1. Excitement at PEP Grant winner Holley Elementary School

    Holley Elementary School in New York was looking for a way to engage their students to become active and healthy. After being awarded a federal Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant they turned to Exergame to help bring the excitement they were looking for to their physical education program. Exergaming is bringing technology, gamification, and fitness together for a new and fun way to …Read More

  2. Study: After-school exercise yields brain gains

    Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.   Elementary school-age students who participated in an after-school program with plenty of physical activity showed greater improvements in several areas of so-called "executive function" than similar students who did not participate.   Executive function refers to a range of menta…Read More

  3. Combining Exergaming with New Research on Students with ADHD

    Source: ABC News In September 2014 “Good Morning America” had a specialsegment sharing the results of a study on how exercise impacted kids withADHD.  They reported that in the US, 6 millionkids are diagnosed with ADHD, with half of them on medication.  In the reported study, the researchersintroduced exercise for 100 students diagnosed with ADHD but not onmedication.  They found that stude…Read More

  4. 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

  5. How to Increase Physical Activity in Schools

    The United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth at Capitol Hill was released on April 29. The report card evaluated the physical activity of the nation's children. Not surprisingly, the report card gave the physical activity of children a D-. Why? Because as the report showed - only 1 in 4 children ages 6-15 get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate physical activity eve…Read More

  6. 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

  7. North Crawford “Springs It On” with Exergames

    In 2012, North Crawford SchoolDistrict 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 bythe U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Schools (OSHS)and gives schools the funding to enhance Physical Education and Nutritionprograms.   North Crawford choseexergames as a way to keep student…Read More

  8. 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

  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. ExerGaming® is a Key to Motivating Our Youth Toward Fitness

    By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant Exercise4Learning, LLP As an elementary principal for over 30 years, I have witnessed many strategies and techniques that influence student motivation to get fit.  Motivation, as we know, can be induced artificially - i.e. fear, candy, rewards, etc. - but the effects are temporary.  There is no substitute for the real thing - intrinsic motivation to part…Read More