Waboba – The Ball That Bounces on Water – Adds Fun to Fitness
GREENACRES, Fla. and BOSTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Waboba, the internationally known ball that bounces on water, will bounce into Boston for the annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Conference at Hynes Auditorium, March 14-16, 2012. This diverse annual conference of fitness professionals is an ideal platform to showcase the Waboba line of air, land and sea games. The company will be represented by Jordan Sullivan who has worked with fitness pros and avid fans of the product (nicknamed “Wabobians”), to develop a curriculum of fitness activities, the “Bounce Ahead!” program.
While maintaining the company’s blog at www.wabobablog.com, Sullivan came in contact with various physical education teachers, including Simon Scarborough of the UK, who found particular success with the Waboba product line, using them in his classes in both water and land sports training. He created the “Bounce Ahead!” program and Waboba will introduce that curriculum to the fitness professionals in Boston; local amateur athletes will demonstrate the games in two sessions: Thursday, March 15 from 10:30-50 AM and on Friday, March 16 from 9:30-50 AM. Waboba hopes to also involve conference participants in the demo sessions so they can get the feel of “The Flyer” — a badminton-like game that can be played with hands, feet or a racquet, and “The Street” ball that bounces wildly because of its notched surface. These land games complement the original Waboba balls which bounce across water like a skipped stone, providing hours of fun on beaches, lakes — even fountains — just a few inches of water will provide fun — and fitness — in a splash!
Waboba’s attraction goes beyond the actual ball or game to the appeal of getting outside to play — which is becoming more of a rarity as youth are increasingly playing video or virtual games or watching TV inside and missing the benefit of active outdoor play for exercise. “We have seen the prevalence of childhood obesity and see Waboba as a way to get families out to play together — to get kids to form teams — to want to compete and play Waboba games,” says Waboba USA President Dale Marx. “We see the value of Waboba to the physical education market and we are exploring its potential to add to our success in the surf, sports and toy markets. You sure do get a workout when you’re running in the water or across a park or yard to catch a careening, bouncing ball.”
The AAHPERD conference will host a variety of celebrity speakers like sports psychologist Dr. James Loehr and the father of aerobics, Dr. Kenneth Cooper. The show’s programs and lectures run daily with special evening events scheduled; visit www.aahperd.org or www.waboba.com, or www.wabobablog.com for more information. Waboba’s Jordan Sullivan can be reached at 910.398.0663 onsite for product demonstrations.