Summer is upon us! Many of us keep busy with jobs, summer projects, travel, classes, and much needed fun.
Summer is a great time to get back to fitness. You have a little extra time to focus on yourself, and not 30 children.
When I got back to working out, I wasn’t sure where to start. I wanted to increase my cardio, but also tone that bod of mine. After going on a few runs, and bike rides I started to add in push-ups every mile and planks. I started with my core and arms. Soon that became a bit boring and I was looking for different exercises. I didn’t want to buy videos and couldn’t really invest in home equipment. I did find the Nike Training Club (NTC). It’s an app in the apple store (I’m unsure if it’s a droid app) I strap my phone to my arm, pick a workout and go at it. The great thing about NTC is that I can do it anywhere. I can do the workouts in an empty studio in my gym, or out in the yard. It also has videos to show you the movement it asks you to do. The workouts range from 15-45 minutes.
This app also has levels to better suit your fitness level. That way you’re less overwhelmed and can find something that works for you.
Now, you may open that app and see that it involves a medicine ball and hand weights… Yes, use the ones at your gym if you’re doing it there. If you’re doing this at home, pick up a brick or a can or two of green beans. Be resourceful! You’re a teacher.
Have fun!Here’s the link: http://m.nike.com/us/en_us/c/womens-training/apps/nike-training-club
Week 4 of c25k is killing me. I can’t beat it! I am not really sure why. I wonder if I am not fueling myself right. So, here is my question? What are your favorite, healthy things to eat, at school and at home? I eat by myself and don’t really like leftovers, so things that I can cook in small sizes would be nice. Also, things that don’t take a long time. I am not a big cooker. Thanks!
Great question! The best way to meet other fit teachers is to tag your posts! Tag your training posts, questions, and encouragement with #fit teacher. Also you can look at the roll-call here and add your name. :) There’s nothing super-official about us; if you consider yourself a fit teacher, you are!
With all the talk of New Year and resolutions, Fit-Teacher is hopping on board. We’re going to make some fitness goals for 2013 - but here’s the kicker: you have to join in to help!
The goal is for the Fit Teachers collectively to accomplish these things:
1 full marathon
3 half marathons
10 other competitive sport activities [swimming meets, triathalons, bike races, tennis matches, curling tournaments, etc.]
If you complete any of those things this year, make sure to message us so we can add it to the tally! As always, if you want us to add your race to the Fit Teacher calendar do the same. And make sure to tag all your training under “fit teacher” so that others can cheer you on.
Let’s do this!
runstephanierun is the winner! Thanks to all who participated in GOIO!
Please message me your address, and I’m sorry it took so long - I’ve had the giftcard for 2 weeks and just haven’t gotten on Tumblr! :)
If you completed our Get On it October challenge successfully [and that’s a big deal, since I’m pretty sure I didn’t even get to 25!], please send us an ask with your username and how many workouts you got done in October.
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll draw a name and that person will win the $20 Target giftcard!
Yes! [I’ll post later this weekend with further instructions for those who did!]