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1 Equipment/Software Project Allison Griffiths

2 Obesity Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in With good reason, childhood obesity is now the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking. Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. There are also psychological effects: Obese children are more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression. Source: American Heart Association

3 Initiative To improve the health and physical fitness of today’s youth. To introduce exercises that are fun and motivating for all age levels and all fitness abilities.

4 P90X DVD Collection The formula behind P90X is muscle confusion. Studies have shown that workouts that use the same moves allow the body to adapt and weight loss to plateau. The purpose of P90X is the combat the body's attempt to adapt. Introducing different moves in different rotations confuses the muscles and prevents the body from adapting to workouts in P90X. The 12 workouts provide enough new moves and routines so that the body is not allowed to plateau. Price: $ Source: P90X

5 PX Tracker Software Recording your workout performance data is an essential part of P90X. You can have this software running on your computer as you go through your workout and record your data when Tony tells you to on the video. It provides a custom schedule manager, a performance tracking system, and a graphing system for your 90-day journey.

6 PX Tracker Cont. Price: $20 Source: WorkoutSoft Fitness Tracking Software

7 Heart Rate Monitor Price: $22 each Total: (25 students) $550 Sources: eHow Health & Best Buy The heart rate monitor has one main purpose: to monitor how fast or slow your heart beats during physical activity. It is most commonly worn during an exercise regimen to monitor heart rate. The main type of monitor comes with a strap that is worn around the chest, just under the breast. Electrodes record the heart rate and send the message to a wrist unit, where the wearer can view what her heart rate is. The heart rate monitor gives you a way to monitor your fitness as well as prevent over or under training.

8 Pull Up Bar Built for durability and comfort, this is the ultimate muscle fitness training tool to strengthen and develop your shoulders, back, arms, and abs, and more. It mounts easily to any doorframe to become your own personal gym. The custom design with 12 grip positions makes this the perfect tool for chin-ups and pull-ups. Cost: $30 Source: BeachBody

9 Resistance Bands Resistance Band training requires coordination and balance so you end up using more of your core muscle groups to stabilize your body. You can target specific muscle groups or smaller muscles more easily than with weight training. Resistance band training gives you more variety because the workout bands can create resistance in all directions, strengthening under used muscle groups. 5 to 115 lbs resistance Price: $20 Source: Discount Bands

10 Total Cost The total cost of this proposal is $740.


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