Physical Education & Fit Living

Meet Juan M. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

As a high school student who needs a physical education credit for graduation, Juan is taking Strength Training!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I liked how easy it was to follow. I also enjoyed the assignments because they were interesting and entertaining.ve how easy it is to access, and how helpful and available my teacher is.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I learned many safety tips and strength training principles that have helped me reach my goals.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? It has helped me put on more muscle and have a better overall understanding of living a healthy lifestyle.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?
Mrs. Richards helped me make sure that I was getting each assignment done in time and was there for me when I had any questions.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course because I needed the credit for my high school and I decided to look online and choose something I would be interested in. This online course has been beneficial because it provided me the credit I needed and taught me valuable lessons along the way.

Here’s what Juan’s teacher had to say about him: Juan is a fantastic student who was regularly active in both the course and his workouts. He communicated well and put a lot of effort in to continually submit high quality work each week. Juan was serious about the content and applied all he had learned on the subject of strength training to go above and beyond on many assignments. I am proud of the progress he made with his exercise and health goals, as well as his diligence in providing high quality work throughout the class.

Meet Deacon M. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

As a homeschooled student, Deacon is taking Nutrition – the second course he has taken through Carone Learning!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I love how easy it is to access, and how helpful and available my teacher is.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? All of what I’ve learned will be helpful, but I think that knowing how fuel my body the best way possible will help me all throughout my life.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? It has helped me make some better eating decisions, and become aware of how much I snack.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?
Anytime I needed advice for what to post on an assignment or had any trouble with the site, all I had to do was shoot an Email and Ms. Wheelwright would respond very quickly to help me out.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I was signed up for the course because I’m homeschooled and online courses like this are very helpful for my education. The course being online makes it so much easier to do my work because I can work anytime and anywhere, which I enjoy very much.

Here’s what Deacon’s teacher had to say about him:
Deacon seems super interested in the material. His assignments are all very well done and the reflections are honest! He’s also super communicative which is always amazing and helpful.

Deacon completed a well-done meal plan with the intent to work on getting more veggies and grains as he noticed his diet is lacking in those.

Meet Libby S. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Libby is taking Health and Personal Wellness – a class she needs to graduate high school!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I really like how it encourages me to improve and grow. It gives me a chance to learn and apply what I’ve learned.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I’ve learned how important it is to take care of myself and pay attention to my wellness. Sometimes it’s easy to push my needs to the side, but I’ve found that if I continue to do that it not only affects myself, but the relationships around me.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? It has helped me improve my communication skills and how I approach people around me.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?
My instructor has been absolutely fantastic! She answers me quickly when I have questions and she’s very kind.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course because I needed to take a health class to graduate. This has benefited me in many ways and I’ll continue to remember things from this course throughout my life.

Here’s what Libby’s teacher had to say about her:
Has been doing great with her health habit (working on opening up to people – which is so hard!). She does fantastic work and is great about letting me know what’s going on if she doesn’t get something in on time.

Meet Dante S. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Dante is taking Intro to Group Sports 2 Accelerated – one of many course he has taken with Carone Learning!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? It’s interesting and I can do it on my own schedule.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? To pay more attention to my fitness.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I feel stronger.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? She’s always been there if I needed something.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I needed this credit for my middle school and it keeps me on track with my fitness.

Here’s what Dante’s teacher had to say about him:
I have had the pleasure of instructing Dante in several courses over the last year or two. In that time he’s continually submitted good work and made the effort to improve. However, I’m most impressed with his fitness journey as it’s gone through a couple transformations until he seems to have found a routine that he enjoys and offers a great variety of exercises to keep him active–basketball is his favorite! Early on it was sometimes difficult for him to meet the requirements or get enough days in each week because he wasn’t particularly thrilled with the exercises he was doing. Now he exercises most day of the week, oftentimes including his family and friends as well. While he has found a solid routine that he likes I find that he still tries to make time to try new things from time to time, like yoga (not his favorite). It’s been fun watching Dante work on his workout routines over the last year or more as well as the progress he’s made with his fitness goals in that time.

