• Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Closed all day Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 18.

Highmark SportsWorks®

Sponsored by:

Highmark logo


These exhibits convey the basic science of, and latest information on, the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle, presented in a fun, high-tech, interactive format! LifeWorks is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Calorie Cycle – Do you REALLY know what a calorie is? How about how long it takes to burn off that bag of potato chips? Choose from different snacks, and compare how long it takes to burn off the calories of each while pedaling a hand cycle.

Sponsored by NuGo Nutrition.
NuGo logo

Sports Injuries Operation Game – Using an oversized OPERATION game—fun for kids and nostalgic for Boomers—remove and repair body parts linked to the ten most common sports injuries.

Drugs in Sports – Three interlocking gears are labeled with various illegal sports drugs, their intended 'benefit', the dangers and side effects. Rotate the gears to see how each matches up!

ECG Staircase – Test your cardio fitness in a stair-stepping activity, then view a monitor showing an ECG and a simulation of a beating heart that pumps in time with your heart.

Valve Challenge – Pump the blood through a simulated leg to see blood flow against the force of gravity. By comparing two stations—one with and one without a 'check-valve'—discover how the heart functions as a pulsing pump rather than a continuously running engine.

Joints Table – Discover how the mechanics of physical motion work by experimenting with different joints found in the human body, and compare them to artificial joints on display.

BodyCam – Go on a wild simulator ride into the human body as you explore cutting-edge surgical techniques.

Healthy Heart – Compare your real-time heart rate with a selected animal's. How do you think your ticker will match up?

Keep the Beat – Keep the beat on a drum pad to the heartbeats of selected animals that are dramatically faster or slower than a human's.

Breathe Easy – Exhale a lung-full of air into a sensor, check out your lung capacity, then compare the results.

Footwork – Put your foot on a sheet of heat-sensitive crystals, and discover which type of foot arch you have and how it affects your gait.

Health Careers – Do you want to become an emergency room doctor? What about an X-ray technician or a sports medicine therapist? Learn about health careers with this touch screen computer.

You may also like... (scroll right)