Heart Rate Training

PE Teacher Honored for Creating ‘Rigorous and Engaging’ Heart Rate Training Program

Principal, Colleagues Take Note of Innovative Health Awareness Program After Fourth-Grade Students Improve PACER Results using IHT Heart Rate Monitors

Students in Misty Atnip’s PE classes at  Baldwin Creek Elementary School (Lander, Wy.) saw their PACER test scores improve just weeks after they began wearing the IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitor in class.

Atnip turned to IHT’s heart rate technology — the ZONE paired with the IHT Spirit System assessment software — in December to connect with a group of students struggling with their fitness.

“Really it’s kind of interesting with our fourth-grade boys,” she said. “Their fitness level is quite low. We’ve never had a group of boys be this low.” Read More

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School Finding Social-Emotional, Academic Benefits from Morning Exercise Programs

Morning Programs Will Use IHT ZONE Heart Rate Monitors to Boost Physical Fitness While Improving Academic Competencies and Connection to School

An early-morning fitness club using IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors helps elementary students stay on task throughout the day.

Goose Bay Elementary School (Wasilla, Alaska) PE teacher Nancy Blake has overseen her school’s Early Morning Movers program, which uses exercise to push them to reach their target heart rate zones. Her goal is to send them into the school day invigorated and ready to learn. Read More

SEL

Massachusetts Teachers Incorporate Student SEL Development Into PE Curriculum

Assessment of Social Skills Documents Growth, Identifies Areas that Need Continued Focus

Students across Massachusetts develop more than fitness skills in their PE classes. Social and personal skills – known as Social-Emotional Learning – remain a key focus.

“We focus on SEL because it works so well with the PE National Standard 4,” said Melonie Bennett, the  Braintree Public Schools Director of Physical Education and Health. Read More

Colorado District Uses ESSA Title IV Funding to Add Wellness Technology

Heart Rate Monitors, Software Allow Teachers to Connect with Students to Teach Fitness Skills, Measure Results

A Douglas County (Colo.) School District administrator used her district’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title IV, Part A funding to improve and measure student wellness with heart rate training.

Beginning late in the 2017-18 school year, Healthy Schools Coordinator Laurie LaComb used funds from the district’s annual ESSA Title IV, Part A allocation to purchase sets of IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors.

Students receive continuous feedback on their physical activity by wearing the IHT ZONE monitors during their PE classes. Improved fitness, LaComb knows, brings academic benefits as well. Read More

medical magnet

Young Medical Magnet Students Step Up Exercise Intensity With Heart Rate Monitors

Students Take First Steps Toward Fitness Management After Teacher Begins New Semester With IHT ZONE Wrist Heart Rate Monitors

When Bridge Creek Elementary (Elgin, S.C.) became a medical magnet campus,  Lindsay Belville enhanced health and PE program by adding IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors to her curriculum.  

Belville’s students (grades 2-5) first started using the ZONE monitors in January, and Belville’s seen them embrace the technology.

“They love it,” Belville said after her first week using the ZONEs. “They want to keep it on all day. They want to get the opportunity to get their heart rate up. They don’t want to be in the blue.” Read More