Fitness

CurRiculum

Our lower school students learn the importance of teamwork, being active, heart health, and having fun. Sportsmanship through sports is encouraged.

Competitive sports like volleyball, cross country and basketball are offered in the athletic department for grades 5-8. Sports like ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, and golf are offered as well.

Strength and Flexibility

Our Strength and Flexibility course provides an opportunity to focus on and strengthen core muscles and body stability. Exercises, games and balance drills train core muscle groups for bodily wellness. Stretching and flexibility are incorporated daily to improve muscle health and performance.

Speed and Agility

Our Speed and Agility course provides exercise and training for students interested in improving their overall athletic mobility and performance. Students can expect to have fun while keeping their heart rate active! The course provides a focus on running endurance and technique, plyometric movements, and cardio health through sport and movement.

Mike Mercer

Fitness Instructor, Athletics Chair

Mike has spent the last 10 years coaching sports at private high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. He loves the Aspen faculty and how all of our teachers genuinely care about their students. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Mallory and their two senior dogs, Lexie and Griz. He also enjoys getting outside and playing golf, hiking and skiing.