A teenage girl band from Sunderland are inspiring other youngsters to get fit with a series of online workout videos.
EMOJI - made up of teenagers Jacee Pink, Tahnee Kelly, Chloe Forster, Ezne Green, and Beth Davis - have created free five-minute workout videos on YouTube to inspire other people of their age to be active.
The girls, all aged 12 and 13, launched the videos just a few weeks ago but already some have amassed hundreds of hits.
Jacee’s mum Amy Pink said she is proud of the girl’s achievements.
She said: “The girls are making workout videos aimed at teens to help motivate and encourage them to take responsibility for own heath and wellbeing.
“Their YouTube channel will also include food preparation, healthier choices and will also look at issues such as bullying.
“I think it is really good for kids to be encouraging other teens, so I am very proud of the girls.”
The girls have already had success as a band with some of their pop music videos including ‘Shake it Off’ and ‘All about that Bass,’ reaching over 2,000 hits each on YouTube.
Amy said she believes their previous success and positive feedback from such videos is a good sign their latest health and fitness series will be a hit.
She added:“They have done two or three of the fitness videos already and in the past their music videos have had 2,000 hits, that’s how I know these fitness videos are going to do well.
“EMOJI are beautiful community hearted young girls who are extra talented and I hope with support of Sunderland they will go far.”
The band, which has already gained places in Teen Star, Open Mic Bring It On UK and Newcastle’s Got Talent, is working with industry professionals to produce the videos.
The girls have been working with dancers Jennifer Foulds and Hannah Hussein, as well as Skinnypigs - one of the regions biggest health and fitness brands - to use their expert advice.
The band, who formed several months ago, have been sponsored by local firm CBL drinks who are paying to produce website and stock to help them launch.
They also plan to use future videos to raise funds for Children in Need.
Amy added: “The girls are all interested in singing, dancing as well as health and fitness.
“They have auditions for Genfactor and Open Mic UK this year, but the girls are not all about the fame and want to give back to local community. “Alongside the videos they are helping St David’s Church Farringdon with food parcels for those in need, as well as their recycle and reuse project to give clothes and good to those who need them.”
To find out more about the band and watch the videos visit: http://www.emojitv.co.uk