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Exercise at an Elevated Heart Rate Increases Longevity and Academic Performance

Oct. 5, 2017 – Different companies have different philosophies about the key metrics in evaluating exercise sessions. There are devices the measure exercise at an elevated heart rate, how many steps we have taken, how fast we have run a given distance, and how many calories we have burned.

IHT designed the Spirit System to focus on minutes of exercise because academic research on both children and adults shows conclusively that exercise at an elevated heart rate is correlated to increased longevity, improved cognitive performance, and self-regulation and classroom functioning among children.

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Through new app, P.E. students can easily make up missed workout time

Oct. 4, 2017 – After years of asking his students to sign a piece of paper asserting they made up missed classwork, Riverton (Wyoming) Middle School P.E. teacher Mike Bradley can use heart rate technology with a smartphone app for a better solution.

Bradley, who introduced the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors and IHT Spirit System to his program last year, is already taking advantage of the new IHT Spirit Mobile App to help students make up for lost time. Released on Sept. 19 as a free download from both the Apple and Google Play stores, the IHT Spirit Mobile App allows users to control their adidas Zone monitors from their phones.

The app enables Spirit System teachers to teach students beyond the classroom. Students often miss class for doctor’s appointments, and like a math or English teacher, Bradley believes the missed work should be made up. Read More

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New IHT Spirit Mobile App extends adidas ZONE heart rate training beyond school walls

On 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

IHT, adidas release Spirit Mobile App for Individual Use

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Sept. 19, 2017, Austin, Texas – Interactive Health Technologies®, LLC, announces the release of the new IHT Spirit Mobile App, 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 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 users begin and end exercise sessions with the adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitor from their phones. Read More

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Student Effort to Achieve MVPA Improves Confidence, Fitness

Sept. 13, 2017 – By pairing a daily goal with new heart rate technology, students at Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove High School (Ida Grove, Iowa) proved they can take ownership of their own fitness programs.

Students in Jeff Miesner’s physical education classes began using the adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors in October, 2016. At the start, students participated in workouts Miesner developed. Months later, the teacher felt comfortable stepping back, observing and encouraging students as they worked toward each day’s goal of minutes of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity. Read More