POLL: How did you really feel about gym class back in school?

Does dodgeball bring back fond memories… or flashbacks of panic?

Gym class! We all had to do it at some point. Probably. There are some things that all physical education classes had in common — a coach wearing a whistle and polyester shorts, smelly socks, red rubber balls, and whatnot. 

But everyone's experience in P.E. was unique. Some kids loved the games and sports that we played. Some kids dreaded getting picked last or, even worse, pegged by a dodgeball. 

No wonder, then, that gym-class scenes are a staple of TV shows that take place in high school. 

We want to know how you feel about your gym class experience in school. Answer the following questions and see how your experience compares to others!
  1. First off, let's figure this out. What did you call this physical education class in school?
  2. How did you feel about playing dodgeball?
  3. How did you feel about climbing the rope?
  4. Did you enjoy playing kickball?
  5. Do you have fond memories of playing four square?
  6. How about the parachute game? Did you love running under that big parachute — or trying to bring it down on a friend?
  7. How did you feel about having to run a mile?
  8. Did you look forward to Field Day?
  9. Did you have to wear special uniforms in gym class?
  10. Did you enjoy a good game of tetherball?
  11. How did you feel about having to do chin-ups or the arm hang?
  12. Remember playing capture the flag?
  13. When were you picked for teams?
POLL: How did you really feel about gym class back in school?

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Lacey 21 days ago
There are several of these combined answers were more accurate.
MichaelSkaggs 27 days ago
I stopped taking it when I realized I was exercising more during the weekend than I was in class during the week.
leebillyold 29 days ago
The teacher needed to guide some students to do your best, try & improve.
ETristanBooth 30 days ago
I only remember two things from gym: That little wooden square thing with wheels that we rode across the floor, and a huge canvas ball (but I don't remember what we did with it). Too long ago.
UTZAAKE 1 month ago
73% similar.
PE in junior high was fun, but not in high school. Both the outdoor running track and its "grass" infield were as hard as reinforced concrete, with the latter also being extremely uneven. The PE teachers were less than inspiring. Growing up in a culture that valued education at the expense of athletics haunted me with a vengeance back in high school.
Barry22 1 month ago
71%, always liked Phys. Ed, took it up to 10th grade. Lest we forget, the Presidential fitness test.
EleanorLawson 1 month ago
I have fond memories of PE. During softball in elementary school, I ALWAYS made sure that I was in the right outfield, where the ball NEVER came. Very enjoyable. In intermediate school and high school, I REALLY ENJOYED being in a girl's only class. It was very special to do a variety of games and activities only with girls. We did gymnastics, fencing, half court basketball, golf, and tennis.
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
Didn't mind it in primary school but hated it in Jr. And Sr. High. 77%
Bret 1 month ago
28% similar
Never really enjoyed gym
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