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In 1998, Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, donated $90 million to The Salvation Army to build a comprehensive community center in San Diego, California. Her goal was to create a center, supported in part by the community, where children and families would be exposed to different people, activities and arts that would otherwise be beyond their reach.
When Mrs. Kroc passed away in October 2003, she left $1.5 billion – much of her estate – to The Salvation Army, by far the largest charitable gift ever given to the Army, and the largest single gift given to any More >
In a recent publication by Recreation and Management in the May 2011 Issue the Ambler Area YMCA was highlighted as one of the most unique facility structures in the country. Opened in November 2010 the 80,000 square foot Y is now serving over 14,000 members. In the recent re-branding of the YMCA the Ambler Area Y is a leader in what will be to come for future facilities.
One of the highlights of this new facility is the “Y-Zone” which is a Family Active Center that promotes exercise and movement through video games. This area allows kids to be active while their parents are More >
The 2011 Games for Health Conference in partnership with the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation on May 18-19 continued to highlight the very best in gaming technologies. During the conference events on mobile games, games accessibility, and game-based medical learning, modeling, and simulation were all part of learning and networking experiences for industry leaders. During this event Motion Fitness in a combined effort with many other companies provided participants with an in depth look into some of the top of the line exergame/active gaming products in the country.
The Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and Motion Fitness honored the late Phil Lawler on April 11, 2011 at the Bulls Sox Training Academy in Lisle IL. The national Media Event showcased the VAULT exergame concept powered by Motion Fitness. This room encourages Activity, Movement, and Fitness through the power of Play. Exergaming utilizes Technology, Games, and Entertainment to make interactive fitness environments for all ages.
The industry partners gathered from around the world to install this state-of-the-art Exergaming and Active Gaming facility designed to help battle the raging epidemic of Obesity and Inactivity, Including:
Lightspace, Makoto, Trazer, Freedom Climber, Expresso, Railyard More >
Rolling Meadows, IL, April 08, 2011 –(PR.com)– Sierra Vista has become a model school for a new approach to physical education that engages every student. The school’s leadership and staff have long-recognized the multiple benefits of a strong fitness-based physical education program. The most apparent outcome is the link between fitness and overall academic achievement. Research also shows that exercise improves our capacity to learn, and there is strong evidence that a fitness-based physical education program improves behavior.
From 8am-2pm on April 11th George Velarde, director of physical education at Sierra More >
In light of the recent publicity of the growing obesity epidemic the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Training Academy has found a new way to fight the cause through their partnership with Motion Fitness, one of the leaders in the Exergaming industry. Exergaming is a term used for video games that are also a form of exercise.
In recent years Exergaming, also known as Active Gaming, has started to gain popularity not only amongst children, but adults as well as a new way to exercise. The Chicago Bulls and White Sox Training Academy has decided to use the Power of More >
The largest gathering of athletics, coaching, health, physical education, recreation, and sport management professionals in the southeast will gather for four days of professional development with all new sessions and special workshops, fellowship and networking, relationship building with exhibitors, and much more. Throughout the entire event Exergame Fitness will be presenting some of the TOP EXERGAMING PRODUCTS IN THE WORLD! This event will help demonstrate how different pieces of Exergaming equipment can be integrated into all Physical Education Programs.
Exergame Fitness will be launching the Gamercize School Handbook for educators and delegates to take away for FREE! The Gamercize School Handbook contains More >
1. Best Children’s Exergame
Award that gets younger kids moving with active video gaming!
- Wild Planet Hyper Dash
- Atari Family Trainer
- Just Dance Kids by Ubisoft
- Nickelodeon Fit by 2K Play
2. Best Physical Education Exergame
Award for an active video game that is best to use in PE classes
- HOPSports Training System
- Cyber Coach
- Xer Pro Sportwall
3. Best Seniors Exergame
Award to an active video game for the “silver gamer”
- Sony Eyetoy – Play
- Cobalt More >
The Gamercize Pro-Sport active gaming accessory as been chosen “Best Physical Education Exergame” by public vote in The Exergame Network Awards. Gamercize was nominated in four other categories, also being voted “Best Competition Exergame”.PRLog (Press Release) – Jan 21, 2011 – The Exergame Network (TEN) held the first ever public voting for awards relating to active video games with results announced this week. Of the fifteen award categories, Gamercize products were nominated for Best Physical Education Exergame, Best Competition Exergame, Best Group Exergame and Best Brain (Training) Exergame.
The Gamercize Pro-Sport range, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii was the public More >
If families do not pay up they could be risking their own children’s health. 9 Out of 10 children are predicted to grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. Fat that can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Busy modern lifestyles combined with the current economic climate have led to the Fitness Crunch, were families do not have the time or the money to be active enough. Technology, despite causing part of the lifestyle problem, is now rising to the challenge of the Fitness Crunch through exergaming company Gamercize.Gamercize is a new kind More >