#eduninja30 “EduNinja™ 30 Day Health & Fitness Challenge”

unnamed-1Who’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.


Thanks for inspiring fitness ninjas everywhere!


To learn more about Jen Burdis go to http://jenburdis.com/ to contact her about online nutrition coaching, personal training, leading a workshop at your school, being a keynote speaker or for info. about her book The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body go to Amazon.com https://amzn.to/2xS6Hyu  or Barnes & Noble.com.


The Honor Flight San Diego Forgotten Heroes Fundraiser: Honoring our WWII and Korean War Veterans for their Service and Sacrifice

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Grateful to spend time with these vets who sometimes may doubt if people remember what they did for our country.  A friend flew on this past trip as a guardian and her experience was priceless. Meeting these heroes after seeing her pictures and videos throughout the trip was unforgettable.

The Honor Flight San Diego is a nonprofit organization created to honor America’s World War II and Korean War veterans for their service and sacrifice. Honor Flight San Diego flies heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. For more information please visit: www.honorflightsandiego.org

EduNinja™ Summer News

Eduninja™ Fitness & Fun Summer Selfie Contest

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How do you make fitness and wellness fun? We started taking healthy selfies…of healthy fruits and veggies we picked up at the local farmer’s market, taking on new exercise challenges with friends, and yes times of relaxation for balance. There’s still time to join us. It’s easy. Here’s how:

  1. Ask to join eduninja30 closed Facebook group by searching eduninja30 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/1631117300493827/
  1. Follow: https://twitter.com/jennifer_burdis

https://www.instagram.com/jenniferburdis/  https://www.instagram.com/eduninja30/

  1. Post Selfies with #EduNinjaMindset and tag Jennifer Burdis on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for a Chance to Win Prizes.
  2. Get your game board here: https://adobe.ly/2lPwcYi

Our July EduNinja™ Free Community Workout was a blast!

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A huge thanks to Derek Flail and Ryan Poletti for spreading the word and helping to organize this event. It was an awesome turnout of people of all ages coming together, getting those endorphins going, meeting new friends, and staying connected. Thanks to everyone who joined us and told others so they could join us next time. My hope is to meet up again Thanksgiving break. We might need to get creative with the weather. : )


Check out our pics  https://www.instagram.com/jenniferburdis/ and http://jenburdis.com/

The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body Book Signing at Roma Pizzeria in Pottsville, PA


A Huge Thanks To Roma Pizzeria in Pottsville, PA for Hosting The EduNinja Mindset Book Signing. If you haven’t tried their chicken beet salad, it’s as amazing as their pizza. It was inspiring seeing mentors, coaches, friends, family, and making new connections. Thank you for your support.

EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body book link:  https://amzn.to/2xS6Hyu Check out our pics  https://www.instagram.com/jenniferburdis/  and http://jenburdis.com/

The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body at The Student Book Store at Penn State 


37109715_10213750424808328_7983957707746967552_nA big shout out to Mark Farrell and everyone at The Student Bookstore for supporting local authors. I’m grateful for all the future ninjas I met there. We held up sidewalk traffic a few times as students and I did a few push-ups together. I also had an opportunity to meet local author and former teacher Denise L. Kaminsky. Please check out her Nittany Lion books. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003122097880


EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body book link:  https://amzn.to/2xS6Hyu Check out our pics  https://www.instagram.com/jenniferburdis/ and http://jenburdis.com/

Better Together CA California Teachers Summit

What an honor to be a small part of this amazing statewide event!  The summit featured a live video feed from keynote speaker Sir Ken Robinson for 10,000 plus teachers across the state of California at the Cal State schools. A huge thanks to the team at Cal State Northridge for organizing this and allowing me to give an Ed Talk at this location. It was an incredible day of collaboration and learning.

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This year’s theme was: It’s Personal Meeting the Needs of EVERY Student by Building Relationships & Fostering ‘Grit Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Quit?’

Click here to watch this 8 minute Ed Talk.:  https://youtu.be/JPeuUmu6-i4

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You Tube ScreenshotCheck out our pics  https://www.instagram.com/jenniferburdis/  and http://jenburdis.com/

If your school or organization is looking to build a healthier culture, set bigger goals, develop grit, enhance performance, and strengthen relationships, bring Jen Burdis to your school! Check out jenburdis.com or eduninja.net for details.

Would You Like Your Your EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body Book Review To be Featured On Amazon.com, eduninja.net, or jenburdis.com?

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It would be fun for us to see your book review up on this website or Amazon for the world to see along with endorsements from Gabby Reece, Russ Rose, Kerry Mc Coy, Jon Gordon, Dr. John Skretta, Adam Taliaferro, Sean Gaillard, and Peg Pennepacker. Please click here eduninja.net jenburdis.com to see what they are saying about The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body. To leave an Amazon review please click here: and email me your review at ninjajenburdis@gmail.com so I can post it.

