The Blog

Featured image for “What Matters Is How You Rise Up”

What Matters Is How You Rise Up

Every once in a while, you meet someone who changes your perspective on things. Who brightens your outlook with their positivity. Who reminds you of the many reasons you have to be grateful. Brittany is that kind of someone. In December of 2017, Brittany was has just finished her first…
Click here to read more.

October 21, 2020

Who do you wear a mask for?

By Dr. Lourdes Rodriguez, Senior Programs Officer, St. David’s Foundation In moments of crisis, information is critical. We must pay attention and learn how needs change over time – often day by day or even hour by hour. We learn by watching the news, listening to neighbors and community leaders…
Click here to read more.

July 15, 2020

A Message from It’s Time Texas CEO Amy McGeady

As a leader and a person, I must start with myself. I want to acknowledge that not being a racist is not enough. Only by becoming an antiracist will I move from good intentions to the bold action necessary to advance racial equity and social justice. I have a lot to…
Click here to read more.

June 2, 2020

Featured image for “Change the Profession – Graduating Active Students”

Change the Profession – Graduating Active Students

Author: Robert Pangrazi, Educational Specialist, Gopher Sport and developer of Dynamic PE ASAP People often say change is good. We have all heard that the only constant is change. Yet, when I look at our profession, the change I often see is surface change. For example, changing the schedule of…
Click here to read more.

May 20, 2020

#TexansThrive: Staying Connected at a Distance

In these strange days of social distancing, it’s so important to remember that we’re not alone. Like a lot of others who have made the transition to working remotely over the past couple of weeks, our team is experimenting with new ways to collaborate and stay connected. On Slack, which…
Click here to read more.

April 1, 2020

Featured image for “Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans”

Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is the incredible sense of camaraderie. When you’re working hard at something, it can help to know that you’re not alone in what you’re trying to accomplish. Here, participants in the 2020 Community Challenge talk about…
Click here to read more.

February 18, 2020

Featured image for “Telltale signs you’re competing in the Community Challenge”

Telltale signs you’re competing in the Community Challenge

Have your dinner parties suddenly started to incorporate a lot more cardio? Are half of your photos just you next to a bowl of grapefruit? If so, chances are you’re competing in the Community Challenge. As we pass the halfway mark and head into Week 5, here’s a roundup of…
Click here to read more.

February 3, 2020

Featured image for “Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season”

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

From family feasts to age-old traditions, the holidays give us a lot to look forward to. But they also bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, and too little time. For those of us who struggle to stay on a healthy track…
Click here to read more.

December 16, 2019

Featured image for “It’s Time We Had a Talk About Self-Care”

It’s Time We Had a Talk About Self-Care

Anne started her teaching career in a position funded through Teach for America. Her students experienced some of the highest poverty levels in the country. Chronic HVAC issues led to frequent school closures and administrative inefficiencies left teachers struggling to make up for lost time. “I would find myself thinking…
Click here to read more.

December 4, 2019

Featured image for “2020 Community Challenge: Here’s What’s New”

2020 Community Challenge: Here’s What’s New

At It’s Time Texas, one of the values that drives our work is relentless curiosity. To us, this means finding clarity through asking meaningful questions and learning from honest feedback. At the end of the 2019 Community Challenge, we asked everyone who participated to share their feedback about the experience…
Click here to read more.

November 21, 2019

Featured image for “10 Healthy Actions. 10 Minutes To A Healthier You.”

10 Healthy Actions. 10 Minutes To A Healthier You.

When we think about “getting healthy,” the long journey ahead of us can start to feel overwhelming. Health takes effort, and it’s often the first thing we overlook when we feel bogged down with work, family, and the overall busyness of life. But what we may not realize is that…
Click here to read more.

October 30, 2019

Featured image for “Building healthy schools from top to bottom: Spotlight on Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District”

Building healthy schools from top to bottom: Spotlight on Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District

Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) is a district with a strong focus on creating healthy schools for their students and staff. In fact, they were one of only five school district winners in the 2019 It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. We caught up with Jo Ann…
Click here to read more.

October 12, 2019

Featured image for “These Podcasts Were Made for Walking”

These Podcasts Were Made for Walking

Let’s face it. We can’t all be gym goers. Memberships are expensive, for one thing. And going on a consistent basis can be difficult, especially for busy parents who don’t have the luxury of taking time away from their family to get a workout in. When getting to the gym…
Click here to read more.

October 3, 2019

Featured image for “At 64, Lee Is Reinventing His Approach To Health”

At 64, Lee Is Reinventing His Approach To Health

When you ask Lee what he’s into, you’ll soon find out it’s a lot. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Lee grew up fishing and water skiing along the Gulf Coast. As a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard, swimming extra miles just for fun. A science teacher, scuba diver,…
Click here to read more.

September 17, 2019

Featured image for “Meet Our Summer Interns (and Apply for Fall)!”

Meet Our Summer Interns (and Apply for Fall)!

From coaching kids’ soccer to analyzing data, It’s Time Texas interns are working in some pretty interesting ways to transform health this summer. We’re excited for you to meet them! Lombardo Cuellar School: Texas State University Major: Health & Fitness Management Internship Position: Stronger Austin/ Stronger Austin Kids Why did…
Click here to read more.

July 22, 2019