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Education + Exercise = The Winning Combination!

Promoting Quality Physical Education

Conference Handouts and Activities!

Hello!  My name is Robyn Bretzing and I am excited to share with you some wonderful ideas, activities and websites that will boost your physical education program and improve your students fitness levels.  In 2008, I was named the UAHPERD and Southwest District Teacher of the Year and recently presented my fitness curriculum to several School districts, Universities, and State conventions.  I have a passion for what I teach and I want to share that passion with as many teachers as I can!!
If you are interested in having me present or be a keynote speaker at an upcoming convention or professional development day, please click on my personal profile to the left and contact me at your convenience!

Here is what people are saying about my Keynote and Presentations!  Please feel free to contact these individuals for a reference!

Vicky Bonavito (azvic@cox.net)
Arizona AHPERD President 2012

I have had such great positive comments on you and your presentations from board members and the general membership. Just let me tell you this – you are definitely loved in Arizona! What you did for our convention was phenomenal. What I learned as a State President is that there are keynote speakers and then there is Robyn Bretzing. Your Keynote Activity Session was a Keynote Speech on steroids! It was inspiring, informative and challenging. Then, to top it off you never stopped even though you were sick, you still gave us 110% of Bretzing genius. I also want to thank you for presenting at the Assessment Summit for which you were not contracted for; you really are a special person and so inspiring. You really do live your personal motto...“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.” Thank you for all you did to promote Physical Education in Arizona...Vicky

Heath Mueller / PE Teacher / St. Matthew School

I had the privilege of viewing your session at this year's Iowa P.E. convention.  Your program is exactly what a Physical Education program should be.  I am blown away by your teaching and the program you have built. Please come back to the Iowa Convention, your knowledge is very beneficial to all who teach physical education!

Terressa Leinon

UW-Superior: Physical Education Major

My name is Terressa Leinon and I am a Physical Education major in my senior year at the University of Wisconsin Superior. I have attended MNAHPERD for the last 3 years. First off, I just want to say what an excellent job I think you did during your sessions and what you have done with your program. I only managed to catch one of your seminars last year, but this year I was able to make it to 4.  It was funny to me in your last session how you talked about the national conference and how the woman from Arizona was so inspirational to you, because that's what I had been saying to my peers about you. The enthusiasm you put into your teaching instruction and activities is SO INSPIRATIONAL, I really admire it! A lot of the games and activities you demonstrated were very creative and unique. I was happy to be able to be a part of your sessions again this year and think I would have loved to be a student of yours at your high school! The way my former teachers did things, is much different from the ways I have been taught to teach in college and from the ways you have modeled. Thank you again and keep up the excellent work!! I'm sure 2008 T.O.Y. was well deserved!

Nancy Eckland (Wyoming Executive Director) eklundn@sw2.k12.wy.u​s

Great to See YOU and GREAT job. YOU WERE a big WYOMING hit!  LOVE LOVE LOVE you and the job you did!

Randy Siltzer (Wyoming AHPERD President) rlsiltzer1962@gmail.​com

Thanks so much for your great presentations and keynote address at our convention.  I am honored to call you my friend.  You bring out the best in everyone you meet and have inspired me in so many ways.  Thanks again for your dedication to our profession.

Mara Manson (New York AHPERD President) mmandjb@aol.com

Nancy Christensen (Minnesota Conference Director) nancy1485@gmail.com

Lois Mauch (North Dakota Conference Director) mauch.lois@gmail.com

Robyn presented for our summer workshop. The secondary staff enjoyed her implementation of fitness and movement in the gymnasium. Robyn has a passion for fitness education! She is an exemplary example of what our secondary teachers should be by example and word.

Kelly Cook (Central District Past President) kelly.cook@sccc.edu

Robyn Bretzing is an amazing example of a true professional. In the arena of Physical Education she is a superstar teacher. As for professionalism and service to her profession she is truly one of the best presenters in the United States. Sharing her enthusiasm with her students and professionals alike each and every week is truly her calling. Few people find their place in this world, Robyn is lucky enough to have found her calling in life! The biggest compliment I can give her is I wish I were a student in her class, a player on one of her teams, or a co-teacher in her building! She is uplifting and inspirational!

