Fitness & Wellness

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Fitness & Wellness Department

Pius XI Catholic High School’s Fitness and Wellness program emphasizes enjoyable participation in which students gain sufficient knowledge to pursue healthy and active lifestyles. Students learn about the health benefits of their physical activity, develop individual health and fitness goals, and  to become motivated to be physically fit for a lifetime.

“Students will notice improved cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility and muscular strength.”
Kevin Kehoss, Fitness & Wellness Faculty

The Fitness & Wellness Program is Designed to:

  • Cultivate an understanding of the importance of lifelong fitness, wellness, and nutrition.
  • Give students the ability to understand their own bodies – and the consequences of decisions that affect it.
  • Develop success and confidence with plans for proactive fitness, wellness, and healthy lifestyles.
  • Allow students to receive hands-on experience and individualized instruction for their own personal health and fitness through the use of heart-rate monitors, pedometers, and other fitness technology.

Course Offerings

  • Freshmen Co-ed Physical Education
  • Contemporary Health Topics
  • Sophomore Co-ed Physical Education
  • Racket Up and Stick To It
  • Competitive Team Activities
  • Bodies in Motion
  • Female Body Sculpting
  • Body Development
  • Lifetime Sports Activities

Fitness & Wellness Faculty

Dave Scher (Department Chair): dscher@piusxi.org
Danielle Johnston: djohnston@piusxi.org
Kelly McNeely: kmcneely@piusxi.org

Pius XI offers an exceptional educational experience grounded in four core pillars of excellence

• Living the Faith
• College-Ready Academics
• Renowned Arts Program
• Winning Athletics

Award-winning faculty are scholars in their own right and committed to student success

• 100+ courses
• 12 Advanced Placement classes
• Customized Tailored Curriculum
• Engage students in intellectual dialogue
• Cultivating lifelong learning

Pius XI is a warm and welcoming community of global learners

• Diverse, International Community
• Broad World Perspective
• Academic Prowess
• Respect and Dignity of Others
• Deep Appreciation of Peers

Upon graduation, our students are prepared with life skills to succeed

• 93% of Pius XI graduates continue their education at a four-year university or college
• After attaining a Bachelors degree, 32% of grads will pursue an advanced degree
• Pius XI grads have been chosen by every Ivy League and Big 10 School