If you’re curious about the why and the how of Fitnessgram, or you’re already a seasoned physical education advocate who could use a shot of motivation, this interview with Dr. Kenneth Cooper is a great resource. The man who helped to engineer a fitness revolution with his book AEROBICS, shares his tough, clear-eyed views in 2007, just as his home state of Texas had begun to institute the use of Fitnessgram in its schools.
Note #1: There’s an article on the exciting results of the Texas initiative below — scroll down.
Note #2: The first 15 minutes of television program featured above focuses on the very inspiring and dynamic Dr. Kenneth Cooper. The second 15 minutes of the show focuses on the antiquities curator of a Dallas museum. Do NOT attempt to view the second segment while operating heavy machinery.