Palatine, Ill (September 2, 2014) – Camelback Village Racquet and Health Club- a high-end, family-oriented health club in Phoenix, Arizona- values the important role that physical activity plays in promoting a healthy lifestyle. That is exactly why the scope of their fitness services and programs are designed for ages 5 to 105 or more! Last Spring, they partnered with Exergame® Fitness-the worldwide leader in interactive fitness and gaming- to introduce a fun and unique fitness approach specifically designed for kids only.
The Exergame room (known as the Exercade at Camelback), consists of interactive fitness equipment for younger members ages 5-13. These kids have a variety of exergame activities that they can play in the room including the Exerbikes and the 3 Kick. The great thing about the SE “games” is that they are not only designed to capture their attention, but they also focus on the major components of fitness such as cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility, strength, cognitive function, speed, agility, quickness, and much more. The kids don’t even realize they are truly “working out”, as all they are about is having fun.
In a recent phone conversation with Marcia Leach, the YouthDirector at Camelback Village, she talked about how they are currently utilizing the Exergame room and revealed some upcoming plans for their new Fall program.
“On a normal day, the room is packed with kids playing and exercising on the equipment. The staff has kept a structured program where the kids can play on each Exergame for a certain number of minutes until its time to rotate out. The room is open every day but the programs are scheduled after school every Monday and Wednesday. ”
Plans for the Fall kid’s fitness program are already underway. As kids finish the school day and parents end the work day, they both can work out at Camelback. One parent even said, “My family (husband + 2 kids) and I all frequent theVillage 3/4 times a week. I have to be honest and say that sometimes I go there, send my kids off to the awesome kids club / X-Arcade, and just go sit in the steam room, lay out by the pool, and/or take a relaxing shower.” Camelback will also include a nutritional and exercise component to teach kids the importance of eating healthy and exercising right.
The Exergame room at Camelback Village Racquet and Health Club has been an overwhelming success. Every day kids canbe seen coming into the room and working out while having fun playing the games they love. In addition, Camelback hopes to add other exergame items in the near future such as the Eyeplay to continue its amazing kid’s program.
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About Exergame® Fitness
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About Village Health Clubs & Spas
Village Health Clubs & Spas are owned by DMB Sports Clubs and operate as a high-end, family-oriented health clubs and spas in the Phoenix metropolitan areas. Beginning in 1976, Village HealthClubs & Spas has grown to 4 clubs in the Phoenix area: Camelback Village, Arcadia; DC Ranch Village, North Scottsdale; Gainey Village, Scottsdale; & Verrado Village, Buckeye; and provide unique experiences that positively impact people’s lives. Visit www.villageclubs.com