The Benefits of Having a Fully Functioning School Gymnasium

August 21, 2015

Gym class is a time for fun, interactive learning that stimulates a growing child’s mind and body in ways that math, science and social studies simply cannot. Unfortunately, with so many other maintenance expenses hanging overhead many schools overlook the power of and need for an upgraded school gymnasium. Today we’re here to tell you how your students can benefit from a fully functioning gym, and how we can help you make the upgrades that your gym requires.

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Learning healthy lifestyle habits. Gym class teaches children the basics of living a healthy lifestyle and reinforces the importance of staying active. During physical education, students learn the skills necessary to establish a fitness routine that they will carry with them into adulthood.

Offering an opportunity to get active. Many students do not have the means, willpower or self esteem to stay active on their own. Luckily, a fully equipped school gymnasium affords them the opportunity to be active for 30-60 minutes a day during school hours.

Allowing students to de-stress. At the end of the day gym class should be educational, but fun. Students these days are too bogged down with the stresses of everyday life. Going to gym class breaks up a trying day and teaches students that a little physical activity can be a great way to let go and de-stress.

Improving overall academic performance. Studies have shown that a student who stays active physically will be more alert and attentive in the classroom. All the more reason to give your school gym the tender love and care that it deserves!

Just as a science teacher needs lab desks and equipment, a physical education teacher needs working athletic equipment and a safe classroom environment in order to give their students the best educational experience possible.

To help ensure that students are receiving the highest quality physical education, Nickerson Corporation offers a ton of great gymnasium products and repair services to schools in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

Our products are manufactured by leaders in the athletic equipment industry and include sports flooring, digital scoreboards, curtains and moveable space dividers, batting cages, basketball and volleyball systems and more. We also offer a wide variety of inspection, maintenance and renovation services to help you keep your school gym up to code and safe for students to learn, grow and play.

For more information about our athletic equipment and school gymnasium options call 631-666-0200.