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Exergame is the Magic Vitamin for Short Attention Spans at YMCA
Exergame is the Magic Vitamin for Short Attention Spans at YMCA

Exergames, or interactive video games that involve physical activity, have gained attention as a potential tool to address various health and cognitive issues in children, including short attention spans. At the YMCA, we’ve revolutionized our fitness programs to enhance your child’s coordination, endurance, and strength while fostering friendships in a safe and welcoming space. Find out how the YMCA Central…

YMCA Family Membership for Teens Grows with Exergaming
YMCA Family Membership for Teens Grows with Exergaming

One of the big questions I see continually throughout the YMCAs is, “How do I show value to the teens when trying to sell a family membership.”  Many teens might not find the fitness center interesting, or may feel to old for the childcare spaces.  So the big question becomes “how can I give them an active space that they…

YMCA Creates Space for Added Movement and Exercise
YMCA Creates Space for Added Movement and Exercise

The YMCA offers a variety of fitness programs that are designed to improve your child’s overall coordination, endurance and strength while having fun and making friends in a safe, welcoming environment. But YMCA’s are continuously looking for new ways to excite this “new generation” of kids who are enthralled with technology. We had the opportunity to work with the YMCA…

BGC LNV Builds Teen Fitness Program Piece by Piece
BGC LNV Builds Teen Fitness Program Piece by Piece

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has been providing kids with hope and opportunity for 65 years—inspiring and empowering our members to reach their greatest potential in a safe, affordable, fun environment. A few years back we had the opportunity to meet with the Operations Director Jim Queen at one of the Boys & Girls Club…

YMCA Central Florida Opens Exergame Room
YMCA Central Florida Opens Exergame Room

The YMCA of Central Florida recently opened their newest family center which serves residents in the Packing District, a transformational redevelopment coming to life through Dr. Phillips Charities, and surrounding communities. This 33,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility utilizes high-end wellness technology, has a boutique fitness studio, and provides services for all generations to enjoy. In hopes of trying to connect with. a…

Social Development at YMCA with Exergaming
Social Development at YMCA with Exergaming

Exercise and exergaming can be beneficial for building social skills in kids by providing opportunities for interaction, teamwork, communication, and the development of important interpersonal abilities. Recently we were able to take part in a full Exergame room experience at the YMCA of Skagit Valley. Here we were able to talk with their Executive Director on the benefits for a…

YMCA Youth Programs for Teens with Gamification and Fitness
YMCA Youth Programs for Teens with Gamification and Fitness

Having programs for teenagers at a YMCA can be incredibly important for several reasons. YMCA programs for teens serve as a valuable resource for personal growth, community building, and skill development. Recently the Skagit YMCA polled some of their members to see what they could do to improve their Y. The polls came back resoundingly for more options for youth,…

YMCA Success Stories for Youth Fitness and Family Fun
YMCA Success Stories for Youth Fitness and Family Fun

Exergaming, which combines exercise and video gaming, can be a beneficial addition to YMCA facilities for several reasons.  Exergaming encourages physical activity in a fun and engaging way. It appeals to individuals, especially children and teenagers, who may be reluctant to participate in traditional gym workouts or sports. By offering exergaming, YMCAs can attract and engage a younger demographic that…

YMCA Greater Houston Opens Full Exergaming Room
YMCA Greater Houston Opens Full Exergaming Room

The YMCA of Greater Houston offers a wide variety of programs for children of all ages. A few examples of some of their successful programs include: Youth Sports – The YMCA offers a range of youth sports programs, including basketball, soccer, flag football, and volleyball. Before and After School Programs – The YMCA offers before and after school programs that…

Mercer County YMCA Youth Fitness Program Expands with Exergame
Mercer County YMCA Youth Fitness Program Expands with Exergame

Mercer County Family YMCA serves the residents of the Mercer County area through many different programs and membership privileges. Their Y strives to provide a safe place for youth and families while emphasizing quality values and providing opportunities for growth in spirit, mind and body. As the childhood obesity crisis continues to grow, Mercer YMCA wanted to create a program…

Fitness Ventures International Uses 3 Kick for Functional Training
Fitness Ventures International Uses 3 Kick for Functional Training

Fitness Ventures International is a family of brands dedicated to the built environment for functional fitness. Uniquely positioned, on-trend, inclusive, and dedicated to improving the way and places we move is our mission. While also building their rooms around functional training, they also like to try and change it up with some interactive options as well.  3 Kick is an interactive…

Exergame Fitness is leading a new movement incorporating technology into fitness. We provide a new way to engage people in fitness, through gamification and technology. By doing this, we create socially engaging, supportive, and inviting fitness communities worldwide