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.”
For the adolescent, physical activity can improve academic performance, reduce social adjustment problems, and increase self-esteem.
In the context of physical activities, students learn the value of respect for self and others, as well as the value of trust. Emphasis is placed on how to play the game and how to interact, rather than winning and losing.
With the exception of female body sculpting, all classes are coeducational. Goals are set on an individual level.
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.
- Tailored to the needs of the individual student, 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.