First Functional Fitness Games held for Comal ISD P.E. Students

Comal County-

Nov. 17, 2016— Comal ISD held its first-ever Functional Fitness Games on November 15 for all its high school Physical Education students. The games were held on the famous red turf at Canyon High School’s football field. Canyon and Canyon Lake high school participated in the event. Groups of four students apiece teamed up to compete in two separate events.

“A select number of our Physical Education classes have been participating in a Functional Fitness program aimed at setting a new standard for fitness expectations in P.E.,” said Micaeli Smith, P.E./Health/Wellness Coordinator. ““Our goal is to teach students functional movements they can enjoy, and that leading an active lifestyle can be fun. The program provides another opportunity for students to experience success at school. The Functional Fitness Games serves as the culminating opportunity for PE students to showcase the efforts they have put into their Physical Education classes throughout the semester.”

Prizes were awarded for the first, second and third place teams in both the boys and girls competition categories. Prizes were custom-made Nike Polo shirts.

Lunch for the event was donated by Chartwells, Comal ISD’s Child Nutrition provider.

            Comal ISD will next hold Functional Fitness Games for both high school and middle schools in the spring.


IN PHOTOS: (l-r) Canyon High Coach Joe Juarez and CHS students Julian Villerreal and Mario Moreno watch intently as Hunter Phillips works the battle ropes during Comal ISD’s first Functional Fitness Games on November 15.

(l-r) Canyon High School’s team of (l-r) Jared Arevalo, Noah Sterns, Casey Steagald and Jonathan Briney work their best to get an edge during a tug-of-war match at Comal ISD’s Functional Fitness Games as their classmates look on.

Canyon Lake High School P.E. students (l-r) Amanda Diaz, Cassidy Saranthus, and Stacey Fields are all smiles as they hang out with CLHS Associate Dean of Academics Errin Jennings during Comal ISD’s Function Fitness Games. Jennings also competed alongside her students during the event.

Canyon Lake High P.E. student Edgar Aleman works the battle ropes during Comal ISD’s first-ever Functional Fitness Games held on November 15 at Canyon High School.