Basingstoke and Deane Council Neighbourhood Development Unit (NDU)
A Cobalt Flux Just for Schools 2 package with portable audio visual equipment has been supplied by fitnessgaming for the Development Unit Team to use at youth and other neighbourhood clubs in the area as part of the Extended Services initiative.
Duncan Black, director of fitnessgaming commented "The feedback from users has been very positive. The NDU likes the whole concept of fitness gaming, and it really works in practice; the dance mats are a magnet at all of the clubs and youth and family fun days that the NDU team members take them to. Traditional activities still have their place, but the dance mats attract those more used to games consoles and get them active. The JFS package uses games that are widely available for home consoles, so dancers can practice at home and get the whole family active. The Government Extended Services initiative is all about engaging and including the whole community, and the dance mats certainly help to achieve this."
A Hand Dance Pro, for users with lower limb and other disabilities was also supplied which widens inclusivity even further.