Physical education, in the scholastic context, is the full name of lessons more familiarly referred to by the abbreviations: PE, phys ed, PT (physical training) or Gym (gymnastics). As the name implies, training is given to the body rather than the mind. This includes various kinds of sports, gymnastics, swimming, possibly also dance. Some schools will even slip any Health curriculum including Sex Ed requirements into this program.
PE classes may be single-sex or both genders combined in coeducation. In many countries/cultures, single-sex classes are the standard, especially for older students. The male PE teacher (or gym teacher in the U.S.) is often the coach for the school's sports teams. Female PE teachers in the U.K. are also called the sports mistress or gym mistress.
The majority of schools require pupils to change into a different set of athletic shoes or go barefoot - sport pending, e.g. gymnastics requires the latter. Some schools require students to change into athletic clothes of their own choosing while others require a uniform sometimes called a PE kit. A common uniform consists of a white t-shirt and shorts (gym shorts) in the school color, but this is not a universal rule. At some Catholic schools, modest clothing is required. For safety, some schools require males to wear a jockstrap as part of the physical education uniform. Some schools allow male students to go barechested when they are outside during a hot day. Most uniformed classes require the student to label their name on their clothes. In Japan, girls typically wear a type of shorts called ブルマー (pronounced burumā, see also bloomers) for school sports.
Changing into PE apparel is usually done in locker rooms. These are most often gender-separated even when the PE lesson is coeducational. The locker room setting presents students with having to undress in front of their same-sex classmates. Taking a shower nude after PE is common in many countries. This can lead to embarrassment, teasing, and things such as towel whipping.
Corporal punishment in PE
In keeping with the ethos of rigorous physical exercise, in earlier days many PE teachers were very robust in their application of corporal punishment on pupils who misbehaved. The favourite implement in the UK was the plimsoll. A well-worn, size 12 shoe, with a thick rubber sole, applied vigorously to a bottom, clad only in thin cotton shorts, would bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened miscreant! Six whacks would leave the bottom stinging for several hours. Another ad hoc implement often pressed into service was a skipping rope doubled to form a sort of whip.
Corporal punishment in PE was often given in the touching-toes position. Bare bottom spanking was rare, unless given durng the changing portion of class. For a harder and more lengthy punishment, PE equipment such as a vaulting-buck or vaulting horse was allegedly occasionally put to use.
Due to the typically thinner material of the PE Kit compared to normal clothing or the school uniform, schools practicing corporal punishment sometimes require students to report to the Headmaster's/Dean's office in their PE kit; especially if the uniform code forbids the wearing of underwear with said Kit.
In the 1968 British movie if...., the severe caning of three students takes place in a gymnasium.
Fetish exercise videos
The video producer Special Exercises (http://www.specialexercises.com) concentrates on M/F and F/F corporal punishment stories based around cruel and humiliating exercise sessions. Nude and partly clad girls perform all sorts of physical tasks and compete against each other while being dominated and disciplined by sadistic coaches and trainers.
- A Day in the Gym (Girls Boarding School, 2018), photos
- A Gymnastic Lesson 1-7 (Well Smacked Seat)
- The Academy (Tallion/California Star UK re-issue, c. 1987), smoking, video
- Alex: Spanked for Profanity in Gym (RealSpankings Institute, 2019), Alex Reynolds, cursing
- Alice is Kicked Out of Gym Class (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Ambriel: Poor Gym Performance (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- A Spanking After Gym (RealSpankings Institute)
- A Story from St. Justs: The Gym Lesson (English Spankers), vaulting box, photos
- At The Gym (Spanked At Home)
- Betty OTK (Spanking Teen Brandi), tardy cheerleader is late for gym class.
- Brandi is Late for Gym (RealSpankings.com), schoolgirl Brandi paddled; photos, video clip
- Chelsea Spanked After Gym (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Claire's Lunge Strapping by Coach (RealSpankings Institute), coach, photos
- Chloe Strapped for Slacking in Gym (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Dragged Out of Gym, Again (RealSpankings.com, 2021), Kiki Cali, photos
- Dragged Out of Gym and Paddled (RealSpankings Institute, 2021), leggings, photos
- English School, aka Bare Bottom Paddling (Firm Hand Spanking, 2006), Samantha Woodley, Niki Flynn (photos, more photos, video)
- Exercise Spankings (Triple A Spanking), Ava Nicole punished by trainer.