Scott Strohmeyer (Central District President Elect) strohmeyer@ucmo.edu

Thank you very much for  presenting at the 2010 CDAAAHPERD in Rapid City.  Individuals willing to assist in the professional development of so many others are always appreciated and I hope you also had a great time. I hope you will consider presenting at future CDAAHPERD conferences, as you will always draw new individuals with your inspiring message and passion for PE. I hope to see you in San Diego, Colorado or wherever, where we can marvel at your glowing personality and extreme energy!

PE4Life Attendee Evaluation Remarks...

Loved it! Love her passion! Awesome Energy...Amazing!! Especially enjoyed the energy level and the enthusiasm.  Very engaging! Excellent presentation, great energy! Loved her message about wanting teachers to do better. Very good and motivating.  Excellent speaker - passionate & GREAT! Thank you for an uplifting, energetic presentation. I really loved what Robin had to say. It really made me think about what i could be doing to improve my own program.; Great; Loved the speaker!  She was all that & more!; Great energy & presentation; Great job! Motivating.; Great session...She was awesome! I really needed that - it was great! Please ask her back!; Great energy! Outstanding!; GREAT Such an inspiration. Want a video of her presenting.; She was great!

I'm 49 and just getting back into teaching again after 17 years at home - She gave me a lot of "food for thought!"...Very Inspirational!!

Robyn is an amazing person/teacher. I have never met her, but her passion is contagious!; Robin was great and inspired me to become better.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                                              "Good to Great...Professionalism in PE."
60 minute presentation
This presentation inspires teachers to get out of their comfort zone and become the best PE teacher they can be! Through power point slides, bleacher dances, and collaborative games, teachers leave this presentation motivated to move and make a change!

GYM/ACTIVITY PRESENTATIONS                        
"Education + Exercise...The Winning Combination."
(1) hour session
Description: Trying to think of creative ways to teach fitness and health concepts to your physical education students and keep them moving? Then don't miss this action-packed session! Utilizing the Corbin and Lindsey Fitness for Life textbook, I will show you how to transform your gymnasium into a fun learning environment for all students.  This session will provide you with innovative games and teaching strategies that can be immediately incorporated into the curriculum.  You will have a great time learning new ideas while exercising your body and brain!! NASPE standards 1,2,3,4

"CORE FUN-damentals!"
(1) hour session
After 10 years of teaching group fitness for Gold's Gym, I have brought my creative fitness routines to the gymnasium. This session will give you challenging fitness routines to use in your curriculum as well as introduce you to LAND PADDLING...a new lifetime fitness activity that focuses on balance, core, and upper body strength.  CAUTION - be ready to move, sweat, laugh, learn, and have fun!! 
NASPE 3,4
 
Get up and Get Moving..Let's Dance!
(1) hour session
Does your student section need a lift at assemblies?  Need some help promoting school spirit and energy at games? Want to get your students moving in the classroom? Everyone loves and needs to move and that is what this session is all about! Come learn easy hip hop line dances and bleacher dances that are sure to create energy and excitement at your next meeting, assembly, or athletic event! These dances have become popular throughout the country and I am excited to bring them to your convention. NASPE 1,2

Presentation Fees:
If you are interested in having me come and present at your convention or district training, please contact me at the following email:
rbretzing@alpinedistrict.org

Here are the following list of options available for presentations:
Keynote Speaker ($500)
Keynote Speaker (+) Activity Sessions ($1000)
Other expenses:  travel, lodging & substitute pay ($80 per day)

The Future of Physical Education...

In the gymnasium, we should be concerned about developing healthy lifestyles with our students and educating then beyond graduation.  In High School, this means shifting from traditional physical education focused on sports and moving forward with fitness and lifetime activities.  My curriculum not only provides students with the skills necessary to participate in lifelong activities, but increases their self confidence as they improve individual fitness levels through class participation. We can no longer teach what comes easy - we must teach what is necessary to combat childhood obesity!  

 Here are a few pictures of the fitness and lifetime activities we teach at Timpanogos...Enjoy!

 
   
 
     
 
    
 
   
 
Have a great year and remember...

"Everyday, Everyway, A Little Bit Better!"