Community Post: Meet the AMAZING kiddos in a KidFit Academy Classroom!

We are thrilled to give you a brief glimpse into our program with some pictures and a short profile of our amazing kindergarten scholar athletes at Aspire Berkley Maynard AcademyAmie, their extraordinary teacher, has been working with them for several months and the results have been truly INSPIRING!


End of the Year Celebration

Yesterday, we had the privilege of attending the Cal Poly Mustangs End of the Year Picnic and KidFit Celebration!  We were so impressed!  The students not only were able to explain complex skills like confidence, goal-setting, focus, perseverance, and determination, they also got moving!  The students led their families through their midday yoga circuit.  It was truly amazing to see 6 year olds leading their parents through a Warrior sequence!  Hats off to you Ms. L and the Cal Poly Mustangs!  🙂

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 About the Cal Poly Mustang, from their teacher Amie

The Cal Poly Mustangs are an active group of kindergartners working hard to grow their brains through rigorous academics and using CARES (Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, Self-Control). Our daily schedule includes cooperative learning, independent practice, small group instruction, integrated units of science and social studies instruction, math, writing, reading, Music, Art, and Physical Education.



Fitness Friday Post–Morning Energizers: The Best Way to Start Your Day

KidFit Academy’s program empowers teachers to embed short, purposeful bursts of energy, in the form of 10 minute activity brain breaks, at strategic moments throughout the day. 

Whenever I talk about KidFit, I typically get the same reaction from most adults: I need that!  As a society, we sit too much—kids and adults alike.  Our bodies and brains perform better when we move around more, we become happier, AND it helps break up monotony of the day (especially if you are on your computer a lot, which so many of us are).

Therefore, for today’s Fitness Friday, I wanted to share a “Morning Energizer” plan that adults can do. My husband and I have been doing morning energizers for a little over a month now, and I have to say that it has made a big difference!  We complete them right after we wake up and it helps get us pumped for the day.

I encourage and challenge you to use the energizer workouts below or create your own! Then, complete them every morning when you first wake up.  Trust me; your body will thank you!

As with any habit/exercise program, it is much easier to complete with someone else, so enlist an accountability buddy to complete the energizers with you (in person or virtually).

Happy Fitness Friday and have a great weekend!


EXAMPLE Morning Energizer Routine: We include 4 types of exercises: (1) big muscle group, (2) core exercise, (3) glute exercise, and (4) a bonus workout! Use the routines below and/or create your own.  Challenge yourself to complete one at least every weekday morning or do them every day!

Example Energizer #1:

  • 25 push ups
  • 25 leg lifts
  • 25 one-legged bridges, each leg
  • 25 side thrusts, each side: (1) Start in low side plank with feet stacked; (2) Move hips up and down

Example Energizer #2:

  • 25 squats
  • 15 ab wheels
  • 25 fire hydrants (each side)
  • 2 x 10 high to low planks, alternating first arm: (1) Start in high plank and move to low plank, one arm at a time; (2) Move back up to high plank, one arm at a time

Energizer #3

  • 15 lunges (each leg)
  • 25 clams (each leg)
  • 50 slow bicycles
  • 25 arm dips