skills for Strong Refusal

    Taking Action: Raising Your Awareness About Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Abuse

    Get Active With MADD Canada

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 20. Reproductive and Sexual Wellness

    Lesson 20.1: Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

    Self-Assessment: Sexuality Survey

    Lesson 20.2: Birth Control, Pregnancy, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Taking Charge: Improving Social Self-Perception

    Self-Management: Skills for Improving Self-Perception

    Taking Action: Sexual Well-Being

    Get Active With SexandU

    Chapter Review

    Chapter 21. Healthy Relationships

    Lesson 21.1: Family Life and Family Structure

    Self-Assessment: Rate Your Relationships

    Lesson 21.2: Building and Supporting Healthy Relationships

    Taking Charge: Dating Coercion and Violence

    Self-Management: Skills for Reducing Your Risk of Experiencing Dating Coercion and Violence

    Taking Action: Taking Dating Violence Seriously

    Get Active With WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre

    Chapter Review

    Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of sport, health, and physical education at Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada). He has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education and has coauthored the award-winning fitness education textbooks for elementary, middle, and high school programs in the United States. Le Masurier has given more than 50 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He is an editorial board member of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport; reviews research for numerous professional journals; and is a member of PHE Canada, SHAPE America, and ACSM. In 2010 Dr. Le Masurier was inducted as a research fellow of SHAPE America.

    Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and has authored or coauthored more than 100 books, including Concepts of Physical Fitness, Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, Fitness for Life, and Fitness for Life: Middle School and Fitness for Life: Elementary School, all winners of Texty Awards. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health, and wellness promotion and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state HPE conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named lectures.

    He is a past president and emeritus fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, a fellow of the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals, an ACSM fellow, and a life member and honor fellow of SHAPE America. His awards include the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN); the Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, Hanson Award, Alliance Scholar Award, and Gulick Award from SHAPE America; and the Hetherington Award from the National Academy of Kinesiology. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois.

    Corbin served for more than 20 years as a member of the advisory board of FitnessGram and was the first chair of the science board of the PCFSN. He was a member of an Institute on Medicine (IOM) committee for youth fitness testing. He is a member of the SHAPE America Hall of Fame.

    Kellie Baker, MPE, is working on an interdisciplinary PhD in physical education, education, and recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A health and physical education teacher from kindergarten to postsecondary for 20 years, she was named National Teacher of the Year by the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (currently PHE Canada) in 2006.

    Baker is a professional associate with the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland, has held positions on PHE Canada’s board of directors and Council of Province and Territories, has been president of the PE Special Interest Council of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, and spearheaded the formation of a provincial Health Education Special Interest Council. Baker is co-chair of the 2017 National Physical and Healthh Education conference and has consulted with the government of Newfoundland Tourism, Culture and Recreation on an after-school physical activity pilot. She has presented at numerous local, provincial, and national conferences on her research in physical and health education and is a curriculum writer and professional development facilitator.

    John Byl, PhD, is a professor emeritus of physical education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, where he taught wellness courses. Byl is president of CIRA Ontario, which promotes fun active participation for all through intramurals and recreation programs.

    Byl has been a professor since 1986 and has edited, authored, or coauthored more than 30 books, including 101 Fun Warm-Up and Cool-Down Games, as well as Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. He is a recipient of the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies’ Presidential Award, which recognizes those who have displayed actions compatible with the mission of the CSKLS. In 2013, Byl was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his significant contribution to making physical activity a priority in his community and in the country.

    Student Web Resources
    Fitness for Life offers student supporting resources.

    The student web resource accessible with each student text includes the following:

    • Video clips that demonstrate the self-assessments in each chapter
    • Video clips that demonstrate the exercise in selected chapters
    • Worksheets without answers
    • Review questions from the text presented in an interactive format so students can check their level of understanding
    • Expanded discussions of topics marked by web icons in the text
    • Vocabulary terms with definitions
    Teacher Web Resources
    The online teacher ancillary resources below are available free to each school adoption and purchase of a class set.  They include the following:
    • An introduction that describes the body of knowledge and pedagogical foundations behind Fitness for Life Canada as well as the evidence supporting its effectiveness
    • Daily lesson plans, including five lessons per chapter: two classroom plans and three activity plans
    • Worksheets with answers
    • Premade chapter and unit quizzes with answers
    • Activity cards and task cards
    • Presentation package of slides with the key points for each lesson (see more below)
    • A test bank that teachers can use to make their own quizzes if they prefer (see more below)
    Presentation Package
    The Fitness for Life Canada presentation package includes over 450 slides of key concepts, figures, and tables for each lesson in the book.

    Test Package
    The Fitness for Life Canada test package includes a bank of over 750 true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, matching, and multiple-choice questions. Instructors can use premade tests for each chapter or each unit or create their own tests from the question bank using Respondus.

    All teacher ancillary materials for this text are free to course adopters with the purchase of a class set, and available online at

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    You only get all the resources if you buy a class set. Buying the above book only gives you an e-book with none of the teacher or student resources talked about in the description. A great book but I expected more based on the description.