PE Heart Rate Monitors

Elementary Students Quickly Reach Fitness Goals Using PE Heart Rate Monitors

Adding Technology Motivates Students of All Abilities to Increase Activity, Keep Heart Rate Elevated During Physical Activity

In just a few short weeks, fifth-grade students at Lincoln (Ill.) Elementary School have begun teaching each other how to improve their fitness using PE heart rate monitors.

Less than a month after Will Navis introduced the IHT Spirit System and IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors to his students, they’ve begun to take ownership of their fitness.

In each class session, students work to meet a goal of time spent exercising at an elevated heart rate. When class ends, they line up to return their monitors. As each student returns their ZONE, a summary graph appears on Navis’ computer. Read More

Benefits of Heart Rate Monitors in Physical Education

IDEA Public Schools Help Students Improve Academically by Maintaining Commitment to Physical Fitness as Complement to Classroom Learning

Teachers and administrators at IDEA Public Schools use PE heart rate training as an essential tool in helping students improve their academic performance.

Throughout IDEA’s network, students manage their physical fitness by wearing adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors. By analyzing that data collected through the heart rate monitors and analyzed with the IHT Spirit System software throughout the year, PE Curriculum Manager Eren Kirskey and IDEA’s PE teachers see students improve in key metrics. Principals and classroom teachers have noticed as well. At several IDEA campuses, leadership has changed its approach to addressing academic interventions for students struggling academically. Read More

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Students Carry PE Heart Rate Training Skills to Summer PE Lessons

Teachers Extend PE Lessons Beyond School Year by Modifying Neighborhood, Childhood Games with Fitness Elements

Students in Andrew Pulling’s Portland High School physical education classes can maintain their fitness while taking part in family games at this week’s July 4 family picnics by displaying their PE heart rate training skills.

Pulling creates engaging PE lessons for his students by modifying activities many high schoolers feel they might have outgrown. Two of Pulling’s most engaging lessons include:

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Social/Emotional Learning

Social/Emotional Learning Resonates In Students’ Cycling Workout

Improved Cardiovascular Fitness Brings Additional Social/Emotional Learning and Academic Benefits as Students Take Part in PE Cycling Unit

By improving their cardiovascular fitness through a new physical education cycling unit, students are also boosting their Social/Emotional Learning wellness.

“The focus is mostly on cardio fitness first,” said Portage Central Middle School (Portage, Mich.) PE teacher John Dunlop. “We want to learn what you get out of certain types of workouts. There’s physical fitness and then there’s emotional and social fitness that also needs to be considered.”

Dunlop and Portland High School (Portland, Mich.) PE teacher Andy Pulling each won Riding For Focus Grants from the Specialized Foundation for the 2017-18 school year. The grants provided each teacher with a fleet of bicycles and helmets along with a curriculum designed to teach fitness through cycling.  In the program’s early stages, the teachers see improvements in other areas as well.

“[Along with] Specialized [we] want to prove that cycling will increase student focus and therefore have improvement in academic and personal fitness,” Pulling said. “You can absolutely see the psychological and social impact from day to day.”

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Heart rate monitors get students ‘in the zone’ as more schools add them to curriculum

Originally published Jan. 26, 2018 in the Omaha World-Herald.

By Kelsey Stewart, World-Herald Staff Writer

Gabbi Zuerlein stepped up to one of the five squares of turf placed on the gym floor.

Golf club in hand, she lined up her chip shot. The 15-year-old sent 10 neon golf balls sailing across the gym. After retrieving her shots, she hopped into a two-person conga line and let other students have their turn with golf.

It’s important that the high school sophomore and her classmates don’t stop moving during physical education classes. If they do, the heart rate monitors they wear on their wrists will reflect that later.

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