The childhood obesity statistics in America are startling: over the past three decades, obesity rates among youth have tripled, and nearly one third of children in America are now overweight or obese. While there are many different culprits, reduced physical activity is one of the main causes of this national epidemic. At Motion Fitness we’re building on our mission to “give people the ability and power to move” by partnering with SPARK, a research-based organization and provider of the world’s most field-tested physical education program.

“SPARK is, and continues to be one of the most influential companies in fighting childhood obesity throughout the country.  As anyone knows a successful programs foundation, is built off evidence based curriculum.  We envision this partnership as a way to inspire physical activity through the most cutting-edge active game experience and provide quality programming.” Said Ed Kasanders, Motion Fitness CEO.

We’ll be focusing the partnership around one of SPARK’s newest programs, SPARK After School (AS). SPARK AS is a research-based program that targets all out-of-school physical activity sites, and years of research and field-testing throughout the country have shown SPARK AS to be effective for children ages 5-14. We hope that by collaborating with SPARK we’ll be able to bring our respective strengths together in a way that will allow us to impact more schools, teachers and children across the country.

As partners, Motion Fitness and SPARK look to inspire physical activity through cutting-edge exergame game experience and the world’s most researched and field-tested physical education program. Keep an eye out for good things to come!

For more information about our new partner SPARK, visit www.sparkpe.org.