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Fitness Circuits

If you haven’t used fitness circuits yet to supplement your PE program in the classroom or studio, you are in for a treat! The idea of a fitness circuit is to put on some music for 45 seconds, let the students (often 2 per station), do the activity that they are at and then, during a short pause in the music, move on to the next activity. Each activity is designed to be posted on a wall or set on a desk, and each one has a great visual cue so that circuits will work for young and old alike! Remember, how they do the activity isn’t as important as whether or not they are getting activity! So as long as they are moving, and not being a danger to themselves or others, let them move and groove!

Jumping Jacks

Equipment: NONE Description: Jumping up, make a star shape with your arms and legs. Jump your legs and arms back together to make a pencil shape. Repeat quickly in sequence.

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Equipment: NONE Description: Stretch both arms out to the side. Make large circles in a clockwise direction. Forwards and backwards.

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Lord of the Dance

Equipment: NONE Description: Standing straight, reach down with your right hand and grab your right ankle. Slowly, pull your ankle up towards the ceiling as you lean forward. With your free hand, spread your fingers wide and hold them up towards the ceiling. Hold for...

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Boat Pose

Equipment: NONE Description: Sit on the mat with your legs out in front of you. Put your arms out straight, and slowly start to lift your legs until all you feel touching the mat are your “bum bones”. Hold the pose for as long as you can. Try lifting your legs higher...

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Egg Head

Equipment: Balls. Description: Place the ball between your two foreheads. Starting from a standing position, lower yourself to your knees and then stand back up (without touching the ball with your hands or having it fall to the ground). Try and go down to your bums...

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Wall Push

Equipment: NONE Description: Place your hands on the “Xs” on the wall. Keep your feet flat on the floor and push them back as far as you can. Hold the stretch. Lower your hands and try the next set of “Xs”. BE CAREFUL NOT TO FALL INTO THE...

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Hoop Skip

Equipment: Hula hoops. Description: Using only your hands (the hoop can’t touch any other part of your body), skip as many times as you can. Try skipping using only one foot. Try skipping switching from your left foot to your right foot. Try using only one...

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Equipment: Hula hoops. Description: Have your partner hold the hoop on the ground between the two “Xs”. Without touching the hoop at all, slide through the cave, reach down and touch the “X,” and then slide back and touch the “X” on the other side. Do this 10 times...

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Plum Push Ups

Equipment: Tennis balls. Description: Place a tennis ball in each hand and prepare your body to do a push-up (feet together, back and bum straight – not pointed to the sky!). Your hands are not allowed to touch the ground, so you must do as many push-ups as possible...

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