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Veteran turns to exercise to keep kids motivated while distance learning

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 10:53:49-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — As we navigate the changes during the pandemic, Robert Chandler IV is using fitness as a way to keep the kids at home motivated.

“It’s like staring at a computer, after a while they become hypnotic. They just kinda like lose focus,” Robert Chandler said.

Robert Chandler is an Army veteran as well as a trainer, life coach and believes kids need a break from technology to reset. He also uses core military values like the ability to adapt and discipline to help the kids stay on track.

“I teach the kids that you are the creator of your own reality. Your actions, your work, no matter what the circumstance or what the situation is,” Robert Chandler said.

His son RL had his first year in high school online and even though it was a struggle at first, he agrees that a mental break is needed.

“The first quarter started off rocky cause you're new and its the first year in high school and you really don’t get to experience it. All you really get to experience is online technology," RL Chandler said. "My dad just lets us get outside, without technology."

Robert Chandler says the lessons he and his family have learned so far is to look beyond the pandemic and always stay centered.

“Teaching the kids and keeping them active is a way to be able to say that no matter what happens we will be able to adjust and adapt to it,” Robert Chandler said. “Everything begins and ends with the mindset and so as long as you can keep your mind open and clear no matter what happens you know everything is gonna work out.”