I love motivating adults to get healthy and moving but motivating kids to love their bodies, burn some energy, and feel confident – that’s the best! I mean look at this teamwork, those smiles, and just positive involvement.
Kids need to move, they need to work as teammates, and we need to encourage them. They need to fail. Yes I said it. It’s okay to fail. Even as adults so many times we don’t try for fear we will fail. Kids need success and failure equally. They need to push themselves individually and communicate as a team. We focus on individual drills as well as team and partner drills. It’s great watching them work as large teams. As individuals. And as partners.
Most importantly we teach the kids, they only need their own bodies and about 5 feet of personal space. We show them five exercise they need to do a spartan, and to enjoy at home.
Which build…the burpee! If you have ever done a spartan you know these are penalties for failing an obstacle.
Fitness + Kids = My Happy Place! 110% it gets loud, it’s organized chaos, sometimes no one listens, and it looks like a fight could break out, ha, but for every time I wonder “oh no” there are five kids that run up to me and say they can’t wait to do a Spartan. With so many schools cutting their PE and Athletic Classes I feel lucky to volunteer my time and go into schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and programs and help kids learn about fitness and Spartan Races.
Have you ever done a spartan?
Do you have kids, proud aunt/ uncle?
If your ever interested in having Matt and I ( or another amazing Spartan Kids Coach) comes motivate yours little people (in Boston or beyond) let me know!
Happy Tuesday Peps!
We made it…ha well 1 day down, 4 to go, but progress people progress! Last night was the first night I have run in over 10 days, it was SLOW and 3 miles, but it did give me the confidence that my knee will survive the 26.2 next Monday.
I am on a 10 week plan to increase my strength training, form, and function when weight lifting, so the past two weeks I have removed the leg, swuat, heavy weighted portion but still am doing the upper body heavy lifting. Today’s homework was:
Military Press at 72 lbs for 5 reps 2 sets
Chest Press at 89 lbs for 5 reps 2 sets
Pull Ups with Min rest between sets for 3 sets: 6,4,5
Then it was time to Teach a little Tread Tabata to my rockstars! I still have limited voice and these people are just AWESOME! they bring 110% every.single.day! I LOVE it! Can’t wait to be back pushing the pace after the Marathon. Also is this you guys…
This is COMPLETELY me…that is why I am so excitied to share an awesome and amazing spring reset for you! Laura over at Mommy Run Fast has an amazing Spring Reset for you to participate in! It is a 21 day reset you don’t want to miss out on!
Two awesome things: The first 15 participants can get $10 off with promo code “earlybird” and you get to eat dark chocolate on it! Registrar HERE. Benefits of a reset or cleanse include resetting your metabolism, improved energy, better digestion, less inflammation, less bloating, feeling better and jump starting weight loss. Don’t miss out on this amazing reset for Spring with me!
Questions? E Mail Laura here. I need help with balance and my sugar addiction so I am thrilled to start this!
Reset Dates: Monday, April 27th- Sunday, May 16th, 2015
What is included?
- A clean eating guide to help you choose the best options for your family
- An e-cookbook with seasonal spring recipes for detoxifying your liver and energizing your body
- Sample meal plans for each week
- Accountability and support via a private Facebook group
- Daily emails with holistic health tips and tricks
Who is excitied to join me! Let’s get healthy, happy, fit, ready for summer!