What’s the Price of Obesity?

Childhood obesity can cost you thousands of dollars in the future, about $19,000 to be accurate.  This is according to research analyst at Duke Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.  So the question is, how can childhood obesity cost $19,000?  The estimated cost takes into account all medical bills you would expect to see from doctors’ visits, medications, and missed wages due to health condition.  These costs will occur when children are well into their adulthood lives, a time when it might be too late to change their lifestyle.

What can you buy with $19,000?  Many would opt for a More >

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New Fitness Trend: Fitness Accessories

What we learned in 2014 has been the popularity of group fitness.  Group fitness consists of small group exercise classes.  These group classes remove the bulky machines and takes advantage of the different fitness accessories in the industry.

 

Local gyms love the use of fitness accessories in group fitness classes.  Gym goers want to see everything from kettlebells to jump ropes.  Trainers like to use accessories because of all the possibilities that machines don’t provide.  Dumbbells allow for more movement while providing the same benefits, with nearly half the cost to provide.  The benefits of fitness accessories are there are wide More >

Making Fitness Fun with EyePlay

EyePlay has become the must have product in the interactive fitness industry.  EyePlay turns any floor into a virtual game platform with games like soccer, hockey, and dozens more.  The system brings entertainment, movement, and fun to the children fitness industry.  EyePlay have crafted a product around the mission of fighting childhood obesity, which 1 in every 5 children in the United States are effected by.  The solution to this problem is EyePlay, having children enjoy the world of gaming with all the fitness features.  Children love the games and parents love how active their children are.

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PEP GRANTS!

With budget cuts that are haunting schools across this country, physical education programs are the ones taking the hit.  This resulting in the highest rate of childhood and teen obesity this country has ever seen.   Fortunately, we have had the privilege to work with schools and organizations that have received Physical Education Program (PEP) grants as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Lets Move initiative.  PEP is a government funded program with the main purpose of helping students be healthy and active.  This year the program has reach new highs, with an $74.5 million budget for the 2014 year More >

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Pavigym: Fitness 3.0

Motion Fitness and Pavigym would love to welcome you to the world of Fitness 3.0.  Pavigym, a global leader in fitness flooring, have worked tirelessly to completely redesign the fitness industry.  The international brand has incorporated technology into their state-of-the-art flooring to create products of the future.  Take a look at a few of their products and fall in LOVE with Pavigym.

Pavigym Square 3.0

What do you get when you add lights, sensors, and programming to your mats? You get a FUN workout, new members, and results your members will love.  Square 3.0 will suit all your members ideally, with individual More >

Choosing the Right Gym!

When it comes to making fitness a routine an undesirable gym can easily prevent your willingness to go and workout.  A gym should meet all your expectations, not the other way around.  Use this guideline to determine if your gym is right for you and how to choose the perfect facility.

 

LOCATION

A 30 minute commute for a 45 minute workout does not sound like a plan for success.  Look at gyms that are closer to work or home so that you are more driven to go.  Don’t let burden of driving influence your willingness to work out.

ENVIRONMENT

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SPARK and Motion Fitness

 

 

 

 

 

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 >

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Healthy Holiday Tips!

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.

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Everyone can agree that schedules are difficult to maintain during the holidays with all the running around and stress.  It More >

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Healthy Lifestyle For On The Go!

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 >

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CrossFit For Kids!

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 >