Meet Lily N. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Lily is taking Fitness Fundamentals 2 – her second course with Carone Learning!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I like how my Carone Learning course, 21-22 Fitness Fundamentals 2_Richards, is structured. It is an online course, but I spend more time exercising than sitting in front of a computer. The online course provides a lot of information in small intervals which makes it easier for me to remember. I love how open-ended the fitness logs are. I can choose my own exercises, so I can do the exercises I love, not the exercises the course chooses for me.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? Carone Learning has taught me a lot about fitness. For someone considering studying medicine, knowing the many things Fitness Fundamentals 2 taught me is useful, regardless of medical specialty.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I cannot begin to describe how my fitness level has changed. At the beginning of the school year, this Pillsbury dough-girl could barely run a few feet down the road without being winded. Now, my muscles are much stronger, making it easier to complete tasks involving heavy lifting. I have always been “chubby,” but not anymore. A funny story regarding the effectiveness of the exercise in this course: I found a skirt I bought almost four years ago. Back then, it wrapped around my waist and held on very tightly. Now, after four years and a growth spurt, when I put on the skirt, it slides loosely down to my hips.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My fitness instructor, Mrs. Heidi Richards, has been very helpful in my course. She offers feedback on subjects that help make my workouts not only more effective but fun. It is extremely helpful to have a teacher that understands how hard it can be to get outside and exercise when you live in a location with a lot of snow and wonderfully “warm” temperatures hanging in the negatives for a good chunk of the winter. Her cheerful attitude is part of what makes this course so enjoyable.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? After doing some preliminary research, I signed up for this course to provide a more structured physical education class. I am completely homeschooled, so my physical education class was not very structured. My adult cousin mentioned that her physical education courses in school required exercise and a health course to form that part of her high school grade. Going into high school, it made some aspects of grading harder. It made better sense to use an online course like this one. Having a more structured physical education class made me have a sort of responsibility and want to excel like in my other classes.

Here’s what Lily’s teacher had to say about her: Lily has taken two courses with me and each time she’s been consistent in her work efforts and login activity. Her work is always well done and well thought out and organized, I appreciate that she puts 100% into everything she does. Lily has positively accepted teacher feedback throughout the course and follows through as best she can, such as continually working on her confidence with new workouts when she struggles performing them well. She’s been open to trying new and hard things as she and her companions have varied the workouts every few weeks. I truly believe has benefitted from these courses, both physically and mentally. She’s been a joy to work with these two semesters and look forward to seeing what she has yet to accomplish in the next several weeks.

Meet Josephine A. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Josie is currently taking Accelerated Comprehensive PE – a course which allows students to explore concepts involving personal fitness, team sports, dual sports, and individual and lifetime sports!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I like that I can complete it at my own pace while still being able to have a pacing guide to give me an idea of when to turn things in.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I say accountability- it’s up to me to turn in my assignments, and it’s my responsibility to be prepared.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? It’s helping me with endurance and strength exercises.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My instructor has been super flexible and understanding in answering any questions, and always checks in with us!

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I have hypermobile EDS, so I couldn’t take regular gym classes. Carone’s learning guide was much more helpful because I can exercise at my own pace without hurting myself.

Here’s what Josie’s teacher had to say about her: Josie has been an absolute pleasure to work with and always works her hardest to do well on her assignments and fitness. She is accepting of teacher feedback and suggestions in regards to her fitness logs and exercise routines, and is proactive in making progress with her workouts and goals. I’m pleased that she has been able to find exercises that she enjoys and work for her to get into an effective routine. She recognizes when her body is making progress and takes the initiative to increase the intensity and challenges to continue making progress towards her fitness and health goals. I also appreciate that Josie brings in personal experience to her assignments and discussions to broaden and solidify her understanding of the topics being introduced in the course.

Meet Sophia S. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!


Sophia is currently taking Fitness Fundamentals 2 – a course which allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? What I loved most about my Fitness Fundamentals course is the workouts that we had to complete every week, especially the cardio, since it helped me feel more confident and strong.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? Throughout my course, I have learned several interesting things about my body, things that can affect it, and the fundamentals of physical fitness.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? My Carone Learning course has helped me increase my level of health and activity by helping me become stronger through weekly stretching, cardio, and strength training, which has been very fun to complete.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? Ms. Richards has been very helpful by giving relevant feedback about my work and advice on my exercises from her own experiences.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? Since I began doing online school, I had to have all the mandatory courses needed to get through high school, and fitness happened to be one of those courses. Therefore, I was enrolled in Carone Learning and have been enjoying the coursework ever since. The exercises and weekly fitness logs have been very beneficial for my health and have helped me feel more confident about myself.

Here’s what Kate’s teacher had to say about her: I would recommend using Carone Learning as a physical fitness program since it has so much to offer and is very beneficial for one’s health.

Meet Kate N. – Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Kate is taking Fitness Fundamentals 2 – her second course with Carone Learning!

