The Rubicon

W4P EDITORIAL: Fitness tests negatively impact gym classes

Fitness tests create a unnecessary and potentially unhealthy sense of competition.

Staff Writers

March 30, 2018

Fitness tests in gym class are pointless, they create unnecessary stress and make the class less enjoyable overall.

5K Fun Run/Walk emphasizes importance of an active lifestyle

Upper School PE teacher Cari Jo Anderson holds up the required waiver to participate in the 5K.

Emily Thissen, News Editor

April 18, 2016

SPA will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on May 14 at 9 am. Waivers are available outside Ms. Anderson's office in the athletic hallway.

New Fitness For Life class teaches life skills

Fitness for life students familiarize themselves with the equiptment on the first day of class. “I’m excited to learn the CPR stuff. I saw the other classes do it and it looked like something that would be really fun,” freshman Robin Bartlett said.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

February 16, 2015

Fitness class for freshmen expands curriculum.

Fitness for Life integrates nutrition into curriculum

Freshman Lauren Hansen and freshman Cole Thompson attend Fitness for Life, taught by  Kaitlyn Frenchick (on left).  “I discuss what you should have in every meal, roughly how many calories you should have every day, and just understanding what a balanced diet and good eating habits are,” Frenchick said.

Hannah Johnson, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2014

Any weight room junkie knows the difference between a tricep and a bicep, but could they name every level of the food pyramid? St. Paul Academy and Summit School freshmen participating in the Fitness for Life class know this important knowledge. With the addition of a healthy eating and body image program...