- Getting It From Coach Thomas (Raven Hill Studios), gymnasium cheerleader punishments
- Gym Class Thrashing (StrictSpanking.com/Fetish Flixx), hands on head), photos
- The Gym Club: 3 Girl Punishment (Triple A Spanking)
- Gym Filth (Spanking Online)
- The Gym Lesson (Janus, 1979), directed by Harrison Marks
- The Gym Lesson (Spanked Schoolgirl)
- Gym Mistress (Spank My Bottom/Fetish Flixx), Rosaleen Young, outdoor spanking, photos
- The Gym Teacher, a.k.a. The Gym Mistress (Red Stripe, English Spankers), smoking, role reversal, vaulting box, photos, more photos
- Gym Teacher Spanking 1 & 2 (Girl Spanks Girl), role reversal, teacher Clare Fonda spanks, and gets spanked, by students.
- Harlan Spanked in the Gym (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Isabel Tries to Get Out of Gym (RealSpankings.com), lying, photos
- Isabella: Spanked for Lack of Enthusiasm in Gym, Part 1 & 2 (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Jackie's OTK Caning (RealSpankings Institute), Kailee, photos
- Kailee: Paddled for Not Participating (RealSpankings Institute), Kailee, photos
- Kailee Skips Gym (RealSpankings.com), Kailee punished for truancy, photos, more photos
- Kicked out of Gym and Spanked (RealSpankings Institute), Nuna Starks, interracial, photos
- Kiki: Pulled from Gym (RealSpankings Institute, 2022), Kiki Cali, leggings, photos, more photos
- Kiki's Gym Punishment (RealSpankings Institute, 2020), Kiki Cali, photos
- Lilith Kicked Out of Gym Class, Part 1 & 2 (RealSpankings Institute, 2021), leggings, photos
- London Disrupts Gym Class, Again (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Melody Does Not Dress For Gym (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Michelle is Spanked by the Coach (RealSpankings Institute)
- Monica is Paddled for Poor Gym Performance (RealSpankings Institute)
- Paddled for No Sports Bra in Gym (RealSpankings Institute), leggings, photos
- Paddled in Gym Class (RealSpankings Institute), Peaches
- Peaches Paddled For Gym Infractions (RealSpankings Institute), Peaches, photos
- The PE Lesson (Fetish Flixx), gym class canings
- P.E. Mistress Spanking (Triple A Spanking), gym teacher spanked by headmaster, photos
- The PE Teacher (SpankingMags), Rosaleen Young
- PE with Miss Kendal (Well Smacked Seat), Miss Kendal, Susie Li, vaulting buck, photos
- Pulled from Gym for a Paddling (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Pulled From Gym To Be Punished (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- Punished For Not Wearing Her Mask During PE (RealSpankings Institute, 2020), Kiki Cali, COVID-19 in spanking art and videos, photos, more photos
- Punished in the Gym (Red Stripe, English Spankers), photos
- Punished in P.T. (Spank Christina)
- Punishment PT (California Star), 1980s UK import
- Raquel Strapped for Slacking in Gym (RealSpankings Institute), leggings, photos
- Roxie Paddled for Lying and Skipping Out on Gym (RealSpankings Institute), lying, swimming pool, photos
- Russian Slaves #09 (Nettles Corporation), Part 1, Gym Class
- Russian Slaves #31: Gym Class (Nettles Corporation)
- Sent To The Dean For Refusing To Participate In Gym Class (RealSpankings Institute, 2020), Kiki Cali, photos
- Six Ways To Spank A Brat, Special Series (Punished Brats), "Gym Class" segment
- Skipping Class (Girls Boarding School, 2019), photos
- The Slipper (Northern Spanking), coach Alex Reynolds slippers student, photos
- Sophie: Spanked For Being Late To Gym (OTK-Spankings), photos
- Spanked For Gym Infractions (RealSpankings.com), Adriana Evans, Alex Reynolds
- Spanked in the Gym (Spank Christina)
- The Sports Mistress Needs The Pain (Spanking Sarah), photos
- St. Catherines Private School for Girls: Punishment P.E. (Spanked In Uniform), photos
- St. Catherines Private School for Girls: Punishment P.E., Part 2 (Spanked In Uniform), photos
- St. Justs Academy: The Gym Lesson (Red Stripe, English Spankers), photos, more photos
- Stevie: Pulled Out of Gym and Paddled (RealSpankings Institute, 2022), Stevie Rose, paddling, photos
- Strapped For Laziness In Gym Class (RealSpankings Institute), photos
- The Teacher Will Spank Her Bare Bottom (Red Stripe), vaulting box, photos
- Topless Gym Class Paddling - Strict Coach (ATP Studios), tardy tale
Typical PE kit of schoolboys in earlier days and position often assumed to receive the plimsoll
Typical Touching toes position to receive the plimsoll