Dedication

The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 9-12
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Clam Hold
  • Target:  Core
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture, facing sideways at the edge of a chair
2. Place your hands underneath your shoulders at either end of the seat of the chair
3. Turn your palms out and hold the edges of the chair with your fingertips
4. Lean back; using your abs, lift your legs up from the floor
5. Balance on your glutes, keeping your thighs and feet together and your abs activated
6. Keep your abs pulled in tightly, shoulders back and down
7. Lean back more and pull your legs out further to increase the challenge as you hold

Sequence

– 30 second hold
– Rest
– 30 second hold

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Sit straight up in your chair (instead
of leaning back) and lift only your legs off the floor

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 Dedication mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

In the past, how have you stayed dedicated to your goals and dreams when parts of your day-to-day life have been disrupted?

Present

Think critically about the word DEDICATION. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?

Future

What is one thing (a value, concept, or person) that you care about, and how can you stay dedicated to this thing in the future?

Real-World Connection

Family

What are some values that your family is dedicated to? Do your values align with your family’s?

Learning Environment

With the other members of your learning environment, work together to decide on a unifying word. This word should represent a concept or goal that you are all dedicated to this school year.

Community

Dedicate yourself to a cause within your community by taking one action step to show support. Share your plan with your peers.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a “love letter” to an activity or hobby in your life that you are dedicated to.

Social Studies

How can a statue or monument represent a community’s dedication toward something? Why are these statues sometimes controversial?

STEM

What role does dedication play in scientific discovery?

Fun Fact

The longest marathon on a pogo stick was 206,864 bounces, achieved by American James Roumeliotis at Pogopalooza 8 in Costa Mesa, California, on July 29, 2011. James bounced for 20 hours and 13 minutes. Now that’s dedication!