Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
  • Teacher Resources


  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Standing Parallel Thigh Work
  • Target:  Thighs
  • Equipment:  Chair or Desk
Workout guide


1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel; rest your hand on a desk or chair for balance and the other hand on your hip
3. Stand tall, shoulders back and down
4. Raise your heels all the way up
5. Bend your knees forward without dropping your heels
6. Keep your shoulders in line with your hips and your hips in line with your heels, chest open
7. Lower your hips down and up (don’t drop your heels!)


– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 10 second hold (outside arm extends to the ceiling)


If you have knee discomfort:
– Decrease the bend in your knees
– Keep your feet flat on the ground


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 Ambitious mean to you in this moment?



Describe a time when you tried something new. How did it feel?


Do you think of yourself as ambitious? Why or why not?


Describe a goal that you have for yourself for this school year.

Real-World Connection


Who is an ambitious person in your family? What characteristics does this person have?

Learning Environment

Describe a time when you tried something ambitious in school. What did you learn from this experience?


When have you seen people come together to work toward a goal?

Academic Connection


Define one ambition you have in ELA this year.

Social Studies

Describe a time when ambition has helped a person rise to power in a society.


Do you think scientists are ambitious? Why or why not?

Fun Fact

Walt Disney was ambitious at a young age. He started sketching regularly when he was just four years old.