The foundation of the 12 Minutes to Fitness program is the no equipment required movement progressions. These progressions are designed to help build overall coordination and strength, while enhancing the mind-body connection and reducing the risk of injury. The progression modules can be used for warm-up, cool-down, instant activities, and stations for fitness circuits. Students are given an introductory version of each movement and ways to make the movements more difficult, which allows all students to succeed AND be challenged.
The 8 movement categories were chosen to help the student or athlete become a
more proficient “mover”, so they can be more successful at whatever they choose
to do. The movement categories are:
- Prone/side/supine strength
- Squat or lunge
- Arm pattern
- Foot pattern
- Arm and foot pattern combinations
- Locomotor movements
It takes approximately 4 minutes to teach the moves, and then the 8 minute circuit that can be done immediately afterward. This is only one potential way of using the movement progressions, but it does help in lesson planning, and also in building a
consistent class routine.
72 Movement Progression Task Cards
9 Teacher Progression Task Cards
8 Category Summary Task Cards
Movement Progression (2) DVDs