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 itsdoors to their brand new Exergame Youth X room. This room was specificallybuilt to be a data driven and gamified fitness solution for kids ages 7-14. The YMCA was looking to fill the gap that most facilities struggle with. It seems that age can be a tough group toprogram for until they implemented Exergames. It is the perfect way to combatchildhood obesity in the community and offers kids a chance to exercise whileplaying the games they love indoors. Most kids don’t even realize how much they worked out due to the amountof fun they’re having.
Terry Seth, Executive Director of the Corsicana YMCA, isvery pleased with the room. “We measure around 60 to 65 people a day in the room, said Seth.” The Exergame room is openfor several hours during the morning and late afternoon. Kids can check in, play, and check out asthey wish.” To engage the kids evenmore, they are working on developing additional programming in the Fall. “Weare going to put a twist to the games by adding the ability to earn pointsalong with some friendly competition, said Seth.”
In over two months, Corsicana YMCA has seen much attractionto the room. Even the staff loves the room. They are building relationships with the kidsas both staff and members sometimes play the exergames together. The Corsicana YMCA not only was able to fill the gap for their facility, but they also realized the products can be multi-generational.
To view the Corsicana YMCA Youth X room, please click here.
To learn more about exergames, please contact Exergame Fitness.