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Success Stories: Marion County YMCA

by Joe Callahan on Dec 10, 2013 at 9:50am

As childhood obesity grows, steps taken to get kids moving Eighth Street Elementary School student Aubree Grubbs furiously peddled a stationary bicycle one recent evening at the Frank DeLuca YMCA Family Center. Holding a video game controller, Aubree looked up at a television screen and guided a bicycle along a virtual course. The 6-year-old was not there just to get healthy. She was actually using an ExerBike to play a Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Nearby, dozens of other children...

YMCA's Committed Towards Fighting Childhood Obesity

by Aspasela Papa on Nov 18, 2013 at 3:18pm

From San Diego to Ocala, Fla., YMCA's around the country are taking action to fix fitness for the next generation of Y members.   Exergame Fitness is proud to partner with different YMCA's around the country who help their communities by keeping kids active and fight childhood obesity.  YMCA's with an exergame room understand that to keep kids coming back for more, they need fun, unique products that motivate kids to be active and love it.   Nowadays, interactive fitness...

Success Stories: Exerfit Family Fitness

by Aspasela Papa on Oct 14, 2013 at 3:35pm

Exerfit Family Fitness, located in Baton Rouge, La. offers fun and dynamic exercise programs designed for each family member. Their focus is to provide a well-rounded motivating experience that encourages, challenges and ultimately develops the physical, social and developmental person.  Last spring, they knew that in order to excite and move kids they needed to find new and unique interactive products that kids can relate to in this digital world.   Enter Exergame Fitness. By...

Exercise-Based Video Games May Improve Students' Fitness, Grades

by KSTP News Staff on Oct 1, 2013 at 2:26pm

Early Wednesday morning, a big smile covered 12-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's face as he yelled, "this is fun!" On its own, that statement may not be much of a surprise. That is, at least, until you consider this: Ahmed was having a blast... at school. "I be like, yeah, I'm going to come to school every day," he continued from inside the "exergaming lab" at theAnne Sullivan School in Minneapolis. As Ahmed's...

Success Stories: Huntington YMCA

by Jarrod Saracco on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:45am

When your town has one of the highest childhood obesity ratings in the country, what do you do?  You get moving...and so do those kids!  This is a story of a small town, and two hospital's and a YMCA all on the same mission. Success Stories:  Huntington YMCA, Huntington West Virginia In August of 2008, the CDC released a report that classified Huntington, West Virginia as the unhealthiest city in the United States.  That spawned the birth of the very...

A School on the Move Through Exergaming

by Dan Lawler, Ph.D. on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:19pm

Sometimes reputations are deserved.  Sometimes reputations can disguise what’s really happening in an organization.  In this case, we’re talking about a school that has been burdened with the reputation of a significant portion of its students being difficult to manage and, thus, difficult to educate. In this case,the data actually legitimizes the reputation.   With regard to the school being referenced, two data points are of particular interest: The number of...

22 Districts get Funding for Health and Wellness

by Ann Schimke on Oct 8, 2013 at 9:42am

"A new set of grants worth more than $9 million will enable 22 Colorado districts to advance physical activity and nutrition initiatives in their districts and build school-level health and wellness teams over the next oneto three years. The project, called “Healthy Schools, Successful Students,” will be administered by RMC Health, a non-profit provider of professional development focused on school health. It is an expansion of a grant-funded project that began four years with a...

Exergame Challenge Winners from Bridgewater YMCA and River Valley Regional YMCA

by Jeffrey Dammann on Aug 7, 2013 at 2:56pm

Last month, thousands of YMCA professionals gathered together in downtown Philadelphia for the 2013 YMCA General Assembly ( and a Philly cheesesteak or two). This year Exergame Fitness hosted the Exergame MOVchallenge, where the attendees wore an activity tracking device (called a MOVband) on their wrist throughout the entire show in order to collect data on their level of activity during the convention; but more importantly to collect points and win great prizes! The object of the...

Racine YMCA Makes a Move Into The Future With Exergaming

by Parker Johnson on Aug 6, 2013 at 1:23pm

The RACINE FAMILY YMCA has been serving all of Racine County Wisconsin for more than 136 years.  In which it has has provided safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities, and opportunities to serve the community.  Through these leading innovative efforts, Racine YMCA has been building strong kids, strong families, and stronger communities. As part of their continued plan to add innovative programs to the YMCA Youth Development initiative, they have...

YMCA General Assembly 2013 Will See the Future of Fitness

by Jeffrey Dammann on Jul 9, 2013 at 3:50pm

The 2013 YMCA General Assembly hosted in Philadelphia this year is just around the corner, July 18th-21st to be exact, and this year Exergame Fitness will be at booth #221 bringing a whole new line of youth focused fitness and wellness solutions to be shown on the exhibit floor! The YMCAs have been a strong family foundation in America and have affected generations of families.  Did you know that the YMCA organization was founded in 1844 in London?  Now 169 years later the...

Case Study on Exergaming for Kids with Behavioral Issues – Preliminary Report

by Dan Lawler, Ph.D. on May 6, 2013 at 3:43pm

In schools today students who engage in antisocial behaviors are a real challenge for teachers and administrators.  Too often these behaviors diminish a student’s ability to learn and often interrupt the education of others.  Many times teachers and schools apply restrictions to privileges, more seat time, anger management strategies, and suspensions as a remedy for these behaviors.  A few months ago I assisted a middle school with initiating an alternative to...

AAHPERD Driving Toward a Healthier Generation Through Technology and Exergames

by Jeffrey Dammann on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:28am

The 2013 AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition being held in Charlotte, North Carolina, is coming up fast!  The convention takes place April 23-27th and over 5,000 health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport professionals are expected to attend the show. AAHPERD, which stands for the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance has over 20,000 members and is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical...

