My goal is to
provide one of the most comprehensive Elementary Physical Education and
Secondary Physical Education resources available on the internet. On
this site you will find a wide variety of elementary physical education
games, including cooperative games and activities, sports games, lead up
activities, and much more. Furthermore, you will find ideas on
elementary physical education assessment, field day ideas, cheap or free
physical education equipment, created and compiled by an elementary physical
education teacher with over two decades of experience.
Kids Forever Fit! I've talked about it, now the
the non-profit is official!
Goals of Kids Forever Fit
Reduce and Prevent
Obesity through legislative change, fitness and nutrition programs.
These goals will be accomplished through the following, already established
resources Expand and
Enhance the MrGym.com website Expand and enhance
the MrGym.com YouTube channel Make the LYFE Program available to
all schools at no charge Finalize an
Assessment App that I created and get it to other educators (Free) Create MorePE - Motivated Obesity Reduction
Education & Prevention Endeavor
The mission of MorePE is to create a movement that will
make changes in legislation that will improve Physical Education, as well as
nutrition. Goals: Build the MorePE Website
Make changes in legislation concerning the amount of PE required in schools.
Make changes in legislation concerning who can teach PE in schools.
Make changes in legislation concerning nutrition, in schools and out.
Create a hands on resource to train under qualified PE personnel.
was is created by a Physical Education teacher, for other Physical Education
teachers, students, enthusiasts and anyone interested in the physical
fitness of today's youth.. Why: As
a young elementary Physical Education teacher, I found myself constantly
looking for new games, ideas, solutions to problems, etc. Back then,
there was no Internet and personally, It was frustrating getting information
from sources that had little or no experience in an actual
classroom/gymnasium. Yes, there were great ideas, in theory, but as
you know, what looks good in a book or a classroom, may not always work well
when implemented into a classroom or gymnasium. Now I do not claim to
be the foremost expert on Physical Education, but I do have 28 years of
teaching experience. That is 28 years of trial and error work in the
field, that with the introduction of the internet, I can share with other
Physical Educators. MrGym.com is not just about me trying to share
what knowledge I have gained, but is about gettingallphysical
educators to share with each other, with the purpose of improving our
physical education programs. Therefore, it is my hope that through
this website, physical educators will have an opportunity to share, learn
and communicate with other professionals who are "in the trenches" and have
time tested ideas and theories that work. When:MrGym.com
first hit the Internet in January of 2004. In 2005, MrGym.com has
quadrupled it's 2004 numbers in terms of visitors, hits, and pages viewed,
and have doubled the 2005 numbers in 2006. Furthermore, we broke the 1
million hit mark in late September of 2006. In 2007 we had 2.4 Million
hits by over 100,000 visitors, and as of May 2008, we have had 2.5 Million
Behind the Name MrGym: In my early years of
teaching, I taught several kindergarten classes for elementary physical
education. One of these classes would greet me as Mr. Jim when they
entered the classroom. I found this kind of strange, as my name is
Doug. Anyway, this goes on for a short time before I approach their
teacher to find out why they are calling me Jim. Upon talking to the
teacher, I discovered that the students were told they were going to Gym
and since they had never had PE they assumed that Gym (Jim) was my name, so
they always greeted me as Mr. Jim (Gym). I thought this was a cool
name and it fits this site very well. Thank you
for taking the time to visit MrGym.com, I hope you enjoy our site!