OPEN News from SHAPENashville

Follow OPEN updates this week on Twitter at #OPENMusicCity

Here's Your Wednesday Update!

Wednesday is an action packed day and night at #SHAPENashville! Sessions kick off at 8 AM and continue through 5:30 PM. The OPEN Podcast will be speaking with attendees at the US Games Lounge in the Exhibit Hall from 11 AM - 2 PM today so go by and visit! While there, chat with OPEN Trainers, learn more about FitnessGram, see new equipment, and use the hydration stations to fill up your water bottles! Not sure what OPEN really is? Look for our National Trainers wearing their OPEN gear during the Convention and ask. The First Annual OPEN Impact Awards recognizing individuals contributing to OPEN and our core values will be hosted by the Country Music Hall of Fame tonight! You can follow the Awards on Twitter at #OPENMusicCity!

And the Winner of the Say Cheese Challenge is........

The winner of last weekend's Say Cheese Challenge on Twitter is Adam Hunt @LCSElemPhysEd in Lincoln, NE. He posted a selfie of his equipment room on Twitter with @OPENPhysEd and #OPENMusicCity to win a $400 OPEN sample equipment pack for his school! Look for your chance to win on Twitter Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week!

Dedicated OPEN Website for #SHAPENashville!

Not on social media? No worries! OPEN has a dedicated website for all things #SHAPENashville! Open a web browser, go to and you can access our embedded @OPENPhysEd Twitter feed without being on Twitter! Also, links to each day's edition of OPEN News from #SHAPENashville will be posted so you can access to all the info you need to know! You can follow #OPENMusicCity on Twitter, too, for up to the minute updates all Convention long!

OPEN Physical Education Magazine is Here!

Another benefit to OPEN's free registration is access to Physical Education, Your Quarterly @OPENPhysEd Magazine. This digital magazine is produced by a team headed by OPEN National Trainer, Rich Wiles. The February, 2018 edition featured stories on the Pedaling 4 PE event in Louisiana, Tech Review from Kevin Tiller, and Dance Digest from Brandon Herwick! Click here to visit Physical Education!

OPEN National Trainers Presenting Today!

OPEN National Trainers will be presenting at the following sessions today:

  • John Jones - Speed and Power Development to Make 50 Million Strong, 8-9:15 AM, Convention Center 207C
  • Ashley Grimes - Activity Soup: Making Fitness Fun for All, 1:45-3 PM, Convention Center Davidson B
  • Charla Krahnke - What Now? Life After My Teacher of the Year Year, 1:45-3 PM, Convention Center 107A
  • Charla Krahnke - Sport Education - Empowering Your Students to Success, 3:30-5:30 PM, Convention Center 207A

Scenes from Sunday's FREE OPEN Training in Nashville!

Not on social media? Join the @openmc group on Remind! It will send text messages to your phone number with events and special announcements about things happening during #OPENMusicCity at #SHAPENashville. If you have the app, open it and search for the group @openmc. Don't have the app? No worries. Click here to open a weblink to join! Then, the messages will come to your phone automatically via text message! How easy is that?