FITT for kids

Physical education for kids can be done anywhere. Use the tool below to help students understand what type exercise should be done on a regular basis to stay healthy and strong. FITT principles include frequency, intensity, type and time. Print this tool and cut out the pictures for gluing to a calendar to track participation in physical activity at home.

  • Frequency = How often we participate in physical activity for health
  • Intensity = How many muscles are used at particular power levels
  • Type = Refers to the specific activity being done
  • Time = How much time spent doing physical activities.

Health standards recommend doing a mix of type and intensity exercise, 30 minutes per day (time), 5 days per week (frequency).