A start-up guide, 260 easy and fun 30-45 minute lessons in PDF format
Assessment tools to track progress
Weekly reminder and encouragement e-mails
Online video webinars
Certificates of completion
A healthy body! 🙂
Each lesson lists the skills taught (mobility, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, etc…), equipment needed, & recovery time between activities. Then they start with a warm up that has a few activities to get you moving & warm up your bodies. Then there is an Activity/ Game Play time with fun active game like things such as: Cross the River, Hula Hoop Walks, Musical Statues, Freeze Tag, etc. After the activity there is a cool down with various stretches & yoga poses. At the end of each lesson there is an outdoor activity to use to extend the lesson. There are links to watch demonstration videos of all of the different activities so you know how to do them.
Our Thoughts: We have been having so much fun using Family Time Fitness! I definitly give this program a BIG thumbs up!! My kids love the fun games and activities in the lessons. They love doing the different stretches and also having a chance to get up and run around. It was nice to have a formal PE curriculum to use bexcause it just wasn’t happening before. I really enjoyed doing it with my kids. There were many times in the lessons that we were just laughing and having a great time together. I love these kinds of moments with my family. It is a great way to strenghten their muscles, and to teach them valuable motor skills that they may not have gotten otherwise. I really liked the demo movies- it helped a lot!
We downloaded all of the lessons onto our iPad Kindle & brought it outside with us to use for the lessons. It made it really easy to access & I didn’t feel the need to print any of the lessons out. There is no planning or preparation, you just read through it & see what to do for the day. It is simple to use. There are a few supplies needed- cones, hula hoops, jump ropes- but those are easy to find & typically most people have them on hand already.
Family Time Fitness won 1st place this year for Physical Fitness from the Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. That says a lot!
Pricing: You could pay a lot to go to a gym each mont, but Family Time Fitness is MUCH cheaper than a gym membership. Right now they are selling level 1 for just $57. That is a really good deal for all that you get, especially considering that you don’t have to buy it again- once you download it, it’s yours for life to use over & over again with all of your kids. Plus they will e-mail you any updates for forever. After using this, I definitely think it is worth the price!
You can also upgrade your membership to the Platinum Package which includes level 1, level 2, a Basketball module, workbooks for K-5th grade, and a 1 year subscription to Home Educatiing Family Magazine. This package is $137.
They also have a High School program available for just $27, a basketball program, K-5 Activity Workbooks, Online High School Health classes, lincesing to use in schools, and more…
Disclaimer: As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received a complementary copy of Core 1 Family Time Fitness in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.