Burnham Rugby players take on the Prama challenge at King Alfred Sports Centre

Posted: 22nd Feb 2016

Category: Sports

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As rugby fans continue to enjoy the 6 Nation’s Championships, rugby players from Burnham-on-Sea have been inspired by a new form of specialist training at King Alfred’s Sports Centre.

While many rugby players find it difficult to train in the winter months due to adverse weather conditions, members of the Burnham Rugby Club First Team and the Junior Under 10 side have found the perfect answer at the Prama Training studio at the newly refurbished centre.

What makes the new Prama fitness equipment so unique is that it is multi- sensory and it uses an intelligent interactive flooring system with integrated LED lights which is controlled by touch screen technology. It represents a new approach to fitness training and the installation is part of a £450,000 investment at the King Alfred Sports Centre which was severely damaged by flooding in the summer of 2014.

Russell Pike, Burnham Rugby Club Captain said: “ We attended Prama for the first time last week due to unplayable pitches. The Prama session was a very tough but enjoyable session. Speaking to the team they all enjoyed it and are keen to go again.  It was a really good workout with all the relevant exercises for rugby fitness with the added bonuses of music and at this time of year its great not having to train in the mud. Everyone felt the benefits from it. Prama is a very good workout which was very well organised.”

For more information about King Alfred Sports Centre please contact 01278 786868.