Cyber Coach Smart was setup in April 2013 to help increase the activity levels of those not normally inclined towards exercise. The obesity statistics in the UK indicate that the most effective approach to addressing the obesity epidemic is in primary schools, where enjoyment of physical activity can have a life-long effect.
Guinness World Record Holder
On Friday 2nd July 2010, Cyber Coach with West Sussex West School Sport Partnership broke the Guinness World Record for “the Largest Simultaneous Dance Mat Routine”.
The Guinness World Record of 100 players was held by Fox TV and the American version of “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” in Los Angeles and was hosted by Cat Deeley in 2008. West Sussex West School Sport Partnership supplied 130 players who simultaneously took on “Freakin in the Land” on Disco Disco with some players getting over 90% accuracy!
West Sussex West SSP have been using several Cyber Coach systems in 10 secondary schools in the area.
These schools came together in an interschool event organised at Bognor Regis Community College in July this year. Pupils were selected from year 7 and 8 for their outstanding commitment towards P.E. They were supported by 40 young sports leaders from the area.
Heather Lowe, Assistant Partnership Development Manager commented;
The Cyber Coach dance mats are a fantastic resource and are very popular with our young people. We decided to combine a dance mat World Record attempt to coincide with National School Sport Week. This national initiative pioneered by the Youth Sport Trust uses the power of the 2012 Olympics to engage young people to take part in physical activity.
Cyber Coach Dance Mat games have proved to be a resounding success with these schools. Pupils have enjoyed competing against each other in groups at a variety of games and curriculum based quizzes and learning cheerleading, boddy poppin’ and more with the virtual dance instructor.
GESS Education Awards Finalist 2014
Cyber Coach Smart Ltd has been nominated for a GESS (Gulf Educational Supplies & Solutions) Award. As one of four finalists, we are looking forward to seeing if we have won on the 5th March 2014 at the H Hotel Dubai.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Innovation Winner 2010
Cyber Coach, an interactive virtual dance instructor for schools, has been announced as the winner of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation Award.
The Award is the brainchild of Dr Moneeb Awan, President of Greater Manchester Chamber and PR agency Weber Shandwick, the award was launched to celebrate some of Greater Manchester’s most forward-thinking and dynamic businesses.
Beating off tough competition from over 60 entrants from across the Greater Manchester region, Cyber Coach scooped top prize for its revolutionary system that enables schools to simply and easily deliver a programme of exercise and dance via a life sized virtual instructor, helping them to meet government targets.
The product has taken three years to develop and in that short time it has gone from strength to strength, attracting a number of high profile sporting advocates, including James Cracknell and Zach Purchase.
Cyber Coach was announced as the winner of the Innovation Award at Manchester Airport’s Innovation Summit. As part of the prize package, Cyber Coach received digital consultancy from Weber Shandwick – the largest PR Agency in the World.
National Business Award for Innovation
Quick Holdings Ltd, the company behind Cyber Coach, won the National Business Award for Business Innovation in Northern Ireland and the north of England. At an awards ceremony at Beetham Tower in central Manchester, Glen Jones, managing director, scooped the award against tough competition including Marks & Spencer and Yorkshire Water. Mr Jones said:
We were absolutely delighted to win such a prestigious award, especially in view of the other finalists. It is simply brilliant recognition for the amazing product that the Cyber
Coach has become and of course the commercial success we have enjoyed over the last 12 months. Dubbed the “Business Oscars” by Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, the awards attract entries from the public and private sector; from FTSE 250s to thriving entrepreneurial businesses.
Lorraine Agnew, programme director for The National Business Awards, said:
After a closely fought contest between a number of extremely worthy entries and much hot debate between the judges, it was agreed that Quick Holdings should be the overall winner for its world class interactive dance and fitness system, the Cyber Coach.
This is exactly the calibre of company The National Business Awards are made for. It positively oozes and excellence.
As a partnership between the BETT Show organisers Emap Connect and the British Education Suppliers Association, and Independently judged by Becta, the government agency, the BETT Awards are widely regarded to be the most highly esteemed awards in the education industry and truly showcase outstanding education sector products and learning solutions.
Cyber Coach, the interactive coaching and dance mat solution, was the first leisure product ever to be shortlisted for a BETT Award.
The judges review all BETT Award entries based on several criteria which includes design, cost-effectiveness, support of higher order skills and effective learning and teaching styles. On the technical side they are also looking for robust and resilient products and the accessibility that they offer for those with specific needs.