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Push-ups

A strength training exercise for the pectoral muscles, core muscles, anterior deltoids, posterior deltoids, and triceps

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Crunches

A strength training exercise for the abdominal muscles

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Squats

A strength training exercise for the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and core

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Lunges

A strength training exercise for the quads, hamstrings, and glutes

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Jumping Jacks & Jumping Trunk Twists

Two dynamic stretches for the legs, torso, and arms

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Torso Twist

A dynamic stretch for the lower and upper back muscles

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Toe Touches

A dynamic stretch for the hamstrings and back muscles

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Neck & Shoulder Warm-up

A two-part dynamic stretch for the neck muscles and shoulder muscles

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Leg Swings

A two-part dynamic stretch for the hip flexors, hip extensors, hip adductors, and hip abductors

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Vegetable Scramble

Students get moving while learning about a variety of vegetables

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FUBAR

Students jog while suggesting ways to transform greasy, fast food favorites into nutritious meals.

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Stand Up Sit Down

Students change their position from sitting to standing in response to whether they eat certain healthy snack foods.

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Stop N Go

Students learn the effects of healthy and less healthy foods in this energetic game

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Form 101: Introduction

Form 101 is a five segment series that explains the fundamentals of good running form. This segment covers the importance of teaching good form and six guidelines for approaching form training.

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Ankle Stretches

Three dynamic stretches for the calf muscles, shin muscles, and ankle tendons

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Vegetable Scramble

Students get moving while learning about a variety of vegetables

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Red Light Green Light

A fun physical activity that teaches students about how their bodies react to different dinner foods

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Sugar Hop

Students learn the difference between added and natural sugar in this fun game

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Form 101: Fundamental Athletic Skills

Runners must develop a full range of fundamental athletic skills in order to perform at their highest levels and avoid injury.

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Form 101: Running Posture

Good posture is an important element of running form that helps runners move more efficiently, avoid injury, and have a positive mental outlook.

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Seated Trunk Twist

A static stretch for the back muscles

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Form 101: Leg Movements

This segment focuses on elements of the leg movement that lengthen the running stride and increase turnover for faster running, and that promote comfortable, injury-free running.

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The Hot Seat

Students learn how to always have a healthy lunch in this spirited game

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Protein Toss

Students learn protein-rich dinner foods with this lively game

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Stand Up/Sit Down

Students compare healthy foods they like to eat in this energetic game

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Form 101: Arm Movements

The arm swing is critically important for stabilizing the body when running. It is also an area where runners can often make major efficiency improvements.

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Quad Stretch

A static stretch for the quadriceps, or quads

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Sandwich Stack

Together, students create healthy sandwiches in this relay game

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Menu Mash Up

Students work together to create healthy dinner menus

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Sandwich Stack

Together, students create healthy sandwiches in this relay game

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Stop N Go

Students learn the effects of healthy and less healthy foods in this energetic game

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Calf & Achilles Stretch

A two-part static stretch for the calf muscles and Achilles tendons

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Protein Toss

Students learn protein-rich lunch foods with this lively game

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Food Detective

Student detectives get moving and gather clues to figure out their healthy dinner foods

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Perfect Portion

Students get creative and persuasive while learning about appropriate portion sizes

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Red Light Green Light

A fun physical activity that teaches students about how their bodies react to different breakfast foods

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Foot Fire

A form game that teaches body control and promotes running on the balls of the feet and quick turnover

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Hamstring Stretches

Two static stretches for the hamstrings

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Menu Mash-up

Students work together to create healthy lunch menus

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Eat the Rainbow!

An interactive game that teaches students the importance of eating a variety of healthy dinner foods

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Pasta Weave

In this relay game, students learn healthy foods that can be added to pasta

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Bang the Drums

A form exercise that promotes awareness and control of the arms while teaching the fundamentals of arm swing

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Foods on Five!

Counting aloud, students move around in a circle, substituting multiples of "5" with healthy snack foods.

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Fruit Scramble

Students get moving and dancing while learning a variety of healthy fruits

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Copy Cat

A form activity that promotes positive attitudes and teaches how attitudes and feelings can affect running

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Glute Stretch

A static stretch for the gluteal muscles, or glutes

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Lunch Tag

Students compare healthy lunch foods they have eaten in this twist on tag

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Dinner Tag

Students compare healthy dinner foods they have eaten in this twist on tag

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"Kick It" for Water

Students learn the importance of water and work on their soccer skills in this fun game

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Animal Tag

A game that teaches body control and develops overall fitness and fundamental athletic skills

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Bad Form/Good Form

A form exercise that teaches and reinforces efficient running technique

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Wheat, Barley, Rye, GO!

In this wacky version of "Rock, Paper, Scissors," students strategize and chase each other while learning about whole grains.

