Palatine IL - Monday, February. 25 - Exergame, Fitness
will be opening the doors to a new ideology in wellness, called Fitness 2.0 ,, at its Exergame Education Workshop
located at the Chicago Bulls White Sox Training Academy
in Lisle, IL, Feb. 28. The event convenes thought leaders surrounding the advancements in health and wellness - tackling the issues of childhood obesity. The Workshop happens to fall on the same day Michelle Obama is making a major announcement for physical education with the Lets Move!
campaign, also in Chicago.
The Exergame Education Workshop is a primer to the DuPage County Institute for PE and Health Conference
, hosted Feb. 29 at Naperville North Community High School. Regarded as one of the top physical education programs in the country, the Naperville school system, through the over 20-year reform efforts from Phil Lawler and Paul Zientarski, has shown substantial success in integrating academic and physical wellness.
At this year's Exergame Education Workshop speakers will include Dr. Dan Lawler, George Velarde, Dr. Stephen Yang, Matt Diskin, and Sharon Warren. Each speaker will be talking about a different aspect surrounding the effects Exergaming has on children, obesity, behavioral challenges, motivation, and assessment.
Nike and its Designed to Move
campaign recently featured George Velarde with Sierra Vista Junior High
and their innovative œNew PE program - a program, he differentiates in that œthe old PE philosophy is more about teaching sports [whereas] the new PE philosophy is about teaching fitness, over sports.
The NBA Chicago Bulls and MLB Chicago White Sox Academy in partnership with Exergame Fitness launched a state-of-the art Exergaming facility in 2010 called The Vault
, which has become a model of how technology and gamification can be integrated into fitness programs. At this year's workshop, physical educators, school administrators, health clubs, and YMCA professionals will be coming together to hear from leading academic researchers and physical education thought leaders to address concerns in the fitness industry.
The Fitness 2.0
movement uses advancements in technology along with community. When you look at the last 20 years of the fitness industry, the way people stay healthy and fit is evolving. Fitness 2.0 is here and it will be change the industry. Exergame Fitness will be educating the world on what Fitness 2.0 is at the February 28th Exergame Workshop.
About Exergame Fitness
Exergame Fitness has been in the Exergame industry for 15 years and has been leading the commercial Exergame movement. Through its primary focus on nonprofits and schools, Exergame Fitness has made a significant impact on communities and children. Ed Kasanders, CEO œExergame Fitness has been keeping kids active for 15 years by making fitness, fun, engaging and social.
About Lets Move!
Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.
About Bulls/Sox Academy
The Bulls/Sox Academy utilizes the teaching philosophies from the two professional teams to develop training methods specifically designed for the boys and girls who participate in our programming. Our professional coaching staff of former collegiate, professional players and coaches has learned directly from the Chicago Bulls and White Sox coaching staff. The Academy has earned a reputation as the Mecca for the beginning, intermediate and high level training in baseball, fastpitch and basketball with the latest equipment and training techniques. If you want to be the best you have to train with the best!
About Designed to Move
Two years ago, Nike initiated a process with over 70 organizations to better understand the underlying issues related to physical inactivity and help consolidate the facts and findings on the topic. The goal is to establish a unified path forward for action. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) joined Nike to validate, refine, and publish the findings and action plan found in the DESIGNED TO MOVE report.