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Archive for August, 2015

Strength in Numbers

Man and woman lifting weights in gym.

By: Amy Lutz

Experts in the exercise science field consistently say that if you exercise with someone else, you‘re more likely to stick with a program and routine. The reasons for this include motivation by having someone else to keep you accountable, having someone there to push you harder, and just to make your workouts more fun.

I am lucky enough to have the best training partner in the world, my husband, Bob. This past July we celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary.

Over the last 19 years, we’ve participated in a wide variety of events and activities including triathlons, adventure races, cross country skiing, kayaking, backpacking, bicycling and running. Through all of the miles, he has always been supportive and pushed me to go faster and further (Even when I didn’t want to).

A training partner can make all the difference in just getting out of bed and showing up.  Once you’re there, just having someone else can push you harder.  I’m lucky enough to have my husband as a training partner but over the years I’ve also had teams, clubs and friends that provide the support to get out there.

My training partner has always been very supportive.  Since he is much faster than I am, he often finishes his race and then comes back to find me on the course so we can finish together.  He has been there to pick me up, often quite literally when I have fallen or crashed and bandages me up.

Although people can push you to exercise more, dogs are great motivation too.  We love trail running and hiking with our dogs.  They love the exercise and enjoy being out on the trail.  It’s hard to stay in bed when you have three dogs jumping on you wanting you to get up.

Whatever your situation, working out with a partner provides the extra motivation to exercise.


#PhysEdSummit PD Certificate

Get ready for Saturday!


“How can I “prove” my PD hours to my administration?”, “Will each session have a feedback opportunity and generate a certificate for each hour watched or is it for the entire event?”, “Do we get official PD hours with this conference?”. Over the past few days we have had a few inquiries similar to the ones listed here. Read further to find out the answer to these questions!

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National PE Institute 2015: Teacher Interviews

Kids pe institute

The 2015 National PE Institute was held at UNC Asheville in North Carolina. It was an incredible experience for everyone involved. Each day had a central theme and a question corresponding to the theme. Alex O’Brien spent his mornings asking participants of the #PEInstitute15 the question of the day. He then complied them into a video that streamed live to the world before the afternoon keynote of that day.

The following videos are the collection of the questions and answers. As the summer months begin to shrink and the new school year approaches, we trust you will find motivation and inspiration in these videos to make this year the best experience for your students. Thank you for being a positive influence for so many young minds!