About the Author
Dan DeJager is a consulting teacher at the San Juan Unified School District. He is a mentor for first and second year teachers, offering support and assessment to help them reach California State Teaching Standards. Dan is one of only four people in the world to complete the World Fitness Championship, a series of strength and endurance events to be completed within 24 hours: 2 mile swim, 10 mile run, 10 mile hike, 500 pop-ups, 500 hanging leg lifts, 20 mile row, 20 mile elliptical, 100 mile cycle, 3,000 crunches, 300,000 lbs of weights lifted which he completed in 22 hours, 36 minutes. Cathrine Himberg has spent the last 18 years working to get people to enjoy fitness and is the co-author of the Human Kinetics publication: Teaching Secondary Physical Education: Preparing Adolescents to be Active for Life. Himberg is also the founder and director of CASPER, the Centre for Advancement of Standards-based Physical Education Reform.