1. Halifax Regional Centre for Education Uses tWall for Fitness Training

      The Halifax Regional Centre for Education is the public school district responsible for 136 elementary, junior high, and high schools located in the Halifax Regional Municipality in Halifax County, Nova Scotia.  The district's stated vision is "to provide a high quality education to every student every day". Recently we installed a tWall at one of the their high school locations.  Th…Read More

  2. John Ratey – How Exercise can Transform our Schools

      While exercise is good for the entire body, Dr. John J. Ratey, MD, says it is more important for the brain, especially when it comes to students in schools. Using scientific studies and real life examples, this internationally recognized doctor in the brain-exercise connection demonstrates how we can raise test scores and lower behavioral problems. Learn about how more exercise and exergami…Read More

  3. 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

  4. PEP Grant Winner Riverdale School District Installs Interactive Fitness

    The Riverdale School District is a small school district in southwest Wisconsin, but always has BIG PLANS for their Physical Education program.  The District has a  commitment to creating quality, personalized learning rooted in rich curriculum and innovative learning opportunities.  One of the largest impacts they have had on the school district over the past few years was becoming a Carol M.…Read More

  5. Another Tool for the Educators’ Toolbox

    Our great Exergaming friend, Dan Lawler Ph.D. has written another piece of Exergaming. This blog focuses on the Exergaming industry starting to focus more of SPED programs in school districts. We think this is an exciting new direction to bring the industry in, read on and tell us what you think! Another Tool for the Educators’ Toolbox By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Schools, and especially teachers, provi…Read More

  6. Polar GoFit App & Trackers – Changing Physical Education

    Lauren Stewart has been a friend of Exergame Fitness and the Exergaming world for years now.  She is currently an elementary school PE teacher in Massachusetts but is doing great work with Polar Electro. Polar specializes in making fitness tracking watches/wristbands for different types of activities and apps that monitor progress and read out data from your tracker. For example, she could give h…Read More

  7. Tinley Park District: Teen Center Adds Exergaming

    A brand new place just for teens was the final step in completing the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center addition. "The Pit Stop" Teen Drop-in Center has a brand new look post-construction, as the new room in the bottom level of the Rec Center is now open and ready to welcome new teens in grade 6-12 to come hang out with their friends. Hours for The Pit Stop are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-8 p.…Read More

  8. Model Physical Education Program Demonstration Days

     One of the long standing professional strengths of educators is their willingness to share ideas and programs that are working with other teachers and principals. This professional courtesy has helped thousands of other schools and children to benefit from the original school's hard work and success.  For example, if a school is getting great results in reading the school and teachers invite p…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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