Perseverance

Continuing to try doing something even though it is difficult

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades PK-1
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Planks
  • Target:  Core + Shoulders
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture against a wall
2. Walk your feet forward a foot or two as you lower your body down against the wall (like you’re sitting into a chair)
3. Track your knees in line with your ankles (if you need to adjust your feet)
4. Make sure your thighs are parallel to the floor
5. Push your feet into the floor and your back into the wall
6. Keep your thighs and feet together, and cross your arms over your chest
7. Pull your abs in and squeeze your thighs as you hold this position (don’t forget to breathe!)

Sequence

– 1 minute hold

Modification

If there are no walls available:
– Lower down into a chair pose and maintain proper posture (see ANGRY exercise)

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Perseverance mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

What makes you feel perseverance?

Real-World Connection

What do you picture when you feel perseverance?

Academic Connection

Write a word or draw a picture that comes to mind when you think of the word Perseverance.

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