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 …

New Name, New Location!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events, Public Relations, State Convention

On behalf of President Lynn Preble, Past-President Keri Schoeff and Awards Chair Vicky Bonavito, we would like to announce that the Past-Presidents Dinner and the Teacher of the Year Awards have merged and will now be known as the HONOR AND RECOGNITION NIGHT. This event will move from the Phoenix Convention Center to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, located at 215 …


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 …

Attending the Regional Conference in Boise?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

If you are attending the SHAPE America Regional Conference in Boise, June 25-27, join us on Tuesday evening 7:15 at Memorial Stadium in Boise as the Hillsboro Hops (Dbacks) take on the Boise Hawks (Rockies).  Ticket information will be announces on the first day of the Conference. If you would like to go to the game, and are not yet …

Honoring Free Membership for JRFH/HFH Coordinatiors for 2017-2018 school year.

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Executive Director, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

On July 1, 2018, the Joint Project partnership between SHAPE America, its 51 state affiliate organizations, and the American Heart Association will conclude. Although the time has come for this partnership to end, we remain committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to help students live their best life through effective health and physical education. We …

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 …