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 >