Christina Nyentap

My name is Christina Nyentap, B.H.K. (hons), and I am a first year Bachelor of Education Student with a specialization in Health and Physical Education (HPE). What inspired me to get involved in this project is my interest in fitness and promoting physical activity in youth. I aspire to be active-for-life and a learner-for-life and I hope to inspire my students to do the same. From being involved in this IA4L project, I have learned to be more open to different modes of exercise and now fully understand what it is like to integrate social emotional learning HPE curriculum links within fitness interactivities. Having to focus on a partner just as much as myself in a somatic sense is much different than what I’m used to in traditional physical education. Partnered exercises require synchronicity, communication, and somatic sensibility. The activities I have developed might look easy but they offer a total body workout that combines balance, flexibility, and muscular endurance! I look forward to introducing more fitness interactivities in my teaching practice and inspiring other teachers to do the same.