Exerfit Family Fitness Center Brings Exergame To Their Members

by Jeffrey Dammann on Apr 15, 2013 at 9:38am

Exerfit Family Fitness in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will be starting the 2013 summer off with a new addition to their family fitness center, a state of the art Exergame room! This is an exciting new element and is part of the Fitness 2.0 movement where technology and exercise are integrating.  Exerfit has been a Baton Rouge recreation community center for families to come and bring their children for a full fitness experience.  Offering programs for children and adults alike,...

North Crawford School District Gets Their Group Dance Class On

by Jeffrey Dammann on Apr 1, 2013 at 2:02pm

North Crawford School District in Wisconsin gets students moving in physical education classes with Exergaming.  Exergaming, or interactive gaming as some would call it, is technology, gamification, and fitness combined.   It is a better way to educate the importance of fitness because it makes the fitness experience fun, and keeps children engaged.  They have been playing videogames all their life, so shifting sedentary screen time into active game play, and reinforcing...

PEP Grants, What Are They And How Do We Get One for Our School or Facility?

by Parker Johnson, Relationship Manager on Mar 12, 2013 at 5:02pm

ON PEP GRANTS (Carol White Physical Education Program) The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade to help students meet their state standards for physical education.  Money from PEP Grants may be used to purchase physical education equipment, provide support for students, provide...

Exergame Fitness Educates the World at the Exergame Education Workshop 2013

by Ashley Staley on Feb 26, 2013 at 1:02pm

On average, children spend three to seven hours a day parked in front of a television.  Whether it’s watching after school cartoons, the Disney Channel, or playing video games, the rate of child obesity has had a drastic increase throughout the course of the past 20 years.  Let’s Move!  a campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.  This nationwide...

Case Study on Exergaming for Kids with Behavioral Issues

by Dr. Dan Lawler on Feb 21, 2013 at 5:07pm

In schools today students who engage in antisocial behaviors are a real challenge for teachers and administrators.  Too often these behaviors diminish a student’s ability to learn and often interrupt the education of others.  Many times teachers and schools apply restrictions to privileges, more seat time, anger management strategies, and suspensions as a remedy for these behaviors.  A few months ago I assisted a middle school with initiating an alternative to...

First Care For Then Educate

by By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. and Bev Bachman, M.Ed. on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:50pm

Peter Senge, in his 1990 book entitled The Fifth Discipline, talked specifically about well-intentioned goals and aspirations often leading to unpredicted outcomes that even the best leaders and thinkers could not have anticipated.  Certainly a 1981 government document release called “The Nation at Risk” intended to bring attention to the need for education to improve for all kids.  What evolved over the years was a tightening of curriculum, the development...

HEALTHY Armstrong, Incorporating Technology into Physical Education

by Jeff Dammann on Nov 19, 2012 at 1:12pm

In 2004 the state of Pennsylvania mandated all school districts to measure and track students Body Mass Indexes(BMI) and develop a Wellness Policy for students. Armstrong School District, located an hour north of Pittsburgh, has taken this initiative and created a coalition to address the problem of childhood obesity in Armstrong county. The coalition, called HEALTHY Armstrong, which is an acronym for Healthy Eating Active Lifestyles Together Helping Youth, has maintained excellent health in...

Suffolk Zone 2012 NYS AHPERD Conference showcasing Exergaming

by Jeff Dammann on Nov 9, 2012 at 12:31pm

New York suffered a huge blow due to Hurricane Sandy and while people were waiting in lines with gas cans at every gas station, the 2012 Suffolk Zone Professional Development Conference remained on schedule, drawing hundreds of physical education professionals from across the state of New York.   The NYS AHPERD, which stands for New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, has been hosting the Suffolk Zone event for the past couple years...

Suffolk Zone 2012 NYS AHPERD Professional Development Conference

by Jeff Dammann on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:48am

The state of New York is facing some serious weather right now, but next week if the state survives the New York AHPERD will be hosting their annual Suffolk Zone conference where over 800 physical education teachers, school administrators, and fitness industry personal will get together and showcase the latest methods at bringing children into healthy active lifestyles.    This year you will find the Suffolk Zone event at Sachem School District which has made some huge...

Sierra Vista Jr. High Physical Education Demonstration

by George Velarde on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:23pm

As the Physical Education Department Chair at Sierra Vista Jr. High School, our PE program hosts PE Demonstrations for educators, principals, superintendents, and community leaders from all around the country to come and see the “New PE”curriculum in action. The demonstrations are designed to get them excited about the possibilities on how a comprehensive curriculum is implemented on a daily basis and the variety of equipment that is used to increase...

Exergaming in the Modern School

by Jeff Dammann on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:44am

Those of us who were lucky enough to get one of the first video game systems and play the game Pong all remember playing long hours with family and friends in the living room. Video games have come a long way since then, but still require a lot of living room time, most likely on the couch.  This has led to very sedentary lifestyles for children, yet a new form of gaming is beginning to emerge, that being Exergaming. Exergaming combines physical activity with video games,...

Integrating ExerGaming with Instruction: One Model

by By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:12pm

By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. This school year a Title I teacher in Colorado will be integrating into her teaching both effective practices in literacy instruction and current research on how exercise prepares the brain for learning.   She is a strong literacy teacher, long grounded in strategies that have been supported by research in reading instruction.   This year she is excited to add this new dimension to her literacy lessons by having her classes participate in 5...

Choice Health Fitness Grand EXERGAMING Opening

on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:19pm

The IMAGINE campaign began in 2007 when a group of Grand Forks citizens started raising funds to build a new health and wellness facility and renovate the existing Family YMCA. Thanks to donors' and business sponsors' vision and generosity, all residents can now benefit from exceptional new health and fitness facilities. We have found nothing quite like it in the country.  Today, this historic movement has allowed the Grand Forks Park District the ability to continue enhancing...

