Daily Fit Log Subscribers Can Continue Data Collection Efforts While Adding Complete PE Program Management with IHT’s Assessment Measures Software
DailyFitLog.com (DFL), a web-based tool that allowed physical education teachers to track FitnessGram® assessment data, is permanently ceasing operations at the end of May. Interactive Health Technologies (IHT) has executed an agreement which will enable Daily Fit Log subscribers to migrate to the IHT Spirit System® assessment and data collection software.
Using the IHT Spirit System, DFL subscribers will continue to be able to capture new data and import previously-collected data into the Spirit System. Using the IHT Spirit System® software, teachers can collect and analyze essential fitness assessment data while managing their entire curriculum.Read More
West Des Moines schools are teaching students how to take charge of their fitness and activity levels through heart-rate monitors.
WEST DES MOINES, IA. — A program introduced in West Des Moines schools this year aims to engage students during physical education classes by putting heart-rate-detection technology and tools to monitor their activity levels in — or more specifically on — their own hands. Each student from fourth grade through high school has been introduced to the Spirit System.
The program centers around a wristband device students pick up when they get to their P.E. class. When worn the device calculates heart rate changes during various physical activities and educates students on which fitness activities optimize cardiovascular endurance, stamina, flexibility, speed, core strength, power, coordination and self-confidence, according to a district news release.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, IHT released its newest tool to further personalize physical education for every student: the IHT Spirit Mobile App.
The new mobile app, available as a free download through the Google Play and iOS App stores, enables users to take part in physical education classes and workouts connected to the IHT Spirit System® outside of the traditional school day and classroom. By controlling their adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors on their mobile phones, students connect back to classroom workouts or track workouts they design themselves.
IHT worked closely with adidas to develop a mobile app that takes the monitors beyond the classroom. A growing number of students fulfill their physical education requirement outside of the traditional classroom setting. More than 55 percent of U.S. school systems offer students the opportunity to take physical education as part of a virtual learning program.Read More
Sept. 19, 2017, Austin, Texas – Interactive Health Technologies®, LLC, announces the release of the new IHT Spirit Mobile App for Individual Fitness Use, the next step in personalizing physical education by connecting users with heart rate data.
Developed in conjunction with adidas, the free IHT Spirit Mobile App for Individual Fitness Use enables users to connect with the IHT Spirit System® outside of the traditional school confines. Through the new app, students participating in distance learning or remote physical education classroom settings maintain the crucial connection to coaching from their teacher or trainer while completing assignments and activities on their own schedule. IHT Spirit Mobile App for Individual Fitness users begin and end exercise sessions with the adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitor from their phones.Read More
AUSTIN, TX, Aug. 7, 2017 – Interactive Health Technologies (IHT), an Austin-based company transforming physical education through the use of technology, proudly welcomes Bob Knipe to the team.
Knipe joins IHT’s customer success team, where he will work with teachers, schools and school districts to help students learn skills to manage their health and fitness throughout their lives. IHT’s Spirit System® uses heart rate monitors and customizable assessment software to help teach students about the importance of exercising at an elevated heart rate.
“We’re happy to have another well-respected teacher who is passionate about physical education join our team and look forward to seeing him work with teachers across the country to implement heart rate-based training,” said IHT President Jen Ohlson.
For the last eight years, Knipe served as the lead physical education instructor at the University of Texas Elementary School in Austin, where he developed and implemented a curriculum that utilized technology. As he learned about integrating heart rate study into his lessons, he became an IHT customer, implementing the Spirit System and progressing along with the company as it developed a wrist-based heart rate monitor specifically for physical education: the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit.
“I’m excited to serve the current and future Spirit System districts and teachers in their efforts to empower students with the knowledge, habits, skills and desire to live a healthy and active lifestyle now and for a lifetime,” Knipe said.
Knipe is a member and regular contributor to the SHAPE America website with a blog about physical education. As part of IHT’s Customer Success Team, Knipe will work closely with teachers and schools in the southeast region of the country.
IHT’s Spirit System® is an integrated web-based heart rate and assessment system that connects students with daily fitness and academic outcomes from K-12th grade. Students are empowered to self-manage their well-being through heart rate monitors worn in PE classes. The Spirit System curriculum and email feedback provides teachers and parents the tools to support students. By moving away from the “one size fits all” approach to physical education and assessment, IHT individualizes the process, creating greater autonomy and personal responsibility while validating the importance of daily physical activity within the school day. Visit www.ihtusa.com for more information.