One thing that I have found to be very helpful to our school day running smoothly is to require daily exercise before we start. I'm always on the look out for ways to get the kids moving in the morning. It is quite hard to find kids exercise programs, so I was excited when I was chosen to review a program called GoTrybe. It is an online exercise program that allows you to customize daily workout routines for your children. When you register your child for the program they are placed into a trybe, Zoodoos, Trybe180, or NextTrybe depending on their age. Each Trybe has their own set of workout videos that can be used daily. Buster is in the Zoodoos trybe. Your child is also able to customize their own avatar that can be used for interacting with other GoTrybe members. Each day when you log in you are taken to your child's profile where you can customize your avatar connect with trybe friends, and do your daily activities.
You can choose Fitness(exercise routines), Nutrition(daily nutrition question), Motivation(daily inspirational clip), Wellness(daily wellness tip). When you choose fitness you are taken to a screen where you can choose and customize your exercise routine. Each time you choose one warm up, three cardio, one strength, and one flexibilty. You will find 25 warm ups, 63 cardios, 24 strengths, and 22 flexibilities to choose from. Also each trybe has a different set of choices. Once you have made your selections you can click start workout and the clips will play one after the other until your child has had a full workout. The clips vary in length, but you usually end up with about a 20 min workout all together.
My husband has a computer hooked to our TV, so the kids can follow the workout in the living room. The kids have gone through pretty much all of them, and there is a lot of variety in the routines. All of them are fun, upbeat, and active. I even joined the kids a few times, and let me tell you it wore me out. Each time you complete a routine or do any of the other daily activities points are earned that can be used to purchase fun clothes for your avatar.
One other feature of the program is kids can friend other kids, and have limited communication with them. We did not use this feature, because I fell my kids are a bit young for that.
You can sign up for a free trial of GoTrybe by using the promotional code GETFIT, and if you decide you like and upgrade it is $19.95 a year normally $39.95 a year. That is an excellent deal for what you get! From everything that I have seen I think this is a great program, and I'm considering paying for it when our trial expires. I'm sure the kids will be thrilled to hear that ;)! I personally have no complaints about GoTrybe. I have heard a few people say that the girl avatars are a bit immodest, but I have not really seen them. The avatars are cartoons, and really not a big part of the program unless you participate in the friend aspect. All of the workout instructors are appropriately dressed as workout videos go. I only signed Buster up, and really see no need for two accounts since the kids just workout all together anyways.
I was given a GoTrybe account free of charge in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.
Easy to use.
Promotes healthy living.
None that I experienced!
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