CNN FitNation Tour Calls Attention to Health Crisis

Posted by at 5:01 am on July 18, 2008

CNN is featuring a new fitness technology known as exergames to put the spotlight on the ever increasing issue of obesity.   The exergaming equipment has been provided by XerGames Technology Inc., one of four National Participants featured in the Tour. The other National Participants are the American Diabetes Association, the Mayo Clinic, and Weight Watchers.

People in cities like Seattle and New Orleans and Dallas are participating the 8 player XerDance  game at every Tour event, and Sportwall Group Training Stations at some locations.

“We are very pleased to be the first exergame company in the CNN Fit Nation Tour,” said Jim Teatum of XerGames and the former President of Nautilus. “Studies have demonstrated that the obesity problem is being driven by a dramatic increase of inactivity. We believe that most people are inactive because they are not very keen on counting reps or watching the time tick down on a treadmill; they would rather sit in front of a TV, computer or videogame.  Our exergame products turn the problem into the solution by using computer technology to engage folks, involve them, and get them up and moving. Exergames are fun, and everyone – kids especially – love to play exergames. That makes a huge difference, in terms of the level of involvement and exercise adherence, which is a key focus of the CNN Fit Nation Tour.”

Sportwall promotes Xergames as:

Fun and Social -“ Everyone loves to play

Can Be Used by Everyone -“ Regardless of age or ability

Delivers Quick Results -“ Cuts the learning curve for all levels of ability

Sustains Use Over Time -“ Instant feedback motivates play, supported by curriculum and score tracking

 For further information, see http://www.sportwall.com.

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