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Maybe you aren’t training for a marathon or signing up for your first triathlon. If you are looking for how to improve your general fitness workouts, then we want to help. Check out some of the latest fitness trends and workouts and learn more about topics such as weight loss and cardiovascular health.

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Lessons From The Heart

My journey as the pioneer of using heart rate sensors in the school setting begin in 1980. Since than I have been asked so many times: “Why do you think using heart rate sensors is so important”?  Since the first few months of this journey utilizing heart rate sensors, the most important reason I realized was that I knew I wasn’t “guessing” anymore when I would encourage students to either go faster or slow down. Before having access to wearable technology it was especially haunting each fall and spring when all 550 of my middle school students ran the mile, and then later, complete the 20 meter cardio test.

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Part 2. Why Try? Why Use Technology in Your Physical Education and Health Classroom?

Part 2. Why Try? Why Use Technology in Your Physical Education and Health Classroom?© Sal Edwards, CEO and Founder, Heart Zones As a health and physical education teacher and coach, it might be challenging for you to adapt to the new technologies developed for your programs. One of these robust solutions is powerful enough to…

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Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model: Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness and Student Success

Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model:  Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness and Student Success   Dr.Deb Berkey Director of Education and Training Heart Zones, Inc. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) was created to support and optimize children’s social, emotional and academic development.  Centered on the child, the model emphasizes a…

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Lessons From the Heart

Lessons From the Heart With Beth Kirkpatrick Earlier in the year Heart Zones pleasantly announced the return of Beth Kirkpatrick to the team. Not only does Beth bring decades of experience researching, funding and implementing wearable technologies into the physical education setting, but is passionate about how these products increase the service physical educators are…

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WHY USE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM?

MVPA IS ONE OF THE BEST Teacher Performance Tools As a department head, leader or individual teacher, one of your goals is to develop and support an effective physical education program. One of the best ways of accomplishing that goal is to incorporate the use of wearable fitness technology like heart rate and step tracking…

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The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 6

Part 6. You Have Nothing to Lose Part 1. Free and Quick Money for HPE Teachers The CARES Act (1) provides Coronavirus financial funding for technology in K-12 public and private schools. Within this legislation, K-12 public and private schools are allocated $13.2 billion for emergency funding called the ESSER Fund (2). This emergency funding to schools…

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The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 5

Part 5. The 8 Tips to Success from Adam Otstot, HPE Curriculum Specialist When the opportunity strikes, “ask” for it. That’s just what Adam Otstot, Health and PE curriculum specialist for the Hanover County Public Schools Virginia did when he first learned about the available funding for school technology and professional development training from the CARES Act. CARES Act…

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