Making Fitness Personal: 4 Steps to Fitness Ownership

July 19th, 2016

By: Dr. Scott Townsend and Dr. Derek Mohr, Appalachian State University Students Motivated? Ever wonder about the best ways to motivate and make fitness personally meaningful for all students? If so, you’re not alone. To help, we want to share some proven strategies focused on student empowerment and inclusion that, when implemented properly, can help […]

Which Type of Physical Educator Are You? [QUIZ]

July 14th, 2016

Phys Ed teachers gather ’round! Take this quiz to find out your fitness teaching style.

Fun Physical Activities for Summer

July 12th, 2016

By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant Include physical activity into every family event (e.g. parties, picnics, reunions, vacations, etc.). Choose activities that are fun for everyone; remember these do not need to be competitive or sports-oriented. You may have to invest in a few equipment items to help with this; some examples are […]

Staying Active over Summer Break

July 5th, 2016

By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant It’s finally summer break! Your kids have been working hard all school year long and now they get to sleep in and veg out all day, right? Well, while they technically could do that, they really shouldn’t! Having so much free time over the summer is […]