Pumgo The Most Unique Sports Gift For Kids This Summer

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Summer is just around the corner and children everywhere will be out of the classroom and on the hunt for fun. Thanks to Atlanta-based sporting goods company Land Surf Inc., fun in the sun now comes in the form of PUMGO. The first human-powered, push-free skateboard, PUMGO heralds a new wave of outdoor entertainment. Hundreds of Pumgos will be donated to kids summer camps national wide. Please visit http://www.pumgo.com and fill out the application form.

PUMGO - a combination of the words “pump-and-go” - was invented in Atlanta by a research scientist, and was the semi-finalist of the Sports Product of the Year in 2004, the very first time it was presented to the public. It has captured the attention of CBS News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Time Magazine for Kids, Washington Post, Washington Times, Boys’ Life Magazine and Sports Illustrated for Kids. The way PUMGO works is simple: the rider shifts his or her weight from the front of the board to the rear, in a motion similar to a seesaw. When repeated, this motion propels the board forward. PUMGO’s patented 4-Wheel-Drive and all-wheel steering system give the rider control, while the detachable break and adjustable steering give the freedom to customize a perfect fit. No skateboarding experience is needed, and most riders learn how to ride PUMGO within a few minutes.

The best part of riding PUMGO just may be the exercise benefits it offers in the guise of entertainment. Rick Mayo, founder of North Point Personal Training, the first personal training center in Atlanta, is clearly impressed with the fitness effects of PUMGO. “It definitely helps core strength,” Mayo notes in an interview posted on PUMGO’s official website. The “core” refers to the deep abdominal muscles and the lower back, which account for spine stability and maintaining balance. “It’s where all the strength in your body starts,” Mayo adds.

According to Mayo, balancing on PUMGO works this core strength while the legs get a workout as well, with the gluts, quadriceps muscles, hamstrings, and even the calves seeing action. Of course, all of these benefits are just an afterthought to the land-surfing fun of PUMGO. Best of all, it is not just for children. Anyone over 7 years-old and up to 220 lbs can ride PUMGO. More information is available at http://www.pumgo.com, including instructions for use and how to order your own PUMGO, available in black, red or blue!

Summer will be here in the blink of an eye. Instead of spending it in front of a computer screen or on the couch staring at the television, why not give PUMGO a try? This is one combination of enjoyment and exercise that you won’t want to miss.

Land Surf Inc is going to donate hundreds of Pumgos to kids summer camps national wide. Please visit http://www.pumgo.com and fill out the application form. (Written by Maria Marchisello)

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