Upcoming Events:

Join Us For The Penn State Alumni Association: San Diego Chapter – SDPSU Padres vs. Phillies Game Aug. 11th. Tailgate starting at 3:00 p.m. with a 5:40 game time. https://www.facebook.com/SDPSU/

Listen to the Chris Watson podcast: I was honored to be a guest. Please check out the awesome work he’s doing to inspire and motivate others. https://twitter.com/Mr_Chris_Watson https://www.instagram.com/mr.chriswatson/

San Diego UTC Mall Back to School Health and Wellness Event at Athleta in August. Date and Time TBA. https://twitter.com/AthletaUTC

First Football Weekend at Penn State University EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits For Building a Stronger Mind and Body Book Signing Event at The Penn State Bookstore on campus Sept. 1st 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Book Link: https://amzn.to/2xS6Hyu WE ARE!!!!

Free Community EduNinja™ Thanksgiving Week Workout in Schuylkill County Date TBA (If you have any ideas based on weather or making this event even better please email me at ninjajenburdis@gmail.com

Get Out There and Keep Inspiring Others With Your Quest For Personal Greatness

What can we do to inspire health and wellness among friends, family, or work environment?  We’re taking the first step here by surrounding ourselves with this supportive and caring community.  As teachers, parents, individuals we are all role models. No matter our age or exercise experience our job is to care for ourselves so we’re at our very best for our families, friends, and students.

Together we can make a positive change. I’ll be continuing to host free workouts, online challenges and contests, book signings and meet and greets, and speaking to sports teams, teachers, and students.

I can’t wait to see and share what you are doing so we can inspire others. Please be sure to reach out if you’d like me to speak to your team, school, organization. Stay connected and keep doing what you do best. Thanks for inspiring health and wellness for our communities.


Upcoming Pennsylvania and Online Opportunities To Grow Your Health and Wellness


The EduNinja Fitness & Fun Summer Selfie Scavenger Hunt: Starting Mon. July 2nd

EduNinja™ Summer Fitness

Who wants to go on a summer fitness scavenger hunt? Let’s start this week July 2nd. Join us virtually for The EduNinja™ Fitness & Fun Summer Selfie Contest. It’s easy. Just pick an activity from the list, snap a selfie, #EduNinjaMindset and post to social media. If you don’t want the whole world seeing your pics then just post it to our “closed” eduninja30 Facebook group by “asking to join” and where you’ll be inspiring others. I can’t wait to see those pictures, and I might see you back in Pennsylvania: Phoenixville, Bethlehem, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Haven, Pottsville, and State College for some summer workouts, book signings, and fun for this EduNinja™Fitness & Fun Summer Selfie scavenger hunt.
Click: https://adobe.ly/2lPwcYi

EduNinja™ Free Outdoor Community Workout

Join us for a free, all ages, outdoor community workout Thursday July 12th 6 PM to 7 PM Schuylkill Haven, PA – Location TBA.

Are you ready to sneak in a stealth workout with the EduNinja? Join Jen Burdis, two-time American Ninja Warrior contestant, 4th grade teacher, author, and trainer as she leads a free outdoor community workout Thursday July 12th from 6 PM -7 PM in Schuylkill Haven, PA. Location TBA

All ages, skill levels, and families are welcome and encouraged to join. The best part is the strength you’ll gain from training together as a fun, encouraging, and hard-working group. You’ll leave sweaty, make new friends, and inspire others. We can’t wait for you to join us!


The EduNinja Mindset Book Launch Party

Join us Friday July 13th 5-7 PM Roma Pizzeria, 116 West Market St. Pottsville PA 17901 for Happy Hour, fun conversation, and the book launch for The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits for Building a Stronger Mind and Body. Book link here: https://amzn.to/2xS6Hyu

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Penn State EduNinja Mindset Book Signing at The Student Bookstore

Join us at Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th at The Student Bookstore 330 E College Ave, State College, PA for Arts Fest.  Jen will be there for a book signing of The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits for Building a Stronger Mind and Body. Exact times TBA

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Please Join Me as I Host #BetterTogetherCA Twitter Chat June 4th, #tlap June 11th, #eduninja30 Challenge This Month, Athleta EduNinja™ Fit June 16th



Hello California teacher and friends! Join us Monday, June 4th, 7 – 8 pm as we celebrate the school year and kickoff summer strong with the #bettertogetherca chat and the follow up free day of learning this summer. Sign up here: How can we nurture creativity in schools? #BetterTogetherCA keynote speaker @SirKenRobinson will kick off our 2018 Summit this July 27th and make the case for a learning revolution. More about registration at https://buff.ly/2qTeeXY

The #eduninja30 Health and Wellness Challenge

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May 16th marked the beginning of the third annual EduNinja Challenge. It’s not too late to join us. This year’s 30 day challenge will again inspire educators and friends to increase physical activity and mindful, healthy eating by connecting and supporting each other here.