Gateway Unified School District PEP Grant Winner will use grant to buy high-tech exercise gear

on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:39am

By Joe Szydlowski The Gateway Unified School District governing board signed off on using federal grant funds on interactive exercise gaming equipment at its Wednesday night meeting. The equipment features games to encourage kids to move around, said Matt Diskin, program director for the Physical Education Program (PEP). He obtained the funds from a $1.2 million federal grant for the district to build fitness labs at district schools. The equipment is the first major step of the grant...

Healthy Families Healthy Communities Program Starts at Port Discovery

on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:18am

Port Discovery Children’s Museum is ranked as one of the top 12 children’s museums in the country by Forbes and offers three floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs for children ages birth through ten years.  All of the Museum’s programming aligns with the Maryland Model for School Readiness and the state curriculum, with a focus on five core Platforms of Learning:   1.   Early Childhood Learning 2. ...

Kick it Up Obesity Program at Port Discovery Museum Utilizes Exergames

on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:17am

In 1990, the Baltimore Children’s Museum formed its own 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and merged with the Maryland Children’s Museum. The merged entity’s Board of Directors, with the support and encouragement of Baltimore’s Mayor Kurt Schmoke, decided that an Inner Harbor presence was necessary to reach the broadest possible audience of children and families in the Baltimore region, the state of Maryland and the United States. A 35-million dollar capital...

Hyde School Uses Exergames to Combat Obesity

on May 11, 2012 at 9:41am

Hyde School was founded in the early 1960s when Joseph Gauld, a highly regarded mathematics teacher who believed our educational system was overly focused on student achievement and not focused enough on student character, opened a school in Bath, Maine, one that focused on student attitude, effort, and character. Today, Hyde Schools is a network of public and boarding schools and programs known widely for its successful and unique approach to helping students develop character....

Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Uses Unique Kids Fitness Equipment

on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:41pm

In 1998, Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, donated $90 million to The Salvation Army to build a comprehensive community center in San Diego, California. Her goal was to create a center, supported in part by the community, where children and families would be exposed to different people, activities and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach. When Mrs. Kroc passed away in October 2003, she left $1.5 billion – much of her estate –...

Holiday Exergaming Fun at Knuckleheads Gym

on Dec 7, 2011 at 1:11pm

  Imagine a child-friendly exercise room with computer-generated devices that make kids look forward to exercising.  Well that is exactly what you will find at Knuckleheads Gym! Knuckleheads provides a fun gym workout experience for kids by using the latest interactive computer game/exercise technology. Knuckleheads is the place where everyone can have fun, get in shape and meet new friends. So whether your child is a rising young athlete or is someone who just wants...

Brandywine YMCA Uses Exergaming to Fight Childhood Obesity

on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:40pm

The Brandywine YMCA is an association of people of all ages and ethnic groups that strive to cultivate the human potential, self- esteem and dignity of all people. The Brandywine YMCA is an organization that exists to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.  When it comes to trying to find something that can be emotional, physical, AND social you will not find something more involved than that of Exergaming. ...

Bringing Life to PE Programs: The Power of ExerGaming

by Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Educational Consultant on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:29pm

The popularity of ExerGaming™ is growing rapidly in schools, YMCAs, fitness clubs, and homes across the country.  The significant rise in interest caused me to wonder about the impact of this new trend on student motivation and teacher involvement in schools.   My own first-hand experience with ExerGaming™ in an elementary setting gave me some preliminary answers to those questions.  What I observed was incredibly positive for kids and immeasurably...

Minds on the move at Stall High School

on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:20pm

Stall High School's "Brain Room" looks less like a classroom and more like a first-class fitness center with $50,000 in workout machines and computers. But this is where Paulette Cryer takes her chemistry class to review for an upcoming test on the periodic table's history and trends. One student pumps his legs on a StairMaster as he matches elements with similar properties. Three girls quiz one another on the structure of the periodic table then take turns jumping through a ladder on the...

YMCA Meriden Fights Childhood Obesity with Active Gaming and PACE Program

on Oct 21, 2011 at 12:48pm

The Meriden YMCA is very concerned with the rising rate of childhood obesity in Meriden. To address this problem, they have created the PACE (Physical Activity Changes Everything) Program to provide each family with the necessary tools to combat childhood obesity and lead healthy and active lives.  When they Meriden YMCA were looking at innovative ways to incorporate kids fitness they came to none other than Exergame Fitness! Exergame Fitness is a company who strives...

PEP Grant Winner Implements Exergaming

on Oct 12, 2011 at 1:22pm

With the recent release of the 2011 Carol White PEP Grants we always get asked the same question, how do you get the most out of your PEP Grant no matter what stage you’re in (year 1, year 2, year 3) and make the biggest impact on your community and students grades?  Kenston Local Schools in Chagrin Falls, OH was posed with the same question.  How would they use the grant of federal funds earmarked for physical education programming for the district’s 3,200 K-12...

ESPN Presents Rise Up Chicago with Help of Exergame Fitness and Makoto

on Oct 4, 2011 at 2:30pm

ESPN's new original series RISE UP will be telling the story of four communities coming together to renovate their local high school’s athletic facilities.  The inspirational, four-episode series will showcase renovation projects from start to finish and will also focus on giving students advice, training, and tools that they can use to become better athletes.  POWERADE® is a sponsor of RISE UP, providing hydration products for the series.  As a final...

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Promotes Active Gaming

on Sep 27, 2011 at 3:04pm

When the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids was looking to open their new Spartan Stores location they wanted to do it with a bang, enter Exergame Fitness.  Through a lengthy consultation with Exergame Fitness the YMCA was able to decide the Lightspace Floor would be the best piece of exergaming equipment to increase physical activity for their youth.  At the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, they are all about a community that is much more than a place to work out.  This...

Salvation Army Uses Exergaming to Increase Kids Fitness

on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:39am

In 1998, Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, donated $90 million to The Salvation Army to build a comprehensive community center in San Diego, California. Her goal was to create a center, supported in part by the community, where children and families would be exposed to different people, activities and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach. When Mrs. Kroc passed away in October 2003, she left $1.5 billion – much of her estate – to The...

