Our collaboration with SPARK is a match made in heaven! SPARK (www.sparkpe.org) is a research-based organization that has dedicated their resources to promoting lifelong wellness. They have an excellent track record developing innovative resources for physical educators and after school youth leaders, Pre-K through high school.
Great news! Motion Fitness and SPARK are working together to help children and adolescents achieve a common goal, living a healthy lifestyle. One example of how this is happening is via a partnership with our sister company, Exergame Fitness. Together, Exergame Fitness and SPARK are bringing technology to the fitness world and making exercise effective More >
The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than staying fit throughout the season. Nearly 60% of Americans gain 1-10 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Years and nearly half don’t make attempts to lose the holiday weight. “I’ll have another” easily rolls off our tongue and come January we ask ourselves, what were we thinking? We at Motion Fitness want to share a few tips on how to avoid seasonal weight gain while enjoying holiday perks.
Everyone can agree that schedules are difficult to maintain during the holidays with all the running around and stress. It More >
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is difficult when you’re constantly on the go, but don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your health. The Motion Fitness family want to share a few tips that help us stay on track with our busy schedule. You will be amazed by how great you feel by following these simple tips.
TIP 1: WATER! WATER! WATER!
Whether you’re on a diet or just looking to eat healthy water is your best friend. Substitute sugary beverages with water and you will see amazing results within a week. Doctors recommend at least 8 glasses of More >
A challenge many parents face today is trying to keep their children active and in shape. Children’s interest in organized sports has declined in the last few years and now parents are turning to CrossFit training. Organizations are now providing CrossFit classes for kids ranging from ages four to twelve. Kids from the ages of four to seven use only their body weight as the hurdle through obstacle courses and other activities. Ages seven and up use light weight medicine balls or dumbbells, typically 5 lbs., for some low intensity activities because they’re in their growth stage. It is recommended More >
Join Us for the Ultimate Kids Fitness Experience
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 11 a.m. and/or 3 p.m. The Vault Chicago Bulls/Sox Academy 6200 River Bend Dr Lisle, IL 60532
Club Industry conference and exposition is in Chicago October 24-25. Contact us to meet up. We will also be giving tours of the Exergame Showroom at the Bulls Sox Training Academy in Lisle IL on Friday, October 25. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of us would spend the hour leading up to a test cramming as much information as we can, but what about dancing. Schools today are taking a new approach towards preparing kids for standardized test with iDANCE.
What is iDANCE? iDANCE is a state of the art dance and step system that uses all of the bodies functions with an integration to gaming. Benefits from using our iDANCE products include increases in:- Academics
Why iDANCE? The new gaming generation of children of has come forth and with them comes the difficult task of keeping them active. iDANCE changes More >
Whether you’re an elite athlete or an average Joe just wanting to stay in shape, everyone has had their fair share of trouble when it comes to working out. Even though it is, often described as a love/hate relationship, there is no argument against the importance of having an active lifestyle. Dr. John J. Ratey, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, constructed a study that showed daily exercise does in fact boost brain functionality.
This has many school districts weighing the option of providing daily physical education to all their students but, currently only a mere 20% of More >
By Nancy Fischer | News Niagara Reporter
on September 7, 2013 – 6:00 PM
NORTH TONAWANDA – Fitness can be drudgery, especially for kids.
But last week, about 4,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students in North Tonawanda returned to school to find new fitness rooms filled with new, brightly colored fitness equipment – including a number that use virtual reality and video games – clearly designed to be fun.
“It makes the time go by faster,” said freshman Nick Rosky, who was trying to grab up coins for points on an interactive fitness bike that was like an Xbox 360 on wheels.
“It’s insane,” said Rachel Krawczyk, a 10th-grade More >
The RACINE FAMILY YMCA has been serving all of Racine County Wisconsin for more than 136 years. In which it has has provided safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities, and opportunities to serve the community. Through these leading innovative efforts, Racine YMCA has been building strong kids, strong families, and stronger communities.
As part of their continued plan to add innovative programs to the YMCA Youth Development initiative, they have recently added a new level of fitness innovation to their child care facility, Exergaming or as some call it, Exertainment. Fitness is not about who is best at More >