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Striking Gold at the BGC with Youth Fitness through Exergame
Striking Gold at the BGC with Youth Fitness through Exergame

One of the toughest things to do at the Boys & Girls Club is to try and find fitness related options that can be fun for the kids. Exergaming, also known as active gaming or exer-gaming, refers to video games that require physical activity and movement from the players. These games typically use motion-sensing technology to detect the player’s movements,…

Recruiting New Members at BGC with Exergaming
Recruiting New Members at BGC with Exergaming

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley is to provide, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. It is extremely important for the club to remain as accessible as possible to…

Healthy Living & Youth Development with Exergaming at YMCA
Healthy Living & Youth Development with Exergaming at YMCA

The YMCA is a committed place that is nurturing of every child and teen. From cradle to long term career, the Y helps young people to lead inspired, successful lives. At the YMCA of Skagit this is no different as they put a heavy focus on hitting all the mission goals. Recently with the inclusion of the Exergame room, they…

BGC Uses Exergame for Team Building and Cooperative Games

Exergaming, or exercise gaming, involves physical activity through video games that require movement and engagement of the player’s body. Integrating exergaming into healthy lifestyles programs within Boys and Girls Clubs can offer several benefits focused on team building, cooperative games, and social skill development. Recently at the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley we discussed how active gaming…

BGC of Central Arkansas Adds Exergaming Room
BGC of Central Arkansas Adds Exergaming Room

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.…

Exergame Helps Bring in Donors and Board Members at BGCs
Exergame Helps Bring in Donors and Board Members at BGCs

One of the hardest things for many non-profit organizations is to inspire more donor dollars to support their cause.  While many non-profit programs can have a tremendous impact on the community, finding ways to continue to get them to give back can be an uphill battle. Recently in our work with the the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck…

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…

From Underutilized Space, to Most Popular with Exergame at BGC
From Underutilized Space, to Most Popular with Exergame at BGC

We are hearing more and more from Boys & Girls Clubs of America the need to turn their underutilized spaces into active areas that support healthier lifestyle goals.  Many clubs might have outdated weight rooms that are not only absent of use, but can also be unsafe for a variety of age levels. This is the exact scenario we had…

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…

Exergame, A Place for All Abilities at the Boys & Girls Club
Exergame, A Place for All Abilities at the Boys & Girls Club

At the Boys & Girls Club of Toledo, one of the hardest things for them to be able to do; was finding something that ALL ages and ALL ability levels could play. This is why Exergame became a perfect fit for their club. Exergaming at your Boys & Girls Club has the potential to make physical activity more enjoyable and…

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