'Exergame' gym targets 30-minute workouts at the family - Exergame Fitness

on Oct 23, 2008 at 10:53am

Circuit Wellness features stations such as an exercise bike connected to an ATV-riding Sony Playstation game.Who would have thought that working out could be so much fun?Circuit Wellness, a new gym located at 6754 Cleveland Ave., is hoping their 30-minute workout concept as well as "exergames" -- video games that bring a workout for the gamer -- will appeal to the entire family.Owner Polly Benson, who lives in Westerville with her husband and three children, said everyone except bodybuilders...

2010 YMCA General Assembly | Booth #122 Exergame Fitness

on Jun 30, 2010 at 2:51pm

Exergame Fitness VAULT Room! At this years 2010 YMCA General Assembly in Salt Lake City, Exergame Fitness will debut their VAULT room located atBOOTH #122. Some of the worlds top Exergaming products will be on display located in a conceptually themed room made specifically for YMCA's! Exergame Fitness is the leading Exergaming provider for YMCA's in the country and now is bringing the VAULT room to this years General Assembly. Check out the products below to see what you can...

Active Gaming Room - Peoria, IL

on Jun 2, 2009 at 12:05pm

The Riverplex continues to innovate and lead in developing health and wellness programming. And now we’ve added the new "Vault Activation Zone by Exergame Fitness USA"—one of the first exergaming studios of its kind in the country! It’s video game technology that’s out of the box thinking, with physical engagement that’s hard to resist. The addition of interactive exergaming includes offering clinical programs for those with limited mobility, private studio...

Adrian Middle School 5-6 opens Wii-based Fitness Room

on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:24am

By Erik Gable Daily Telegram ADRIAN, Mich. — Students and staff at the Adrian Middle School 5-6 building on Friday inaugurated the school’s new Interactive Gaming Center, which will bring a technological twist to the AMS 5-6 physical education curriculum. The room is outfitted with eight Nintendo Wii video game consoles, donated by the Adrian Meijer store, that can be used for a variety of programs involving cardiovascular exercise. “I think that as ...

Ambler Area Y Highlighted for Unique New Facility Design

on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:33am

In a recent publication by Recreation and Management in the May 2011 Issue the Ambler Area YMCA was highlighted as the one of the most unique facility structures in the country. Opened in November 2010 the 80,000 square foot Y is now serving over 14,000 members. In the recent re-branding of the YMCA the Ambler Area Y is a leader in what will be to come for future facilities. One of the highlights of this new facility is the “Y-Zone” which is a Family Active Center that promotes...

Applications of Exergaming in Schools

by Dan Lawler, PhD on Feb 26, 2014 at 12:06pm

School is fun!  Unfortunately, that statement has become an oxymoron for too many – kids and adults. Pressure to have only seat time is strong, and, while it is recognized that exercise is good for kids (and adults), too often it is considered non-essential or even a chore. Thoughtful utilization of Exergaming equipment, however, can provide a unique educational experience at a school that can positively influence lives both during and beyond the school day.  As one teacher...

Bill to mandate phys ed in Va. schools advances

on Jan 21, 2011 at 10:31am

By Julian Walker The Virginian-Pilot © January 21, 2011 Legislation to require an average of 150 minutes a week of physical education for students in Virginia elementary and middle schools was approved by a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, SB966, is sponsored by Sen. Ralph Northam, D-Norfolk. It incorporates similar bills from Sens. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, and John Miller, D-Newport News, and passed the Senate Education and Health Committee on an 11-1...

Brand New Day: The YMCA Unveils New Brand Strategy to Further Community Impact

on Jul 12, 2010 at 6:50pm

Carol M White PEP Grant winner Marvin Christley talks about Exergaming

on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:38am

PRESS RELEASE | Original Source Here Carol M White PEP Grant winner Marvin Christley talks about his Physical Education Program with the New Haven, CT School districts. With over 18+ years as a physical education teacher and over 5+ years as a grant facilitator, Marvin is leading the way to keeping kids active, healthy and fit by introducing a new PE concept called Exergaming. The New Haven PE department received about 1.5 million dollars over three years, to...

Carol M. White PEP Grant Winner on Benefits of Technology in Physical Education

on May 31, 2011 at 2:29pm

Name: Marvin Christley Education: Bachelor of Science from Eastern Connecticut State University 1991, Masters Degree from Southern Connecticut State University 1999 Title: Physical Education teacher (18 years) Grants Facilitator (5 yrs) School: Lincoln Bassett State Committees:  Connecticut Fitness Testing Committee, Connecticut wellness Promotion committee, New Haven Wellness committee. Projects: In addition to facilitating this grant I also...

Chicago Bulls Open EnergizaBulls Fitness Center at McPherson Elementary - Exergaming on the Gamercize Station!

on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:00pm

The student, parents, faculty and staff  of McPherson Elementary (4728 N. Wolcott) welcomed Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, Ald. Gene Schulter, Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson and Chicago Bulls staff to celebrate the opening of the EnergizaBulls fitness center Tuesday.  The state-of-the-art fitness center is part of an ongoing program by the Chicago Bulls to help teach students the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. The...

Chicago Bulls Sox Exergame Academy – Grand Opening

on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:39am

In light of the recent publicity of the growing obesity epidemic the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Training Academy has found a new way to fight the cause through their partnership with Motion Fitness, one of the leaders in the Exergaming industry.  Exergaming is a term used for video games that are also a form of exercise. In recent years Exergaming, also known as Active Gaming, has started to gain popularity not only amongst children, but adults as well as a new way to...

