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Shepherd High will use $467K grant to create workout center

SHEPHERD — The mezzanine at the Shepherd High School gym currently holds wrestling mats and softball nets and not much else. But by the time students are ready to start the school in August, the mezzanine will be Shepherd’s newest fitness center. Students of all ages in Shepherd Public Schools will become as fit as they want to be, thanks to…

Norwich YMCA Introduces Interactive Fitness

NORWICH – After months of renovations,the Norwich Family YMCA is one step closer to officially opening a cutting-edgeworkout room that combines health and wellness with interactive technology. The organization’s new interactive fitness room is just one part of a larger $300,000-plus construction project recently spearheaded by the YMCA that includes a complete overhaul of the facility’s 3-story high kids’ gym…

How to Increase Physical Activity in Schools

The United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth at Capitol Hill was released on April 29. The report card evaluated the physical activity of the nation’s children. Not surprisingly, the report card gave the physical activity of children a D-. Why? Because as the report showed – only 1 in 4 children ages 6-15 get the…

Exergaming Lab: Six Months Later

Oftentimes, after implementing an Exergaming lab in the school setting, we seldom look back and see what the impact has been.  Last fall, Motion Fitness installed an Exergaming lab that could accommodate 20 students at Lincoln M.S. in FortCollins, Colorado.  Our goal in conducting a survey six months after the installation was to capture student and faculty reactions regarding the…

North Crawford “Springs It On” with Exergames

In 2012, North Crawford SchoolDistrict in Wisconsin was one of the lucky schools that won the Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant (PEP)award.   The PEP grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Schools (OSHS)and gives schools the funding to enhance Physical Education and Nutrition programs. North Crawford chose exergames as a way to keep…

Chicago Sports Museum Lights the Lamp with tWall

On April 2nd, 2014 the Harry Caray’srestaurant franchise opened a 22,000 square-foot complex on the seventh floor of the Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago. The complex includes Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch restaurant and 8,000 square-foot Chicago Sports Museum, a memorabilia mecca for tourists and fans of Chicago sports. “We’re excited to bring this new breed of dining, entertainment and…

Youth Fitness: The Industry’s Response

The problem was clear. The challenge set forth was daunting but vital. How can fitness be introduced to children at an early enough age to change the course of the childhood obesity epidemic? The answer seems simple enough: more access to fitness opportunities and healthier eating alternatives in order to instill healthy habits at a young age. But the obstacles…

Success Stories: Marion County YMCA

As childhood obesity grows, steps taken to get kids moving Eighth Street Elementary School student Aubree Grubbs furiously peddled a stationary bicycle one recent evening at the Frank DeLuca YMCA Family Center.  Holding a video game controller, Aubree looked up at a television screen and guided a bicycle along a virtual course. The 6-year-old was not there just to get…

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