As the Fortnite craze continues to sweep the nation, David Lloyd Clubs introduce exercise class for teens and children dedicated to learning the popular dance moves featured in the computer game
Fortnite is the computer game that’s taken the world by storm. The one that’s had us all flossing. But as research reveals that children will spend two hours and 15 minutes each day playing computer games this summer*, and the battle to keep our kids away from screens intensifies, David Lloyd Clubs has introduced an innovative new solution: the new Emote Royale class.
The Fortnite-inspired fitness class encourages kids and teens to swap their controllers for choreography with a workout dedicated to learning the dance moves from Fortnite.
The victory dances that players use to celebrate within the Fortnite game – known as emotes – have become so popular that everyone from footballers to film stars have been attempting them, from Deli Alli ‘taking the L’ in his goal celebrations to Will Smith flossing on camera.
The Emote Royale class teaches participants how to master 12 dances inspired by the popular game, including the floss, orange justice, the wiggle, best mates, jubilation, the worm and the robot.
Once each move has been perfected, the class performs a routine of all 12 moves together and then warms down with slowed down versions of ‘the eagle’ and the ‘storm salutation’.
The class was developed alongside a team of 12-year-old child ‘consultants’ to ensure that it is by kids, for kids. The game’s victory dance classes could just be the key to ensuring children stay active and avoid too much sedentary screen time.
A spokesperson for David Lloyd Clubs says, ‘We know that kids – and some parents – are huge fans of the Fortnite game, but excessive screen time can pose a problem for kids, meaning they’re not as active as they should be.
‘We’re always keen to introduce inventive classes to our varied timetables and the ‘Emote Royale’ class has been developed by kids, for kids, to help keep everyone active this summer and bring the popular computer game to life in a fun, active and original way.’
The Emote Royale classes will be added to selected DL Kids timetables across the country throughout the summer holidays
*Research conducted on 1,000 parents of kids aged 7-17 by David Lloyd Clubs, July 2018
How to survive a Fortnite summer
- Make sure your kids take regular breaks from the screen, not just to get moving, but also to rest their eyes
- Try playing Fortnite with your kids. It’s possible to play as a team, which not only gives you a chance to understand the game, but also work as a team with your kids
- Battles in the game typically last 20 minutes, so if you’re asking kids to log off, try to accommodate time for them to finish their existing game as interrupting them mid game may upset them
- Be aware that kids can talk to other gamers of varying ages whilst playing online, make sure your kids know not to share any personal details with other players
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