Top Ten Worst Things About P.E. Lessons

I am glad to say that P.E. is behind me. Waste of my life and made me look like an idiot. But I still have horrific memories. Let all your troubles out here.

The Top Ten

1 It robs you of your dignity

When I think about the infamous letters ''pe'', horrible memories come to my mind. I felt robbed of my dignity every. signle. lessson, especially when there were 'captains' that picked their teammates. Guess what? I was always picked last, and there was this walk of shame where the other teammates would look at me disapprovingly because ethey hoped I would play with the other team. I have no idea why schools do not realize how idiotic this subject is, especially when it evidently harms students and their self-esteem. Say no to PE classes! Join me in the battle to ban them from schools. Nobody deserved this kind of humiliation.

Even if you do the best thing in the world there will be people who'll backbite or make fun of you
they'll laugh and they'll forget you...there's no deeply rooted psychological warfare.

I don't see any reason to hinder body growth

PE is just the worst. On top of that, everybody is basically ranked on their physical ability. In this period of life, the popular and good-at-sports folk have the upper hand. Man, does it suck.

Yes. During PE I always feel terrible. All the guys are mean to me in PE (well they kind of usually are anyway). They say stuff like "Maybe we would do better if she wasn't there" talking about me

2 They expect you to enjoy it

I hate gym class because a bunch of kids in my grade are super athletic and I am definitely not, and I definitely can't run really far and I'm super short, so I hate the jumps and oh my god whenever I mess up, everybody besides the ones that also experience got really mad and start screaming at me. Also, just the idea of gym makes me break out in a cold sweat

The socialistic attitude displayed by certain P.E teachers (who shall remain nameless, except that they begin with C and N, and end with olin Henry and ikki Bloor) puts me in mind of several 20th century dictators. I believe that part of the reason they teach P.E is to get back on the children of those that bullied them at school. Also, have you seen their shorts?

Yes, running a giant lap in 100 degree weather is the most fun of all. You know what else is fun? Being mocked and judged because you're bad at the sport and for some reason everyone thinks you're the worst person to ever exist. But when someone fails a text in, say math, it's like "Pfft, stupid math. You did well, buddy."

I wouldn't mind it if they acted like this was a privelege. Working out in the hot while people tell you to raise your knees! Work faster! 10 more sit ups for being lazy! yeah fuun. I'm doing this for my body not for pleasure so stop acting like it!

3 P.E. teachers are always merciless tyrants

P.E. gave me some of the most horrid memories in my life. I always was and always will be the kid that just isn't capable of doing it right. I had 3 teachers in total, only one was normal. The first one used to pick on me really bad, I was hoping to have an A in P.E. at the end of the year and I was only missing that last A. She wasn't giving up and decided that a B was right for me at the last day of school. I got teased and everything I did got blown out of proprotion. It only got worse with my second teacher... Out of all the memories, I'm not sure which one caused me the most trauma, but I specifically remember doing high jumps. I ran the first time, fell and did it again, failed and fell again. Everyone but my group of friends laughed their asses off and I just began to cry. Everything just piled on, all the times I got bullied, yelled at by the teacher, made fun of... She made me run extra times after that, while I was still crying of course. Afterwards she began to put us in a ...more

One of my P.E. teachers was REALLY nice. My class didn't have the most athletic kids, and did she mock them? No. But she moved to the high school the year after I had her, and now I am stuck with all of the bad teachers.

My PE teacher really didn't like me very much. I used to be a chubby girl. She used to call me Tina Tubs and laugh when I puffed during cross-country. Awful, spiteful woman. I would so love to see her now...

YES. Once I actually was so irritated by her that when she asked for me to give her the football I just threw it at her feet..

4 A student bad at most subjects but good at PE is said to be doing well. A student good at most subjects but bad at PE is considered to be doing badly.

I can relate to this so well. For all you P.E. teachers, listen up.
You are all terrible people. Smart kids hate you. You ruined my life. Because of you, I have to resort to talking to my own head for comfort. You make me and my friends look like idiots, while jocks and cheerleaders are praised for their physical abilities. Do you know how unfair that is? Because of your class, I don't have all A's on my report cards. You're the bane of my existence. Because of you, I hate myself. I want to be someone else. Because of you, I am bullied beyond belief. Because of you, I have no real friends. You give people a reason to hate me. Therefor, I hate you.

I know dudes in my class who get straight A's and excel pretty well in sports, so this is not exactly true. I am a straight A's student, and I am one of the fastest girls in my school(track and field) and can play soccer pretty well and do curl ups well.

I'm really smart, and I'm good at baseball. They consider me to be terrible. The jocks who get straight F's are considered good. That makes me disappointed.

This is not true, first of all you do not have to be a sport freak to be successful in life, and how does one subject impact everything?

