Exergaming has been proven to enhance academic performance by building new brain cells and neurological connections that increase learning, memory, and critical thinking.

“Memory retention and learning functions are all about brain cells actually changing, growing, and working better together. . . Exercise creates the best environment for that process to occur.”
– Dr. John J. Ratey,Harvard Medical School,author of the book Spark.

Lincoln School Lab

The Lincoln School built an Exergaming Lab for their students. They understand the benefits of active gaming for kids such as improved academic success, social development, health & fitness, and mood.
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Perry Lake School

Rather than fighting technology and the pervasiveness of video games, of which it is reported 97% of kids play some sort of console system – Perry Schools encouraged their students to ‘game’ at school with their Exergame equipment.
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Shepard School District

What Shepard High School is providing for their students with their Exergame equipment is access to a new way for students to create healthy habits and maintain an active lifestyle.
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Gateway School

Gateway Schools’s state of the art Exergame Room has lots of great equipment for their students and provides a wonderful opportunity for them to be active. This includes engaging kids with Autism in a new interactive way that they can not get enough of. Exergame equipment installed at their school includes: the Nexersys, Exerbike, TWall, WaterRower, and 3 Kick
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Exergame Circle of Benefits
Exergaming is an essential component to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is designed to engage kids and adults from the very beginning while keeping them mentally and physically focused. The act of motion, or physically playing, is the foundation of what our bodies need. Studies show Exergaming provides an improvement in three key areas: Health, Academics, and Social Behavior.

Academics
Exergaming has been proven to enhance academic performance by building new brain cells and neurological connections that increase learning, memory, and critical thinking.

Social Development
Exergaming encourages family participation, bonding, and social integration among peers. Physical activity is the natural way to prevent the negative consequences of stress, attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder, and other behavioral issues.

“90% of teachers and 86% of parents surveyed connect physical activity with improved academic performance and behavior.” – PE4Life Blueprint for Change

Health & Fitness
Being physically fit and active leads to overall fitness for the heart, cardiovascular system, muscle, cell development and longevity. Exergaming is an exciting and motivating experience for everyone, it that helps build the basis for developing a sustainable healthy and active life.

Scientific research supports physical activity as an effective approach to minimize mounting health concerns and Physical Education teachers are using this research and exciting new methods to re-define “what is PE?”. PE teachers are the doing their part by raising awareness that fitness can be fun, in a way that kids today understand – technology.

Schools, PEP Grants, Elementary Education, High-Schools, Colleges, and Universities can all benefit.
The technology skilled PE teachers of today are learning to use “exergaming in classes – Exergames are video games combined with fitness. Nothing engages today’s school children more than technology, so it is no surprise exergames dramatically raise interest in PE class by making the class exciting, challenging and rewarding.