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 exercise and movement through video games. This area allows kids to be active while their parents are exercising as well. This new interactive zone also helps parents connect with their children through the Power of Play. These active gaming, or better known as exergaming products were purchased through Motion Fitness. One of the leaders in the industry for years; Motion Fitness advised the Ambler Area Y on products such as the 3-Kick, Heavy Ball, Jump Q, DDR system, and Gamercize to incorporate more physical movement by the children in Ambler, PA.
“3 Kick” is a heavy duty commercial grade machine that will be loved by youth, kick boxers, instructors, trainers and those that just want to have fun competing with friends while getting a great workout! 3 Kick is designed with proprietary and resilient foam pads that can be punched, kicked, slapped, or tapped with shoes or bare feet, a fist, or an open palm. 3 Kick is simple to use, fun, and built strong for years of use.
Made of heavy quarter inch tough plastic material, the Heavy Ball offers youth ages 5-12, a fun and unique work out experience! This exciting piece of equipment uses a 4 lb. 6 lb. or 8 lb. medicine ball of your choice and can be configured in a variety of ways to conveniently fit many different space constraints. The med ball has the child picking up weight, moving it back and forth, lifting it, and getting an aerobic work-out, while having a good time.
Jumping up and down now has a new twist with the Jump Q. Designed to provide an incredible lower body workout, it also increases a users’ reaction time. The heavy duty steel construction and cushioned rubberized non slip tread platforms make it tough enough for everyone. Jump on the pad that lights and you’re off to the race!
Looking for simple, yet effective packages when it comes to DDR for your facility? Look no further! The all new Positive Gaming Impact Arcade Pads for DDR are now setting the standard when it comes to quality, performance and price. Dance games are fun – when used with the right equipment. Durability, accuracy, lightweight and easy handling, are important factors when choosing a dance platform for repeated play and exercise. The Impact dance platforms are designed by dance game specialists in close co-operation with the world’s best machine dancers, to ensure the highest level of product excellence.
Combine video games and exercise for a fitness aspect to the latest technology. The smart alternative to playing computer games the lazy way. When exercise is too boring or there just isn’t the time, Gamercize is the indoor sport to keep everyone active.
The more enjoyable the game you choose to play, the less you notice the exercise. Quite simply Gamercize makes exercise effortless. Take it at your own pace and have fun with all the newest titles.
Gamercize interacts with your game console’s controller stopping it working when you are not exercising and letting you play normally when you are exercising.
Motion Fitness would like to congratulate the Amber Area Y on this tremendous achievement and hope that more YMCA’s around the country will take their model, in hopes of changing a community’s culture into a more active lifestyle.
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