Category: Cognitive

Why is Keeping Children Physically Fit Good for Their Brains?

Why is Keeping Children Physically Fit Good for Their Brains?

Henriette van Pragg and her colleagues at the Salk Institute, compared inactive mice with mice that ran an average of three miles a day.   According to their study, the active mice showed significant brain growth.  Additionally, the brain cells in the active mice showed an increased efficiency of communication between neurons. Why it works Exercise […]

SMARTfit Cognitive Training & Exercise Games – A Fitness Solution for the Other 77%

SMARTfit Cognitive Training & Exercise Games – A Fitness Solution for the Other 77% The figures are staggering. But not surprising.  Only 23% of Americans utilized a health club in 2014, meaning 77% of the population has little access to the proper tools for exercise. Just 29% of high school students exercise 60 minutes per […]

SMARTfit Physical Education Makes P.E. Easy…for Students AND Staff

SMARTfit physical education systems provide answers to educators across the country looking for solutions to the escalating physical education crisis in schools. K-12 physical education programs across the country are changing rapidly, as budget cuts force thousands of schools to shorten PE classes, and in some cases eliminate physical education altogether.  While many may see these […]

The Boys and Girls Club of America and SMARTfit™

This week we caught up with Eden, NC Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Amy Nalley and spoke to her about how she’s integrated her SMARTfit Multi-Station Trainer into her facility.  In Eden, SMARTfit has been the perfect fit. “SMARTfit completely fits our model at Boys and Girls Clubs,” Amy said, ” We’re getting inquiries from clubs around […]

Neuroplasticity, Tetris, and SMARTfit

Neuroplasticity, Tetris, and SMARTfit

SMARTfit brain games offer the next level to Tetris. This week, the World Science Festival posted a video on YouTube focusing on one of our favorite words here with SMARTfit Brain Games,  “Neuroplasticity.”  Neuroplasticity is the process in which the neuro pathways within your brain can “rewire” based on behavioral, environmental, and neural changes.  Simply put, the […]

Local Soccer Star Shines in US Open Cup with Help from SMARTfit Reaction Training

SMARTfit Reaction Skills Training for Soccer The United States Open Cup is the oldest soccer competition in the country, dating back 100 years.  One Southern California athlete is using SMARTfit’s new groundbreaking technology to star in the century-old tournament. Cal FC midfielder TJ Fairchild scored two goals Sunday night as Cal FC defeated Valley United […]

Where is the “Boom” in Boomer Fitness?

SMARTfit Fitness Training for Baby Boomers – High Intensity Interval Training Delivered with a Twist of Cognitive Training SMARTfit Fitness Solutions for Baby Boomers combines brain fitness training with high intensity interval training in classes packed with high levels of social engagement. According to the US Census Bureau, there are nearly 75 million Baby Boomers […]

SMARTfit™ High Intensity Interval Training

Over the last couple years, a number of studies have analyzed the benefits that “High Intensity Interval Training” (HIIT) can have on cardiovascular health, and have suggested that HIIT can actually be more impactful than traditional cardio exercise, such as steady jogging. Before we go any further, let’s talk about what HIIT is.  HIIT is a series […]

Getting Serious About Senior Fitness

SMARTfit Fitness Programs for Seniors Earlier this week, we shared some information relating to the impact that exercise can have on the brain, specifically in seniors.  We hope you have been thinking (pun intended) about that a lot over the last few days.  And if you are a senior that’s been putting it to practice, […]

Does Exercise REALLY Change Your Brain?

Uhhh, yah.  Big time.  And all for the better. SMARTfit Functional Training SMARTfit™ CEO Cathi Lamberti developed SMARTfit™ technology so that users could experience benefits related to a wide-range of scientific studies focusing on brain plasticity and the effect that exercise has on not only the body, but the brain as well. The SMARTfit™ team are avid readers […]

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