Confidence

Belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-reliance

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Planks
  • Target:  Core + Shoulders
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Place your hands shoulder width apart on a chair with a firm grip
3. Raise your heels up and walk your feet back enough so that you are leaning into the chair
4. Make sure the weight of your body is in your hands, to avoid pushing the chair forward
5. Squeeze your glutes, tighten your abs, and keep your back flat
6. Tuck your hips under as you pull your abs in more
7. Pull your shoulders back and keep your head up, eyes focused forward (form a straight line with your body from the top of your head to your heels)

Sequence

– 10 leg lifts (left leg only)
– 5 second hold (left leg up)
– 10 leg lifts (right leg only)
– 5 second hold (right leg up)
– 10 second hold (plank position)

Modification

If you have wrist discomfort or pain:
– Turn your palms out
– If the pain persists, use the floor and do the plank on your forearms without any variations (only do the hold sequence!)

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 Confidence mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you felt proud of yourself.

Present

How might someone act when they're feeling confident?

Future

Identify something you love about yourself that you don't want to change in the future, and share why.

Real-World Connection

Family

In your family, whom do you feel confident around, and why?

Learning Environment

Which school subject do you feel most confident about? Why?

Community

Name a community that you feel proud to be a part of, and explain why.

Academic Connection

ELA

Create a song, poem, drawing, or dance that completes the sentence: “I am special because…”

Social Studies

How does your culture help you feel confident?

STEM

How can you use science to make a decision that you feel confident about?

Fun Fact

Baby giraffes take their first steps 30-60 minutes after being born. Talk about confidence!