The giveaway has ended. But read my review below to learn more about Family Time Fitness and to learn about the special offer for my readers.
If you missed or didn’t win the Family Time Fitness giveaway I hosted at Bits of Positivity in early August, don’t worry! Family Time Fitness is sponsoring an even bigger giveaway here starting today! Family Time Fitness is giving away 1 Platinum Package worth $127, 1 Book Version Core 1 with DVD Demonstration Videos worth $57, 1 Core 1 Curriculum worth $57, and 5 $50 Gift Certificates for Family Time Fitness!!! All but the book version is available worldwide! If the winner chosen for the book is from outside the U.S., that person will receive the Core 1 prize, and another winner will be drawn for the book version. And … don’t miss this … everyone who enters will receive 3 Workbooks for free ( K-1 Volume 1, 2nd – 3rd Volume 1, 4th – 5th Volume 1). These aren’t just workbooks … they include exercises and video links! 🙂
Disclosure: I was given a copy of the Core 1 Curriculum Program to facilitate my review. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are honest and my own. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.
After-Giveaway Code: Don’t miss this special offer: Family Time Fitness has a special code for my readers: enter BOSLMN15 for a $15 gift card for the Family Time Fitness site!
Why I Recommend Family Time Fitness
Family Time Fitness products are great for
- Youth Sports
After raising two children who became elite athletes, I truly realized the value of daily exercise for healthy habits as children and later on as adults. I’ve been happily surprised to see how committed my now-adult children are to their health and physical fitness after athletic training and having healthy habits throughout childhood.
I didn’t plan for my kids to be athletes. I homeschooled Will and Christina through high school, but I didn’t have a good program for their physical education in the beginning. I wasn’t an athlete growing up, so physical education was our weakest subject. If Family Time Fitness would have been available back then, I definitely would have used it. Since we didn’t have a good physical education program, physical education was hit-or-miss in the early years of our homeschooling. We did some stunts and tumbling (my favorite athletic activities) and introduced various sports (thanks to my husband, who was an athlete), but Will wasn’t very interested. We just assumed he wasn’t an athlete.
When Will was introduced to skiing through Cub Scouts just before turning 8, we discovered he was a natural and had an amazing sense of balance. Later on, we discovered that foot sports in particular were his specialty. Even though he had a late start, Will went on to become an international competitor in pairs figure skating. Christina loved dance and almost every sport from the beginning, so for her it was just a matter of following her interests to find the best sport for her.
A program like Family Time Fitness would have given Will a solid foundation and regular physical fitness from the beginning. It would also have helped us identify his strengths and interests much sooner.
Family Time Fitness Core and Platinum Curriculum Programs
The Family Time Fitness programs are designed for ages 5-13, although there are many activities that could be used with younger and older children. I have a post with Montessori-inspired physical fitness for preschoolers using Family Time Fitness lessons.
The Family Time Fitness materials are easily downloadable and can be used on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. My preference would be to have the materials on a tablet for easy accessibility indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have an easy way to take the online materials outdoors, there’s a one-page summary for each lesson you can print out and take outdoors with you.
Now, there’s also a book version with DVD demonstration videos for the Core 1 Curriculum.
I love that the lessons are simple and unintimidating for parents without an athletic background. Each lesson has a description of the activity and a short video demonstrating the activity. The equipment needed is inexpensive and easily purchased, such as hula hoops, jump ropes, bean bags, playground balls, cones, measuring tape and a stop watch.
If you can’t do some of the activities outdoors, you can even do them indoors in a rec room or your living room. I really appreciate that the activities are designed for use with multiple ages and are fun ways to develop gross-motor skills and get exercise at the same time. This is a program any family can do.
Core 1 Physical Education Curriculum (K-8) $57
- 260 different workouts
- Fitness program for kids and families
- Over 200 different fitness exercises and games
- Can be done indoors or outside
- Used by every family member
- Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smart phone
156 Lessons, Book Version of Core 1 with DVD Demonstration Videos, $67 (Update)
Here’s an overview of the Family Time Fitness Homeschool Core 1 Curriculum Program:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZcp_7jLZKI[/youtube]
The Platinum Fitness Package ($127)
If Purchased Individually – Regular Web Price would be $189
|Core 1 ( 260 Lessons)||$57||included|
|Core 2 ( 260 Lessons)||$57||Included|
|K-1st Workbooks Vol 1-4||$12||Included|
|2nd-3rd Workbooks Vol 1-4||$12||Included|
|4th- 5th WorkbooksVol 1-4||$12||Included|
Note: Family Time Fitness has other great fitness products as well. Be sure to check out the site thoroughly! One of optional entries will be for visiting Family Time Fitness and leaving a blog post comment here telling something you learned.