CHICAGO BULLS UNVEIL FIRST ENERGIZABULLS EXERGAME FITNESS CENTER.

on Mar 13, 2010 at 4:11pm

"With the grant money and additional funding and support from local companies such as Direct Fitness Solutions and Exergame Fitness, the Bulls decided to create 25 EnergizaBulls Fitness Centers in Chicago Public Schools by the 2011-12 school year. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Community Schools, a lead collaborator in this initiative, will be the recipient of the first EnergizaBulls Fitness Centers." Bulls use $1.475 million grant to create fitness centers in local...

Chicagoland based company Exergame Fitness is bringing their “FREE Exergaming Education Workshop” to Fishers, Indiana on Thursday August 14th 2008 at

on Jun 26, 2008 at 4:26pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 26, 2008 – Chicagoland based company Exergame Fitness is bringing their “FREE Exergaming Education Workshop” to Fishers, Indiana on Thursday August 14th 2008 at Xtreme Fun & Fitness.This FREE Exergaming Education Workshop is specifically targeted towards YMCA’s, JCC’s, Schools, Hospitals, Park Districts and Health Clubs around the Central and Eastern United States designed to provide “Fun,...

Circuit Wellness and Exergame Fitness Open Central Ohio’s First Area Exergaming Location

on Sep 22, 2008 at 11:33am

New neighborhood fitness center located in Westerville, OHPress Release/ Columbus, OH, October 1st, 2008 – The new neighborhood fitness center, Circuit Wellness, has opened its first Central Ohio location in the Lee Plaza center in Columbus, Near Schrock and Cleveland Ave. Circuit Wellness is working to become the leader in neighborhood fitness centers by offering a unique 30-minute personalized workout using revolutionary Simbio™ equipment in convenient locations along with a...

Corsicana YMCA Fills the Gap: No Child Left on their Behind

by Aspasela Papa on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:11am

Corsicana, Texas is a community that values its history and the people that continue to make the town a great place to live.  The Corsicana YMCA wanted to continue this by motivating their future members to be active and healthy at a young age by introducing interactive fitness and Exergaming. At the beginning of summer, the Corsicana YMCA opened its doors to their brand new Exergame Youth X room. This room was specifically built to be a data driven and gamified fitness solution...

Corsicana YMCA to Introduce Exergames

by Aspasela Papa on May 21, 2014 at 4:55pm

Palatine, Ill (May. 21, 2014) – The Corsicana YMCA located in Corsicana, Texas will have their Exergame grand opening Friday, May 30, 2014.  Kids will get the chance to experience the ultimate interactive fitness equipment. After attending the YMCA General Assembly last year and visiting our booth to see the state-of-the-art exergaming equipment, Terry Seth, the Executive Director of the YMCA liked what he saw.  The two things that stood out to him were that the equipment...

Discovering How Video Games Can Motivate Healthy Behaviors: More than $2 Million Awarded to 12 Research Teams Across U.S.

on May 29, 2008 at 7:04pm

Awards go to researchers in CA, FL, IN, ME, NC, NY, SC, VT and WA; Studies explore how games can increase physical activity and enhance prevention, self-management of health conditions PRINCETON, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced today during a telenews conference the first round of grants awarded through its Health Games Research national program. More than $2 million in grants will enable 12 research teams to help...

Edison school's Wellness Room looks beyond physical fitness

by Jen Zettel on Apr 3, 2014 at 3:43pm

Success Story: Edison Elementary APPLETON — In a small room at Edison Elementary School, students pedal stationary bicycles that control what they see on a screen. The ExerGame cycles — two for lower body workouts and one for the upper body — are connected to Xbox or PlayStation video gaming systems so the students use both sides of their brain at the same time, said physical education teacher Chuck Heurkens. The bikes represent just one station in the new,...

Exer-gaming gets the nod from Canadian health meet

on Nov 6, 2008 at 10:02am

By Frank Caron Published: November 04, 2008 - 10:09AM CTThough there are those who would dispute the link between noteworthy weight-loss and the various exer-gaming products offered by games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit when played in an active manner, members of a Canadian university think tank on health has come out in favor of the titles and their ability to encourage overweight children to be more active.Laurette Dube, head of the 2008 McGill Health Challenge Think Tank put on by the...

Exergame Active Lab Helps Kids be Active

by Aspasela Papa on Jan 22, 2014 at 1:35pm

Schools all around the country are trying to think outside the box in ways to help kids stay fit and healthy.  Numerous programs are implemented every year throughout different schools.  The big question is for how long are they effective since children are known to quickly lose interest?  Investing in a great school health program makes a big impact on student’s lives physically and emotionally. The most important aspect for schools when considering a program...

Exergame Fitness Announces Strategic Partnership With XRtainment Zone To Provide Exergaming Wellness Programming

on Oct 13, 2008 at 1:20pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEExergame Fitness Announces Strategic Partnership With XRtainment Zone To Provide Exergaming Wellness ProgrammingPalatine, IL – October 10, 2008 – The growing epidemic of Childhood Obesity and Inactivity among kids, teens and adults has prompted the need for entertaining game based fitness solutions that engage users – called Exergames.Two USA companies that have pioneered the Exergaming industry have now joined forces to offer the largest selection of...

Exergame Fitness Australia Has Launched

on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:23pm

OUR SUPER-VISION By 2025 we want everyone to have experienced the life changing fitness and health benefits offered by Exergaming – and you can quote us on this! OUR VISION Our vision is to be become THE global entertainment-technology fitness & health solution. Our solutions will excite, inspire and empower people to improve the quality of the lives and to be the best they can be. We are determined to contiually innovate and develop new experiences that are accessible to everyone,...

Exergame Fitness Debut’s “THE VAULT” at the YMCA General Assembly July 8th - 10th 2010

on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:32am

Rolling Meadows IL, 07/02/10 – Illinois based company Exergame Fitness debut’s “THE VAULT”, an interactive kids fitness experience that combines game play, exercise & activity monitoring for YMCA’s across the nation. Exergaming combines physical activity while playing fun and engaging video games. Interactive fitness products are loaded into a cosmetically themed room that resembles a video arcade. THE VAULT rooms come equipped with activity...

