Archer’s fitness and wellness program is uniquely designed to introduce students to a wide variety of activities that are fitness related, based on individual needs and goals specifically geared toward young women.
The objective of the wellness component is to provide accurate information and to practice skills that will help girls be self-reliant and responsible for their choices. Topics focus on building trusting relationships and community, conflict resolution, sexual development, nutrition, and chemicals and the mind. Student input is always relevant to course design as it ensures that the curriculum addresses their particular needs and questions. Archer’s principles of honesty, respect, and responsibility serve as a framework for this course.
The fitness and wellness curriculum is an important complement to the Athletics program. Student athletes reap great benefits from the skills and lessons learned in fitness and wellness: the volleyball player who uses relaxation techniques learned in yoga to calm herself and prepare for intense competition; the track and field athlete who has changed her eating habits because of the connections she learned exist between nutrition and physical performance. The Fitness & Wellness curriculum develops the whole student and encourages her to have a balanced, healthy lifestyle - physically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially.