New York, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
The Brain Muscle Workout launches a New Exercise Program in Schools to fight child obesity and to improve children's motor skills, which are associated to a higher academic achievement":
Michael Gonzalez-Wallace's innovative fitness program "The Brain Muscle Workout" incorporates intense brain activity through movements requiring balance and coordination to improve concentration or attention while performing hundreds of challenging exercises. The exercises are structured to advance gradually.
The Brain Muscle Workout -- School program
The individualized program for schools will include a personalized program consisting of over 300 different exercises structured in 9 different stages throughout the school year. It can benefit kids 5 years or older. By continuously teasing the body with balance and coordination challenges, the program simultaneously stimulates the brain, muscles and nervous system. The program is currently being reviewed and endorsed by Child Psychiatrist, MD Dr Gregory Lombardo.
According to Dr Lombardo, who is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and is a diplomat of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology "Gonzalez Wallace's brain muscle workout program may produce children's benefits in three major areas: motor skills, Psychiatric Benefits, Academic Function and Cardiovascular benefits".
Schools tend to reduce hours dedicated to physical exercise. Consequences:
The increase of diabetes type 2 in children is correlated to a progressive reduction in the number of hours dedicated to physical exercises in schools.
Therefore, Just like there are specific programs and curricula for math and science we must implement specific programs and curricula for Physical Education. Simply having students play soccer or run around the field has been shown to be ineffective in fighting this current health crisis. The program needs to benefit students individually.
Example of some movements of The Brain Muscle Workout Program
The brain muscle workout for kids from central park, level 1 the owl
The brain muscle workout for kids,level 2 from central park, the hawk
The brain muscle workout for kids,level 4 the ostrich
The brain muscle workout for kids from central park, the flamingo
The brain muscle workout for kids, levels 1 and 2 the owl and the hawk
The brain muscle workout for kids from central park, levels 3 and 4 the eagle and the ostrich
The process of performing specific exercises such as raising arms and heels simultaneously will require over 30 muscles to be involved with the movement leading to a gradual increase of the cardiovascular system. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise is beneficial with children in the pre-diabetes stage
The Brain Muscle Workout Package includes: Professional Development (Gym teachers training), Visual document with the exercise sequence, Community development (parents will be trained in fitness and nutrition), monthly family exhibitions and website content.
Packages price ranges from $5,000 to $15,000 per school.
The Brain-Muscle Workout has been featured in different media sources such as The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune (online edition), O (Oprah magazine), ABC Eyewitness News, Fox & Friends, CNN Headline news, Prevention or Fitness magazine.
Children Media include Teens news, Atlanta parent, raising Arizona Kids or Central Penn Parents
Currently Michael is designing and implementing The Brain Muscle Workout program for schools, children with learning disabilities such as bipolar and ADD and Patients with Parkinson. He is working with different doctors in several fields.
For more information please visit http://www.thebrainmuscleworkout.com
phone: + 16462514763