1. Iowa School Adds Interactive Fitness Wall to their Curriculum

      Lakewood Elementary School is part of a small tight knit community in Norwalk Iowa. As part of the Norwalk Community School district Lakewood Elementary believes in working collaboratively to ensure that their children can grow into caring, productive citizens of the community. Their motto is to work hard to serve “Every Child, Every Day!” The best way to increase the physical activity …Read More

  2. 2016 Exergame Youth Obesity Report

    Youth Fitness & Childhood Obesity have been two huge focuses of Exergame Fitness since the beginning. It has been awhile since we have touched on this so we put together a short infographic (below) that highlights some of the alarming statistics of childhood obesity in our nation. If you would like to view the full resolution version of the infographic, click here. Take a look at our last Exer…Read More

  3. What Is The PHIT Act & Why Care?

    What Is The PHIT Act? This country is very objectively overweight, and to the sports and fitness industry this is a big problem and needs to be solved. That is why non-profit organizations are pushing legislation to assist in this dilemma. PHIT America is an organization that is attempting to push the PHIT Act as well as refund the PEP Program. Directly from their site, here is what they have this…Read More

  4. Welcome to Physical Education Heaven

    It’s my annual Year in Review of Sierra Vista Jr. High’s Physical Education program.  It has been a year to remember.  So many exciting new partnerships and programs that we have added to continue in making our Physical Education program “PE Heaven”! August-December We fully implemented the Cardio GX System by Polar in our Fitness Center and in our Gym when we do our HOPSports exercise p…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Schools Beware: Tough Decisions May Result in Negative Unintended Consequences

    Ever since the Commission on Excellence in Education published the Nation at Risk in 1983, school systems across America have been racing to improve academic performance. Over the years this issue has become a major political priority. Simply put, both parties had their ideas about how to reform public education. Both sides of the political spectrum have raised credible arguments and both found co…Read More

  8. 33 Mind-boggling Stats About Childhood Obesity

    Health professionals, including nurses, may find a new and frustrating problem facing them on the job, presented by childhood obesity. The numbers are staggering, showing that childhood obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. While the nation is addressing the problem, illnesses that affect obese children often become obstacles in helping them to lose weight. Hence, obese children often become o…Read More

  9. Childhood Obesity: The Educational Cost

    A Message from Phil Lawler - PE4Life Many people argue that childhood obesity is not a school issue and it is not the responsibility of the school to be concerned about children’s health. Schools are designed to teach reading, math, science, English, now foreign language, and history. No Child Left Behind as made sure core academics remains the focus of American Schools. These same people argue …Read More