Commit

To pledge or engage oneself

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 2-3
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  V-Position
  • Target:  Thighs + Glutes + Calves
  • Equipment:  Chair or Desk
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture next to a chair or desk
2. Place your heels together and your toes apart, making a small v-position with your feet
3. Bend your knees and raise your heels an inch off the floor, keeping your heels together (use the chair or desk to help with balance)
4. Lean your upper body back to maintain your NaliniKIDS posture, dropping your tailbone and keeping your shoulders back and down (as if you were leaning against an imaginary wall)
5. Pull your abs in, lift your chest, and keep your head up
6. Lower your hips down and up (don’t drop your heels!)

Sequence

– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 5 second hold (arms extend to ceiling)

Modification

If you have knee or ankle discomfort or pain:
– Keep your heels on the ground

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 Commit mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Have you ever felt committed to something that you're no longer interested in? If so, why did your commitment change?

Present

Describe something you like to do every single day.

Future

What would you like to commit to in your future?

Real-World Connection

Family

Who shows commitment in your family, and how do they show it?

Learning Environment

Describe a time when you showed commitment to an assignment in school.

Community

Name are some communities that you are committed to.

Academic Connection

ELA

Draw a picture of your future self doing an activity that you are committed to. Include a sentence describing your picture.

Social Studies

How do people show commitment to their country?

STEM

Write a hypothesis about what you think other kids your age are most committed to.

Fun Fact

Geese show commitment to their flock. If a goose is sick or injured, his or her partner will often refuse to leave, even if winter is approaching and the others in the group are flying south.