Sioux Falls looks to modernize gym class with more technology, personal fitness focus

Originally published March 1, 2019 in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

By Shelly Conlon

The Sioux Falls School District is about to make sure gym class no longer has the reputation of a blow-off class for students by giving them more choices, school officials said this week.

The district will be spending more than $337,000 on course work and equipment to shift away from team sports and toward a personal fitness focus at all grade levels, said Ann Smith, the district’s curriculum director. Read More

Wearable technology connects students, teachers, and parents at local indoor sports center

Originally published Jan. 23, 2019 in HKA Texas News.

JC Sports Houston has signed a partnership with IHT Spirit to incorporate wearable technology into their youth sports and training classes.

The IHT Spirit System® combines wrist-based heart rate technology with robust software that work together to simultaneously measure, track and correlate a students’ health data with their academic success. The IHT ZONE wrist-based heart rate monitors are worn during JC Sports training sessions and are able to capture the student’s heart rate and the maximum amount of energy spent during a particular exercise (V02MAX). Read More

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Heart rate monitors are transforming physical education classes in Pleasant Valley

As published in the Quad Cities Times.

March 2, 2017

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Technology worn on the wrists of teenagers is transforming traditional physical education classes at Pleasant Valley’s junior high and high school.

“When you are done, your heart rate should be in the red zone, about 200,” shouted P.E. and Wellness teacher Jason Vice, during an eighth grade P.E. class at Pleasant Valley Junior High in LeClaire last week.

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