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 participate in because it is so much fun to do.

Among the new equipment available for student use are virtual reality treadmills, stationary bikes and ‘stepper’ devices that power PlayStation 3 video games, ultra-realistic experiences on interactive fitness bikes that allow students to experience the thrills of simulated mountain biking, cognitive training devices that help students use exercise to help improve academic performance and problem-solving capabil;itries, and indoor mountain-climbing. All fitness center systems provide detailed and highly specific bio-feedback as well as long and short-term tracking of student performance to help students monitor their progress in achieving their personalized fitness plans.

Many equipment items such as the NeuroActive BrainBike , Trixter Xdream, Virtual Active Matrix Treadmills, iDANCE, and M6 Treadwalls have been recently featured on such programs as Good Morning America, NBC News Today, CBS Morning Show, and Fox Business News, among others.

These Middle School Fitness Centers are absolutely unique; not only in Connecticut, but according to a variety of informed sources, practically the entire Eastern United States.   These centers take the ‘WiiFit idea’ to a whole new level never before seen here in Connecticut.
The fitness centers will be officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the North End Middle School on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, promptly at 5:30 pm, at the start of the Waterbury Board of Education’s workshop.  Health and Physical Education teachers and exergame fitness center experts will be on hand to explain ‘the science behind all of the fun’ and answer questions.  Approximately two dozen students have pre-completed video release permission forms to appear on-camera, will be working out on the equipment and be available to answer questions and/or give their perspectives on this new initiative.
FYI – This would make a nice feature or a possible live-feed during your evening broadcast.
For more information, please contact Joe Gorman, Supervisor of Health and Physical Education, at 203 574-8051.  For background information on exergaming and types of exergaming equipment, please consult the link below…

Exergame Fitness USA:

It happens day after day – a customer calls us looking for a positive and proven solution to the obesity and inactivity crisis here in America. They are looking for something sustainable that can really make difference in the lives of their community – It’s an instant connection…

We make sure everything we do honors that connection – from our commitment to delivering the highest quality Exergaming products in the world, to our industry leading advisory board and the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.

From our beginnings as a traditional fitness company nearly 11 years ago, in every place that we’ve been, and every place that we touch, we’ve tried to make it a little better than we found it. As technology has changed, so has our company, staying on the forefront of innovation & implementation when it comes to Exergaming. – Longevity is our key to unlocking the future.

It has always been, and will always be about quality, long-term programming & the overall effectiveness of the products we carry. We’re passionate about sourcing the finest Exergaming products with great care, and improving the lives of people who use them. We care deeply about all of this; our work is never done. It’s a consistent evolution of progression that is a daily reminder for us to always stay ahead of the curve.

Exergame Fitness has 8 international divisions including:
Australia, South Korea, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Europe, Philippines & Ecuador

Some of our top partnerships & clients within our industry include:

    • PE4LIFE – a proud partner of PE4LIFE

 

  • YMCA – the leading provider of Exergaming products and services

 

 

  • JCC – Supplier of Exergaming products and services

 

 

  • MedPlay Technologies – Exclusive distributor of medical based programming

 

 

  • The Exergaming Network (TEN) –a proud participating member of the TEN Network

 

 

  • Chicago Bulls / White Sox Training Academy – our main showcase facility in the United States

 

 

  • New Jersey Nets – Main supplier of Exergaming products and services

 

 

  • Lifetime Fitness – Supplier of Exergaming products & services

 

 

  • Gold’s Gym – Supplier of Exergaming products and services

 

 

  • Healthy Weight Commitment – a proud partner of HWC

 

 

more information can be found here