ROCKY HILL - Want to get the kids moving? Outfit them in footwear that resemble roller-blades. But, there are no wheels on these boots. Instead, the underside features a springy oval contraption.
The Kangoo Jumps rebound shoes — originally designed to reduce impact experienced by athletes —- are now in use in Rocky Hill.
Defined Body Pilates and Yoga is certified to offer the Kangoo Discovery Program to kids during weekly classes.
"They're smiling, they're sweating and they're having fun," says instructor Beth Perzanowski who leads kids through exercises and games while wearing the boots.
She hopes the concept spreads, combating childhood obesity in a unique way.
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