Monday, March 3, 2014

Posted by jinson on 6:51 AM 26 comments

With all the electronic forms of entertainment for kids that don't require anything more than a spot on the couch and possibly some finger action (think tablets, viedeo games, etc.), it is no wonder that so many kids today are lacking in fitness.  How does one get a kid to exercise though, especially during the winter when the weather is bad?  By making it fun of course!   AdventuretoFitness.com has done that!

Adventure to Fitness is the #1 award-winning and teacher trusted educational fitness program. Animated and live action episodes- streamed online or by purchasing one of their DVDs-  get them exercising, learning, and laughing!



The program was developed with input from leading educational, medical, and parenting experts and it is used and trusted by over 80,000 teachers.

Last week, Miss Laura ( my daughter) had the opportunity to try it out.  The site was easy to navigate and we were all signed up and logged in within a few short minutes.  There are nine 30 minute 'adventures' to chose from.  Laura wanted to try the Serengeti Stampede first.  

Right from the start, the video gets you moving, explains the different speeds and moves you may need to help you make it to the end of the adventure, and tells about the importance of hydration.  Laura was instantly captivated by the video.  It held her attention for the entire 30 minutes, and she had a ton of fun dodging water buffalo during the stampede.  

During the course of the Adventure, kids walk/run in place at several different speeds, always staying in some kind of motion.  Laura loved going top speed!  

What impressed me more than anything was that during the course of the adventure, not only was she staying physically active, but she was learning!  The Serengeti Stampede taught a lot about the Serengeti and the animals that live there.  At the end of the episode, I quizzed her on some of the facts that were said during the show and to my surprised, she remembered almost all of them!  I thought she would be too distracted by the physical instructions to retain any of the lesson hidden inside, but this was absolutely not the case.

What did Laura do at the end of the episode???  Begged to go on another Adventure!  So we drank a glass of water and started another one.

I would recommend this program for kids aged 4-12.  

Adventures to Fitness is giving one of my readers a chance to win a 6 month subscription to Adventures to Fitness!  The giveaway is open to US and Canada only.  To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck everyone!
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*disclaimer* I received a free 3 month subscription to facilitate this review.  All opinions are those of my daughter and I.  

26 comments:

  1. Wow! that program sounds awesome I love the fact that it incorporates learning with fitness! And that it involves animals my son is an animal lover and I know this is something that he would love!

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  2. I work for a wellness company Herbalife and I love the fact that this gets the kids motivated to want to workout and learn a t the same time

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  3. That is so cool I would like to try that with my nephew.

    Michelle F.

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  4. this looks and sounds awesome, always trying to help the kids learn but better yet get them active and involved is even better

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  5. That really sounds great! She would be able to do so much with those 9 adventures when she comes out of it..

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  6. looks neat, I believe my son would love to try that out. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a great idea for a game! A wonderful way to get kids up and moving without even realizing they are getting in some exercise!

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  8. Looks like fun. I love that it's not just an action packed video game and that it includes learning.

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  9. This sounds like a really great program and thank you so much for the lovely giveaway!

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  10. wow I LOVE this idea!! I cant wait to check it out - especially while we are stuck inside in Chicago :)

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  11. Sounds like a really great program for kids. My daughter would really benefit from it.

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  12. This looks like so much fun! What a great way to get kids active!

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  13. Absolutely great for kids! We need to get outside more and this looks like a good way for kids to at least stay active if the weather doesn't permit it!

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  14. Thanks for an overview of the program, it definitely sounds like a great program for children!

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  15. This is so cool! I'm a personal trainer and have entered because I'd love to try this out :) What a neat idea!

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  16. Looks like fun. I love that it's an action packed video game with the learning components.

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  17. This looks like such a great program. A lot of fun for sure!

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  18. I've heard of this program before! I think my son might still be a little too young, but this is definitely something I'm interested in for him, when he's a bit older. It would be perfect for the winter months, when we're stuck indoors.

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  19. How fun that it's geared for the age 4-12 crowd. I have a little one that falls into that age range and I bet he would love it too.

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  20. This is AWESOME! I love the idea of a video that is fun and gets kids moving. This concept is great. It's also why I am such a fan of the Kinect for Xbox, because it's techically a "video game" but with the Kinect games for kids (and some for adults!) you have to move and exercise your whole body to win. It's really great!

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  21. It sounds like a cool, fun program. When it comes to fitness we all rely on motivational stuff like this program.

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  22. An online program for fitness.? very innovative and sounds amazing :P

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  23. Great way to get kids active

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  24. What a great way to get kids moving! My kids would enjoy this!

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  25. Forget the kids, this sounds like something I might enjoy. Lol!

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  26. Sounds like a really fun way to get the kids moving! Great thing in Summer as well as Winter.

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