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Instilling a Life-Long Love of Fitness

When you ask most adults to recall their experience in middle school PE, you get a wide array of responses, but very few of them are pleasant. Climbing the rope, awkward attempts at pull-ups with underdeveloped arms, being last to get picked for teams — the list goes on.

This isn’t the fault of the well-meaning PE teachers we worked with. Most of them were coaches and athletes themselves, and grew up believing that anyone could be an athlete if they just tried hard enough.

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Procrastination in the Age of Distraction

Procrastination is a crime, it only leads to sorrow. I can stop it anytime, I think I will tomorrow…

I learned that little jingle back in 7th grade, and it still goes through my head when I’m putting things off. Like just the other day when, Ironically enough… I was trying to assess these projects. On procrastination.

Procrastination has always been an issue for middle school students. I mean… it must have been, if my 7th grade teacher, Mr. Everett felt the need to teach us a song about it. And this was way back in 1989, when our biggest distractions (at least mine anyway) were the phone, Sweet Valley High books, and a Milli Vanilli song on the radio. Don’t judge me. I’m sure the 7th grade you had questionable taste as well.

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