Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Sound Body Sound Mind (SBSM), a nonprofit organization with a new fitness curriculum promoting self-confidence and healthy lifestyle choices among youth, recently revealed that the Hyperwear SandBell was voted the best gym equipment for students, grades seven to 10. Surveyed teachers, as well as students, noted that the SandBell provides both a safe and effective workout and it was the top pick of the physical education equipment they used.
“We believe that regular physical activity contributes to enhanced intellect and academic achievement, and that it increases confidence and improves self-image,” said Bill Simon, co-founder, Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation. “Taking part in activities, interacting with peers, sharing equipment like the Hyperwear SandBell, and working as a team are all experiences that help students prepare for their futures and enable them to successfully navigate social situations.”
“Our SandBell free weights are made from soft, neoprene material, which makes them extremely safe for children and adults alike – even when they are dropped,” said Denver Fredenburg, CEO, Hyperwear. “They are also offered in a variety of weight options so that each participant can select the appropriate size according to their own personal strength. This is ideal for students in the middle school or junior high age bracket because their bodies are continuously changing.”
A comprehensive study was done to measure the impact of the SBSM Curriculum on student fitness levels, as well as student, parent, teacher perceptions of personal fitness and physical education. The curriculum was tested at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles and was made possible by a partnership between the SBSM Foundation and UCLA professor and Associate Dean Dr. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris.
Hyperwear is a leading innovative consumer products brand in functional fitness and wellness. Current products include the Hyper Vest® weight vests, and the SandBell® and SteelBell® free weights that do what medicine balls, kettlebells and dumbbells can do and much, much more. Hyperwear is building service and media sales with workout DVDs, group exercise programming, and education. Our product innovation is a platform on which we are building a growing and loyal consumer audience for our brand. Coming to: Every health club, every weight room, and every home. For more information visit http://www.hyperwear.com
About Sound Mind Sound Body Foundation
Founded in 1999 by philanthropists Cindy and Bill Simon, the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation is dedicated to helping students live healthy, balanced lifestyles. The Foundation has donated fitness resources to over 300,000 students in 100 different schools around the country. Sound Body Sound Mind is pleased to offer a variety of physical education services at no cost to schools, including: fitness curricula, professional development for educators, and state-of-the- art fitness centers. For more information, visit http://www.soundbodysoundmind.org .