Kick to Get Fit Jr. - For Kids
Kick To Get Fit Jr. - For KidsKick to Get Fit Jr. is an exercise program designed specifically for kids. Different than anything you've ever seen. Children love to exercise along with this program! The moves are easy to follow along with, while being fun & exciting enough to keep kids interested. This program involves some of the same effective movements found in Martial Arts & fitness classes, but uses a NON-VIOLENT APPROACH. The muscles mechanics are exactly the same, but the violent characteristics of throwing a punch has been eliminated. INACTIVITY HAS LEAD TO OBESITY & POOR HEALTH IN CHILDREN EVERYWHERE - KICK TO GET FIT JR. WILL GET THEM MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
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My kids & I have tried a couple of other kid's exercise videos - The Denise Austin kid's video & the Tae-Bo kid's video, and to be honest we were pretty dis-appointed. These videos, even though they were done by well known fitness professionals, didn't have a very good feel for kids, nor was it very easy to follow along with. As a matter of fact, both of these videos were very close to being a complete duplicate of some of Denise Austin & Tae-Bo's other videos who are designed for adults. Kids are kids, and movements in a kid's video should be for kids. These two should stick to what they're good at, and it's NOT making videos for kids. Leave that to Mr. Grogan, who is one of the best at working with kids. One more thing that probably helps Mr. Grogan in his kid's video is the fact that he is a physical education teacher, and a Martial Arts instructor, so he has hands on experience working with kids everyday. This type of experience is very evident & clearly displayed within this program.
The guy on this video, Rich Grogan, has really got something with this program. First of all he is fun, and entertaining for the kids. And the kids that are actually in the video are having fun (genuine fun, none of this paid actors fun), they're feeding off of Rich's positive energy, and having a good time with it. This is one of the major hooks that pulls you in, these kids are glowing with fun, energy, and excitement, and it is basically thrown into your living room when you watch the video. My kids at home can't just sit on the couch and watch this program, they have to get up and actually do the program. It is almost like some super-natural force grabs them and pulls them on the floor to begin exercising with Rich & the kids. I know this may sound strange, and I am sure some people are saying to themselves, "there is NO way my kid would be this excited about an exercise program". Well, I'm telling you it is true. And, it's not like my kids have only watched the program once or twice, we have basically wore out our VHS copy, and that is why we bought the DVD, which is even better, because now we can skip through to certain parts of the program when we are short on time. What I've been doing in the mornings, before summer camp, I'll get the kids up and pick a section of the video (DVD) and have them do that section before we leave for summer camp, or do the same at night before bed. I really would have thought by now that my kids would be tired of this video, but the way Rich has set the program up, it is still challenging for them. Rich continually tells the kids to have fun, and to do their very best, and to just do what they can. But he makes the program so darn fun that the kids really apply themselves, and do what they can to become better at the moves. Anyway, Rich does sets of 15 instead of the normal set of 5 or 10, this way, as he explains it, the kids can continue to advance within the program, because maybe they can only do 5 push ups or jumping jacks when they first start the program, but the goal is to reach 15, so they have to keep practicing at it. Another interesting thing Rich does is, he has the kids visualize they are grabbing apples & oranges instead of punching each other, or an imaginary opponet. At first I thought this was a little goofy, but once again as Rich explains it, it takes the violent aspect out of the technique, it makes it more fun for the kids, and if the kids pretend they are grabbing something they get a better stretch throughout the entire movement, both forward & back.
Did I say this video was Incredible?
I could list about 10 more things, but I think you get the picture. I'm telling you, BUY THIS FOR YOUR KIDS, it's amazing!
Hey Rich, if you read this, Your program is the greatest! Thank you from me & my kids!
Thomas Jacobbson & Family
No, it is not done to perfection, but that is the part I like best. It makes it very real to life. My boys don't have to feel like they must do it perfectly (a big plus when you have a perfectionist). It frees them up to just have fun getting fit.
Anyway, this program is great, and I'm not sure what some of the other viewers mean by saying this program wasn't very well done. This program is for kids, so it should be kid friendly, meaning the instructor should have a loose & playful personality, because this is the only way to interact with kids. Kids want to have fun, and there is NO better way to get kids moving than to be loose, energetic, and fun natured. Mr. Grogan covers all these areas, and does a terrific job at it. And the kids certainly pick up on it. This is the only fitness program I have that the kids actually ask to do it, that in itself is amazing to me.
Good stuff, great fun, and a good little workout too.