NZ’s physical education is one of the best-known Australian sports and education brands, but there’s a lot more to its reputation than meets the eye.
Now, the company’s founder has launched an online course in which he will teach you the basics of physical education for free.
Key points:John Lee is launching an online physical education course in partnership with NzNexus Physical Education companyThe course is for those who have never had a physical education qualificationBut the focus of this course will be physical fitness and the potential benefits of a physical training regimeNzNxPhysical is the brainchild of John Lee, the co-founder of NzSports, which has been in the sport since the 1990s.
Lee’s passion for physical education came about in part due to his own experience as a child who developed an interest in physical exercise.
“When I was a kid, I was just a bit obsessed with physical education,” Lee told ABC Radio Melbourne’s Triple M breakfast show on Friday.
“I was really into football, basketball, cricket and running.”
And that was a big reason I started to learn more about physical fitness.
“Lee’s passion was sparked when he developed an intense interest in running.
In 2012, Lee said his first physical education session in NzSport took place in his local gym and he learnt about the benefits of physical activity.”
My mum and dad were really supportive of that,” Lee said.”
They were really good about helping me out, which is very rare in this day and age.
“Lee is now part of the NzSxPhysical network of Australian trainers and coaches.
The NzPhysical network, which aims to educate physical education students across the country, has already offered more than 4,000 sessions to students in Australia, New Zealand, the US, China and Europe.”
Our goal is to help young people develop the skills they need to be successful in life,” Lee explained.”
We want to get people into their physical fitness, so they can get out there and run a race, get out to the track, get in a triathlon, train at the gym and so on.
“In the future, Lee hopes to introduce other fitness-related courses to the network, but he also wants to continue to educate people on the benefits and pitfalls of physical training.”
People who are getting a physical fitness qualification can be at a disadvantage when they’re trying to get into an office job or going into a corporate environment, where physical fitness is a key ingredient,” Lee concluded.
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