Art Ives, PE

Art believes one of the most important jobs in education is to get young children off to the best possible start in sports and fitness by providing a foundation for their further progress and development. As a certified personal trainer specializing in youth athletics and a competitive distance runner and coach he loves making contact with the younger age groups and creates lesson plans for Running River students stocked with both traditional and original drills, exercises and games designed to help children discover their own physical capability in a positive learning environment full of praise and enthusiasm. This both creates better “players” and serves to maintain interest, raise motivation and perhaps most importantly; enhances a child’s self esteem, camaraderie with classmates and enjoyment of everything they do.  You can learn more about Art’s work at