Navigation Links
GameCoach(TM) Combines High Tech With Old School PE School Equipment

The First Active Gaming Lessons for PE Classrooms Released

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Surrounded by hundreds of physical educators at the annual Texas Association for Health, PE, Recreation & Dance (TAHPERD) conference, Source Brands, Inc., maker of the GameBike(TM) and GamePad(TM), officially released the first "active gaming" lesson plans for PE classrooms. The new book and CD of lessons is entitled GameCoach(TM) and is available nationwide.

The GameCoach was developed and written by Scott Bodnar, director of project development for Youth InterACTIVE, an award-winning, non-profit at the forefront of the national movement toward healthy, active living. Its ACTIVE Life initiative works with national leaders, schools and other institutions to develop and manage cost-effective, scalable and sustainable solutions to fight youth obesity. These solutions utilize new media, existing education and community infrastructures and the untapped power of youth as agents of positive social changes.

This 145-page resource for elementary, middle and high school physical educators is the result of an innovative and ongoing partnership between Youth InterACTIVE and Source Brands, Inc.

The lessons combine the high technology of popular video game consoles, including the GameBike and GamePads that allow participants to "plug into" these gaming systems, with the traditional (old school) equipment such as basketballs, volleyballs, jump ropes and the like. The GameCoach lessons are built around a circuit-training model where GameBikes and GamePads are interspersed among traditional equipment.

The effect is a high-energy physical education classroom and one that is definitely NOT your father's PE, say Source Brands, Inc. CEO Richard Kentopp.

"The days of dodge ball are just about over," says Kentopp. "New PE is all about making health and fitness relevant and fun for all students, and our products are uniquely suited to provide those experiences. The research that we conducted with hundreds of PE professionals around the country suggested that they liked our GameBikes and GamePads but needed a classroom lesson system to help produce positive health outcomes among school children of all ages. That's what GameCoach provides."

The GameCoach will be available from physical education catalogs and other companies that distribute PE equipment.

For more information on GameBike, GamePad and GameCoach, visit

For more information on Youth InterACTIVE, visit

SOURCE GameCoach
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Ultimate Valentines Day Gift: Indulgent Organic Chocolate for Women That Combines Great Taste & Functional Ingredients
2. The Dancetown Fitness System: a Radical New Approach to Physical Exercise for Adults Combines State-of-the-Art Computer Technology and Dance
3. ASH Holds a Special Symposium to Interest High School Students in Biomedical Research
4. School-Based Program Can Change Kids Lives
5. Study shows school-based program enables children and adolescents to better manage chronic disease
6. Sleeping in school
7. First study to examine rare injuries and conditions of US high school athletes
8. Telemedicine Becoming More Relevant to Children's Health Within School Systems.
9. Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) of the New York Tri-State Area to Award Over $500,000 in Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors
10. School Soda Ban Has Limited Effect
11. Med school discovery could lead to better cancer diagnosis, drugs
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... center software Q-Suite, announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) ... supported Asterisk 11 LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Inevitably when people think Thanksgiving, they also ... buy during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair sales to ... Internet high and low to find the best massage chair deals, they can see ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... Express Travel Representative. As a franchise owner, Somu now offers travelers, value and ... destination wedding packages, private cruise sales, as well as, cabin upgrades and special ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... NE (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs ... searched by healthcare professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group ... during the month of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... second medical opinion process, participated in the 61st annual Employee Benefits Conference. The ... and took place Sunday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The conference ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... november 2015 AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge ... investering aan van ten minste $15,8 miljoen ... het mondiale hoofdkantoor in Wilmington, ... in extra kantoorruimte en extra capaciteit voor ... behoeften van de farmaceutische en biotechnologische markten. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... --> --> Juntendo University ... contrast weighting of MRI for patients with Multiple Sclerosis ... agreement with SyntheticMR in order to use SyMRI in clinical ... to generate multiple contrast images from a single scan and ... making it possible to both fine tune images and recreate ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ... Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" ... --> --> This new ... Japanese therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging tests, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: