Hip to Be Fit ®

BE HEALTHY is one of our Core Four messages inspiring excellence in everything you do.  We are committed to helping our students live a healthy lifestyle. NDI New Mexico’s HIP to Be Fit® curriculum is embedded in all our programs and teaches the importance of exercising, making healthy lifestyle choices, and eating well to improve stamina, performance, and endurance.

We also empower classroom teachers with our Train the Trainer workshops and training materials, to give them the tools and training to incorporate movement into their classrooms. Our goal is to make a positive impact on New Mexico’s children and their families by helping them take care of their bodies, minds, and spirits.

Take the NDI New Mexico Hip to Be Fit® Challenge
and be entered for a chance to win a prize! 

Challenge Rules:

  1. Using the form at the bottom of this page, choose one or more Challenges to complete.
  2. Read the instructions for your Challenge and take a selfie or short video, while doing your Challenge!
  3. Finish filling out the form, upload your selfie, or tell us what you did in the text box and submit the form.
  4. That is it! NDI New Mexico will contact prize winners! Good work dancers!

Whoever completes all six challenges first, will win our grand prize!


Challenge One

The HTBF 30!

30 minutes is all you need- these activities are sure to help you succeed! Use our Hip to Be Fit® videos on this page to complete 30 minutes of physical activity this week. Have a friend or family member take a photo of you and upload it for a chance to win a prize! Or tell us about your experience.

Challenge Two

What's Cookin'?

Recreate a recipe from our list above, strike your favorite pose with your meal or snack and upload your photo for a chance to win a prize! Can you use fruits and veggies of every color of the rainbow in your recipe? Tell us about your experience.

Challenge Three

I Spy Outside!

Gather your friends and family and get some fresh air while you go on an outside adventure together! While you walk, see who can spy all of these: something that is red, two different animals or insects, a bird singing, and two different types of trees! At the end of your outside adventure, do runs and jumps on your way back home and submit a selfie of you and your family to for a chance to win a prize! Or you can tell us about your walk too!

Challenge Four

Fit 4 Challenge!

Find our Core 4 Hard Core video on this website page. Before you start the video, check your heart rate and write it down. Then complete the whole video and check your heart rate again! How much faster is your heart rate going now, tell us below? Strike a pose next to your heart rate paper and submit a photo for a chance to win a prize!

Challenge Five

5 Finger Test

It's important to be healthy in our bodies and our minds! Complete everything on the 5 Finger Test and submit a photo and document your progress in the text box below for a chance to win a prize!
  • Think of 5 things you will do this week to be kind to your friends and family (like do the dishes or give someone a compliment)
  • Think of 4 things you will do this week to remember to drink 8 glasses of water each day (like collect your water glasses to keep track, or make a tracking sheet on a piece of paper)
  • Think of 3 things you will do this week to make sure you get 8 hours of sleep each night (like finish your homework or chores early to make it to bed on time)
  • Think of 2 things you will do this week for self care (like listen to music, write in a journal, or draw a picture)
  • Think of 1 thing you will do this week that will make you smile (like play outside or learn a new silly joke)

Challenge Six

Family/Friend Game Night!

What's better than a fun game night?  Making your own board game!  Find our "Design Your Own Board Game" instructions above, grab your friends and family, and see what you can create! Submit a photo or video of everyone playing your board game for a chance to win a prize!

Parental Permission