Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “I’m Good”
Objective: To engage students in a lively and interactive cardio drumming session set to the upbeat song “I’m Good.”
Materials Needed: Stability balls and buckets or chairs for support, drumsticks or similar items, and an audio system to play “I’m Good.”
Introduction: Begin by introducing the song “I’m Good” and discussing the energizing effects of cardio drumming. Emphasize the combination of rhythm, physical exercise, and fun.
Setup: Prepare the classroom by setting up drumming stations with stability balls and distribute drumsticks to each participant.
Warm-Up: Start with a dynamic warm-up to prepare the body for physical activity. Use the following video for the warm-up:
Drumming Technique: Teach basic drumming techniques, focusing on maintaining rhythm and proper form. Adapt these techniques for students with different abilities.
Learning the Routine: Break down the cardio drumming routine for “I’m Good” into sections, teaching each part step by step.
Full Routine Practice: Combine all the learned sections and practice the full routine in sync with the song. Encourage students to feel the beat and enjoy the music.
Cool Down: Conclude the session with a cool-down to relax the muscles and gradually reduce heart rate. Use this video for the cool-down:
Feedback and Reflection: Open a discussion for students to share their experiences, thoughts, and feedback about the routine.
Conclusion: Celebrate the students’ participation and effort, highlighting the benefits of combining music, rhythm, and exercise. Encourage them to explore different songs and rhythms in their fitness journeys.