Sharon Warren, Education Trainer
With a BS degree, and personal training certification, Sharon Warren was a Physical Educator at Edison Middle School in Illinois.
Sharon began using Polar technology after attending state IAHPERD conventions and becoming very excited about heart rate monitors. Her school let her pilot one monitor and one interface for a year. She put the monitor on the superintendent, principal, students, parents, and school board members who became excited as well. With the school board's support, they spent their Physical Education adoption money on technology, including heart rate monitors, in 1996. In 2002 Sharon was introduced to the New PE total solution. After experimenting with the equipment personally, in schools, and health clubs, she began training on all Polar products.
When asked what she likes most about being a Polar trainer, Sharon shares, "The people I meet through trainings inspire me. As physical educators we can get wrapped up in the negative stereotypes. I have had the privilege to work with some of the best teachers in the country. Exciting things are happening to the health of students who are involved in the New PE and I am glad to be a part of motivating teachers who encourage their students to live healthier lifestyles."
What is application support vs. tech support?
Application support is not the same as technical support. Application support exclusively troubleshoots problems that arise from using the technology effectively and appropriately during a PE class. Examples of application support topics can include, “How do I get monitors on and off without wasting class time?” “How do I use Polar assessments to demonstrate the value of PE to my school board?” or “How often should I be downloading heart rate information to my PC?” Sharon can give you the answers you’re looking for – all you need to do is ask.
Examples of tech support
Examples of tech support topics can include, “Where do I send a unit in for repair?”, “My student’s heart rate isn’t showing on the receiver” or “What do I do if the watch won’t let me change settings manually?” Do you need tech support? Click here!