5 You get mocked if you do badly

One boy started screaming at me during kickball when I asked him if I was supposed to throw it to him or the kid next to him. I was paying attention to the game and trying my best, but because I didn't play the game all te time I wasnt familiar with the rules. He started yelling about how I was just some stupid girl who doesn't pay attention and doesn't want to get sweaty or get my hair messed up. He yelled so loud at me everyone in the room flinched along with the gym teacher. I was already having a stressful day because I couldn't stop thinking about my grandmother who just passed, and I got overwhelmed and just started crying. Some of my friends were concerned and in the locker room they came up to me and helped me. But the teacher didn't say a word to the boy or to me. I cried like a little baby.

Straight up facts. I was trying my best in a game and trying to catch the ball and all that. I missed a few times and this tryhard girl would be saying things like "com'on (lets pretend my name is Bob) Bob" and acting like they rule the team. She even tries to boss me around by saying things like "Bob go block 'Rob'". It's honestly horrible. Whenever you try your best but you're still not as good as the other people, there's always that one person in your team who screams, " GOd I hate my team"... Honesly who tf says that and OUTLOUD

Someone got mad at me for not kicking a ball when I was the goalie and it was 6 feet away from me.

Its not nice when I play soccer, when I touch the ball with my hand everyone yells at me!

6 They act like it's the most important thing ever

I'll never understand why people say "o but it keeps u fit"

And? You can do that outside of school anyway. I think the education system itself is already massively flawed, but at least in other subjects I can understand why they teach it. You don't want to be that guy who spells "large" wrong or that person who doesn't know where Africa is. But PE? What does it do besides make you feel bad that everyone else is physically perfect and you're that one kid who's always last whenever you run a lap? Heck, if they want to make you fit, why don't they let the individual decide what they want to do instead of making them do 100 pushups?

Oh yeah, I'm gonna totally use a basketball or kick a ball in a net to save my History grade. Seriously, I have some dumb tournament thing with football and I just wanna read Catching Fire again, not aimlessly walk around while nobody passes me the ball and yells at me at sensibly walking away if it's gonna break my glasses. Oh sorry, I think winning a dumb goal is more important than wasting money to fix my glasses.

Well, it is important to be active and healthy though, for those who don't think it is essential. There are some people who won't play after school sports, so they do sports during school time. Education for a career is also important, but so is your health. You can die from being overweight and have a lot of health problems for not being active.

This one is so true, everyone in my school treats this like it's the most important subject, but in reality, it isn't. I wish some people could just open their eyes.

7 Exhaustion is no excuse

Why would coaches treat us like this? We run a million laps non-stop for the whole period for failing a mile run, one sensitive girl fell down crying in pain and my teacher called her a 5 year old cry baby and was sent to the office automatically after arguing. JUST WHY!? as she cried while arguing with my pe teacher, I continued to run faster away from my teacher as fast as I can. The time when we change, my teacher gave me this weird look on my face deep into my soul, I had shivers down to my spine afterwards. I was very angry that I wished I could burn down my school.

Everyone want to show how good they are, it's the same in PE classes. A class is like a big family, but everyone compete with each other. For me as an example, in swimming lessons, I always feel so tired but others are still not tired. So I have to swim with exhaustion, because you really can get mocked by the classmates and the teachers always think that everyone can do it so you can doit too. It's unfair and it makes students fear to tell the teacher if they cannot do things anymore and it can hurt the student a lot.

Oh what is it? You can't breathe because you have asthma and you forgot yur inhaler? TOO BAD. Go run a mile NOW!

Bastards, all of them.

"What's that? You feel dizzy and like you're going to pass out? Oh, just get up, never give up and just remember: It's no excuse because being as thin as a piece of paper is really important."

8 You have to do it

I've had to suffer through grades and grades of P. E. While I had one merciful teacher who allowed me to decide whether I could or could not do an activity, my other teachers are quite forceful about me having to participate. It's unfortunate that P.E. is a "core subject", despite the fact most people do not plan on being athletic. I understand if it's just simple running, but we have to learn about professional techniques and run as though we were child athletes. It's unreasonable, as it's compulsory even for those with health problems, but it's necessary to even pass the grade with mediocre scores.

My PE teacher told me to join a group of all popular girls and I couldn't refuse. IT WAS HELL. We were playing bench ball and someone had to go on the bench - the people that were not man were saying I should go on the bench, that I could catch. But, the popular girls were doing a facial expression indicating I'm rubbish at PE. I was upset but couldn't say a thing or else I'm dead literally. They told one of the nice people to go on the bench for the 'sake' of the team and as I the girl went on the bench two of the mean girls were gossiping about me and one said the other was EVIL for what she said. She said it so loudly as well. And when it was my turn on the bench, I smashed it and won every person a space on the bench. They STILL did not want me on the bench then the gossip spread to the whole team. I was infuriated inside but outside I was trying to keep my cool. I cried after that and my friends said I shouldn't worry. After this, I never wanted to do PE again, but I have to. If ...more

Until about junior year in high school, I had to take this course, and I benefited zilch from it. There's people that are good enough in sports, for scholarships and all that jazz, but I'm not one of those. I could care less how they would live their lives. But not me. Not everyone has to stay fit physically to survive, and it can be worse if you over-exert it, then you're weaker than everyone else. Having to have a PE course as a requirement just to go up the grade levels is a horrible thing for those who don't want to do it, yet at the same time failing isn't an option either.

