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

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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

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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

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Teachers Deliver Objective PE Evaluation Using Heart Rate Data

Assessments Enable PE Teachers to Grade Students Based on Actual Performance Toward Individual Goal

New assessment software uses personalized heart rate data to enable teachers to deliver objective PE evaluation of each student during physical education class.

With data that shows how often students met workout goals, PE teachers can use the data for several purposes:

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PE Heart Rate Technology Improves Student Exercise Motivation

By introducing wrist heart rate monitors into their programs, PE teachers increase exercise motivation and accountability for students to learn intrinsic exercise skills that will serve as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Students can gauge for themselves if they are on pace to meet the daily goal from what they see on the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors they wear during class. Immediately following class, students see through reports generated by the IHT Spirit System key workout metrics including: Read More