***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and as always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
As a parent, one of the things I think about a lot is keeping my kids active and healthy. There are so many news stories nowadays about frightening childhood obesity statistics, an increase in juvenile diabetes, and tons of other potential problems today's kids face. These issues are not only terribly unhealthy, they can actually reduce lifespans. Since I want my kids to live to be crotchety, old 120 year olds, I am always looking for ways to keep them on the right path and help them form healthy habits early on.
One of the things that keeps kids sedentary is unarguably the availability of technology. Kids seem more interested in TV, video games, and being online than they are in playing in the great outdoors. I, like many parents, limit the time my kids can stay glued to technology, and I always make sure they get plenty of active play time in.
So when I learned about Mymo's Adventures from the folks at My Gym Childrens Fitness Center, I knew my kids would love it. After all, it combines 2 things they love: the TV and being active. This is a great option for rainy or cold days, and here in Ohio, we have plenty of both!
Our Review of Mymo's Adventures :
The “Mymo’s Adventures” DVD features the gym’s irresistibly cute mascot, Mymo, as he engages children and leads them on six awesome, interactive adventures. The DVD combines animated fun, live action workouts and a wisecracking puppet named Alphonzo Bartholomew III. “Mymo’s Adventures” is created to educate, entertain and motivate children to be active and helps them to develop their coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and fine/gross motor skills.
The colorful characters in Mymo's Adventures are definitely very kid-friendly and keep little ones engaged. I love the fact that there are several adventures to choose from, each with different workout routines. This DVD is great for kids of all ages, although toddlers may have a bit of trouble following along perfectly at first.
Sophie and Xander have enjoyed watching this DVD, and Sophie happily jumps, runs, and plays along. Since my babies are just toddlers, they don't seem to always get the moves or activities correct. But that's okay, because in my opinion, it's more important that they're at least moving! They also love the fact that Mymo's Adventures features a playful monkey, which just happens to be one of their current obsessions!
Overall, I would definitely recommend Mymo's Adventures to any family who would like to find fun and creative ways to keep their kids active. This is a great way to spend time during days when the weather may not be ideal for outdoor play. It's also great in the evening when kids may need to "get their sillies out" in preparation for bedtime. And kids just seem to love it! It's
About My Gym Childrens Fitness Center :
Established in 1983, My Gym is a leading fitness center destination for children with more than 260 locations worldwide, including international locations in China, France, Canada and Brazil among others. More than 30 additional locations are planned to open worldwide in the next 12 months. My Gym combines innovative, early physical education/pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art facilities to empower children - ages 6 weeks to 13 years - by helping them acquire the skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults. My Gym’s award winning, structured, noncompetitive, and age-appropriate classes and birthday parties enhance children’s overall development through games, music, exercise, sports, gymnastics, puppets, special rides, and fun. The children gain strength, balance, coordination, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility and social skills.
For more information about My Gym Children’s Fitness Center and the location near you, please visit www.MyGym.com.
Great Sweepstakes and How To Connect :
You can check out My Gym on their website.
You can also connect with them on Facebook! While you're there, enter this awesome sweepstakes for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Here's more info :
On April 1, My Gym will be announcing their “My Gym's Fit and Healthy Family” Contest on their Facebook page! In celebration of My Gym’s 30th anniversary, they are searching for the fittest family in North America.
In order to enter the contest, participants would need to visit My Gym’s Facebook page and follow the instructions, which will include submitting a photo and essay. Thirty families with the most votes will receive a prize package (that will include a certificate from the President’s Council of Physical Fitness Sports and Nutrition and a gift package from BabyGanics and free MyGym and Chuggington DVDs).
The thirty families will then have an opportunity to submit a homemade fitness video – and one lucky family will win the grand prize! The package includes top items from Little Tikes, one free year at My Gym, including classes and a birthday party!
Enter to Win A Mymo's Adventures DVD :
The awesome folks at My Gym Childrens Fitness Center are offering one lucky reader a Mymo's Adventures DVD for themselves! How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18+ until 11:59PM April 25, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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