Yesterday marked the first day for the 75th annual New York State AHPERD conference. The NYS AHPERD event, which is an acronym for the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, spans across four days and draws hundreds of physical education professionals from all across the state. The conference is designed to educate PE professionals with new models and methods of fitness to implement into their respective schools. As the world begins to turn their attention to the issues of obesity, innovation is occurring at the very same time. Innovation in the fitness industry will help tackle the problem. The best place to discover some of that innovation will be at the NYS AHPERD conference.

One of the keynote speakers at this years NYS AHPERD event is Dr.Rob Gilbert who is one of the worlds leading experts on sport psychology. As a professor at Montclair State University, he teaches sports psychology and researches athletic motivation and teamwork. His studies have helped thousands of athletes defeat mental problems which have prevented them from excelling athletically.

Research like Dr. Rob Gilberts along with many other areas of interest will be hot discussion points this weekend in New York. Motion Fitness will also be at the event along with our partners G&G Fitness, talking about the benefits of Exergaming and active fitness games. We will have more news to come as the conference progresses through the weekend.