About the President's Challenge

  • The President's Challenge Physical Fitness Awards Program " Activity is for everyBODY! " www.presidentschallenge.org
    "The President's Challenge is a program of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.fitness.gov " The Physical Fitness Program: "This program helps assess the current fitness level of youths ages 6-17, and offers awards to encourage them to stay active. EveryBODY is a winner in fitness!" The Presidential Fitness Award: "This award recognizes youths who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness. Boys and Girls who score at or above the 85th percentile (based on the 1985 School Population Fitness Survey) on all five events are eligible for this award." The National Physical Fitness Award: "This award is for those who score at or above the 50th percentile on all five events - but fall below the 85th percentile in one or more of the events. This demonstrates a basic, yet challenging, level of physical fitness." The above quotes and information was taken from: "The President's Challenge Physical Activity & Fitness Awards Program 2004-2005" booklet.