It's easy to get a program started, the hard part is keeping everyone engaged! Be sure to follow these tips to help keep your program alive and active.
WAYS TO KEEP IT GOING:
Positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to keep your team on track with exercising and fitness. Verbal recognition or a reward such as a sticker or stamp could be the motivation needed to keep them moving.
Throw down a challenge and create some friendly competition.
Get parents and caregivers on board so the kids are supported and motivated at home as well as at school.
Incorporate a health tip with their activity for more learning and fun. For example, every time kids pass you on the track they have to shout out a green vegetable.
Share the total class miles completed together - they will cover a lot of miles!
Share "on the spot" recognition at every walk, run, or activity. Examples might include:
Group cheers/shout-outs before and after activities
High fives and verbal congratulations on activity effort
HOW TO REWARD PARTICIPANTS:
A public display of certificates or accomplishments
Recognition of the group by other staff and leaders at the school or organization
Recognition on televised morning announcements
Announcements on PA system of class or individual accomplishments
Get an organization leader to join the group for a run
Feature the program in the school/organization newsletter