heartZones

At Sauk Prairie Healthcare, we want to create healthy communities that move more and eat smarter, starting with our youth. Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation has committed startup funds for the implementation of  the acclaimed Heart Zones  System for every student  in every physical education  (PE) class in every school  district in Sauk Prairie  Healthcare’s service area. 

Now we need you to help us finish the job. 

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What people are saying about Heart Zones
Abbey Ballweg, Special Education Teacher
"We use the Heart Zones System for our special needs students outside of the PE class setting. We monitor their heart rates throughout the day and are able to provide them with needed breaks using yoga strategies or heavy work activities. This gets their mind and body back to a zone in which they are ready to learn. This has been a very useful tool for us to help meet the needs of our students.”

Aaron and Maria Andres, Parents
“Our children know how to identify a healthy resting heart rate for their age. The emailed reports have led to some great home discussions about which activities make your heart rate go up and which activities you can do while you are recovering from the most strenuous levels of exercise. What our kids are learning about heart health will benefit them for the rest of their lives”

Allison Steinmetz, 4th Grade Teacher
“Students see their heart rates while exercising and learn the benefits of being in a healthy zone. This transfers outside of the gym and encourages kids to want to be active.”

Elementary Student, age 10
“Using the heart rate monitors helps me know what activities raise my heart rate.”

Eric Scheunemann and Jacob Breunig, Physical Education Teachers
“The Heart Zones System has totally changed how our school district approaches student fitness. We use Heart Zones in our physical education classes because the data it provides helps us know our students as individuals. The program brings lifelong benefit – our students are learning what it looks and feels like to be “in the zone.”

Elementary Student, age 9
“I like being able to see my heart rate so I know if I need to work harder.”