Phil Lawler, a physical education teacher and coach often referred to as the "Father of the New PE" by Dr. Kenneth Cooper of the Cooper Institute, for developing an innovative approach to teaching PE that emphasizes a fitness-based program which supported wellness, learning, and a healthy lifestyle.
It's important for each person to find a form of physical activity that he or she will do on a regular basis.
Game Changer: Phil Lawler’s Crusade to Help Children by Improving Physical Education
By Ken Reed
The book charts Phil Lawler’s tireless mission to refocus physical education to a wellness-based model that encourages fitness for a lifetime. Full of ideas and strategies, Game Changer guides readers in their efforts to develop, implement, and support a more inclusive, wellness-based approach to physical education.
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“The New PE Curriculum: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Physical Fitness” (2001)
“Physical Education, for Life” (2005)
"10 Ways to Start a Wellness Revolution in American Schools" (2011)