Twin Falls School District
Course/Subject: PHYE 130
Instructor: Rebecca Wills Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Number: New GYM
Office Phone: (208) 737-5208 ext 3029 Office Hours: M-F 12:00-1:30
Course Description: This course is an introduction to spinning also known as Indoor Group Cycling.
Spinning is a full-body, low impact, aerobic exercise that can help strengthen the heart, lower blood
pressure, boost energy, burn off extra fat, tone legs and stomach, reduce stress and tension, and boost peak
COURSE PRE-REQUISITES: To be successful in this course, student attendance and motivation is a
must. Students will need: 1) athletic shoes or cycling shoes 2) workout attire (school appropriate)
3) H2O 4) Heart Rate Monitor 5) Towel
Instructional Philosophy: The goal of this course is to provide students from beginning to intermediate
levels with a knowledge base to properly and effectively cycle with cadence rules in mind. By the end of
this course students will: 1) improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, and energy levels; 2) know how to
set up a spinning bike; 3) know how to properly change hand positions with the different seated and
climbing positions; 4) know what their resting and target heart rates are and 5) learn how to cycle in their
target heart rate zone to most effectively burn fat.
Standard 1: Skilled Movement - Students will understand and demonstrate competency in setting up a
bicycle and using proper hand and feet techniques in order to achieve the greatest full range of motion
during a spinning session.
Standard 2: Movement Knowledge - Students will understand and apply their knowledge of movement
concepts, principles, strategies and tactics in spinning in order to achieve top performance.
Standard 3: Physically Active Lifestyle - Students will be able to participate daily in physical activity for
health, enjoyment, challenge, self expression and/or social interaction.
Standard 4: Personal Fitness - Students will be able to achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of
Standard 5: Personal and Social Responsibility - Students will be able to exhibit responsible personal and
social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Major Course Projects and Assignments: Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments:
Learning Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate appropriate safety practices
Activity: Students will complete a pre/post safety assessment to measure progression of
Outcome Assessment: On-line course evaluation (only for dual credit students)
Learning Outcome 2: Students will improve and/or maintain their level of cardiovascular fitness.
Activity 1: Students will measure their resting heart rates, recovery heart rates and calculate
their target heart rates at the different energy zones.
Activity 2: Students will also participate in a wide variety of fitness testing in order to
assess their current fitness level throughout the semester. During each workout,
students must wear a heart rate monitor.
Outcome Assessment: Pre, mid, and post-assessment.
Learning Outcome 3: Students will improve understanding & knowledge of how a spinning class is
Activity 1: Students will have to teach their spinning segment to a song of choice during the
last two weeks of the semester and follow the guidelines that they have been
taught all semester.
Activity 2: Student will keep a notebook of all the assignments and projects in class.
Activity 3: Student will take a spinning final at the end of the semester.
Outcome Assessment: Students will be assessed by a departmental rubric for song, portfolio, and final.
Assessment and Grading Plan:
10 points Daily Participation from Heart Rate Monitors: student must be in their target
heart rate range.
HR TOTAL TARGET BELOW ZONE IN ZONE ABOVE ZONE AVERA
READ TIME ZONE GE HR
1 25:00 130-185 1:00(4.0%) 24:00(96%) 0:00(0%) 154
2 31:00 130-185 11:00(35.5%) 20:00(64.5%) 0:00(0%) 144
3 34:00 140-185 0:00 (0%) 7:00(20.6%) 27:00(79.4%) 191
4 33:00 140-185 1:00(3%) 32:00(97%) 0:00(0%) 161
5 31:00 140-185 2:00(6.4%) 19:00(61.3%) 10:00(32.3%) 173
50 points 2 Spinning Songs (1 climbing song and 1 fast song)
50 points Spinning Final
Your final grade will be based upon the following percentages of total points.
90% to 100% A
80% to 89% B
70% to 79% C
60% to 69% D
Components of the Grade:
Students will be grade on the effort during each spinning workout which will be based off the
heart rate monitors and participating in class.
A letter grade drop will result for each day a student does not dress down. If a student does not
dress down or is truant, then they will not be able to make up the day.
5 NO-DRESSES WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC (F) GRADE
Students need to come prepared to workout (appropriate workout attire following the school’s
dress code policy and workout shoes and H2O) every class period.
Student must follow the school’s dress code or a no dress grade will be given.
Students are required to wash clothes everyday or every week. Showers are recommended.
Make-ups for unexcused and excused absences will take place before school or during SMART.
After students set up bike and begin warm up, they are to remain on the bike until the cool down
in order to receive a proper and adequate workout.
Policy for Re-Doing Work:
Attendance is required to be successful in this class. If a student is present in class, then they will be
required to workout no matter what. If a student is sick and cannot workout, they should stay home. If a
student misses a class (excused or unexcused), it is the student’s responsibility to make up the day. The
student has until the last week of classes to complete any absences (no make ups will be allowed during
finals week). Only 1 make up per day. Doctors’ excuses will excuse the student from the activity that day,
however the student will be required to make p that day in order to receive credit.
A note from parents does not excuse a student from total class participation or from dressing down. We
may modify participation to best fit the health needs and concerns of the student. A medical note from a
doctor is needed when a student cannot fully participate for more than 3 consecutive days.
Each student will need to pay $25 and turn in a permission slip in order to participate in Beginning
Spinning. The student will not participate until both the money and permission slip are turned in. This fee
will pay for the following: CSI facility, equipment, heart rate monitor strap, and transportation. We are
aware that students may have financial difficulties; it is the responsibility of the student to communicate
with their teacher in advance to make arrangements.
(Student signature) (Date)
(Parent signature) (Date
Heart Rate 0-28% 29-38% 39-48% 49-58% 59-68% 69-78% 79-88% 89-95% 95 - 100%
Points 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Grade F F F F D C B A A+
Weight Healthy Healthy Aerobic Anaerobic Red Zone
Description Management Heart Heart Zone Zone
Zone Zone Zone
Weight Management Zone (Warm up)--- 40 - 50% of maximum heart rate: The easiest zone and probably the best zone for people just starting a fitness program.
It can also be used as a warm up for more serious walkers. This zone has been shown to help decrease body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol. It also decreases
the risk of degenerative diseases and has a low risk of injury. 85% of calories burned in this zone are fats!
Healthy Heart Zone (Fat Burning) --- 50 - 70% of maximum heart rate: This zone provides the same benefits as the healthy heart zone, but is more intense and
burns more total calories. The percent of fat calories is still 85%.
Aerobic Zone (Endurance Training) --- 70 - 85% of maximum heart rate: The aerobic zone will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system AND
increase the size and strength of your heart. This is the preferred zone if you are training for an endurance event. More calories are burned with 50% from fat.
Anaerobic Zone (Performance Training) --- 80 - 90% of maximum heart rate: Benefits of this zone include an improved VO2 maximum (the highest amount of
oxygen one can consume during exercise) and thus an improved cardio respiratory system, and a higher lactate tolerance ability which means your endurance
will improve and you'll be able to fight fatigue better. This is a high intensity zone burning more calories, 15 % from fat.
Red Line (Maximum Effort) --- 90 - 100% of maximum heart rate: Although this zone burns the highest number of calories, it is very intense. Most people can
only stay in this zone for short periods. You should only train in this zone if you are in very good shape and have been cleared by a physician to do so.