The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas provides kids and teens with a safe, fun, and challenging environment with experiences and opportunities that focus on three core areas of development. Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Leadership.
Exergame has a long history of working with Boys & Girls Clubs to integrate our equipment into their healthy lifestyles programs. Integrating exergaming into healthy lifestyles programs within Boys and Girls Clubs can offer several benefits:
- Promotes Physical Activity: Exergaming encourages participants to engage in physical activities in a fun and interactive way. This can be especially appealing to children who may not be interested in traditional sports or exercise routines. By making physical activity enjoyable, exergaming helps combat sedentary lifestyles and contributes to overall health and fitness.
- Improves Cardiovascular Health: Many exergames involve aerobic exercises that get the heart rate up. Regular participation in cardiovascular activities can contribute to improved heart health, increased endurance, and better overall cardiovascular fitness.
- Enhances Motor Skills and Coordination: Exergaming often requires players to perform various movements, improving their coordination, balance, and motor skills. This can be particularly beneficial for younger participants who are still developing these fundamental physical abilities.
- Fosters Social Interaction: Exergaming can be a social activity, promoting teamwork and friendly competition among participants. Boys and Girls Clubs can use multiplayer exergames to encourage social interaction, communication, and collaboration, enhancing the sense of community among the participants.
Here are some recent Boys & Girls Club videos to get some ideas!
If your Boys & Girls Club is looking to get kids more active at the club, Exergame might be the right fit for you!