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Feeling or expressing distress and annoyance

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


  • Type:  Cardio
  • Excercise:  Squat Boxing
  • Target:  Total Body + Cardio Warm-Up
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide


1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Separate your feet wider than your hips
3. Bend your knees and drop your hips down into a low squat
4. Bend your elbows; bring your arms in front of your torso and make fists with your hands (boxing stance)
5. Alternating sides, upper cut right and left, coming back to center each time
6. Stay in a low squat as you continue moving just the upper body, keeping your abs in


– 10 reps (heels down)
– 10 reps (heels up)
– 5 second hold (heels up)

NOTE: Right + left = one rep


If you have knee or ankle discomfort or pain:
– Keep your heels down for all
reps and decrease the bend in your knees

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 Frustrated mean to you in this moment?

Choose from the additional reflection prompts below to customize this lesson and meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson!



When have you felt frustrated, and how did you show it?


How does your face look when you are frustrated? How does your body feel when you are frustrated?


What advice would you give to someone who is feeling frustrated?

Real-World Connection


Where do you go or whom do you talk to if you are feeling frustrated at home?

Learning Environment

Have you ever felt frustrated while completing a school assignment? How did you deal with that frustration?


Describe something that frustrates people in your community. What do they do about it?

Academic Connection


Draw a picture of how you handle frustration. Write a sentence describing your picture.

Social Studies

Have you ever felt frustrated about a historical event? What made you feel frustrated when you learned about this event?


Describe something that can be frustrating about technology.

Fun Fact

Frustrating or a fun challenge? The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is believed to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. Try saying this tongue twister: “Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheap cheddar cheese.”