Discover PRAMA: a new high-energy, super-fun fitness routine for the digital age that’ll slim both mum and munchkins down in no time
Words Katy Gillett
A new kind of fitness routine for kids and mums has emerged, which promises to burn up to 1,000 calories in just one 45-minute session, and it’s taken the wellness world by storm. Originating in Spain just two years ago, PRAMA is a high-energy circuit training-style workout, complete with music, LED lights and pressure-sensitive walls, which has turned traditional training into a far more interactive, sensory and immersive experience. It’s more like playing a life-sized, fast-paced game, but it also has endless state-of-the-art training programmes and intensity levels that can be customised to your fitness level at the touch of a button (and your data is stored in the cloud so you can keep track of your progress). Personal trainer and PRAMA Master Hanna Belyaeva tells us more…
Absolutely Mama: How does PRAMA work?
Hanna Belyaeva: PRAMA is a circuit training-style workout that’s similar to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It’s functional, physical and fun. The interactive training software available with PRAMA offers six new and improved training modes and more than 500 different exercises. The training modes include free training, workouts with a partner, group training, challenges and tests.
Overall, the platform delivers a complete solution for functional training at gyms and fitness clubs, using interactive flooring with integrated LED lights and sensors, several different types of functional markings, versatile new training software, and PRAMA Mood lighting.
AM: What benefits does it have for children?
HB: PRAMA looks like a crossover between an arcade game and a playground. Children have a lot of fun, plus they learn social skills and good sportsmanship during classes. It also helps to increase bone density and improves the cardiovascular system, muscle strength and endurance.
AM: How about adults?
HB: While circuit training classes invariably involve people working at a set pace, this game uses a computer to set different levels at each section of the touch-sensitive floor, featuring grids, patterns and numbers. So different age groups and levels of fitness can exercise at the same time. In adults, this game-style programme helps to improve muscle strength, endurance, reflexes, coordination, agility, cardio and unleashes plenty of positive energy.
AM: How did you get into this industry in the first place?
HB: I finished my career as a professional athlete – as an international master of sport in free-style wrestling – in 2013 and started working as a personal trainer. It’s what I do now and I currently have a lot of fun teaching PRAMA.