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Breakfast Memory Moves

Students work together to create a dance about how their favorite, healthy breakfast foods make them feel

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Time Trials

A pacing exercise that establishes a baseline for each runner's fitness level and pacing skill, and provides an opportunity to practice pacing and monitor progress

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Face Relaxation

A form exercise that teaches runners to relax their jaw muscles and face muscles

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Cobra & Childs Pose

Complementary static stretches for the abdominal muscles, lower back muscles, shoulders, and hip joints

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Loopy Laps

Students alter their speed according to the healthiness of lunch foods in this dynamic game.

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Dinner Moves

Students work together to create a dance about how their eating habits make them feel

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Keep it Up!

Students learn healthy food choices in this playful game

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Obstacle Medley

A relay game that develops physical fitness, general athletic skills, and form skills

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Butt Kicks

A form exercise that strengthens the hamstrings and trains them to contract forcefully as the feet strike the ground

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Loopy Laps

In this game, students will speed up or slow down their movements in response to the healthiness of the food named.

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Breakfast Behaviors

A quick exercise that gets students moving as they review their healthy breakfast choices

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The Centipede

A pacing activity that teaches running at a controlled pace

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Tight Rope

A two-part form exercise that improves balance and joint stability, and develops power in the hamstrings and hip extensors

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Butterfly Stretch

A static stretch for the inner thighs, hips, and groin

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Foods on Five!

Students use their math skills to learn about healthy snack choices

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Beanbag Toss

Students learn healthy food choices in this fast-paced game

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Go Bananas!

Students create cheers explaining the benefits of various fruits

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Toe Tag

A game that is great exercise and develops athletic skills

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Uphill Challenge

A form exercise that teaches the importance of the arm swing, especially for hill-running, and promotes improvements in arm technique and arm power

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Snack Mime

In this new twist on charades, students mime preparing healthy dinners while partners mirror and guess the meal.

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Breakfast Beat

Students compare healthy breakfast foods they've eaten in this active game

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Running Rewards

A pacing exercise and fun team competition that trains runners to identify the effort it takes to run at their goal race pace and teaches them how to monitor their speed

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Bricks & Feathers

A form exercise that encourages runners to avoid plodding, land softly on the balls of the feet, and run with upright posture and fluid arm swing

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Arms Over Head

A static stretch for the triceps muscles, side abdominals, and latissimus dorsi, or lats

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Food Detective

Student detectives get moving and gather clues to figure out their healthy lunch foods

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Alphabet Toss

Together, students create an alphabet of their favorite, healthy dinner foods in this active game

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Fruit Kebob Tag

Students learn about healthy snacks in this wacky version of tag

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Continuous Relay

A game that improves speed, endurance, and pacing skills

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Cariocas

A form exercise that improves coordination and agility, as well as stretches and strengthens muscles in the hips, groin, and abdomen

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Eat the Rainbow!

An interactive game that teaches students the importance of eating a variety of healthy snack foods

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Alphabet Toss

Together, students create an alphabet of their favorite, healthy breakfast foods in this active game

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Out & Back

A pacing exercise that tests runners' ability to run at a consistent or "even" pace and hones their skills for judging and controlling their own pace

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Funky Run

A form exercise that promotes body control and specific aspects of good form

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Arm Stretches

Two static stretches for the posterior deltoid muscles, triceps muscles, shoulder muscles, and latissimus dorsi, or lats

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Colors for Lunch

Students get moving and learn the importance of eating a rainbow of lunch foods

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A What?! (Vegetable Version)

Students learn about less common vegetables in this fast-paced game

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Fast Food to Go Food!

Students brainstorm healthy alternatives to fast foods in this active game

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Bean Bag Race

A game that combines friendly competition with high-intensity running to improve runners' speed, anaerobic endurance, agility, and power

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High Knees

A form exercise that develops strength and endurance of the hip flexors and quads and stretches the hip extensors

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Colors for Snack

Students get moving and learn the importance of eating a rainbow of snack foods

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"A What?!" (Fruit Version)

Students learn about less common fruits in this fast-paced game

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Controlled Fartlek

A pacing exercise that teaches runners how much energy they need to sustain different paces and trains the body to control and respond to changes in speed

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High Skips

A form exercise that develops powerful push-offs and greater knee lift; trains the body to use the elastic energy stored in the muscles and tendons; and develops strength, power, and endurance of...

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Pre-Run Breathing

A warm-up activity that focuses and energizes kids, reminds them to breathe consistently, and helps them breathe better

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Technique Strides

A form exercise that reinforces strengths and eliminates weaknesses in runners' techniques

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Arm Scissors

A dynamic stretch for the pectoral muscles, upper back muscles, shoulder muscles, and upper arm muscles

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