Actually, PE became very critical to many people these days. A lot of people have access to the internet, phones, and all sorts of electronics, so they won't go outside and excercize as much as the older generations did (unless you take after school classes). According to the New York Times, kids of this generation will live shorter compared to other generations, due to obesity, diabetes, and other disorders. If we didn't take PE classes, students will have unhealthy bodies which leads to serious health issues and diseases.

9 Injuries

During P.E. I hurt my ankle very badly. I told the coach and she yelled at me for faking it. She then told me to run another mile. I then had to go to the doctors the next day because of how BLACK AND BLUE AND SWOLLEN it was. My doctor told me it was broken. Thanks a lot.

What's worse is when they think you're faking it.
Oh, look, there's blood on my face! No, I never hurt myself, I was running around for half an hour with ketchup on my tongue!

I got hit in the face by a ball several times. I had glasses on. I was so lucky that the glass didn't shatter. I would've been blind by now if it happened.

When I was in middle school we had a rock climbing wall in gym. Once I saw a kid fell off of it and he was bleeding.

10 It's dull and boring

No, being fit isn't that boring since it's actually important to your health. If you still think it's boring, maybe obstacle courses would excite you more in PEL

I agree completely. I would much rather be doing something interesting like studying nuclear fusion.

Too boring that you spelled social studies incorrectly.

Well the actual PE lesson is not but the theory is very

The Contenders

11 The Beep Test

I hate the beep tests. They are just torture that PE teachers put us through. What is the point? Who cares who can run the longest and fastest- PE teachers are just giving the jocks and the athletes bragging rights and making the people who are not the fastest or the people best at running long distance feel bad about themselves. There is no point!

You never know when the beginning and ending beeps will happen, so you have to always run as fast as you can just to then stop and be anxious about the next beep for a few seconds.
I prefer just normal running by a tenfold

Don't you guys have better things to do than be on this website?

I hate these tests it hurts your throat

12 It's embarrassing when you do poorly

I try my best but I still suck at PE and everyone else in my class is amazing! Its really embarrasing when I can't catch, kick, throw a ball. 5 year olds are probably better than me. I'd do anything just to be good at one sport, I would not care which sport. I feel so bad in teams because I wish I was helpful and could actually help the team win, most of the time I'm the reason why we lose. I freak out before every PE lesson and worry myself so much the night before I lose sleep.

Others yell at you, and some laugh. Either way you will end up being embarrassed. I am still in middle school so I still am going through this. I made the mile run, but only behind everyone else. Why can't we choose whether we want P.E in our lives or not?

Whenever we do anything I'm so embarrassed. Everyone is better than me! Nobody else cares, but I do!

I've seen a lot of bad players...

13 You are being forced to run a mile

In my school you have to run a mile once a week. I am athletic but I suck at running. When I'm running I can't catch my breath and literally feel that I am about to pass out then the PE teacher says "run faster! " "try harder" but what he does not understand is that I'm like half way dead. Once a kid stopped because he felt he was about to barf but the teacher just says "well do you have Asthma? " and he said no so the teacher made him run 2 more laps. He got sent home for eventually throwing up which lead to him not being able to finish the rest of school so because of the mile he missed any lessons that might actually be important in his lifetime.

Not a huge deal for me. I have 7:08 as my highest score. But I understand some people cannot be that fast due to health issues or other problems. There some people that try and that's okay. But there are some people that all they do is walk and talk on the track and don't even try. Like I said, there are some people who are not fast, but not doing anything?

Oh, I hate this. I am super bad at running and I am not athletic. The Mile Run is for a grade and while my P.E. teachers are nice(I feel for all you guys with horrible P.E. teachers), I feel they want to torture me just for fun. Usually, I don't even run, I walk, and I usually never finish walking 4 laps(I currently have a 75 in P.E. because I am horrible at it).

I think that the mile is super fun and we should do it more every year to get more in shape, because if you were in shape it wouldn't bother you.

14 Fat teachers that sit in a chair eating Big Macs while making you run miles

This is a stereotype. I had a lot of gym teachers throughout the years, and NONE OF THEM were fat or constantly eat Big Macs (or any other McDonald's burger) while teaching class. They also said that McDonald's is BAD FOR YOU (which is true! )

I have had 2 of those kinds... I almost threw up afterwards from the running and than a fat chubby face cheing on a big mac ugh.