Exergame Fitness Dubai Distributor “In-Motion” appears at “Fun of the Town event.

on May 30, 2009 at 12:54pm

An active and enjoyable family event to fight childhood obesity!DUBAI - Stimulating the physical and mental competency of children and families through fun active games to initiate a healthy lifestyle, is the aim of the “Fun of the Town” event that is taking place under the umbrella of The Fat Truth campaign, launched last April under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein.The event that started on Thursday, May 28, 2009, is organized by The Ministry of Health and...

Exergame Fitness in Dubai - In Motion Club

on Feb 4, 2009 at 2:02pm

The Freedom Climber pictured here was provided by Exergame Fitness USA for their partner in Dubai called In Motion. In Motion is a pioneer in providing a healthy lifestyle that combines fitness and interactive gaming through innovative concepts that address today’s youths’ wellbeing. In Motion – in association with one of the leading exergame fitness experts and a leading child wellness education center have initiated a novel wellness club in their area.The Freedom Climber...

Exergame Fitness Inks Deal with Spivi Virtual Cycling

by Aspasela Papa on Feb 19, 2014 at 4:09pm

Palatine, Ill(Feb. 19, 2014) - Exergame® Fitness, the worldwide leader in interactive fitness technology, announces they are a distributor for Spivi, an interactive fitness company that offers a virtual indoor cycling simulator system.  Spivi is an innovative, social-network enhanced real-time rendering system made for indoor cycling studios and fitness clubs.  Installed on existing equipment, Spivi communicates with ANT+ sensors on each bike and generates a...

Exergame Fitness International Distributors

on Jan 4, 2010 at 7:45pm

Exergame Fitness USA has 5 international divisions that can assist your facility / business in getting the latest and greatest Exergaming products and services directly from the source. Feel free to visit our distributor page to contact any of our approved vendors to get you what you need. We have a very close partnership with all of our approved vendors and there are no better companies in the industry to contact when it comes to providing the world with the best tested Exergaming...

Exergame Fitness | XRGame Zone at The RiverPlex in Peoria IL

on Nov 5, 2008 at 2:27pm

Just imagine for a moment... Kids voluntarily playing videogames to stay active, healthy and educated.... Exergaming is the Answer! Ask us how we can help your facility! Exergame Fitness USA Exergaming Research & Testing Center 530 West Colfax Palatine, IL. 60067 Office: 847.963.8969 x1103 Fax: 847.963.8966 Cellular: 630.408.9995 info@exergamefitness.com www.exergamefitness.com

Exergame Fitness, Toyota and NJ Nets Donate Exergaming Facility to Local Civic Center

on Apr 1, 2009 at 12:31pm

East Orange Civic Center Receives State of the Art “Vault Activation Zone”EAST ORANGE, NJ – The community of East Orange and the members of the East Orange Fellowship Civic Center will be able to get ‘fit’ in a new and exciting way starting today as the Center has been awarded a state of the art “Vault Activation Zone”. This room will feature top of the line interactive fitness and exergaming equipment such as: the Lightspace Play Floor, Exerbikes,...

Exergaming and the "Turned On" Brain By Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

on Aug 2, 2010 at 11:32am

When I observed the positive effects our Exergaming lab had on our elementary school, I was convinced that every student should have access to this type of lab.  Nothing I had observed before motivated students to exercise with the enthusiasm and spirit that this lab created.  The lab had a remarkable impact on our student body's commitment to exercise and physical activity.  Students couldn't wait for their scheduled time in our Exercise 4 Learning lab. How and Why We Started an...

Exergaming Europe!

on Jun 3, 2009 at 9:25am

See a quick picture video on our distributor from Europe... "Connect and Play!" More information can be found on www.exergamefitness.com (distributor section) Exergame Fitness USA Exergaming Research & Testing Center 530 West Colfax Palatine, IL. 60067 Office: 847.963.8969 x1103 Fax: 847.963.8966 Cellular: 630.408.9995 info@exergamefitness.com www.exergamefitness.com

Exergaming Fitness Products at Two Rivers YMCA

on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:16pm

Exergaming Fitness Products at Two Rivers YMCA Moline, IL – Two Rivers YMCA in Moline, IL has recently installed a complete line of Interactive Gaming and Fitness products to create a Virtual Gym in their Teen Center. With the growing concern of inactivity and obesity - Interactive Fitness is a welcome solution to any club. “We are expecting a huge turn-out for our Friday Teen Night’s, as well as offering something special for our community,” says Mike...

Exergaming for Health

on Mar 7, 2011 at 4:12pm

A new progam is aimed at helping overweight children get in control of their eating and exercising habits. The fitness center is betting that activities inspired by video games – known as exergames – are one way to get kids healthy, by offering them an arcade-like atmosphere without the snack bar. The room uses muscle-power instead of joysticks to earn points and burn calories. The state of the art Exergame Fitness facility is open at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness...

Exergaming Fun & Knuckleheads Gym - Carlsbad, CA

on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:22am

Imagine a child-friendly exercise room with computer-generated devices that make kids look forward to exercising. That’s the scene at Knuckleheads Gym in Carlsbad, which aims to create an exciting yet safe workout environment for children 5 to 15 years old. Designed for children from the nonathletic to the extremely athletic, Knuckleheads uses interactive equipment to encourage kids to exercise and stay fit. “This gym is unique, because we have high-tech exercise equipment...

Exergaming in a Physical Education Curriculum

on Jan 3, 2011 at 2:07pm

By George Velarde, Physical Education Teacher The thought of implementing video games in my PE program at Sierra Vista Junior High was exactly that:  “a thought”.   But, when we changed our PE philosophy in 2003 to the “New PE” concept, I took a hard and difficult look at how our PE program was going to change for the better.  At the time video games in a PE curriculum was a very new and quite extreme idea for many -including...

