An all-new state of the art Exergame Fitness facility has now opened at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center in Peoria, Illinois complete with the world’s top tested and medically proven exergaming products.

Kids, teens and adults from the Peoria area now have an exciting new exergaming room that delivers programs that combine fitness and gaming to achieve much needed results in their community. The products include the following pieces of interactive fitness equipment: Lightspace Floor, Exerbikes, Treadwall, 3 Kick, and many more.

RiverPlex General Manager, Matt Freeman said:

Our objective with our Exergame Fitness Zone is to get kids up and moving in a fun, safe and positive environment. The exergaming products we have also give us the ability to offer our Senior Members a new exercise option that not only challenges their cardiovascular fitness, strength and balance, but eye/hand coordination and brain function.

Our Senior Members appreciate the socialization the Exergame Fitness Zone offers as well. We have implemented a clinical research study which is focused on weight loss for kids ages 8-17 years old. Each child has been referred to the program by a physician. Parental participation in the program is mandatory in order to achieve a long term change in eating habits, behavior and physical activity. The program is run by Dr. Amy Christenson who represents the University of Illinois College of Medicine.”

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