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The Nation’s Physical Activity, Fitness, and Nutrition Program

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What do heavy gardening and yoga have in common? Both help strengthen your muscles (and are quite relaxing). (Courtesy of the CDC)

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The President’s Challenge is the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition administered through a co-sponsorship agreement with the Amateur Athletic Union. The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

Since our founding as a fitness test for youth in the 1960s, we’ve grown to include these challenges:

Over the years, we’ve recognized the fitness achievements of more than 50 million kids and teens, bestowed more than 1 million PALA and Presidential Champions awards, and helped countless people live more active, healthier lives.

Introducing the New Health-Based Program

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The Physical Fitness Test is no longer available. Implement the new health-based Presidential Youth Fitness Program at your school today!