SHAPE America

Promoting Healthy Childhoods

Society of Health and Physical Educators

(Formerly known as AAHPERD- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance)

The Society of Health and Physical Educators, doing business as SHAPE America, is headquartered in Reston, VA, 25 miles west of Washington, D.C. Its vision is “Healthy People – Physically Educated and Physically Active!” SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, dance, school health and sport—all specialties related to achieving an active, healthy lifestyle. Its mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport by providing its members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support and programs to help practitioners improve their skills to further the health and well-being of the American public. For more information, visit

Through SHAPE America’s partnership with our parent company, PlayCore, GameTime stays abreast of best practices to promote healthy lifestyles and a lifelong love of fitness through play and recreation.

Promoting Healthy Childhoods

GameTime has worked closely with SHAPE America, to support our initiatives to combat childhood obesity, promote physical activity, and provide opportunities for children to develop a lifelong love of fitness.  Developed in partnership with our parent company, PlayCore and SHAPE America, GameTime offers, Play On!: Playground Learning Activities for Youth Fitness, to provide opportunities to bring fun learning and fitness activities to the playground through the use of six key elements of play. GameTime has carefully designed 14 play systems aligned with the Play On! program so that schools and recreation programs can utilize their playgrounds to improve the overall health and wellness of children, while bringing fun, learning opportunities outdoors.

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