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Christina Collins Spearheads NeverStopMoving365 to Revolutionize Physical Education and Teacher Empowerment

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In a progressive effort to overturn the culture of sedentary lifestyles amongst the youth, Christina Collins, a PE teacher-turned-entrepreneur, has embarked on an inspiring mission with her business, NeverStopMoving365 (NSM365). Shunning the epidemic of physical inactivity, Collins has set out to invigorate a nationwide movement promoting fitness in childhood and fostering financial resilience for educators.

A former athlete, mother, and relentless advocate of physical education, Collins is effectively lobbying for state mandates on physical activity in schools and creating a business model that provides additional income to P.E. teachers across the nation. From the comfort of their homes, parents are witnessing the profound impact of Collins’ various fun and healthy fitness programs on their children’s health and well-being.

NeverStopMoving365 is a testament to the power of passion fueled by a definitive purpose. Founded in 2017, the initiative’s multifaceted approach includes group skill development, individual coaching, sports training, and personalized events, all aimed to nurture a vibrant, health-conscious younger generation. After staking a significant footprint in America’s fitness landscape, Collins recognized an opportunity to extend her mission, allowing robust teachers to leverage NSM365’s established business framework as a launchpad to nurture their entrepreneurial aspirations.

Every teacher embodies a perennial source of inspiration. For Collins, this figure was Mark Finegan, her former PE teacher from Pelham Memorial High School, who made her cognizant of the lifelong learning garnered through sports.

Collins laments the dramatic shift towards more sedentary lifestyles among children, fueled by the digital boom and augmented by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 1978, with nearly one in five American kids suffering from obesity today. She strongly echoes the World Health Organization’s assertion, “No education system is effective unless it promotes the health and well-being of its students, staff, and community.”

As children today have been swapping playgrounds for screens, schools are also cutting back on physical activity, which have led to an alarming national obesity rate affecting about 14.7 million children and adolescents. Collins, consequently, has been tenaciously lobbying for New York State to mandate an inclusion of daily physical activity for students in school curriculums.

Beyond mere sporting skills, NSM365 aims to cultivate a robust mental toolkit within its student base, fondly referred to as 365ers. These students, aged between 3 and 13, experience growth in their confidence, perseverance, communication skills, and resilience. In Collins’ words, they learn “the importance of mistakes, learning from failure, breathing work, meditation, and limitless potential.”

In a significant stride to empower fellow P.E. teachers, NSM365 offers a ready-to-go business model, spreading the drive for health and wellness beyond their gymnasiums and school boundaries. This approach allows passionate P.E. teachers to build their own business, extend their positive impact on children, and secure an additional income stream.

Besides running NSM365, Collins continues to instigate change. This Valentine’s Day, she and her PE students will launch a nine-week “Heart and Hoops” jump rope fundraising campaign for the American Heart Association, for which she was humbly nominated as a ‘Woman of Impact’ this year. Moreover, Collins will be presenting at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America National Convention & Expo (March 12-16), sharing her vision with over 200,000 P.E. teachers.

Collins’ mantra, “I will not stop until I empower enough teachers to make P.E. available outside of school and get 1 million children active,” reverberates through her every endeavor. Whether lobbying state mandates, providing healthier opportunities for children, or enabling financial freedom for teachers, Christina Collins with NeverStopMoving365 is making impactful moves towards a healthier and brighter future.

Website: www.neverstopmoving365.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSM365

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neverstopmoving.365/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSM_365_

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-collins-01842a2b/

Published by: Martin De Juan

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