OCT
02
2011

Family Fitness Time Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Are you looking for a easy, fun, structured physical education curriculum? I have a wonderful giveaway for you today courtesy the awesome people at Family Time Fitness!

 

What is Family Time Fitness?

“The Fitness 4 Homeschool curriculum is 260 professionally planned lessons, fully detailed with demonstration videos and sure to be the delight of your homeschool day.”

We’ve just started this program this year, and while we don’t get to it every day, the kids really love it when we do! I started out giving them the physical fitness assessment. The Family Time Fitness curriculum comes with  a progress chart so you can record and see the improvements in your students!

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Here we’re measuring the standing vertical jump of Tinker bell. Not sure if you can tell but we had to do it a couple times just to get her off the ground!

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Most of the activities are super easy, and fun. And just in case you’re not sure about how to perform a certain activity, they give you links to videos so you can actually see how to do them as well.

There is a small list of extra items you will need over the course of the year. They include hula hoops, balls, cones, a measuring tape, stop watch, and an exercise mat. And that’s really it! Like I said the activities are really easy to do and I LOVE that! Honestly I don’t have much time to plan or prepare much else for homeschool and I have to say that the Family Time Fitness program makes it super easy for me!

Each lesson starts with a 5-10 minute warm-up followed by 10-15 minutes of activities and games, then a 3-5 minute cool down time. Here we’re doing leg swings and arm circles.

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Below we’re doing a shuffle/skip/hop series. I set up 2 sticks on the ground so the kids would  have some reference as to where to start and stop, then we took turns doing each skill.

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What does the curriculum include?

  • Each lesson is planned out for you from start to finish
  • Detailed instructions and videos to help you teach the skills
  • Easy to customize to your schedule
  • Motivational reminders sent to your inbox
  • Most activities can be done indoors or outdoors with minimal space requirements
  • 30-45 minutes per day
  • Increases physical health and well being
  • Program develops fundamental movements, agility, and balance
  • Includes progress chart
  • Activities are progressive and sequential
  • Daily Food Diary
  • Grocery List
  • Meal Planner
  • Nutrition Log
  • Tracking Calendar

Here we are doing our sit ups for the progress chart. Turbo lived up to his name going bonzai with the sit-ups! I actually had to stop him finally.

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So What’s the cost? $99 for an entire year’s worth of activities.

You can also sign up for a 2 day FREE trial just to see if you like it!

Although the Teeny Tot bailed for this one, the dogs seemed to be interested in our stretching.

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This was one of our favorite activities, the bear crawl!

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Want more information? Visit any of the links below!

Ready to WIN!

You are seriously NOT going to believe this giveaway! The Family Time Fitness team is offering 2 of their Core Curriculum and workbooks Vol 1-4!

Mandatory Entry for Giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you’d like to win!

Additional Optional Entries: (After completing the below tasks, make sure to come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did so you can get your optional extra entries!)

  • Tweet about this giveaway:

@ericahomeschool is hosting an @familytimefit Giveaway! Enter thru 10/7/11: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/?p=4649

(Yes, you can enter if you already follow or subscribe :o  I love my readers! )

Giveaway Nitty Gritty:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday October 7, 2011. Winner will be announced by Sunday Monday  10, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • NOTE: This giveaway is a downloadable product so it is offered worldwide!
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (Facebook comments will not count, if you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • Disclosure: I was provided with a free Family Time Fitness curriculum for review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

 

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  1. I would love to win this. Our homeschool definitely lacks in physical fitness even though my kids love to move and exercise. This looks perfect for helping us.

  2. This might be the extra motivation I needed to get in shape! It’s so hard to find the time and it would be great to do it together as a family. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Ha ha That jumping is so funny. My 2 year old is currently really into jumping. He giggles and twists like it’s the best fun ever. He bends his knees and couches down so low you are sure you’re about to see an olympic medal worthy high jump. He springs up and his arms really go, but the feet never actually elevate off the ground. It is so stinking cute I can hardly stand it!

  4. Yes! We would love this! Thank you Erica!

  5. And I follow you via email, thank you again!

  6. I would love this especially as my family approaches another cold Nebraska winter :)

  7. I subscribe via email, thank you for another great giveaway :)

  8. Ohh, looks like a great motivator to get us moving and more active together during our ‘school’ day.

  9. REBA FANSLER says:

    I would love to win this. Living in Alaska it gets dark fast and we have snow 8months out of 12….Would Love it….REBA

  10. Loving this. We had to pull my daughter out of our PE co-op due to some physical limitations that she is dealing with and we are looking for other physical options for her to keep her in shape. This looks like this may be a great option, something that we can do at home and work it around her current abilities. What a mental boost for her. Thank you so much for reviewing this program and offering the giveaway.

