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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,…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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