Nominations for all 2018 Awards are due September 1st

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, State Convention

2018 Awards Eligibility Requirements Educators who meet the eligibility requirements and exemplify the criteria for these awards may apply or be nominated by a colleague. A “teacher” is an individual whose primary teaching responsibility is in Health, Physical Education, Dance or Administration. Additional requirements include: Current membership in Arizona Health and Physical Education Holds a current certification as a teacher. …

Athleat Field Lab hydration research benefits nutrition students and athletes

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Public Relations

Research has shown that athletes who train in the heat show improved performance in all temperatures. However, ensuring enough fluid intake in those conditions is key. New research coming out of the recently established Athleat Field Lab, a joint initiative of ASU’s College of Health Solutions’ nutrition program and Sun Devil Athletics, seeks to address the unique environment ASU student-athletes …

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Lynn Preble, Past-President Best Practices, News & Events, President's Message, State Convention

Are you ready to P.L.A.Y.? I know it is still summer break for most of you, but the time is quickly approaching for all of us to return to the profession we love! I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating break and found some time to get meaningful professional development. Arizona Health and Physical Education has multiple opportunities …


Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, Public Relations

Are you and your kids drinking enough water this summer? Try these tips from Fitness Magazine: Infuse it. Put fruit slices, such as lemon, lime, and orange, in a pitcher of water and refrigerate. Add coconut ice. Fill your ice cube tray with coconut water, then pop the cubes into your glass to give water a nutty, slightly sweet taste. Mash fruits in …

Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor Training – Save the Date!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

This fun, high energy event is scheduled for October 2 at The Tempe Buttes.  Before you take off for your summer vacation . . . schedule this date in for your Professional Development plans for the 2018-2019 school year. Featured this year will be Danielle from Dance Play with a Pound Workout More information will be sent in the fall.

Super volunteer takes community’s health to heart

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations

April 19, 2018 / Debe Campbell, AJP Editorial Assistant A familiar face at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Rhina Gerhauser in March marked a quarter-century there as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Her motto is, “It’s never too late to start living healthier. And always too soon to stop.” In 2015, she was voted Tucson’s Top Group Fitness Instructor by …

Fuel Up to Play 60 Reward Summit

Best Practices Best Practices

Every year Arizona Fuel Up to Play 60 Touchdown Schools gather together for a Reward Summit to celebrate bringing healthy eating and 60 minutes of exercise a day to their schools.  How does one become a Touchdown School?  Complete all 6 steps, which are really simple.  At the summit this year the students participated in Pound Fitness, DancePl3y dancing, and …

Congratulations Debbie Striker!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations

A big shout out goes out to our very own Debbie Striker for being a Top 25 teacher in Kyrene School District! Superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesly walk into her Physical Education class to present this award. Her willingness to always go above and beyond for Kyrene de la Mirada community and the health and physical education profession is always greatly appreciated. …