Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thank You HemmettHealth!!! @HemmettHealth @jratey #Spark #movementineducation

Thanks to Amanda Repp, I had the pleasure of reading John Ratey's book Spark this summer.  Erik Hemmett noticed me reading Spark, which ignited a wonderful conversation about the importance of movement.  Erik was amazing and instantly asked if he could help me create short focused movement breaks that would get our heart rates going and challenge our brains!
We are so lucky, because Erik asked his licensed athletic trainer, Alli Bologna, to design different exercise routines that I could easily work into my day.  Alli came in on Monday and taught us three different movement breaks!  The kids LOVED them!
Not only did she teach us how to move our bodies in a more focused and meaningful way, she also brought gifts!  Hemmett Health ( https://hemmetthealth.com/ )DONATED stretchy bands and sitting balls for every student in my class!  We were so excited, we didn't even wait a minute to start blowing up our new balls!
Thanks to Erik, Alli, and Hemmett Health, my students are going to be healthier and more engaged in their learning!
We can't wait for Alli to come back and teach us some more of her awesome routines!!!

Alli Bologna teaching us some of her fabulous exercise routines:

Students blowing up their new sitting balls from Hemmett Health!

Thank you for everything Erik, Alli and Hemmett Health!!!


  1. Amazing! You always hook your kids up with the best!!

  2. Thank you for the opportunity to help the kids get moving! Love the videos! Keep up the great work :)
    Hemmett Health Team

  3. FABULOUS! I hope this amazing energy spreads through RES! Kids need to MOVE...and when they move, their brains work better! Thank you, Mrs. LeFrancois!