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Feeling or expressing distress and annoyance

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



Reflect on a task that has made you feel frustrated. What lesson can you take away from this frustration?


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


What advice would you give to someone about how to cope with frustration?

Real-World Connection


What habits have you learned from your family in regards to expressing your frustration? Do you think they are healthy habits or unhealthy habits?

Learning Environment

What do you think is the best way to communicate frustration in your learning environment, and why?


What different methods can communities use to express their frustration about a community-wide issue? (For example: protesting, phone calls, legal processes, etc.) Which method do you think is most effective? Least effective?

Academic Connection


Write a letter to a leader in your community expressing your frustration toward an issue, and propose a solution for the future.

Social Studies

Have you ever felt frustrated about a historical or current event? How can you constructively express your frustration?


Create a YouTube “How To” video that teaches others how to solve a frustrating problem.

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.