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Feeling or expressing distress and annoyance

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 6-8
  • 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!



Understanding frustration can inspire you to learn about yourself. Can you describe a time when you learned something from your frustration?


Reflect on a task that makes you feel frustrated. Why does this task make you feel that way?


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

Real-World Connection


What are some acceptable ways for you to express frustration in your family?

Learning Environment

Within your learning environment, how can you constructively communicate your frustration?


Describe an area of frustration for members of your community, and reflect on how they express this frustration.

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? Describe why this event made or makes you feel frustrated.


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.