Exergaming in Dubai

on Jun 2, 2009 at 12:49pm

In Motion is driven by the limited edutainment activities available for our youth between 7 and 17. We at In Motion – in association with one of the leading exergame fitness experts and a leading child wellness education center - have initiated a novel wellness club for kids and families comprising the latest interactive “exergaming” equipment along with an integrated educational curriculum that teaches practical strategies to improve physical activity and eating habits.Recent data...

Exergaming Meets Active Gaming in South Suburban Family Sport Center

on May 9, 2011 at 11:28am

KUSA - There are a lot of ways to burn calories. Ironing: 150 per hour. Washing the dog: up 240 per hour. However, if you're looking for something that doesn't involve scalding steam and wet dog smell, "Exergaming" could be your ticket. Exergaming is a training technique used by the Avalanche, Nuggets and countless other pro teams. It basically combines video games and body movement. This workout tool isn't just for the professionals; the Average Joe can now do it at Family Sports...

Exergaming Products for YMCA’s, Schools, JCC’s, Kids Fitness Zones and Health Clubs

on Mar 22, 2008 at 1:41am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Person: Thomas Seilheimer Jr. (CEO)Company Name: Exergame Fitness USATelephone Number: (866) 245-3036Fax Number: (630) 282-0482Email Address: info@exergamefitness.comWeb site address: http://www.exergamefitness.com Exergaming Products for YMCA’s, Schools, JCC’s, Kids Fitness Zones and Health Clubs Exergame Fitness is the country’s largest distributor of Exergame fitness products. We provide Facility Planning & Installation,...

Exergaming Puts F-U-N Back in Fitness

on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:54am

December 31, 2010 by Lailani Mendoza Mind & Body I’m standing in front of the large flat screen TV waiting for my virtual river rafting adventure to begin. I’m at Game On! Interactive Fitness to see what the hype is behind this phenomenon called exergames. Coined from “exercise” and “games”, exergames is the latest trend in video games combining traditional gaming with some form of exercise. Having a bad reputation for encouraging...

Exergaming, Part of the YMCA Movement

by Aspasela Papa on Feb 5, 2014 at 3:12pm

With a long time dream to serve families and its community, the Eastlake YMCA located in Chula Vista, CA finally opened up its doors on November 2nd, 2013.  The brand new 36,000 square-foot family friendly facility offers everything from membership, gymnastics to exergaming. The Y focuses on three key areas such as youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  From that very first day, employees came together and continue to work together to improve the quality...

Founders of First Youth Interactive Gym Sign Distribution Deal for Canada

on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:35am

Founders of First Youth Interactive Gym Sign Distribution Deal for CanadaDARTMOUTH, NS – Canadian kids received yet another failing grade in the annual Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card: 90% of Canadian youth are not getting the necessary amount of exercise a day. This does not come as a surprise to Holly Bond and Liz Thompson. They have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of too much screen time and not enough playtime. The former founders of Bulldog Interactive Fitness,...

FREE Exergaming Room Designs in 2010!

on Dec 26, 2009 at 9:44pm

Exergame Fitness is the global leader in Exergaming products and medically driven programming. We have over 10+ years experience in the fitness industry and were first to market with fully customized room designs keeping active gaming a positive way of battling childhood obesity and inactivity. We have the largest selection of tested products in the industry backed by our 110% lowest price guarantee. We pride ourselves on our reputation as the leader in the Exergaming industry...

Freemont Nebraska YMCA's new Exergame Fitness Room | The Underground!

on Oct 19, 2010 at 11:02am

FREMONT — Video dodge ball doesn't leave red welts, but the kids in the Fremont YMCA's new gaming room still work up a healthy sweat playing it. Exergame Fitness products were utilized at the Fremont YMCA which opened up a state-of-the-art interactive gaming room called the Underground, and kids are clamoring for their turn on $80,000 worth of video equipment that it contains. All of the games in the room require substantial physical exertion. Jerry Renne, YMCA president and...

Friday Magazine Interview with In-Motion Dubai

on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:31am

It is our pleasure to inform you that official MENA reigon Exergame Fitness dealer "In-Motion" has been featured in one of the most weekly read magazines, Friday Magazine. The magazine covers various topics from Health, Fashion, People, Travel, etc. In this issue, In-Motion was featured in the Trends topic as “A fun new alternative to the treadmill has hit Dubai and is getting kids active…” Attached you will find the article clipping and below is the link of the video coverage done...

Grayslake school uses video games as part of physical fitness program

on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:33am

By Megan Craig TribLocal reporter February 9th at 2:41 p.m. When it comes to grade school kids and video games, a Grayslake gym teacher says that if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Woodview Elementary teacher Steven Feldman said he’ll do whatever he can to guide his students toward a healthier lifestyle – and his latest tools are a Wii video game system and its Fit Plus component. Video games in gym class may seem like raising the white flag in the ...

Helping Physical Education as an Academic Subject by Parker Johnson

on Aug 20, 2010 at 10:17am

In accordance with the recent release of the NASPE “Why Physical Education Is An Academic Subject” we would like to applaud the organization on putting together an outline for schools, boards of education, and even states on statistics and arguments as to why every school should have Physical Education. One of the sections specifically talks about how student assessment should be part of every curriculum and provides a sense of accountability not only to the PE teacher,...

iDance Meets Suny Cortland - by Amy Marks

on Dec 18, 2009 at 1:40pm

The past week SUNY Cortland has been lucky enough to experience excergames fitness. Exergame Fitness USA is a technology based excersising program that combines video games with physical activity. In class we were able to experience the iDANCE (see youtube video below) and on Friday were able to experiment with other systems. Some systems included riding a bike that makes a car drive, running on a stepmaster to move your players on a basketball game and a boxing bag that generates a fighting...