Reviews from Homeschooling Families
Since my kids are grown, I can’t give a review of the program in action. Here are links to some helpful reviews by homeschool families who were able to test out the programs in their homeschools:
- Our Country Road
- A Stable Beginning
- Simply Audra Marie
- Look! We’re Learning!
- Growing in Grace
- The Crafty Classroom
- Royal Little Lambs
Check out my post with Montessori-inspired physical fitness activities for preschoolers, featuring Family Time Fitness lessons.
What You Will Win:
1 VERY LUCKY grand prize winner will win a $127 Family Time Fitness Platinum Package!
1 LUCKY winner will win a $57 Book Version Core 1 with DVD Demonstration Videos!
1 LUCKY winner will win a $57 Family Time Fitness Core 1 Package!
5 LUCKY winners will win $50 Gift Certificates for Family Time Fitness!
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS will receive 3 Workbooks for free ( K-1 Volume 1, 2nd – 3rd Volume 1, 4th – 5th Volume 1). These aren’t just workbooks … they include exercises and video links! 🙂
Be sure to use an e-mail address in your blog post comment through which you can be easily reached if you win (or to send your workbooks for entering).
Who is Eligible:
This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older worldwide. The first entry is mandatory. You must leave a blog post comment telling why you want to win (and be sure to say you did that on the Rafflecopter form)! After you’ve completed your mandatory entry, there are lots of optional entries. You have many chances to win! (Note: For the extra entries, you may count ways of following that you already do. For example, if you previously “liked” Living Montessori Now on Facebook, you may still count that for your “like”Living Montessori Now on Facebook entry!)
It’s easy to enter giveaways with Rafflecopter! Just follow the directions to enter.If you still have questions about the Rafflecopter form, here’s a 52-second video with quick directions for entering through Rafflecopter. (Note: If you have any problems with the Rafflecopter form here, the same form is embedded at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page, where you can enter instead. Just be sure to leave your blog comment here!)
You must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify for any additional entries. The giveaway closes 10:00pm MST on Tuesday, September 10. Best of luck!
It’s Wednesday morning, September 11. I really appreciated the 1,026 entries! 8 winners have been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!
Note to each winner: Be sure to send confirm the email I sent within 48 hours or a new winner will have to be chosen.
The grand prize winner of the $127 Platinum Package is Christina!!! I’m so happy for Christina, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Christina’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“I would love to win this because I think it would allow my whole family to exercise together in a fun and unique way.”
The winner of the $57 Core 1 book is Deana! I’m so happy for Deana, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Deana’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“I have read so many great reviews of this product. I would love to have a more structured approach to physical education in our homeschool.”
The winner of the $57 Core 1 Program is Laurel! I’m so happy for Laurel, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Laurel’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“I’m not a very physical person, so I need help keeping my kids active.”
The winner of a $50 Gift Certificate for Family Time Fitness is Kimberly! I’m so happy for Kimberly, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Kimberly’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“This is an awesome giveaway! I have such a hard time finding ways to keep the family fit and active. Thank you for the giveaway!”
The winner of a $50 Gift Certificate for Family Time Fitness is Caroline! I’m so happy for Caroline, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Caroline’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“I’m a former health and fitness educator and a current certified personal trainer… we’re big on family fitness! I’ve read so many great things about Family Time Fitness, and I really want to check those out and modify them for my child with special needs, too. Thanks for this giveaway!”
The winner of a $50 Gift Certificate for Family Time Fitness is Dianne! I’m so happy for Dianne, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Dianne’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“I want to win this to use with my daughter for homeschooling. I believe physical fitness is important for success in just about every area of life. I want to get my daughter started on the the right foot.”
The winner of a $50 Gift Certificate for Family Time Fitness is Jessica! I’m so happy for Jessica, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Jessica’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“I want to win because I have no idea how to incorporate physical education into our homeschool.”
The winner of a $50 Gift Certificate for Family Time Fitness is Katie! I’m so happy for Katie, who had multiple entries!
The comment for Katie’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win) said:
“Family Time Fitness would be a great addition to our homeschooling program!”
CONGRATULATIONS to all 8 winners!!! A very special thank you to Family Time Fitness for sponsoring such a fabulous giveaway – and thank you to everyone who entered!
And don’t miss this: Family Time Fitness has a special code for all my readers: enter BOSLMN15 for a $15 gift card for the Family Time Fitness site! And everyone who entered the giveaway will receive 3 free Family Time Fitness workbooks!
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