New PE program drums participants into fitness

September 7, 2016

Secondary PE teachers were treated to a “un-beat-able” work out and a preview of a new module available to all secondary campuses during in-service staff development.

Group of middle school PE teachers posing with exercise balls

DrumFIT®, NISD’s newest of 25 traveling modules, is said to be good for the brain, great for the body, and students just plain love it.

The PE Department purchased five units for use by the secondary campuses. DrumFIT® is a cardio drumming program that combines the mental health benefits of drumming with the overall health benefits of physical fitness for a full body workout. It is the only school program that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual needs of students, while meeting PE activity requirements.

DrumFIT® offers lesson plans that are linked with learning outcomes for fun, kinesthetic lessons. The program also engages students in other disciplines like music, language arts, and math, getting the entire body and mind working together in unison, allowing students to focus, become fully engaged, and increase their performance in all subject areas.

PE teachers sitting in circle on exercise balls

Pictured are teachers (from l-r) Keith Rice, Hobby MS; Candace Mora, Bernal MS; Melanie McMullin, Rudder MS; Kari Gonzalez, Hector Garcia MS; Erika Wright, Jefferson MS; and Danielle Lira, Zachry MS.