  11. We subscribe via email to your awesome blog.

  12. I would love to win this to incorporate structured activity into our homeschool day!

  13. I tweeted this giveaway!

  14. I’m an rss follower!

  15. I follow on twitter.

  16. looks fantastic

  17. i subsccribe by email

  18. i follow you on twitter

  19. tweeted about the giveaway

  20. i follow fsmily time fitness on twitter

  21. I would love to try this with my kids!

  22. I am not a twitterer, but I do follow your blog via Google Reader.

  23. My family and dog are totally into family fitness! Anything more we can learn would be great! This also looks like it would be great to use with my students as well.

  24. Kristina Best says:

    This looking like fun! It seems like it would be a great way to get the boys and I moving!

  25. Kristina Best says:

    I subscribe to your emails.

  26. Kristina Best says:
  27. Kristina Best says:

    Follow you on Twitter

    Turtlekris79

  28. Kristina Best says:

    Follow Fitness 4 Homeschool on Twitter.

    Turtlekris79

  29. Would love to win this for my family! Thanks!!!

  30. I get Confessions via e-mail!

  31. I could really use this help in PE area…I can never think of things to do!

  32. I tweeted about your giveaway.

  33. I follow C of a H on twitter

  34. we would love this curriculum! Thanks!!

  35. Teri Haines says:

    Oh I love this! I follow via email.

  36. I subscribe to you in my Google Reader.

  37. I don’t have a twitter account but I like you on FB (does that count?).

  38. It would be great to win this!

  39. I subscribe via email.

  40. I subscribe to Confessions via email.

  41. I would love to win this.

  42. THis would be perfect for us. We are getting ready to start homeschooling and I could use all the help I can get!

  43. What a fun give away! This would be a nice plus to add to our homeschool days! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather
    heatherpahls@yahoo.com

  44. Would love to win this!!! Looks awesome!!!! Thanks!!!!!

    Also, follow you on facebook.

  45. We would love to win! Thanks for introducing such great products! We subscribe and I read you with my morning tea. Inspiring start to my day!

  46. Would love to win this – I have two active boys and what a fun way to learn fitness!

  47. I would love to win this! I need help with PE in our homeschool.

  48. I suscribe to your blog.

  49. Wow – what a perfect giveaway. We would love to win this one!! I subscribe to ConfessionsOHS emails

  50. And….I follow u on facebook

  51. This looks fabulous! I would love the help!

  52. I would love to win this.

  53. I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  54. This would be a great addition to our curriculum. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I subscribe to COAH via e-mail.

  56. Lori Pierce says:

    I would love to win the fitness curriculum for my kiddos!

  57. Bethany Johnson says:

    I receive your emails and follow you on Facebook.

  58. This would be great for our homeschool.

  59. We would love to have this!

  60. This would be a great addition to our curriculum! Love it!

  61. I would love to win this!!!! Thanks, Erica.

  62. Billie Jean says:

    I am a lazy mom who counts bike riding and time in the pool as PE. Sign me up – maybe I can get motivated to add in some REAL PE !!

  63. Looks like so much fun!!! I would love this as we live in a part of the country where it will soon be too cold to play outside. I subscribe to your awesome blog via email. Thanks so much!

    Marie

  64. I’d like to win!

  65. email subscriber

  66. We would love to have this. Thanks so much. I also subscribe via email.

  67. I would love to win this! I subscribe to COHS emails

  68. As I lie awake last night thinking about how we’ve been doing school for 30 days now with no physical education curriculum, I decided to get up this morning to search one out online. Up pops your post about Family Fun Time!! What a timely giveaway! We would LOVE to win!

    kristenmellis(at)yahoo(dot)com

  69. How great! So easy to leave out fitness as part of our day!

  70. Cindy Hairston says:

    I would love to win! We could really use a physical ed. curriculum and I receive your emails!

  71. Marcie Tenk says:

    I have been trying to figure out how to afford this! I’m also super excited I can finally get in on a giveaway (I’m from Canada!).

  72. would so love to win this! thanks for the offer!

  73. This looks awesome! I would love to win this!

  74. Would love to wind this for my two daughters!!

  75. Marcie Tenk says:

    I subscribe via email – love this blog!

  76. I’m subscribed to COAH!!

  77. i already subscribe via email

  78. We’ve been doing the 1 week free trial that they used to offer. We love it!!

  79. I was just reading about this the other day! That’s so great that you’re having a giveaway. I’d love to win it to get some ideas how to be active with my little girls. We tend to forget P.E.

  80. I also subscribe to your RSS feed!

  81. We would love to try this P.E. curriculum! Looks like fun, thanks for sharing!!

  82. Oooh! Oooh! I want this please! Having my kids do jumping jacks in the middle of their workbox time (when they get cranky) is getting old. New ideas would be fabulous!

  83. My boys would love this!

  84. wow this would be awesome, we really need a fitness program for our homeschool!
    kathy k.

