Fresh Takes by Steven – “Our Generation Fit”
From our morning rituals to our time at work, each moment of our day is filled with routine. Because of the fast paced world we live in, we try to shave off a few seconds from everything we do in order to meet deadlines and find time to sleep!. All of these influences can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Not getting enough exercise, eating junk food and fattening fast food, and having incredible amounts of stress in our lives keep us from fulfilling one of the most common New Year’s resolutions — losing weight. We fail at this resolution because we have a very limited amount of time everyday, not because we don’t try or because we don’t have enough drive.
Generation Fit is an exciting cornerstone exhibition at the Newark Museum that parents and children alike can use to create a better lifestyle; for two years it has been inviting visitors to make better choices. The use of interactive stations that include bicycle-based games, the Microsoft Xbox Kinect game system, and the Power Plate, which uses technology originally developed for astronauts, creates an atmosphere that encourages everyone to participate while disguising exercise with fun.
The enjoyment is non-stop when using the Xbox Kinect game system. The idea of dancing to lose weight grabs the attention of adults who enter the exhibit and enchants the children who just want to dance and play games. The use of the Xbox Kinect system, Zumba Fitness game and Just Dance game series provides an assortment of tunes and difficulty levels for all to groove to. However, the fun and exercise experienced by anyone who enters this exhibit isn’t the sole purpose for attending. Along with these games and activities there are stations that teach us how to better maintain our fashionable figures. Featuring friendly illustrations, this exhibit will enlighten and motivate everyone who steps inside to learn, play and —more importantly —exercise.
– Steven – Marketing Intern