Babies, toddlers and young children in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be the first in the UK to try a new interactive sensory exercise programme which is being launched at King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge on Tuesday (May 3rd).

The PRAMA Kidz programme uses movement, lights and music to help children develop and improve their balance, agility, coordination and social skills.

The new PRAMA fitness equipment is unique as it is multi- sensory and uses an intelligent interactive flooring system with integrated LED lights, controlled by touch screen technology.

The new progamme aims to excite both parents and children alike as it uses technology to develop essential physical and social skills while working together as part of a team.

Programme leader Ryan Jones told “The PRAMA programme is very creative; it uses lights and music to create a high energy atmosphere where children are having so much fun working together to react quickly to the programme.”

“Some of the younger children will be part of a programme which uses story telling to inspire them, such as a Jungle theme where they can enjoy music from the Jungle Book and follow random lights or Cheetah tracks. It’s a fun new way to exercise using the latest cutting edge technology to get kids active.”

The exercise programme has been specially designed for three different age groups, beginning with the baby, toddler and pre-school age group (PRAMA Play) which are great fun for parents and children to take part in. (Tuesdays 10am -12pm); PRAMA Minis 4-7 years (Saturdays 10.30-11am); and PRAMA Mini’s is an 8- week programme that uses story telling to immersechildren into a new world, each session takes them on an adventure, from crash landing in the Jungle, sailing the Seven Seas or being lost in Space.

The sessions are aimed at introducing children into physical activity in a fun and social environment. PRAMA Kidz for those aged 7-11 years (Saturday 11-11.45am) is an 8-week programme, each week focussing on a different theme such as PRAMA’s Got Talent, PRAMA warrior training, and Olympics to name but a few. For PRAMA Kidz the programme is taken to a whole new level by introducing some exciting equipment such as Kettlebells, medicine balls, Bosu boards, battle ropes and much more. Each session is designed to improve physical fitness and motor skills.