Students fired up to get fit with Spirit System in school’s ‘new PE’
Originally published Jan. 15, 2017 by GoErie.com.
Students fired up to get fit
A “Spirit System” by Interactive Health Technologies, including heart monitor “watches,” helps students track cardiovascular results during workouts.
“The investment is in our students,” said Parker physical education teacher Robert Santos. “Our district and our (health and physical education) department believe that students should be exposed to a variety of opportunities throughout their education experience. It is part of what we call the new PE.”
Also inspiring students to get fit is a new exercise technology room created by the physical education and art departments. The room houses the monitors, docking stations, PCs and software for the new fitness program and is decorated with murals by seventh-grade art students depicting movement.