Introducing the FitBit Inspire

Physical Fitness is a vital component to our student’s education at Elite Academic Academy. All 5th, 7th and 9th graders are required to take the state Physical Fitness Test (PFT) which begins in April of this year for our students. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. The test has six parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used by students, teachers, and parents to see where students are able to improve their overall fitness levels and lead healthier lifestyles.

We want our students to have the knowledge and resources necessary to succeed in their physical fitness testing. In order to motivate our students and make fitness testing fun, our students that will be taking the physical fitness test will now be given the option of receiving a brand new FitBit Inspire!  


The FitBit Inspire tracks steps, distance, active minutes, calories burned and many other components to see how every part of your day impacts your goals. The battery lasts up to 5 days, and it also works as a clock or stopwatch. With the FitBit app that you can add to a mobile device of your choosing,  students can communicate with their Elite FitBit group members to motivate each other and compete in challenges against other Elite Groups!

Our Athletic Lead, Andy Allanson, creates challenges for FitBit groups to provide students with fitness goals one week per month. These challenges can include most steps taken, most active minutes, most steps taken before a certain time, the opportunities are endless! Through the app, students can see what the next challenge is and motivate each other to win the challenge! Here is a look at what the dashboard looks like for students on a mobile device:


The next Elite FitBit Challenge starts today, March 9th. With the introduction of the Fitbit Inspire to our PFT Students, we hope to make fitness an important part of their education while also having fun and engaging with other students.