I have never had one of those, but I certainly don't WANT one!

I've never had a pe teacher like this and I hope I never do

15 Your coach is sexist

As a male I am constantly depressed to do PE because I enjoy classwork way more, I get mocked and also my coach is sexist. The females do athletics and running, things that I am moderately good at and all we have to do is football. Football and basketball, my 2 least favourite sports.

Yeah, the boys can play football or basketball. Girls? You can go crawl through each others legs and lie on each other. Periods? Don't be stupid. You're only 16.

Girls, you can do the easy stuff, boys you can do a million mile lap around the field and then lift 15-ton weights.

It is almost always separated by gender in team sports

16 It is extremely useless

I am a teenage girl and in my opinion, gym class is the worst subject ever. In my school, the teacher tells us every useless rule for every sport. Since I am not athletic, these rules will not help me in life. I'm not going to sign a million-dollar contract to my favorite team or join the US Olympic team. Plus, my school makes us take TESTS in gym on all those lame rules! You are amazing if you agree with me.

I understand why math, science, and language arts are taught consistently in schools - they give you knowledge you can use in the future. All PE does is force you turn run in circles and talk to F- losers for an hour.

No, it's useful, though it depends on your teacher and the curriculum. It's best to be sort of well rounded both academically and physically.

Must agree, anonymous. It's just ludicrous how this "lesson" is compared with other subjects, right? It's an educational downfall, really.

17 P.E. teachers only say nice things about the popular kids

My P.E. teachers say nice things about everyone, not just popular kids. But maybe those are other mean teachers.

They also only give good grades to the popular kids, even though everyone is participating except them.

This should be in top 3 this is also very true.

my teacher said that a kid in my class was doing good, even though I had better form than them

18 Kids get too competitive

I have these really annoying kids who at like they rule the gym, they get set straight for once by my gym teacher, she does a good job

Ik this from experience aka my life rn! Kids get really mad if you miss but if there friend missings apparently there fine -.- but if a stranger can't do the sport people well roll there eyes at you and yell at you and most likely the p.e well give them a small talk and they wont change there behavior!

I cannot stand people discouraging others because they are not as good. The teachers never discourage, but the students do. Not everyone is good at making shots or skills in basketball.

People on my team yelled at me and tired to kick me off of being goalie in Gator Ball because I accidentally let in one goal. the thing is, my team won anyway, so I don't know what they got so upset about.

19 Teacher is out of shape

Had this overweight P.E teacher that didn't even do the P.E himself but acted all high and mighty.

20 You don't know how to play, and the teacher yells at you

My teacher does not yell at us at all.

I never get the instructions to games and everyone laughs at me :(

The teachers always moan at you and then they pick what t and u go in and then before u know it your with like 5 girls who hate u and u hate them and then they scream at u for not playing the game right and then if u say something back they look at u like you're the bully

21 They expect you to remember every single rule of the sport, and if you accidentally forget one rule, they yell.

Precisely. I'm holding the hockey stick wrong, and suddenly, I'm the worst excuse for a student in the history of education. Isn't that overstatement quite a big one? Considering that I do so brilliantly in maths and the sciences?!?!

Teachers sometimes come up with absurd rules. In floor hockey I got yelled at for clearing the puck out of my own goalie's crease.

It's true. I once did a mistake in basketball and I got told of!


22 You are the only one who's bad in class

Every boy in my school is obsessed with sports, and every girl is either good at sports, or they suck. But I personally, suck. I am a little chubby so they take that as an advantage to beat me. They choose me last for every sport, no matter what it's for. "Oh, she can't throw, she's too fat! "
"Oh, she can't catch, she's too fat! "

We are doing gymnastics. Everyone else can do it but me. I try my best but just can't do it. Afterwards people In my class say things to me, making me hate pe even more. There is something wrong with my leg, but I can't get out of pe so I try but am horrible at it.

Everyone at my school is a size 2 anorexic girl or a boy too obsessed in sports to have gotten anything done in life. I, on the other hand, am the only obese girl in our entire grade.

That's me! The horrible player who doesn't know how to hold a hockey stick!

23 If you are bad, it puts pressure on you

And that means more motivation for you! I'm actually thankful that PE exists because this is the only time I get to practice with certain sports!

This list is getting repetitive

24 They act like math teachers while teaching in P.E.

P.E. teachers are not real teachers. They're extremely stupid. Go get a life.
I hope my P.E. teacher is reading this. I hope he cries! Muahaha
Okay, that's a little too much. But I hate P.E.

That's good so you can learn and get better in math if you need help


25 The only things you are ' learning' you already learn in science

"Biology already teaches you the muscle groups, P.E. just tries to do the same! "

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