Fitness Friday: Set Summer Health+Wellness Goals!

“With KidFit I learned that there’s more to fitness than just exercise. I’ve also learned that I can achieve my goals if I try hard enough.”

-Damian, KidFit Athlete

 

Founder Maggie and her husband Dave running the Seattle Marathon

Founder Maggie and her husband Dave running the Seattle Marathon

One of the most powerful motivators to get and stay healthy is to set goals!  By stating something specific you want to achieve, you are much more likely to achieve it.  Who knows? You might even surprise yourself and surpass your goals.

Whenever I start training for a race, I always set goals for myself around time, feeling, training, and nutrition. By taking a more holistic approach, I am able to truly improve my whole self and feel much healthier overall!  Below, find some resources and tips as YOU set some summer wellness goals.

Happy goal-setting! 🙂

TIPS:

  • It is important to set your goals high enough so that they are not easy to attain but realistic enough that they are possible.
  • Set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) goals.  Video explaining this here.
  • Set goals around different aspects of your life: fitness (sign up for a race); nutrition (eat more veggies and less sugar); general lifestyle (take a walk mid afternoon 4 days/week)
  • Recruit a friend or family member to take the challenge as well
  • Challenge yourself and have fun!

Here are some resources to help you set goals and stay on target:

Videos for Change: Perseverance Day 5

How can we use perseverance in our daily lives?

Listen to KidFit Academy founder share her answer. Feeling inspired? Comment and/or share a video of yourself answering the question.

Videos for Change is a crucial part of KidFit Academy’s program that brings an additional 30 minutes of purposeful movement to elementary school classrooms in the form of 3 “10 minute activity brain breaks” at strategic transitions throughout the school day. Each brain break opens with a one minute discussion of a guiding question that digs deeper and deeper into a weekly life skill, such as perseverance. As students and teachers get more active, they talk about how to use these skills in workouts, school, and life in general.

Stay tuned for more on KidFit Academy!

Videos for Change: Perseverance Day 3

What are the critical components of perseverance?

Listen to KidFit Academy founder share her answer. Feeling inspired? Comment and/or share a video of yourself answering the question.

Videos for Change is a crucial part of KidFit Academy’s program that brings an additional 30 minutes of purposeful movement to elementary school classrooms in the form of 3 “10 minute activity brain breaks” at strategic transitions throughout the school day. Each brain break opens with a one minute discussion of a guiding question that digs deeper and deeper into a weekly life skill, such as perseverance. As students and teachers get more active, they talk about how to use these skills in workouts, school, and life in general.

Stay tuned for more on KidFit Academy!

Videos for Change: Perseverance Day 1

What is perseverance? Listen to KidFit Academy founder share her answer.

Inspired? Follow along as we continue to post more videos answering questions on a variety of life skills! These videos provide support and professional development for teachers as they implement KidFit Academy in their classroom.

Support us as we revolutionize fitness education!

Videos for Change: Grit Day 5

How can we use GRIT to help us in other parts of our lives?

Listen to KidFit Academy founder share her answer. Feeling inspired? Comment and/or share a video of yourself answering the question.

Videos for Change is a crucial part of KidFit Academy’s program that brings an additional 30 minutes of purposeful movement to elementary school classrooms in the form of 3 “10 minute activity brain breaks” at strategic transitions throughout the school day. Each brain break opens with a one minute discussion of a guiding question that digs deeper and deeper into a weekly life skill, such as GRIT. As students and teachers get more active, they talk about how to use these skills in workouts, school, and life in general.

Stay tuned for more on KidFit Academy!

Videos for Change: Grit Day 4

How can we use GRIT to motivate us during our workouts?

Listen to KidFit Academy founder share her answer. Feeling inspired? Comment and/or share a video of yourself answering the question.

Videos for Change is a crucial part of KidFit Academy’s program that brings an additional 30 minutes of purposeful movement to elementary school classrooms in the form of 3 “10 minute activity brain breaks” at strategic transitions throughout the school day. Each brain break opens with a one minute discussion of a guiding question that digs deeper and deeper into a weekly life skill, such as GRIT. As students and teachers get more active, they talk about how to use these skills in workouts, school, and life in general.

Stay tuned for more news about this exciting new program!

Videos for Change: Grit Day 3

What are the critical components of grit?

Listen to KidFit Academy founder share her answer. If you are feeling inspired, feel free to comment or share a video of your own answering the question.

Videos for Change is a series that provides support and professional development for teachers as they implement KidFit Academy in their classrooms. Students are learning about important life skills, such as grit, as they get active for 10 minutes 3 times a day! Stay tuned for more videos on important life skills!