1. Improve ADHD Behavior with Exercise

    School can be excruciating for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), largely because the structure of school does not align with the physiological “wiring” of these students. A student’s inability to focus on command and stay on task often results in missed learning opportunities, negative feedback, and a feeling of inadequacy, all of which make school particularly c…Read More

  2. Exergaming Gives Everyone A Chance To Play

    Anyone who’s ever played sports knows how special that can feel. And everyone should have a chance to feel it. Courage League gives anyone that chance, and puts it in painting. “It`s right here on our walls. They have to believe. They get to grow, and most importantly they get to play, and it`s a level playing field for them,” said Courage League Sports founder Melissa Clarke-Wharff. And now…Read More

  3. Corsicana YMCA to Introduce Exergames

    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 l…Read More

  4. Exergaming Lab: Six Months Later

    Oftentimes, after implementing an Exergaming lab in the schoolsetting, we seldom look back and see what the impact has been.  Last fall, Motion Fitness installed anExergaming lab that could accommodate 20 students at Lincoln M.S. in FortCollins, Colorado.  Our goal inconducting a survey six months after installation was to capture student andfaculty reactions regarding the success of the interve…Read More

  5. Youth Fitness: The Industry’s Response

    The problem was clear. The challenge set forth was daunting but vital. How can fitness be introduced to children at an early enough age to change the course of the childhood obesity epidemic? The answer seems simple enough: more access to fitness opportunities and healthier eating alternatives in order to instill healthy habits at a young age. But the obstacles kept coming. Budget cuts at schools …Read More

  6. BrainBike: Exercise for the Brain and the Body by Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

    Most oftenwellness programs focus on improving employee fitness levels along withemphasizing good nutrition.  Seldom isany specific attention given to retaining and improving the functions of thebrain. “A life-long commitment tostimulating brain activity contributes to quality of life, especially in thelater years. Exercises that promote brain health vary widely and include physicalactivities …Read More

  7. Makoto for Special Needs

    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 h…Read More

  8. BrainBike™ – An Innovative Brain and Fitness Option

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant Exercise 4 Learning     The NeuroActive BrainBike™ is an exercise bike that trains the body and brain for fitness. The BrainBike™ was engineered by Dr. Stephane Bergeron, MD, president of Brain Center America (BCA), and a team of international brain specialists. It is designed to improve user’s memory, concentration, multitasking, and a co…Read More

  9. Obesity and Exergaming: Changing the School Environment

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant   Obesity is a health crisis in the United States, as well as in many other countries around the world.   On average, an obese person in the U.S. will cost society over $6,000 a year in loss of productivity and medical treatment.  There are many experts and organizations in this country dedicated to changing this national trend, but, unfortunately,…Read More

  10. BrainBike® as Part of an ExerGaming® Lab

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant Exercise4Learning™ As an elementary principal one of the most exciting interventions I have ever experienced was the implementation of our Exergaming® lab.  Our school, not unlike many across America, had a minimal amount of minutes that students were receiving physical education.  As a community, because of financial reasons, we saw little opportunit…Read More