The IMAGINE campaign began in 2007 when a group of Grand Forks citizens started raising funds to build a new health and wellness facility and renovate the existing Family YMCA. Thanks to donors’ and business sponsors’ vision and generosity, all residents can now benefit from exceptional new health and fitness facilities.

We have found nothing quite like it in the country.  Today, this historic movement has allowed the Grand Forks Park District the ability to continue enhancing lives throughout the community. Through a more efficient use of combined knowledge, expertise, resources and strengths, Choice Health & Fitness and Altru Family YMCA promise optimal health and wellness to the community, for all ages and abilities, for generations to come.

As part of this focus Exergame Fitness will be introducing a new Kids Fitness area called the Kids Zone. The Kids Zone interactive play space for middle school age youth will use some of the latest and greatest technology in the Exergaming Market provided through months of consultation with Exergame Fitness.  Some products you can expect to see in this area are the Exerbike GS, Gamecycle, Brainbike, Lightspace Wall, Impact Arcade DDR Platforms, and Makoto.  All considered to be some of the top of the line products in enhancing youth fitness for your children.

The Exerbike GS s a strong and reliable commercial-grade stationary bike enhanced with pedal-to-play gamercize technology.  This product uses magnetic resistance technology and can be used with any XBOX game to create the best workout experience.  The resistance and program settings will keep you working while the adjustable and safety features will keep you comfortable.  Using feedback information from the console screen, all Exerbike GS rides can be recorded and tracked.

For fitness centers, YMCAs, and Community Centers, the GameCycle offers the kind of innovative exercise outlet that brings people through the door. Upper body exercise outlets are often under-represented in exercise facilities — in part because standard arm ergometers are considered boring. The GameCycle shatters that boring image by offering upper-body exercise merged with videogames.

Developed by a team of neuropsychologists and medical specialists, the Neuroactive Brainbike and  brain-fitness program improves both your brain and your life with a diverse array of fun and easy brain exercises that revitalize every aspect of your cognitive, psychological and physical health. Using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to customize your training, Neuroactive® stimulates 16 key functions, optimizing your brain for memory, processing speed and vital skills like the ability to remember new faces.

The all new Lightspace Play Wall has everything you need to make Exergaming competitive, fun and amazing to look at! The Lightspace Play Wall combines the latest in interactive technology with software controlled content that will provide hours of fun and exercise for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. The system is capable of storing and running a potentially limitless variety of games and interactive programs that can be used by multiple participants simultaneously. The Lightspace Play Wall creates an engaging experience that will draw young children, teenagers and adults to activities what will excite and entertain them, all while keeping them active and fit. The Play Floor is controlled and powered via the Lightspace Console.

The Impact dance platforms are designed by dance game specialists in close co-operation with the world’s best machine dancers, to ensure the highest level of product excellence.  DDR has been around for over a decade now and Impact Arcade platforms from Positive Gaming provide the most engaging experience yet.

The Makoto Arena II is the premier Exergaming system on the market today. Why? It is the only interactive game that is three-dimensional in which the player is totally immersed in lights and sounds. This multiplanar, multidirectional interactive fitness game delivers documented brain and body fitness while providing the participant unbridled fun and excitement!

We invite you to join Choice Health Fitness and Exergame Fitness on September 24, 2012 for the GRAND OPENING! We hope that not only will you be impressed with the state-of-the-art Choice Health Fitness Center, but also intrigued to find ways to get your children excited about fitness using Exergaming in the new Kids Fitness Zone.