{Fit Friday} Free Fitness Speedway Printable

Fitness Speedway - Title Photo

Happy Friday!

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite P.E. warm ups, Fitness Speedway. I love this warm up because it is easy for the kids to understand and keeps every student moving throughout the entire activity. Additionally, it is easily customizable. A major focus in my P.E. class is ownership of learning and empowering students with the knowledge and skills to live healthy lives once they leave school. This means giving the students the reins and letting them control the learning environment. Last year, I simply had the kids use white boards to write out four exercises. However, in the future I will laminate enough copies of this mini-poster for each pair and have students write the chosen exercises with vis-a-vis markers. If your students are not ready to create their our exercise routine, feel free to write four exercises on a white board or tell the students what to write on their poster.

Here’s the free Fitness Speedway printable. Just right-click + print!

Fitness Speedway - Janelle Runs-PE Warm Up

Using the Fitness Speedway printable in your classroom…

Step 1:

Save printable + Print on regular size paper – print one for every two students (i.e. if you have 30 students, make 15 copies)

Step 2:

Laminate or place in plastic sheet protector (I prefer laminating)

Step 3:

Have students write in four exercises using vis-a-vis markets. I generally have students do: 1 arm exercise (i.e. crab toe touches), 1 leg exercise (i.e. squat jumps), 1 core (i.e. Russian twist), and 1 total body (i.e. burpees). I try to emphasize the importance of a balance workout.

Step 4:

Go through the directions on the poster. I stress that the runner remains outside of the basketball court and that the stationary partner must exercise near the volleyball court.

Step 5:

Press play on the iPod and let the fun begin.

Step 6: 

Have students take + record heart rates, do a few cool down laps, clean posters, and be ready to transition to main learning activity.

**Disclaimer: Although I am a certified physical education teacher should you choose to do any of the workouts and/or training plans featured on this website, you do so at your own risk.**

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National Pancake Day: Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Happy Pancake Day!!! Yay for pancakes. This morning when I realized it’s Pancake Day I pulled up my favorite fluffy pancake recipe and enjoyed a delicious breakfast. I found this recipe on All Recipes  a few months ago and adapted it to be dairy-free. It is now one of my go-to recipes and I often use it a couple of times a week! I hope you find it as yummy as I do! Enjoy!

Fluffy Pancake Recipe - Janelle Runs

Step 1) Mix milk + vinegar to make a dairy-free buttermilk

Step 2) Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt)

Step 3) Add egg and butter/oil to the buttermilk

Step 4) Mix dry and wet mixtures + add vanilla

Step 5) Cook pancakes as desired + eat with your favorite toppings

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{Eats} Meal Planning

Here’s a quick look at this week’s meal planning:

Grab and Go Lunch: 

– Veggie Burgers


– Indian-Lentil Cauliflower Soup (Oh She Glows Cookbook, pg. 132)


– Quinoa + yummy toppings (red peppers, avocado, cucumbers, chick peas, etc)


15-minute Cream Avocado Pasta (Oh She Glows Cookbook, pg. 173)


– Baked Potatoes + Veggie Chilli


Broccoli & Cashew Cheese-Quinoa Burrito (Oh She Glows Cookbook, pg. 159

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{Fit Friday} On the Go Workout

TGIF!!! Here’s a quick On the Go workout. This bodyweight routine is perfect for working out at home or when traveling. When I was in Texas a few weeks ago, I just put on Netflix and got my sweat on:)


**Disclaimer: Although I am a certified physical education teacher should you choose to do any of the workouts and/or training plans featured on this website, you do so at your own risk.**

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{Date Night} Granville Island


Tonight our girls basketball team played a playoff game in Vancouver. Afterwards, we did not have to taxi any of the students home, so we decided on an impromptu date night in Granville Island. Granville is always a delight. We ate yummy Indian food, wandered through the market, and enjoyed my favorite vegan treat:) Here are a few pictures of the night.





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