Meet Hailyn P.! Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Hailyn P.!  Hailyn took our course to gain PE credits for graduation. She liked that she learned how to schedule her fitness, continually work toward her goals, and target each muscle.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?
The thing that I like most about my Carone Learning course is the fact that I didn’t just learn how to stay fit. I also learned basic anatomy and food groups and how the body works. This will definitely be useful to me in the future.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?
Something that I learned in my Carone Learning course that will help me most in my life is how to make a workout schedule and stay on path to achieving my goals. I think that staying motivated to break down barriers is so satisfying, and it can be used in many contexts, not just fitness.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? Carone Learning has definitely helped me improve my level of health and fitness because it was something that kept me exercising for a certain amount of time each week. It also had me target almost every single muscle in the body, and focused on stretching and strengthening.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?
My cFitness Academy instructor has helped me with my course and goals by being very motivational. On all of my assignments, I would receive encouraging comments, and I would be sent emails from my instructor with tips on how to stay on track with my course, and how to perform different exercises to target all my muscle groups

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?
I signed up for a course through cFitness Academy because I needed more physical education credits in order to graduate. This online course has been beneficial because I am definitely more aware about my fitness level and I am so much more educated about anatomy/physiology than I was before.

Here’s what Hailyn’s teacher had to say about her: 
” Hailyn has continually provided high quality work, kept in close communication with me throughout the course, and was willing to make the time to get caught up in the course when she fell behind. She’s also made great progress with her fitness and health goals throughout the course, even though it’s been a short amount of time. ”

In Hailyn’s Advanced PE course they discuss symptoms of being out of shape – here is what she said:
“Symptoms that I have experienced when being “out of shape” is the loss of breath, more cramping, fatigue, headaches, high resting heart rate, mood swings, and weak/aching muscles. Symptoms that I have experienced when being “in shape” are being able to exercise without feeling winded, lower resting heart rate, less anxiety/stress, more energy, and less cramping. In general, when someone is in shape, less stress is shown by the body while exercising. The person usually feels happier when in shape and is healthier.”

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Hailyn is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Hailyn!

Meet Caroline G.! Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Caroline G.!  Caroline took Individual Sports through Carone Learning. She appreciated being able to work at her own pace and make her workout something she really enjoys, which also helps her stay consistent.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?
I appreciate that I can work at my own pace, and learn when it works best for me. I can also choose my own workouts, so I can do what I enjoy.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?
I have learned how to create a sustainable workout schedule that I can follow to stay consistent with my exercising.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?
This class has encouraged me to start working out regularly and add fitness into my daily routine, which helps me to increase my level of fitness. Heidi Richards always gives thoughtful responses and feedback to my assignments, helping to guide my progress through the course.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?
I chose to sign up for an online course because I wanted more freedom and independence in my PE class. It has helped me to be in charge of my own learning and exercise.

Here’s what Carolines’s teacher had to say about her: 
“She is excelling in the course and submitting excellent assignments consistently. She has really tried to get into her exercise routines as well and make them a fun and regular part of her life. “

In Caroline’s Individual Sports course they are asked to make a sports magazine article. Here is what she came up with:

“Get Fit the Best Way Possible!

          It is very important to live a healthy lifestyle, and one component of being healthy is fitness. However, fitness can be dangerous if you do not do it safely.

          To have a successful and safe workout, you should start with a warmup. You should make sure to warm up before every workout. Without a warmup, you could get stiff, sore, or injured.  A warmup is important for many reasons. It helps to warm up your muscles and increase your oxygen consumption and blood flow, helping your body to perform better during a workout. Warmed up muscles are less likely to tear and a warmup prevents a lactic acid buildup, helping you to work out for longer. The warmup gets your body ready for the exercise, so it should be a lower intensity of the activity you will do. If you want to run, you should start with walking. It can also include mild stretching. The warmup should be about 5-10 minutes and increase slowly in intensity.

          After the workout, a cooldown is just as important as the warmup. A cooldown allows your body to slow down. This is important so the blood doesn’t pool in your feet and continues to cycle to all the vital organs. It is also important for cooling down the muscles gradually to prevent tightening, stiffness, and soreness. Once your breathing is back to normal, you should always stretch. Stretching helps to improve and restore flexibility to contracted muscles, and after a workout is an ideal time to stretch because the muscles are still warm, so you are less likely to get injured. Stretching should be static, not bouncing, and can be held at the point of tension for 10-30 seconds. Be careful not to stretch too far and stop if it is hurting.

          Besides warming up and cooling down, there are other important safety guidelines that you should be aware of to stay safe. Never swim by yourself because you could drown. Don’t exercise outside in a thunderstorm or other bad weather. When exercising at night, it is best to wear lightly-colored or reflective clothing and bring a flashlight. You should also bring a friend with you. Make sure to use the appropriate protective gear, like a helmet when biking or rollerblading or a harness when rock climbing. Make sure to stay hydrated, drinking before, after, and during a workout. Always follow the traffic rules, and be careful and aware when working out.

          If you follow these tips, you can have the safest and most enjoyable workouts possible. Have fun and be smart!”

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Caroline is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Caroline!

Meet Bryn M.! Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Bryn M.!  Bryn took both of the intro to nursing courses. She enjoyed learning the history of nursing along with many things she can take with her into her future career.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I like being able to learn lessons on my own while being guided with Power points and deadlines to have.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

I learn very many helpful lessons but the most important is the history and how nursing became so powerful today.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

She helps keep me on track and helps with various questions I may have.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

My school introduced me to it since it would be beneficial for my future. I learned many lessons I can take with me.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course.

I think the course is a great course with independence but also helps guide to make you successful.

Here’s what Bryn’s teacher had to say about her: 

” Bryn did amazing in Nursing 1 and dove right in to Nursing 2 – they are hard courses but she is dedicated to learning the field. She said she has an interest in the field since her niece was born and spend time in the NICU. She very much shows that interest in her work.”

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Bryn is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Bryn!