OPEN in 2019

January 9, 2019

The New Year means New and EXCITING Things for OPEN!  Tune in to hear the Mikes chat with OPEN Executive Director, Aaron Hart, as he shares some information on what 2019 has in store for OPEN Registered Users. If you currently enjoy what OPEN offers now, you won't want to miss hearing about what's coming next!

Aaron Hart - @nyaaronhart

#Pedal4PE 1 Year Later!

December 5, 2018
Mike and Mike are joined by Donna Newton, Amy Karam (Eat Move Grow) and Steven Sellers (Rougon Elementary School, Rougon, LA) to take a look back at the 1 year anniversary of the #Pedal4PE initiative that was sponsored by OPEN, US Games and BSN Sports.  Over a dozen OPEN National Trainers and US Games representatives teamed up with local heroes from Eat Move Grow to deliver equipment, resources, love and support to some of the Louisiana Bayou’s most underserved areas; tune in to see how some of these folks are faring one year later.
Eat Move Grow - @eatmovegrowLA
Steven Sellers - @sraysellers
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November 7, 2018

It's conference season and the OPENForum Podcast was on location at the SHAPE Vermont state convention!  Tune in to hear Mike Martinez as he attempts to capture the buzz from Vermont's leadership (Phil Chaput, Matt Bristol, and Kate McCord), presenters and attendees! There was even a Matt LeBlanc sighting! (no, not that one...)

Vermont puts on one of the finest Phys Ed conferences in the country; between the FREE adventure ropes course, the people, the sights and the sounds, there was ALMOST too much to capture in one podcast.  Come see why we were #KillingItInKillington!


Episode 14: The DanSIRS

October 2, 2018

Are you looking to teach dance for the first time?  A seasoned two-stepper who is looking to take your game to the next level?  This is the episode for you!  Mike and Mike are joined by some of the most passionate, creative, outgoing PE teachers who know a thing or two about teaching students to move to rhythm with confidence.  Scott Williams (@MLSPE), Chris Walker (@CoachWalk), Ben Pirillo (@CoachPirillo) and Brandon Herwick (@BrooklynDreamer) share tips, tricks and strategies to moonwalk out of your comfort zone and engage students of all interest and ability levels.  The work these guys do speaks for itself; tune in to take your dance ed game to the next level!

YouTube Links

Coach Pirillo

Scott Williams

Brandon Herwick


Active Schools Take Your Parent to PE Week!

September 26, 2018

Hey Hey Team!

Just a quick reminder about Active School's Take Your Parent to PE Week!  Get those parents in your gym, engage those families!







OPEN at PE Connections Part 2 - Stillwater, MN

September 5, 2018
Stillwater, Minnesota was buzzing thanks to the PE Connections Conference and the OPEN Forum Podcast was there to capture it.  Mike Martinez sat down with some veteran OPEN National Trainers, some new OPEN National Trainers and conference attendees.  One of the driving forces behind the PE Connections Conference and our host for the week, Darrell Salmi, took a few minutes to share his thoughts on how the conference was going, as well.  If you couldn't attend this conference this year, tune in to catch up on all the fun and learning you missed!

Will Potter (@MrWillPE) and Daniel Hill (@superdanpe) - New National Trainers

Darrell Salmi (@salmid) - PE Connections
Tanner Roos (@MrRoosPE) - Conference Attendee

OPEN at PE Connections - Stillwater, MN

September 4, 2018

Join Mike Martinez via the PE Connections conference in Stillwater, MN!  Part 1 captures the positive vibes from the one and only Alex O'Brien.  The amazing Kurt Stone, BSN Sports Division Leader, joins Mike to talk all the things from the future and vision of OPEN Phys Ed.


Part 2 Tomorrow, make sure to subscribe!!!

Alex O'Brien

Kurt Stone


OPEN at HPAI - James Madison University!

August 8, 2018

Join Mike Miller as he brings the action from the Health and Physical Activity Institute from James Madison University in Virgina!  Joining him are a group of conference "Ambasadors" a group of young professionals tasked with streamlining the experience for everyone attending.  He is also joined by Brian McPherson, an experinced teacher and a great presenter leading the VA charge in both effective recess, and building active classrooms for teachers.  


Brian McPherson: @Goshengatorspe


Glenna Straus

Keara Finnerty @kfinn21

Kaitlyn Bodine

Heather Hanks (No relation to Tom :) )

Jarrett Sites @jmu_phete



Episode 13: Stephen Vaughn (X2F & PipeFit)

July 5, 2018

Happy July 4th!

The Mikes are joined by Stephen Vaughn, an ex-PE teacher who is doing some amazing things in the world of PE and the world in gerneral! Tune in to hear about Stephen's truely life changing initiative, Xcel2Fitness, and a brand new product he came up with that is sure to make teaching PE a lot more fun!





Episode 12: Administrative Support

June 5, 2018

Mike and Mike are joined by the best thing to come from Kansas since Dorothy and Toto, Stephanie Dickson!  Stephanie pops on to share her tips, tricks and first hand experience at getting administrative support for your PE program!  Steph shares her years of experience in lobbying for appropriate class sizes, teaching space, scheduling, PD time, attending conferences and more!  This is an episode that every passionate PE teacher should not miss!

Stephanie Dickson - @kckfitschools