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I enjoy that my Carone Learning course not only provides motivation to exercise but also teaches me how to live a healthy life with lessons on goal-setting, proper nutritional values, how to exercise safely and properly, and much more. It offers engaging lessons that allow me to interact with other students and fun activities that help solidify the information presented.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? My Carone Fitness course taught me healthy habits that I can apply to my life and how to find enjoyable activities that benefit my body and motivate me to keep exercising.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? My Carone Fitness course taught me that exercise can be both fun and beneficial. It also taught me how to set realistic goals that I can work towards.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My instructor has helped me extensively in my course. She is constantly giving me valuable feedback on my work. Her feedback helps me find areas where I can improve and where I am doing well.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? Since I am homeschooled, I use my current Carone Fitness course as my P.E. class. I would highly recommend Carone Fitness if you want to take an online P.E. or fitness course. Carone’s courses give assignments and criteria you must fulfill for the week, but you can be creative when fulfilling them. You are not restricted to a tight schedule, and you can work in a way that is specific to you. For example, a criterium for the week requires x minutes of cardiovascular training. My course allows me to choose what specific cardiovascular activity–dance, running, or combat, for example–I use to fulfill the criterium, as well as the ability to exceed the minimum requirement.

Here’s what Kate’s teacher had to say about her: Kate has taken two courses with me and each time she’s been consistent in her work efforts and login activity. Her work is always high quality and I really appreciate that she goes the extra mile with her research on topics of interest, as well as the detailed thought put into her responses. Kate has been responsive to teacher feedback throughout the course and constantly tries to make improvements as needed. She’s been open to trying new and hard things and I think has really benefitted from these courses, both physically and mentally. She’s been a joy to work with these past semesters.

Meet Benny P. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Benny is taking elementary PE and health he has enjoyed adding to his already active lifestyle by trying new activities and learning from the videos.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I like watching the video lessons and riding my bike for my fitness activity.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I have learned that moving and staying active is good for me to do!

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? It has helped me improve because I now try to be active everyday.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? My instructor has responded quickly to my questions and given helpful tips.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course to go with my homeschool work. It has been beneficial because I am learning new things about health and fitness.

Here’s what Benny’s teacher had to say about him: Benny is so enthusiastic about all that he does. He works hard with his parents to do the best that he can. He also has the best jokes that make my day!

An example of the good work the Benny does is on his 1.3 assignment where he matched pictures with emotions he made sure that all emotions that could be been more than one were labeled with each option and explained as well.

Meet Julia L. Carone Learning Student of the Week!

Julia took Advanced PE 1 through Carone Learning she has enjoyed expanding her knowledge, and working on all areas of physical fitness to help her as a track athlete. She has enjoyed the course content, earning high school credit and working at her own pace.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course? I love the freedom it gives me to learn and work at my own pace. I also love seeing other students’ comments from all across the world- it is really amazing to make connections with people in completely different countries!

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life? I’ve learned a lot about balance in exercise, and taking a full-body approach to fitness and wellness. I think that is incredibly important, and is so healthy in the long-run!

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness? I have been encouraged to try different fitness activities, and to break out of my usual workout schedule, pushing myself, and listening to my body. I have loved trying new things, and taking a new approach to fitness.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals? Ms. Heidi has been very helpful in helping me meet my goals, and I am grateful for all of her insight!

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial? I signed up for this course to fulfill my graduation requirements for high school, and I have learned so much from this course.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course: I have loved this course so far, and I’m glad I am fulfilling my credit requirements, while learning something new- all at my own pace.

Here’s what Julia’s teacher had to say about her:
Julia is always providing great quality work in all of her assignments. She is continually on schedule and makes sure to respond quickly to any check ins or questions that I might have. She has been dealing with some setbacks in her routines recently but has consciously made an effort to change things up so that she can still be active and continue to meet her physical goals too, which I admire. – H. Richards

In a team huddle (where students share thoughts and ideas about a certain topic) Julia explained how her level of fitness for one area compares to another. Here is what she said: “I am a track athlete- so I feel like my physical fitness is very much specialized in cardio, and obviously my legs- however I do think it is consistent overall. I have noticed that my upper body is lacking in strength (as seen in my physical assessment, from my very poor demonstration of pushups). I make a large effort to condition my entire body, even though most of my workouts revolve around running. My daily workout regimen includes abs, and cross-training as well, with some swim workouts, and weighted leg workouts as well, but, as I am recovering from injury and I am naturally weaker in my arms, it is hard to devote as strong or specific of a workout to my upper body. There is a noticeable difference in intensity between my upper body training and my other training, but I think that because of my injuries, this is natural. I think that continuing my PT and keeping up with my (beginner!) arm exercises, my arms will grow stronger as they heal over time- and hopefully be on par with the rest of my body, soon.”