Join Us For The #eduninja30 Day Fitness Challenge This October!

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Who’s ready to join us? This October marks the 5th free “EduNinja™ 30 Day Health & Fitness Challenge”. #eduninja30 is going to be bigger and better this year. As most of you know this is my first year in 21 years that I’m taking my teaching outside the classroom. As an author, speaker, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, and online Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, I’m inviting more people to join our challenge. That means if you’ve been a part of our fun community then please invite 2 or more inspiring friends and those who may benefit from this supportive community.

Originally I started this health and fitness challenge to provide teachers, principals, and school staff some easy strategies to incorporate into their day so they could be at their best for their students. But can’t any business person, student, stay at home parent, and athlete always learn more and inspire others to lead a healthier life to be their best? Yes. So let’s invite more people to our challenge this year.

Here’s how to start getting ready for the challenge:

  • Join our private Facebook group: eduninja30 to support & inspire each other.
  • Share the #eduninja30 invite and personally invite 2 or more new friends. Maybe even do the workouts together as a big or small team.
  • #eduninja30 on all your social media pics to inspire others.

Stay tuned for more info.

Thanks for inspiring fitness ninjas everywhere!

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We Kicked Off 2019 With #EduNinja30

Hello Friends,

My name is Jennifer Burdis. You may know me as the founder of EduNinja™, a 20 year veteran elementary teacher, keynote speaker, fitness instructor, and author. Growing up in Pennsylvania, sports were an important part of my life, from playing volleyball at Penn State to competing on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior seasons six and seven.

With the release of my first book The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits for Building a Stronger Mind and Body, I’m excited to share with all people, especially teachers, administrators, and school staff the importance of giving yourself the gift of health and wellness to better serve others. When you feel better, you may teach better, and students can potentially learn better from teachers who are healthy, happy, and engaged in their lessons.

January 7th marks the kickoff for the fourth annual EduNinja 30-Day Challenge. #eduninja30 will again inspire educators to incorporate physical activity, healthy eating, kinesthetic lessons, and mindfulness into the classroom promoting a culture of health in schools while building community across the nation. But it’s not just for educators. It’s for everyone everywhere. 

The easiest way to join this health and wellness party is to tell your friends, principal, retweet to friends on social media, and grab your coworkers. We’re going to be moving some desks out of the way, or you may end up working out in your pj’s before school because these EduNinja workouts can be completed just about anywhere!

The primary goal is to increase cardio this month, learn a few new exercises to add to your routine, and connect with a like minded group to hold ourselves to a new standard with the support of others. The workouts are adapted for all levels, and you can try as many new exercises by looking at the easy-to-follow weekly videos on this website under the #eduninja30 tab.

Please be sure to consult your physician before starting any workout program, and I encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI (Body Mass Index) and any prior health conditions or injuries. It is also recommended to have a certified personal trainer help you determine what level to start at, if appropriate, and help guide you with proper form through these exercises.

There are so many ways you can participate. Choose your favorite social media tool to stay connected.

What You’ll Need Before You Start

  • Sign up at: eduninja.net and check out weekly videos.
  • Request access to the private “eduninja30” Facebook group where we support, encourage, and build community with awesome teachers, administrators, and friends.
  • Follow and tag @jennifer_burdis on Twitter with #eduninja30, follow eduninja30 or jenniferburdis on Instagram.
  • Please help spread the word among other coworkers, friends, and family. Use #eduninja30 when you post pictures.

It might be helpful to have the items listed below:

A yoga mat.

Download the Tabata Pro app. timer.

Obtain a Swiss Ball and medicine ball (purchase, borrow these, or get access to a gym with them).

Preparing for the Challenge

Have a forty-ounce reusable water container at your desk and have students keep a reusable water container at their desks too. Have a student ring a water bell every hour and have everyone drink out of their water container. Try finishing the forty ounces before the end of the school day.

Log your meals and beverages daily. Try adding more vegetables, while still eating high quality proteins, and complex carbs. Be mindful of portion sizes and reducing foods that contain sugar, salt, and saturated fats. Try buying almost all perishable foods and get in the habit of eating an earlier dinner – not right before bedtime. Clear out all junk food from your home and just go out for reasonable treats.

Commit to going to bed before 10:00 p.m. knowing you’ll feel better in the morning. Sleep plays a huge part in your willpower, choosing to exercise, and eating well.

Gather a group of fun friends and decide on a place to meet to do the daily workouts together before, during (with administration approval during school lunch hours, of course), or after school.

The Fitness Part of the EduNinja 30-Day Challenge

Week 1

Level 1: 20-25 minutes of cardio such as: walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 2-3 x a week.

Level 2: 30-35 minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 4-5 x a week. Add one set or more of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Level 3: 45-50 minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5-6 x a week. Add multiple sets of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group.

Week 2

Level 1: 25-30 minutes of cardio such as: walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 2-3 x a week.

Level 2: 35-40 minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 4-5 x a week. Add one set or more of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Level 3: 55-60 minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5-6 x a week. Add multiple sets of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group.

Week 3

Level 1: 25-30+ minutes of cardio such as: brisk walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 2-3 x a week.

Level 2: 35-45+ minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 4-5 x a week. Add one set or more of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Level 3: 55-60+ minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5-6 x a week. Add multiple sets of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group. 

Week 4

Level 1: 30+ minutes of cardio such as: brisk walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 3 x a week.

Level 2: 45+ minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5 x a week. Add one set or more of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Level 3: 60+ minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 6 x a week. Add multiple sets of the weekly EduNinja™ exercises to your routine.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group to inspire others.

Each week I’ll post one video sharing 4 exercises to add to your cardio routine. Please download the Tabata Pro Timer.

Level 1: Stay committed to your fun movement goals. Could you try one new exercise from the EduNinja Challenge weekly video?

Level 2: Could you add 1-2 sets of the EduNinja Challenge weekly exercises to your cardio days?

Level 3: Could you add 2-3 sets of the EduNinja Challenge weekly exercises added to your cardio days?

If you are looking for a way to hold yourself more accountable in reaching your goals, getting the daily workout, trying new brain breaks, gathering kinesthetic lesson ideas, getting nutrition and mindfulness tools, and making better daily food choices, then please join us on Facebook at EduNinja30. We’re better together, so let’s do this! Together we can inspire healthy fitness ninjas across the country.

Twitter: jennifer_burdis

Facebook: “eduninja30” private group (ask to join)

Instagram: eduninja30 or jenniferburdis

Website: eduninja.net

In health and happiness,

Jen Burdis

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A huge thanks to Athleta for encouraging and empowering teachers, students, families, and friends with fitness community events. It was an awesome way to kickoff summer!

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It was an honor to give an Ed-Talk at this year’s CA Teacher Summit Cal State Northridge site July 27th. This year’s theme was: It’s Personal Meeting The Needs of Every Student “Grit: Aren’t you glad you didn’t quit?” Please check out the video under the blog tab.

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