LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Polar (www.polar.com), the leader in heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technologies, and the developer of Polar Loop, the first activity tracker with heart rate monitoring capabilities, announced a partnership with 7-time Olympic Medalist and the most-decorated gymnast in U.S. history, Shannon Miller, to help raise awareness and educate families about the benefits of measuring physical activity to improve long-term health and fitness levels.
Through her partnership with Polar, Miller will also be giving the keynote address at the 2014 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention. In her address, Miller will touch on how technology is being used in physical education programs to motivate students and help teachers objectively evaluate students based on their individual efforts.
"I'm excited to partner with Polar and continue advocating the importance of fitness through the use of heart rate training," said Miller. "Having visited schools to get a deeper understanding of today's physical education classes and participating in more conversations about the use of Polar products and technology, I've seen how Polar is transforming the learning experience by providing teachers with the tools they need to motivate and encourage children to take control of their own health and track their fitness goals."
Miller is the president of both Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, which supports her online fitness tracking Shannon Miller Walk-
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