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Archive for May, 2014

Mishicot has the ‘Heart of a Champion’

Mishicot School District is located in Mishicot, Wisconsin. They are in their second year of a Physical Education for Progress (PEP) grant. Focused Fitness is proud to be a partner in developing QPE in the district. At the last training Chris Krepline spoke with us about one way he motivates and inspires students. The picture is their “Heart of a Champion” belt. Chris had this made to give to students who prove that they have the heart of a champion by achieving goals, helping fellow students, teachers or staff, or if they just have a positive attitude. (Chris gives it for a variety of reasons) The student keeps/wears it for a day.


Mischicot Teachers Left to Right: Linda Schuette, Chris Krepline, Matt Dirkmann, Bob Hagenow



Best Practices Summer Institute is Coming!

Maria Corte with Chuck Mansley

Are you ready to talk with Maria Corte and gain knowledge from the best in the business!?

It is just a click away! Click Here to register for the Best Practices Focused Fitness Summer Institute!

Interacting with Gravity Enough?

Dr. Joan Vernikos is the former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals.

Click Here to read an article or watch an interview by Dr. Mercola.

The article breaks down Dr. Vernikos’ work and how important it is to interact with gravity on a regular basis.

Dodgeball Opinion

Click Here to read an article released a few weeks ago by the Huffington Post. Ken Reed’s opionion article on Dodgeball is very well written.

Dodgeball turns children into human targets, allows for bullying, and is humiliating for some students.


Seattle Public Schools in the news

seattle ps

Seattle Public Schools continues to make strides in Quality Physical Education. Focused Fitness is proud to continue the eight year partnership with the district. We would like to congratulate them, once again, for making the news and supporting healthy, active lifestyles!

The CDC’s Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is the foundation for Seattle Public Schools Physical Education policy. The Physical Education Specialists are the core component of their program.They having been tirelessly working as a system to create a sustainable infrastructure and look forward to the future!

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Dancing is Better


May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As summer approaches and the weather begins to warm up we need to be extra aware of protecting our skin from harmful ultra violet rays. Sunscreen that is SPF 30 is going to be your best bet to protect your skin. For more information visit the American Academy of Dermatology or the American Cancer Society. They are both great resources. The video below is a remake of a famous essay by Mary Schmich in 1997. She was a columnist with the Chicago Tribune. There is a lot of good advice in the video and it is worth the watch…If you don’t have time to watch it, that’s OK, just remember to wear sunscreen.