5-a-day Fitness

5-a-day Fitness is used by hundreds of schools around the world everyday to help boost in-classroom activity.

5-a-day Fitness is the ultimate fun fitness resource for primary schools. Increase daily physical activity in your school with online, follow-along 5-minute exercise routines designed specifically to be used with classroom screens, or projected onto whiteboards.

The resources can be used at any time of the day to enhance learning and the curriculum with ease, there’s no need to rearrange the classroom or change into PE kits. The perfect opportunity to get pupils up and active first thing in the morning as a wake up activity, a mid-lesson energy or brain break, a refocusing tool, as part of a warm or cool up during a PE lesson, or to use up any excess energy they may have after lunch or break time.
 
There’s no teacher training, planning, or preparation, no need to relocate or rearrange furniture. Simply log in, select a video, and let your class join in, have fun, get fit and learn!

The links between physical exercise, increased concentration, and improved learning have been well documented and scientists have consistently proven that exercise stimulates the brain and prepares it for learning, yet physical activity is often overlooked in favour of more ‘academic’ subjects. 5-a-day Fitness believe that five-minute bursts of energy and exercise throughout the school day, which complement the existing curriculum, could help improve your pupils’ academic performance and concentration levels.

The UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines, 2019 state that “Children and young people should engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week”, an overarching ambition also shared within the Department for Education’s School Sport and Activity Action Plan. Furthermore,

“Every primary school child should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. At least 30 minutes should be delivered in school every day… with the remaining 30 minutes supported by parents and carers outside of school time.”
- Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action. Gov.UK, 2017

If every class used 5-a-day Fitness just once a day, that’s 25 minutes extra physical activity a week! Twice a day would be an extra 50 minutes, which would go along way to help increase physical activity levels throughout your whole school, without increasing teacher workload or causing disruption to the curriculum.

5-a-day’s Fitness Channel is a collection of 5-minute fun fitness routines with an array of different themes, from Pirates to Superheros, and Pop to Bollywood. These videos are aimed at getting pupils active and ready for learning. Additionally, 5-a-day’s 2-minute Time-2-Chill routines concentrate on relaxation, imagination, co-ordination and mindfulness. Ideal for refocusing a class after a break, or even midway through a lesson.

The fun fitness video resources are also available with Modern Foreign Language voice-overs and on-screen translations. These cross-curricular language learning options are often used as active starters in MFL lessons, providing increased opportunities for additional, structured physical activity time during language learning, making 5-a-day Fitness an amazing cross-curricular PE and MFL tool for Key Stage 1 and 2 (K-6).

Many of the videos are available in French, Spanish and Welsh. These language videos have optional onscreen key word translations, thereby improving reading and listening skills.

Now your class can have fun, get fit, and learn a language!

Each routine enhances kinesthetic learning, and utilises both audio and visual instructions and demonstrations. The music and choreography are written, created, and licensed by 5-a-day with education and school appropriateness in mind. Resources are differentiated by complexity and speed, and the language learning resources each have 3 levels of difficulty.

Schools face big challenges in today’s society in order to help keep children active and healthy. 5-a-day encourages active teaching and learning environments that help increase whole school in-class physical activity levels.

Offered as a yearly package, subscribing schools get unlimited access to the easy to use video-on-demand service. There’s also a Pupil Home Access add-on available (as an upgrade), allowing pupils and parents to use the resources at home, helping to keep pupils active and healthy after school, at weekends, and over the holidays.

5-a-day Fitness is passionate about getting school children and young people active. Founded in 2008, 5-a-day Fitness has found its feet in the promotion of physical activity to children and young people, and continues to grow in the education sector. Created by physical education teachers and exercise, dance, and activity specialists, 5-a-day Fitness aims to be easy to use and teacher friendly; especially for those who aren’t confident leading physical activity in the classroom.

14 day, no commitment, no catch, free trials available.
Try 5-a-day Fitness in your school today, you won’t be disappointed!
Visit www.5-a-day.tv to start your free trial now.
Contact info@5-a-dayfitness for further information.