Event Report: NAHPERD 2010

25 - 03 - 2010

Event Report: NAHPERD 2010

Positive Gaming iDANCE2 Software showcased at NAHPERD 2010!

Event Name: National AHPERD
Event Dates: March 16th - 20th, 2010
Event Website: http://www.aahperd.org/whatwedo/convention/
Event Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
Event Description: Annual national conference for the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle)

The Positive Gaming iDANCE2 multi-player system recently took center stage at that National AHPERD convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The system was showcased in a premium booth location in collaboration with our distributor, Gopher Sport. The annual conference is one of the largest events of the year for professionals with specialties in helping society achieve healthy active lifestyles. This year's conference marked the 125th anniversary of the event and drew over 5000 attendees.

See all photos from the event in the NAHPERD 2010 image gallery!

The brand new, featured-packed, leading edge iDANCE2 software provided an engaging, physically and mentally involved experience for the show attendees on numerous occasions, crowds surrounded the booth to witness and experience the exciting new software features (many of which are exclusive to the iDANCE2 system) and new selection of fully licensed music (also exclusive to the iDANCE2 system).

The booth also contained Wii stations using the Positive Gaming Impact Arcade wired dance pads as Gopher Sport has emphasized these as the premium Arcade dance pads in their assortment and has recently introduced a new product offering in which our commercial grade, lightweight Arcade Pads are featured. For more information on the new Ultimate Exertainment Room product offering at Gopher, visit: http://www.gophersport.com/products/item_detail.cfm?item_id=8529&D=impact+arcade&Nty=1&N=0&Dk=0&Ntt=impact+arcade

In addition to being featured in the premium booth on the main demonstration floor, the Positive Gaming iDANCE2 system was also a highlight in a conference session in which several key industry professionals spoke about the importance and benefits of active video gaming.

Session Summary

Exergame Workshop: Active Video Gaming = Serious Fun View
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John Foley, PhD, State University of New York - Cortland, Cortland, NY; Ernie Medina, Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, CA; Lisa Hansen, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Aaron Hart, Station PE, Cortland, NY; Andrea Oh, ITECH Fitness, Denver, CO; Richard Coshott, Gamercize, UK, Cortland, NY; and Helena Baert, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


Physical activity is important to living a healthy active lifestyle. This hands-on workshop will focus on how exergames (video games that require the player to move) can be used as a healthy alternative to regular video games or traditional sports. Our expert panel will lead roundtable discussions and demonstrations on the use of exergames. Specifically, we will highlight exergames in schools, clinical settings, and fitness clubs.

TEN Informational Handout

TEN is a not-for-profit and non-affiliated Games for Health advocacy promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by combining video games technologies and exercise, known as Exergaming.
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