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  • November 23,2016
    Helen Haller Does the Turkey Trot

    Hundreds of students at Helen Haller Elementary, 350 W. Fir St., are doing a Turkey Trot the day before Thanksgiving. They’ll walk, run, skip and ride bikes at the nearby track as a fundraiser for various new programs in the school on Nov. 23. Volunteers with the Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, set a goal of $12,000 and set up a partnership with online pledge site The Get Movin Crew at www.thegetmovincrew.com to bring in support. One of those programs, Heart Tech Plus, already is in use as a pilot program in physical education classes for grades 3-5. Holly Thornton, physical education teacher for the school, said she’s been using it to talk to students about their hearts as they wear the system and it monitors their heart rate, steps, calories burned and more. “It gets kids excited about their hearts and gives them a better understanding of what they’re doing,” she said..Read More

  • November 2,2016
    Group Exercise Systems: A Tool for Instructors

    When reinventing your group exercise program, it is key to take a look at the trends that are forming across the industry. The trend that is currently booming is incorporating Group Exercise Systems into fitness centers. It is becoming more well known among the general public that measuring heart rate and other fitness metrics, while exercising, is one of the best ways to ensure an effective and efficient workout. With a rising popularity in the wearable market there are plenty of people who find their heart rate, step count, cadence and similar information interesting, but it is unclear just how many people understand why this data is important and how to use it.Read More

  • October 18,2016
    Heart Tech Plus: Encouraging Students to Move

    The Heart Tech Plus platform enables instructors, trainers, coaches and PE teachers to assist students with achieving individual results during group fitness activity. By showing each participant’s heart rate, step rate, RPM, power and calories burned data live on a big display, then storing it in a secure web portal for later access, both instructors and students can view and analyze their data, then set appropriate fitness goals. The platform allows continuous adjustment of goals, based on accumulated data. Rebecca Stanton, principal at Helen Haller Elementary shares her experience working with Heart Tech Plus.Read More

  • July 1,2016
    Reinvent your Fitness Program

    There is something to be said about the way the wearables industry has skyrocketed over the past few years. Tracking data and progress is not only engaging and motivating but it helps people feel like they are making their efforts count. Unlike 10 years ago, today’s technology is more affordable, more accurate and more comfortable than ever. Today’s devices can be worn on your wrist, forearm, bicep or even integrated into your clothing. However, with endless information on daily steps, heart rate, cadence, calories and so on, what is a person to do? This is where university recreation centers can take the latest fitness technology one giant leap forward to help members utilize the data from sensors to improve overall health.Read More

  • June 22,2016
    Heart Tech Plus: The Next Generation of Group Fitness Training

    The Heart Tech Plus platform enables instructors, trainers, coaches and PE teachers to assist students with achieving individual results during group fitness activity. By showing each participant’s heart rate, step rate, RPM, power and calories burned data live on a big display, then storing it in a secure web portal for later access, both instructors and students can view and analyze their data, then set appropriate fitness goals. The platform allows continuous adjustment of goals, based on accumulated data.Read More