27 Sep

At SPW we promote fitness and healthy living through a variety of programs and activities.

This term our Year 7 students have had the opportunity to visit The Gym Glenelg for a four week Healthy Lifestyles Program focusing on developing Personal Fitness Plans.

Healthy Lifestyle Program
As part of the Australian Curriculum, students participate in physical activities that develop health and skill-related fitness components, and create and monitor personal fitness plans.

Our Healthy Lifestyle Program exposes our Year 7 students to opportunities available in a gym and helps them develop their own fitness plan.

Physical Activity Beyond School
The aim is to expose students to a form of physical activity they may take up once completing school. While at school regular physical activity is organised for them.

Once they leave school it’s up to them. Our aim is to help students establish lifetime patterns of physical activity, attending a gym is a path they may wish to follow.

Gym Activities
Each week the students enjoyed thirty minutes in the cardio area (treadmills, bikes, rowers, steppers and cross trainers) and thirty minutes with a personal trainer in the circuit area. Spin sessions on the bikes were also very popular.

Thanks to The Gym Glenelg for the ongoing commitment and collaboration with SPW, allowing our students to access their equipment and resources for this program.

If you live in the local area and are considering a gym membership, make sure you plan to visit the team at The Gym Glenelg.

Thank you Alastair Dow, Head of PE and Sport, for sharing this story.