PE Heart Rate Monitors

While Administrators Focus on ESSA Funding, Teachers Continue to Seek Other Sources

Teachers searching for funding to purchase technology to improve student wellness find success in a variety of ways.

The US Department of Education allocated more than $1 billion to programs supporting safe and healthy schools through the Every Student Succeeds Act for the 2018-19 school year. In local school districts, wellness and PE administrators work with their federal funding departments to request their portion of that funding.

While administrators seek out federal funding, teachers remain focused on discovering funding opportunities on a more local level. With its ability to teach students the lifelong health benefits of exercising at an elevated heart rate, the IHT Spirit System® qualifies for funding from organizations such as local health departments. Read More

Work out Wednesdays promotes health among youth

Originally published Feb. 14, 2019 by NBC 10 News.

By Barbara Morse Silva

“Work out Wednesdays” engage middle school students.

It all started back in 2013 at North Smithfield middle school—where, one day a week, the physical education teachers set up a sort of obstacle course for students. Read More

Fitness Frenzy

FUTP60 Grant Provides Opportunity to Bring Heart Rate Monitors to PE

With a Nov. 7 deadline on the horizon, teachers searching for funding to purchase heart rate technology have time to apply for a $4,000 grant from the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) grants provide teachers with funding to implement programs designed to improve their fitness and nutrition. The grants require that funding is spent evenly on each, and applications must demonstrate specifics how students will learn nutritional and fitness skills. Read More

exercise at an elevated heart rate

Students’ Positive Experiences in PE Linked to Healthy Fitness Habits as Adults

Creating Positive, Engaging Memories Essential After Study Links Negative Experiences with Sedentary Adult Behavior

New research details how students’ perception of their PE experience in school correlates to their level of healthy activities as adults. The IHT Spirit heart rate training system helps teachers create positive experiences in PE by giving students objective assessment of progress towards goals that empowers students to self-manage their fitness.

Earlier this year, the American College of Sports Medicine published a study conducted by Matthew A. Ladwig, Spyridoula Vazou, and Panteleimon Ekkekakis that links sedentary behavior in adults to negative memories of their physical education classes. Read More

VO2max

IHT Adds VO2max Calculations to Spirit System Assessments

Key Cardiovascular Fitness Metric Provides Students with Additional Data to Evaluate Heart-Healthy Workout Habits

Students using the IHT Spirit System® during their PE classes now have another metric to gauge the quality of their workout.

IHT recently added a VO2max calculator to three key measures. By learning about their VO2max score – and why raising it improves their overall fitness level – students master one more skill that will allow them to self-manage their fitness as they transition from students to adults. Additionally, improving the VO2max score may be the best way to improve overall cardiovascular fitness. Read More