GoTrybe is an online fitness program for children from kindergarten to grade 12. Children are divided into 3 age groups, grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. For purposes of this review, we were given a 2 month long trial membership. Ben fell into the K-5 age group. Due to a lot of illness in our family, we were only able to use the program a handful of times. I wish we had longer. Ben really enjoyed his time with GoTrybe. We will likely purchase a subscription in the future, to use for those days when outdoor play (Ben’s favorite form of exercise) is not possible.
Once you have registered your child, he can create his own avatar and fill out a profile of information in order to participate with other kids in an online forum. We skipped that part because we didn’t plan to interact online with other trybers. Once that part is completed, you can then choose a pre-designed workout or design your own. All you need is a computer with internet connection. We had enough floor space in our school room for Ben to do his workouts from his desktop in there. You do need to be able to see your computer and have a little bit of space for exercise.
In setting up the workout portion of the program yourself, you are given several options to choose from for warm-up, cardio, flexibility, and strength-training, appropriate for your child’s age group. The workouts are very much like using exercise videos, but you have the choice options, making it more fun, interesting, and easy to change things up. The videos are also very kid-friendly, with children modeling the actions on the videos along with the fitness instructors. Ben’s workouts were all between 25-30 minutes total.
The nutrition portion of the program has daily tidbits of information about proper nutrition. There are also motivational and wellness video clips. Going through each section awards points to your tryber daily, which can be redeemed in the avatar store for cool clothing and accessories for your child’s avatar.
Nearly 1 in 3 children and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. GoTrybe desires to do their part to reverse this frightening trend. While Ben does not fall into this category, and keeping him active is not an issue, I still see benefits to having a program such as GoTrybe handy for rainy days, when you really need a way to focus all that energy.
GoTrybe has a team of health and fitness experts, providing quality information so you and your children can have a more healthy, active life.
You can try GoTrybe for FREE by using the code GETFIT. Once your trial is over, you can then subscribe for the reduced price of $19.95 for one year. The cost is usually $39.95. That’s cheaper than an exercise video!
So what are you waiting for?
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are those of myself and/or my son.