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Pavigym 3.0 Raises The Bar For Interactive Flooring

The Pavigym 3.0 takes interactive fitness to a whole new level. Now every floor can be transformed into a high intensity piece of equipment of its own. Pavigym 3.0 uses an interactive flooring system integrated with LED lights and controlled by a touch screen to create nearly unlimited uses for exercise and physical training. It is a fun and entertaining way to train.

The Pavigym 3.0 can be used as instructed by a personal trainer, as part of a group or individually without instruction. Exercising on the Pavigym system will build endurance, coordination, strength, and reaction training, and all workouts can More >

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Creating Healthy Lifestyle Habits For The New Year

January is a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, that time of year for New Year’s resolutions. A lot of people will resolve to eat better, work out more, and lose weight, and many will try the quick fixes that are advertised all around us – new diets, five minute abs etc. But we all know people who lost weight from a fad diet only to gain the weight back and sometimes even more. The reason for this pendulum of losing and gaining weight is that these people haven’t developed healthy living habits. They’ve merely adopted a system for More >

Railyard and Functional Exercise

The Railyard Obstacle Course is not like your ordinary obstacle course, it’s even better. It’s a combination of specially designed rails and platforms that can be assembled into an unlimited number of layouts. Choose the layout, choose the exercises and get that full body workout.

Exercising on the Railyard will build strength, endurance, flexibility, posture, coordination and much more. It’s a great functional fitness product that will condition anyone for anything. No matter an individual’s fitness level, there are exercises of varying levels of difficulty. They can crawl, jump, balance, climb; it’s all up to them. Exercises on the Railyard will More >

With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

“Forget New Year’s resolutions; the start of a child’s school year can also be the start of a new fitness and exercise program for parents,” Karin Richards, a professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said in a university news release.

With kids’ extracurricular activities likely to build up, “it’s important for mom and dad to plan ahead to make sure that they are getting the necessary amount of exercise,” More >

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A Teacher’s Perspective on Exergames

My name is Joe McCarthy and I teach elementary Physical Education at Meadowview Elementary School in Farmington, Minnesota. Meadowview Elementary School is a K-5 building of almost 700 students located 30 minutes south of Minneapolis.  I am on the SHAPE America Central District Leadership Council as well as our state MNAHPERD board. On July 16th, 2014 at the GenYOUth Learning Summit inside the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, I had the pleasure of playing with the TWall provided by Motion Fitness from Chicago, Illinois.  Here are my thoughts on the product: First, the agility wall kept me engaged for the entire period. The More >

How to burn more calories during the workday

It’s Monday morning and you will be sitting on a desk all day working and thinking about all the unnecessary calories gained throughout the weekend.  You’re wondering how you can move around a little bit more throughout your workday since most of it is spent sitting behind a desk.

MSN Healthy Living has provided some tips to maximize your daily burn.  After reading these tips, you will be a calorie-burning machine throughout your workday.  But keep in mind that you should also be exercising regularly to reach your overall fitness and health goals.

  1. Build more muscle Lean muscle is metabolically active tissue, which More >

GENYOUth Summit with Motion & Exergame

Wednesday, July 16, we will be at the 2014 GENYOUth Nutrition + Physical Activity Learning Connection Summit and Expo in Arlington, Texas!  The event bring together over 400 thought leaders in education, leaders in education, health/nutrition, academia, government, policy and the corporate and philanthropic sectors to advance the cause of healthier and higher achieving students. The Summit is presented in collaboration with the National Dairy Council (NDC), the National Football League (NFL), SHAPE America, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and United Way Metropolitan Dallas.

 

Join Us!

 

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Weekend Workout Tips

During the work week, most of us have a set schedule of waking up, going to the gym, going to work, and then sleeping.  Whenever the weekend approaches that set schedule tends to fail as we sleep more, eat more and exercise less. Losing track of your healthy lifestyle, even just for the weekend can hurt your fitness and health goals.  It is very important to exercise and eat healthy on the weekends as well. Here are seven tips for fitting in weekend workouts:

  1. Turn workout time into play time. Think working out on the weekend has to be at the gym? More >

Fitness Fun in the Sun!

Need a change of environment from your boring gym routine?  Take your workout to the great outdoors this summer.  The HOTTEST trend for this time of year is group fitness or individual training outdoors, whether it’s the local park or the beach nothing is better than working out in the sun.  You can take advantage of a great day by working out outdoors, exposure to the sun will give you a boost in Vitamin D and increase your sweat count.  All while building a healthy tan. What kinds of workouts can you perform outside? All of them, but here are More >