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Educators who rock the classroom and the gym

From living room lunges to kitchen cardio, educators show off their home workout skills

In a remarkable display of determination, these dedicated teachers have found a way to maintain their fitness routine while managing the demands of food, family, schedules, supervision, and games at school. With steady commitment, they prioritize their well-being and serve as a shining example to their students.
Sophomore Principal David Arledge.

“I enjoy going to the gym at night. Usually, in the morning, I get up and do my weighted vest walk and my weighted vest run,” Arledge said. “Yes, food, family, schedules, supervision, and games at school are tough to work in. It’s tough to fit them into the schedule, but I usually get a good workout every day.”
Making time for the gym can be challenging, but these teachers have no problem incorporating it into their everyday school routine. They prioritize their fitness and find creative ways to fit in workouts, showing their commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Mr. Luke Gentry, a Social Studies teacher, balances his school work and workouts perfectly with his school work. “I have always tried to stay active after being finished with sports. Working out alone can be tough when you grow up competing in team sports,” Gentry said.

“Recently I joined a local men’s workout group called “F3” which I know other teachers at Eureka are also a part of. Different groups meet every morning at 5:30 AM all over St. Louis, Eureka, and Jefferson County. Having that “team” aspect of working out again makes it much easier to consistently stay active every day.”
It’s awesome that people of all ages can stay active and fit! Just like young folks, even some who are as experienced as Tom Hanks can incorporate workouts into their routine. Age is just a number when it comes to taking care of our bodies and staying healthy.

“I really don’t incorporate anything physical in the Social Studies classroom, but when I get the chance I like to go running and play pickleball,” Clar said. “Our days are so regimented that I really can’t get a run in during the workday and coaching typically makes it tougher to exercise with practices and games occupying a lot of the afternoon light hours or several hours on a weekend,” Clar said. Even when he has a lot to do in his school days, Clar still finds time to get a good workout in. “ Start off small and find an activity you enjoy. If it’s not at least some level of fun, you won’t do it. That’ll be different for everyone. I love to run while others thrive in CrossFit or in the weight room–those aren’t very enjoyable to me. I do believe that any level of exercise really helps us decompress and the physical benefits are worth the time & investment into our mind and body,” Clar said.

It’s never too late to prioritize your health and fitness, regardless of your age or the time of day. Whether you’re a young student or a busy teacher, finding a way to stay healthy is always worth it. Remember, small steps and consistency can make a big difference in the long run!

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