Saturday, September 15, 2012

Family Time Fitness Review

We received the pdf download of their "FITNESS 4 HOMESCHOOL CORE 1 CURRICULUM" for this review. We (me and my bugs) have been talking about finding us some kind of exercise program to do daily, here at home. Well, when Family Time Fitness came up for review, I was thrilled.

Family Time Fitness suggest you use this with children grades K-8, but I think most anyone can use it. I have a 3 and 5 year old that participated in this with us. We all used it. Many different ages: 14 year old, 11 year old, 9 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old. We are really enjoying it. I think it's a great fitness program.

It really works well if you can do it at least 4 days a week. Not always easy to fit in, but works. The Core 1 has 260 lessons in it. Each lesson lists the Warm-up, Activity/Game Play, Cool Down and Outdoor Activity. It also lists skills that will be taught, equipment needed and a suggested recovery time (between exercises).

Since it was a pdf download, I printed a weeks worth of lessons out and put it into a 3-ring binder. Each day we would refer to it. They also give you a link to demonstration videos. Some we watched, others we knew how to do. I really liked having the videos. It really helped when I wasn't sure how to do something.

This is what the first day, Core 1 Lesson 1 looks like.

               Standing Leg Swings
               Toe Raises
               Rocking Horse Series

         Activity/Game Play
               Frog Squats
               Shuffle, Skip, Hop Series
               Jump the River

          Cool Down
               Single Leg Stretch
               Crossover Stretch

          Outdoor Activity
               Jump Rope

Just a little heads up, the recovery time for a 42 year old mom after doing 60 frog squats, THE FIRST DAY, is about 4 days! YIKES!!!!!!!

Most of the equipment needed for this fitness program is very basic. It does state that many activities can be done without equipment. Here is a list that Family Time Fitness lists that will help enhance your lessons.


They do give you alternate options. For instance, foam balls could be replaced with a blow up beach ball or you could use a box, a bucket or even a rock for the cones.

We are still using this program and the days we do it, we feel great. At the beginning, I recommend to take it slow. Maybe 20 frog squats instead of 60! All in all, we love this program and , to date, using this program and eating more healthy, I have lost 10 lbs.! Yay!!! This is definitely something we will continue doing and as the weather gets cooler, we will do more outside exercise.

Family Time Fitness program costs $57 one time. This is the Fitness for Homeschool Curriculum that has 260 planned lessons.

More reviews on Family Time Fitness are at the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog.

Disclaimer: I received the Fitness 4 Homeschool Core 1 Curriculum at no charge in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

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