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 6-8
  • 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

Identify one thing (a value, concept, or person) that you are dedicated to in this moment, and explain why.

Future

What are some challenges that could get in the way of your dedication in the future? How could you overcome these challenges?

Real-World Connection

Family

Choose any family member and identify a value that this person is dedicated to. How do they demonstrate their dedication?

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

In your community, who supports you in reaching your goals, and how?

Academic Connection

ELA

Create a word cloud in the shape of an object that represents an activity you are dedicated to (i.e. a soccer ball if you are dedicated to soccer). Inside the word cloud, write as many words as you can think of that you associate with that activity.

Social Studies

How can a statue or monument represent a community’s dedication toward something?

STEM

Set one short-term math goal to accomplish this week and one long-term math goal to accomplish this year.

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!