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Chris Keithan aka "Mr. Gym": News

Spring!!! - May 4, 2010

Well...I'm so happy to be done with my thesis! I will be graduating in a couple weeks! Other than that, I'm looking forward to going on tour this summer and playing Mr. Gym shows all around the state. It will also be fun to play gigs again with my acoustic rock band. In addition, I’ve been looking into recording a new CD and hope to get back into the studio.

Thesis - March 29, 2010

Almost done with my thesis and I can’t wait to graduate!!! Researchers have shown that music can be used as a motivational tool to increase levels of physical activity (Elliott, Carr, & Savage, 2004; Priest & Karageorghis, 2008; Zachopoulou, Tsapakidou, & Derri, 2004). Its True, It's true!!!

Fall of 09 - September 30, 2009

I've been very busy this fall working on my thesis for my masters degree in physical education. You won't believe the topic i'm researching....Music and MOTIVATION. I'm also excited that I passed my state exam to be certified as a health education teacher. Once I finish up all this schooling... Mr. Gym is going to really ROCK! Well I'm afriad I have to get back to work. Enjoy the fall festivities...I hope to see you at the upcoming shows.

Summer-2009 - August 23, 2009

Well, it has been a busy summer to say the least. I had a lot of fun playing shows all over the state. I would have to say one of the biggest highlights of the summer was playing at SIX FLAGS! I also had the opportunity to visit around 20 daycares and jam out with some cool kids. In addition to playing shows, I have also been working on new material for my next CD...It’s going to rock! And finally…be on the lookout for (MGB) shows, which of course stands for Mr. Gym’s Band. Peace

Jammin' - April 5, 2009

5 gigs in the last 9 days! It's been a blast jammin' with the band members and meeting new people. I would have to say that the second set at the Kindness Fundraiser was a magical one! Greg, Ben, and I had so much fun jammin' out with the kids at Birch Grove. On Friday night, I got the opportunity to meet the “The Music Making Mommas” an acapella group with some powerful voices and on Sunday I was hanging out with Lynn Lewis a really cool children’s entertainer at the WEBE 108 Kids Fest in Wilton. Keep on Jammin'

Free CD - February 10, 2009

Receive a free Mr. Gym CD when you refer me for a future show that I book. A “Freeze Dance” CD will be mailed to you FREE of charge. Not a bad deal!

The Cool Bus Song - January 21, 2009

I was on bus duty one day and “Terri the Bus Driver” who drives bus 210 asked me if I had a bus song. I told her that I play “Wheels on the Bus”…which we all know is way over played. So long story- short...Terri wrote the lyrics for “The Cool Bus Song”. The song is almost finished, you can listen to a short clip from it in the music section. It's cool!

WE ARE GOING TO ROCK - December 4, 2008

The following musicians will be joining me onstage at upcoming band shows… The famous TIS band teacher- Mr. Benjamin Golder-Novick on saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and flute. The rookie Phys. Ed teacher from Birch Grove- Mr. Gregory Talbot (BallWig) on bass guitar. The Pre-School kid prodigy- Mr. Little Gym on vocals and percussion. WE ARE GOING TO ROCK!

Thanks Jenn Dineen and the Tolland PTO! - October 27, 2008

The CD Release Party was a blast! Popcorn was flying everywhere as we jammed out on stage. A BIG THANKS to Jenn Dineen for planning and organizing this event. Check out the new pictures.

CD Release Party-SOLD OUT! - October 20, 2008

Tickets for the CD Release party on Friday, October 24th sold out in less than a week! I have a couple tickets left over…contact me if you want them. Once my tickets are gone check out EBay! Little Mr. Gym and I wrote out the set list last night for the upcoming show and it going to be awesome … I’m looking forward to Mr. Golder-Novick’s trombone solo.

Set List:
1. Freeze Clapping
2. Freeze Dancing
3. Knee Slappin’
4. Feelings Change
5. Moving In Place
6. Train
7. Alphabet Jammin’
8. Jazz Set Break
9. Jump in the Rock and Roll Band
10. Hidey Ho its Halloween
11. Magic Drum Jam into Body Drumming
12. Statue

FREEZE DANCE CD - October 9, 2008

It has been an exciting week! My first CD has arrived and I have enjoyed sharing it with family and friends. I appreciate all of the support from everyone, especially from the people at Birch Grove! I hope you have fun Movin' 2 the Music!
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