Implementing an Exergaming Lab in your school....

on Jun 18, 2010 at 2:32pm

Exergame Fitness Advisory Board Member "Dan Lawler" speaks about implementing Exergaming in Schools.... A year ago, I was able to implement an Exergaming lab in my school. It was one of the most exciting interventions I had ever experienced in over 30 years as a principal. Unfortunately, I retired before I could see the expected benefits that the lab would create for the all the students in the school. After a year of students and teachers being actively engaged in the lab, I wanted...

Kids In Motion Initiative Showing Success in Improving Children’s Health

by George Smailes on Jan 15, 2014 at 8:23am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014           Kids In Motion initiative showing success in improving children’s health Huntington, WV  ̶  Kids in Motion, a fun and innovative exercise and nutrition program designed to improve the health of Tri-State area children, has experienced great success during the first months of the program and has now expanded to include parents. Kids in Motion is a joint...

Light Board To 'Revolutionize' P.E. Class

on Oct 10, 2010 at 5:46pm

A Des Moines school has just added technology to its physical education classes. They're using a light board to get active at Hanawalt School. [Original Article and Video developed by KCCI News Channel 8 - [watch video] Students are using the first Lightspace Play Wall to be installed in an Iowa school installed by Exergame Fitness USA "The Global Leader in Exergaming Products, Programming and Partnerships". Hanawalt P.E. teacher John Baker is pumped up because the touchscreen...

Makoto for Special Needs

on Jun 26, 2012 at 1:34pm

We always tell our customers that the products and solutions we provide serve more than just one population. In a school setting, a PE class, fitness class, special needs kids, and the sports teams can all get a tremendous benefit from the Exergame products.  The key is how they use them for each population.Below is a great article from a teacher in Naperville IL School District explaining how he uses the Makoto Exergame Arena. I am a special education teacher at Madison Jr. High in...

Mason, Ohio's New Interactive "VAULT Room" - Exergame Fitness

on Oct 20, 2010 at 5:42pm

Mason Ohio - The City of Mason has joined forces with the leader in the world of "Exergaming" (Exergame Fitness) to create an exciting, hi-tech approach to tackling the obesity & inactivity epidemic; it’s called “The VAULT”. The VAULT is a new fitness experience that takes a revolutionary approach to keeping our community active, healthy and engaged with technology driven products that keep users engaged in physical and brain activity. We feature...

New Exergame Fitness club combines exercise and games

on May 18, 2010 at 9:13am

POCATELLO — The Gold’s Gym plaza keeps growing, and the businesses there feed off each other. In one way or another, they’re all focused on healthy living. The plaza now includes Gold’s Gym, dental and physical therapy practices, Subway, a day care focused on Gold’s customers, Sunsations spa and tanning, Marigolds, a wine and delicacies shop that will offer healthy cooking classes, and a kids fitness center that combines video games with exercise. The businesses complement each...

NEW EXERGAMING FITNESS CENTERS UNVEILED IN WATERBURY, CT. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

on Sep 3, 2010 at 8:22pm

WATERBURY, CT– Thanks to a federal Carol M. White Physical Education Grant called P.A.C.E. I.T. – Physical Activity Curriculum Enhancement using Integrated Technologies, Waterbury middle school students will be training for lifelong fitness in 3 brand-new state-of-the-art Exergaming Fitness Centers. Exergaming technology harnesses children’s interest in videogame technology to provide highly interactive, rigorous, and research-based physical fitness training that kids want to...

No Child Left On Their Behinds...

on Jun 22, 2010 at 7:13pm

For most of us, the “Old PE” met the needs of a select few. Everyone else was often left with a lifetime of bad memories and demeaning experiences. Today, the “New PE” is about developing a healthy lifestyle and teaching the whole child. The “New PE” core values have helped our Fitness Scores rise to tops in the State, but more importantly made PE fun for our students! At Sierra Vista, we believe our PE program should be directed to all students,...

North Crawford "Springs It On" with Exergames

by Aspasela Papa on Apr 23, 2014 at 3:50pm

In 2012, North Crawford School District in Wisconsin was one of the lucky schools that won the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant (PEP) award.   The PEP grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Schools (OSHS) and gives schools the funding to enhance Physical Education and Nutrition programs.   North Crawford chose exergames as a way to keep students active and to this day it continues to use exergames as it...

Recreation Center Adds Active Gaming

on Jun 28, 2011 at 1:12pm

Thousands of kids will now be able to try out some of the best Exergaming equipment thanks to the Paul Derda Recreation Center in Colorado investing in some of the newest active gaming products in the market. Throughout the new game room kids around the facility will be introduced to a popular new form of videogame exercise called “Exergaming”. Exergaming is a new form of exercise by playing video games that require movement and interaction on all different levels! Exergaming...

The 2010 YMCA General Assembly Was Introduced to Exergaming

on Jul 13, 2010 at 6:47pm

This years 2010 YMCA General Assembly was held in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah July 8th -10th at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The General Assembly of YMCAs is the premiere celebration of the YMCA Movement in the United States, designed to inspire, rejuvenate and affirm each attendee's passion for YMCA work and provide meaningful connections to others in the Movement. This year was extra special because the YMCA's debuted their new branding strategy and changed their name...

The Evolving World of Physical Education

by DC Brandon on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:49am

The one curricular area in education that you might not expect to be embracing the current wave of technological “enhancements” for students in today’s classroom is physical education. “Not so,” says Professor David Chorney, who teaches in the Department of Secondary Education in the Faculty of Education at the U of A. In fact, he says there is a great deal of technological innovation taking place in the world of physical education. From apps that track...

The Gold's Gym "Exergame Express VAULT" - Green Bay Wisconsin

on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:15pm

The world’s leading provider of exergaming equipment, products and services, “Exergame Fitness” is pleased to announce the grand opening of the “Gold’s Gym Exergame Express VAULT Room” located in downtown Green Bay,Wisconsin. This brand new state-of-the-art facility houses 18,000 square feet of modern fitness equipment and the latest in exergaming products for all members. The concept of the “exergame express room” is to offer all...

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