THE PRESIDENTIAL FITNESS CHALLENGE
The Presidential Fitness Challenge has been around since the 1960's. It is dedicated to improving the physical fitness of all Americans. The physical fitness test is designed to measure the overall fitness of youth ages 6-17. This will help our youth stay healthy, happy, and strong. The Physical Fitness Program includes five events that measure muscular strength/endurance, cardio respiratory endurance, speed, agility, and flexibility. The Physical Fitness test includes the following:
1) Shuttle Run
2) V-Sit Reach
The Presidential Physical Fitness Award - This award recognizes youth who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness. Boys and girls who score at or above the 85th percentile of qualifying standards on all five events are eligible for this award.
The National Physical Fitness Award - This award is for those who score at or above the 50th percentile on all five events, but fall below the 85th percentile in one or more of the events. This demonstrates a basic, yet challenging, level of physical fitness.
The Participant Physical Fitness Award - Those whose scores fall below the 50th percentile on one or more events receive this award for taking part in the Physical Fitness Test.