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    New Fitness Game to Try Inside or Outside
    Plate Flip Fitness
    PLATE FLIP FITNESS
    EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
    6 PLATES WITH 6 DIFFERENT COLORS, 2 BOWLS, 2 DIE
    SETUP:
    BOWL & DIE ON ONE END OF THE PLAYING FIELD, PLATES FLIPPED EVERY OTHER

    (UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN, ETC.)
    RULES:
    *Players start on opposite ends
    *Roll the die and run to the plates
    *Count the plates (starting with the one closest to your bowl)
    *Flip it
    HOW TO WIN:
    *The player to flip the last plate that turns them all up, or all down wins the game!
    BE PREPARED...SOME GAMES ARE SHORT, BUT SOME GAMES REQUIRE A LOT OF ENDURANCE
    PLATE FLIP FITNESS DEMO



    Image result for kids playing clipartK-5 Outdoor Physical Activity Challenges

    K-5 Indoor Physical Activity Challenges

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    JOIN MRS. STEVENS IN THE MARCH/APRIL FITNESS CHALLENGE...

    CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND FOLLOW THE CALENDAR.  I WILL DO THE ACTIVITIES IF YOU DO :)

    KEEP ME POSTED WITH A QUICK EMAIL ON HOW YOU ARE DOING!  CHECK BACK TO THIS SITE DAILY AND I WILL UPDATE MY PROGRESS TOO:
    FITNESS CALENDAR CHALLENGE

    *After running 3 miles this morning, Brinley and I completed the CALENDAR CHALLENGE for today.  The videos are just a short example of what we did!
    Monday, March 16 - 20 CURL UPS WITH FEET UNDER THE COUCH
    MARCH 16
    Monday, March 16 - 20 CURL UPS MODIFIED TO BE MORE CHALLENGING
    MARCH 16 - 2
    Tuesday, March 17 - V-SIT HOLD FOR 30 SECONDS
    MARCH 17
    *These excercises work well with more cardio included.  Check out Brinley running 1.25miles this morning on the treadmill
    RUN
    Wednesday, Wake Up & Wiggle Day!
    Thursday, March 19 
    - 30 LEG LIFTS
    MARCH 19
    Friday, March 20 - HIGH KNEES WHILE SINGING THE LEDGEVIEW SCHOOL SONG
    MARCH 20
    Saturday, Sunday & Monday, March 21, 22 & 23 
    - SQUATS, BALANCE, LOW PLANK
    MARCH 21, 22 & 23
    Wednesday, March 25 
    - 30 WALL PUSH-UPS
    MARCH 25
    Thursday, March 26 - HOW MANY PUSH-UPS IN 30 SECONDS
    MARCH 26
    Friday, March 27
    - 25 SIT UPS WITH FEET UNDER THE COUCH
    MARCH 27

    CORE EXERCISES
    Using only your feet, transfer the balls from one basket to another.  If you don't have equipment like the balls, use stuffed animals (buddies) instead!
    It doesn't NEED to be a competition
    CORE EXERCISE ACTIVITY

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    YOGA STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS

    Kimberly Fowler’s Yoga Stretches for Runners:

    Forward Bend Pose
    Seated Tree Pose – Right leg extended
    Seated Tree Pose – Left leg extended
    Cobbler’s Pose
    Reclining Pigeon Pose – Left foot over Right bent knee
    Reclining Pigeon Pose – Right foot over Left bent knee
    Spinal Twist Pose – Right knee crossed over to Left hand, head looking over Right shoulder
    Spinal Twist Pose – Left knee crossed over to Right hand, head looking over Left shoulder
    Corpse Pose

    These are great stretches that help increase mobility and help decrease injury due to overuse and/or tight muscles.

    At school we perform each stretch for about one minute. I talk a lot about the need to breathe and not hold one’s breath. We practice belly breathing with hands on lower stomach as if filling a balloon, and then slowly squeezing all the air out of it.

    As for how far to stretch, the term I use is sweet discomfort. Students should stretch until they feel a slight stretch and/or aching feeling in the muscles. If the muscles begin to shake or bounce and sharp pain is experienced, they are being stretched too far.

    This is similar to stretching a rubber band. It is easy to stretch at first, but once you reach a certain point, the rubber band reaches it’s limit. That’s the spot of sweet discomfort; a bit uncomfortable, but the dull ache subsides with deep belly breathing during the one minute hold.