May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: fitting for the warming temperatures where everyone is finally able to break their cabin fever from the winter and get outside. The President’s Council on Fitness gave this designation in 1983 as a way to promote healthy lifestyles among all American and improve our quality of life. Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s physical, mental, and emotional health regardless of age, gender, or physical ability, and it’s important to make sure to set aside regular times to be active every day.
As the President’s Council reminds us, every physical activity counts in More >
Exergaming is gaining popularity at health clubs, schools, and community centers like YMCAs and JCCs as a way to engage kids in physical activity. Many of these products fit perfectly along the walls and corners of a youth focused room so that the area may be used for multiple purposes. However, these products are often heavy and not easily moved. This has led to many facilities and organizations to ask if there is a mobile option; something that could be easily stored or moved from location to location.
Exergame Fitness has announced that it has created a three product package ideal More >
If you haven’t heard about Exergame Fitness and what they are working to accomplish in the fitness industry, it’s time to get informed. Below is an article published in the National Fitness and Trade Journal Spring 2015 edition featuring Exergame Fitness and how they helping fitness clubs across the U.S. fix sales and retention through targeting kids and families.
“I don’t wanna go to the club! It’s boring and there’s nothing for me to do there!” Parents with kids under the age of fifteen hear that protest countless times when trying to get the family to the gym. Most facilities have policies More >
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 >
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 >
Recently a great article about Kids Fitness Centers was published in the New York Times. It showcases success stories of clubs that adapted their model to accommodate the growing demand for kids to become more active, especially the non-athletic kids.
Most clubs have no “team”, and you exercise alone. There is no challenges to overcome, no sense of community or accomplishment from having achieved something meaningful. There is no skills to hone, no levels to achieve, and no play.
At Motion Fitness, we have been providing fun, engaging, movement based fitness for over 15 years.
A few key concepts that any club should More >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
- Build more muscle Lean muscle is metabolically active tissue, which More >