  85. My son would love this! We are always looking for fun ways to exercise.

  86. Jill Walles says:
  87. I would like to win this!

  88. I follow you via e-mail. love it!

  89. We’d love to win this PE curriculum! We run and play, but don’t have much formal PE instruction. Thanks!

  90. Wow! What a great idea!! Would love to get more exercise into our day!!

  91. Wow, I have never heard of this company before. It looks like lots of fun for my 5 kiddos, enter me in!

  92. I would LOVE to win this. Hubby was diagnosed with congestive heart failure back in April and we are all trying to get in better shape, to help him on this long road of recovery!

  93. Sara Dillingham says:

    This looks great! I would love to have this to bring a little structure to my attempts as PE instructor :-)!

  94. I am also an email subscriber. :)

  95. Melinda Franklin says:

    I would love to add this to our curriculum. Right now we have soccer but that ends in November.

  96. Melinda Franklin says:

    I subscribe via email.

  97. I would really like a physical education program for my girls. I hope to win.

  98. This would be so great for the long winter months!

  99. I subscribe through email.

  100. I would love to win!

  101. I also follow you on Facebook.

  102. I subscribe!

  103. We’ve been doing the free 5-day trial for a couple weeks and love it. I’ve been saving, but to win the whole curriculum would be great!

  104. I would love to win! Thanks.

  105. E-mail subscriber.

  106. I think that this would be a wonderful addition to our day!
    I follow you on Facebook, also

  107. This would be a great addition to our homeschool program!

  108. And I subscribe to your blog. Love it!! :)

  109. My sons both have muscle weakness due to epilepsy and this would be a great and fun program for us!! I am going to be looking into this regardless… :) Great giveaway!

  110. I also subscribe via email. :)

  111. I would really, (REALLY) like this for my active boys!

  112. I subscribe via email…and thank you for sharing your wisdom and daily life!!! I think you and I live close to each other.(?) I am in North Texas. Feel free to email me and if we are close to each other maybe we can get our families together!

  113. Gia Wanninger says:

    Our new homeschool family would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity and for all that you do :)

  114. I’d like to win! My kids would too!

  115. Soooo interested in this curriculum! This is our first year homeschooling, and my kids miss the activities at school for PE. We have been trying to do some things here and there, but it would help me to have a structured curriculum.

  116. I would love to win thisor our homeschool! thanks !

  117. I get your emails… thanks!

  118. Oh, and I subscribe via email. Love your posts!

  119. I’d like to win. I’d love something that tells me exactly what to do from start to finish :)

  120. I recieve your emails.

  121. Following you on twitter.

  122. Tweeted what you had said to tweet.

  123. Thank you for this give away! I was just thinking about buying this the other day! My kids need some movement and exercise. I also tweeted about this and plan to blog about it soon at http://www.ourhomeschooladventure.com

    Thanks!

  124. We would love to win. It is so hard to fit PE into the day. Having an organized program would make it so much easier. I’ve been wanting to try this program, but money is tight lately.

  125. I would LOVE to win!

  126. I subscribe via Google Reader

  127. Would love to win this! I have subscribed via email.
    All the way from Singapore :)

  128. Sharon Saad says:

    I would love to win this. My son would love me forever! Well, I would hope he would love me forever no matter what.

  129. Sharon Saad says:

    I follow you on my Google Reader

  130. We follow you on Twitter!

  131. We follow Family Time Fitness on Twitter.

  132. I also Tweeted about the giveaway.

  133. And we subscribe via email!

  134. We would love this! Thanks for all you do to encourage us fellow homeschooling moms!!

  135. This looks great!!! I would love to have this for our family!

  136. Trista Bytheway says:

    Oh yeah, I’d love to win this! I just started homeschooling, and this would be so helpful in getting the PE in.

  137. I would love to win this! I truly struggle with what to do with the kids for PE. I am excited to see your review on it!

  138. I follow you on facebook too!

  139. I shared this blog of google plus too!

  140. Suzette James says:

    Sooo interested in this giveaway!!! My email address is SBJamesPhotography@gmail.com should I win. :)

  141. Suzette James says:

    I tweeted for this giveaway @sbjamesphoto!!

  142. Our family would love this.

  143. Suzette James says:

    I’m following @ericahomeschool on twitter

  144. Suzette James says:

    I’m following @familytimefit on twitter

  145. Jeannette Ragan says:

    I would love to win this. I have worried that PE is not a staple in my curriculum and could use help in getting it started.

  146. Suzette James says:

    And I subscribe to your blog via email!!!! :)

    All giveaways aside, you truly are inspiring to me as a first time homeschooler. Your blog is one I frequent and get a lot of insight from. Thank you and God bless you for it!!

  147. I would love to win family time fitness!

  148. I subscribe via email

  149. Jeannette Ragan says:

    I follow you on facebook and get your email.

  150. We would love to win this! I think we need a more structured fitness plan, especially as we approach the long winter here.

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