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Flexible Multipurpose Spacing with Exergaming at the YMCA
Flexible Multipurpose Spacing with Exergaming at the YMCA

Exergaming, or exercise gaming, combines physical activity with video games to create a fun and engaging way to stay active. It’s a great concept for multipurpose spaces because it offers several benefits and can be integrated into various settings. Recently at the YMCA Skagit we were able to talk with their Executive Director on how they have used this Exergame…

Active Video Games vs In-Active Video Games at the YMCA
Active Video Games vs In-Active Video Games at the YMCA

Active or exercise-based video games offer several advantages over non-active video games, primarily related to physical health, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Recently Exergame was able to catch up with Sonya “Coach” Crider of the YMCA of Central Florida on the impact of interactive gaming at the Y. One of the really interesting things to hear from Coach, was how…

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…

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…

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…

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

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