Free Weight Room Safety Training and Equipment Kits for Physical Educators

Open to: 6-12 Grade PE teachers and coaches.

Opportunity at a Glance: Join Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) for a free, full-day session this spring to learn the skills and strategies to design safe physical education instruction in a weight room or fitness center. Learn proper lifting and spotting techniques, dynamic warm-ups, and body-weighted exercises that develop functional strength and balance. Review strategies for grouping students and organizing equipment in the physical space to maximize instructional time. Participants will receive a free fitness equipment package for their school (one equipment kit per school) to enhance the PE program.

Key dates: Ongoing through May.

Location: Citywide.

Take action: Visit the Office of School Wellness Programs’ 2016-17 professional development catalog to see dates and specific locations for trainings offered in all five boroughs through May 2017. Then talk to your principal and register to attend.

For more information: Email the Wellness Professional Development team.