From the Chicago Tribune, October 26, 2018:
Clara Bailey pedals her stationary bike along winding roads and over virtual mountains without ever leaving the basement of Carl Sandburg High School, thanks to newly installed cycling technology.
Upstairs, girls enrolled in dance class leap across the room while monitoring their heart rates on a projected screen.
And in another gym space, students flip tires, push sleds and shake battle ropes.
This is a new era of physical education for today’s high schoolers that is nothing like their parents’ gym class.
The spin bikes, the Spivi-designed app they’re hooked up to, the heart rate monitors and the fitness apparatus are new to the District 230 school, which this year underwent a curriculum change aimed at helping students take ownership of their own health and fitness, said Sean Airola, division chair for physical education, health and drivers education.
Carl Sandburg High School students take part in a spin class that combines cycling and technology Oct. 16, 2018. (Gary Middendorf / Daily Southtown) Chicago Tribune