Forget the gym, lose weight with Genki English!

sumoeigoOn May 14th I weighed 77.7 kg.   A bit fat!

I only had computer work coming up for the next 4 weeks.

So for a month I went on a diet and went  to the gym for 2 hours every weekday.

On June 17th I weighed 76.35 kg.

A loss of only 1.35 kg. Not good. 🙁

But then I went to India and forgot the diet.

After 7 days of doing Genki English (spread over a 10 day period), on July 7th I weighed 75.1 kg. Whahey! 🙂

So gym + diet for a month = loss of 1.35 kg

Genki English for a week = loss of 1.25 kg!

And that was with eating gorgeous Indian curries, nans and chapatis everyday!

So there you go, do Genki English everyday and you’ll not only have fun, be doing something good for you kids, but you’ll be losing weight, and if you’re a teacher you’ll even be getting paid to do it!

Bargain eh!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

19 Responses to “Forget the gym, lose weight with Genki English!”

  1. Angolna

    You’re so cool and fun! 🙂 I wish I hadn’t joined the Language School as a franchise partner and teacher last year, instead I should have participated in one of your workshops nearby (I live in Hungary, but Austria is only a couple of minutes drive from here), and ordered your Genki stuff… I am still thinking about ordering it and using your material from September, it seems a LOT better than our Teacher’s Guide and the rest of our materials…

  2. richard

    Well there’s nothing to stop you using both! 🙂

  3. Armagan

    Nice idea.Another good reason to use Genki English!

  4. Elsa

    I noticed the same beneficts on my body lately, before summer vacation I had two kilos less.
    Genky English is a New sport 🙂
    Thank you for being si optimistic and giving us such enjoyable moments!

  5. Sarah

    I have been noticing Genki English for a long time. And use some of them to teach my students. It is nice. My students said why the foreign english materials are very interesting. Hope more materials can be created.

  6. Sevy28

    What a pity, english lessons are only twice a week !!!!!

  7. Angela

    LOL! So, I read your e-mail about the “monster teacher” game – (red light, green light halloween version) and my 3rd graders here in Mexico really liked it…. I also get a great workout. It’s a win, win situation.

  8. Stavroula

    It’s so nice to be a part of such a lively and witty team of friends.Anyway,as far as it concerns childhood obesity epidemic,I have just one solution:Full time of Genki English courses and well-cooked, homemade meals.It’s up to all mothers(and fathers of course) of the world to bring up healthy children.As ancient Greeks said:<>.

  9. ENDANG ASRIYANTI faridraufi@yahoo.co.id mandiri

    it’ s good, teaching and getting loss my weight
    genky is effective

  10. susan comaish

    good morning – totally agree it is a great way to get moving. here in France the children are stuck behind desks practically all day from a very young age so this form of teaching is really a good way of getting them moving without them noticing
    when i am working in this way i don’t put weight on – yey

  11. Susan K

    Mmmmmmmmmm, I want to go to India! Seriously though, dieting is like holding your breath – after a while you feel the need to take a deep breath – likewise, when you’ve been starving yourself for a few weeks you overeat and put everything back on again! Exercise is the only way to go and when it’s fun it’s not an effort. Not many children’s songs get me dancing but I can’t stand still with the Genki English ones!!  Then what do the kids do? Copy, of course (and smile even more)! So it’s even more fun!! Teachers set a good example of being active which kids (hopefully) follow.

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem more widespread than childhood malnutrition, with serious health implications. It’s worst in cities, I think, where people live in flats and the kids play computer games/ watch TV a lot. Maybe the link between classroom teaching styles and public health is a point that should be brought to the attention of Ministries of Education! I’m not sure how many teachers would be willing to get on board, though!

  12. Liza

    Hello, Richard. Sure it must be a great workout. And it IS important to get kids more active in schools because their lifestyles these days is so passive and sedentary with all these technology they have and extra lessons and so on. Plus that’s what they love most. And the teachers need it too, to give THEM more energy and health to be even better teachers. So yes, that’s yet another benefit of Genki English, and we should all be very pleased. Wearing comfortable clothes, having fun and keeping our hearts healthy! Keep up with the good work outs and shedding extra weight!! We all need that! Cheers,

  13. Alsu

    Oh, when I teach Genki English, I dance!!! My kids and I have so great fun, that we turn on the music again and again! And keep fit))) Fun also burns our calories which is great as it sounds))

  14. Mina

    Hi,you are a creative teacher.I envy your students.I hope you success.I so glad that I and my students have a golden chance that we can use your lessons .have a good time .goodbye

  15. Gloria Umimo

    Hello Richard!
    This is sound great and interesting . Would like to give more details on this lesson pack?
    Is there an exercise lesson too?

  16. Manizheh Hassani

    Marvelous !!!!! I will never forget what you have done !!!!! Genki English is a new sport ! Teaching & getting loss your weight!!!!You are always creative.

  17. Svetlana

    Thank you,Richard and Genki English for sharing funny stories. You’re so obsessed with an idea of making learning interesting for kids and adults who teach kids. In my lessons I lose much weight jumping , running and playing a certain situation.
    Hopefully , you will visit Saint-Petersburg once and show us nice tricks.

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