Please invite teachers, families, and friends to join our group and give themselves the gift of health and wellness this month: May 16th – June 15th. Please follow us: eduninja30  on Instagram or @jennifer_burdis on Twitter. Thanks for inspiring healthy students. Please go to eduninja.net for more information.

Athleta Hosts Jen Burdis with EduNinja™Fit to Kickoff Summer!

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Are you ready to sneak in a stealth workout with the EduNinja? Join Jen Burdis, two-time American Ninja Warrior contestant, educator, author, and trainer as she leads a high intensity interval training session Saturday, June 16th from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. followed by a book signing of her new book The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits for Building a Stronger Mind and Body.

All ages, skill levels, and families are welcome and encouraged to join. This class will test your strength, balance, cardiovascular fitness, and agility. Exercises will range from whole body dynamic bodyweight intervals, circuits using light weights, bands, Bosu, plyos, and core strengthening exercises.

The best part is the strength you’ll gain from training together as a fun, encouraging, and hard-working group. You’ll leave sweaty, make new friends, and inspire others. We can’t wait for you to join us! Thanks for inspiring healthy teachers, students, families, and friends. See you Saturday, June 16th at 9 a.m. for this kickoff to summer!

Thanks for inspiring healthy teacher, students, families, and friends.

CUE Rock Star Camp

Many teachers and students looked at Friday, June 16th as the last day of school; although, other educators, including the CUE Rock Star teachers, looked at it as an opportunity to meet up with innovative teachers in a fun learning environment. These two days involved exploring new technology, learning new skills, and building community. The CUE Rock Star Camp is an awesome opportunity to practice those next steps in your life long learning journey, and the perfect way to start summer feeling revitalized and inspired by fellow CUE Rock Stars!I was honored to be a part of the CUE faculty this year and grateful to lead 6 sessions this camp.

We had fun moving through the first day with EduNinja™ Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness activities.




Some teachers were a little sore from day one but that didn’t stop them from moving on day two with the team Buncee photo scavenger hunt.


Here’s what our sessions looked like: http://bit.ly/2sqV1hs


Take a look at some of the Buncee scavenger hunt creations.


Mike, Hyun, Cindy: http://bit.ly/2rSW1r5

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Sue: http://bit.ly/2rTmO6y


#theescapeartists http://bit.ly/2rSICPz


Denise: http://bit.ly/2rOHq4C


Dana & Sharon  (The Fabulous Firsties)http://bit.ly/2tErAGW




Winners will be posted here soon so keep an eye out. A huge thanks to all the rock stars that attended the June session. I learned so much, made awesome new friends, and I’m already looking forward to the next collaboration. Stay in touch, and thanks for inspiring healthy teachers and students.

CUE Rock Star Camp


I’m both honored and excited to join the awesome Cue Rock Star faculty on Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th for these two fun filled days of learning for this sold out event. On Monday join us on a Hero’s Journey to make the world a healthier place. Learn fun and dynamic ways to keep students healthy, fit, moving, and engaged in your lessons. We’ll be fighting off villains like inactivity, unhealthy food choices, and multitasking by learning simple and easy to use tools such as new brain breaks, kinesthetic lessons, and mindfulness activities to easily integrate into your day. As you venture on this EduNinja quest you’ll see why you and your students will be feeling dynamic and ready to tackle new challenges together. Join us in this active and engaging class. Suitable for all grade levels.

On Tuesday, Join us on a team scavenger hunt to create a hero’s journey using Buncee.
Your mission if you choose to accept it is to venture out on a hero’s journey photo scavenger hunt. You’ll be given a secret list and have 45 minutes to snap pictures and create an engaging Buncee to share with your fellow Rock Stars. Suitable for all grade levels.

I can’t wait to see everyone soon! Thanks for making the world a healthier place, and thanks for inspiring healthy teachers and students.

Better Together Now More Than Ever CA Teachers Summit

is a free day of learning and sharing innovative strategies and concrete tools led by teachers, for teachers. Join us on July 28th by going to http://cateacherssummit.com/ to sign up. Join us at one of the 35 locations or check out the live stream keynote.

“Now more than ever” is the theme for this year. To get connected before the event, please check out the vodcasts aimed at sharing ideas and strategies from teachers for teachers. Check out Episode 1: #TeacherTalk: Real Teachers, Real Issues – Lessons From A Pirate And A Ninja EP 01 with Dave Burgess, Karly Moura, Basho Mosko, and Jen Burdis. Stay on the lookout for future episodes every two weeks from different teachers from all over California.