Exploracise Gymathtics DVD Exercise Program

 

Manufacturer: Exploracise
Recommended Age: 5 - 8 years old
Retail Price: $24.99
On the Web: www.exploracise.com
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Exploracise Gymathtics DVD Exercise Program


The Exploracise Gymathtics program is the Ultimate Brain and Body workout teaching math and healthy lifestyle concepts during a complete 30-minute exercise routine. Exploracise Gymathtics is a FUN WISE EXERCISE that kids will want to do again and again. The exercise program is great for kids of all ages. The math facts target the 2nd to 5th grade levels (5-9 years old).

    Program Contents:

  • Shape Stretches Warm Up: Stretch your mind and body with line, circle, and polygon stretches.
  • Counting Calisthenics: Aerobic movements work your heart as fun counting concepts work your brain.
  • Pattern Power: Growing and repeating pattern exercise combinations challenge minds and strengthen muscles.
  • Well-Being Wind Down: Relaxing stretches cool down the body and open the mind to think about healthy lifestyle choices including the Nice Wave Stretch and Big Dream Stretch.



How difficult can it be to use a DVD? Fair question – and truth be told – it isn’t. You can pop Exploracise Gymathtics into your DVD player and have the Gymathtics program running in no time. The challenging part is getting your kids to watch and participate! In a world of video games and fast paced cartoons, getting your children to focus on an exercise DVD may be a bit tougher than you expected.

However…if you can get those little ones to focus for just a few minutes there is a pretty good chance they are going to be hooked! Gymathtics is fast paced and upbeat – and designed to engage kids. And it does! And once they start watching and get into the exercises keeping them on pace isn’t difficult at all.

As with any DVD or CD – Gymathtics will have no problem in the durabilty category if handled properly. On the other hand, if your kids are anything like our kids, they are going to insist on being the ones to load the DVD into the player – let the fingerprints and smudging begin! If your kids are careful with their items, no problem. If your kids are like most kids…try to handle the DVD for them!

Gymathtics has the look of an exercise DVD that many parents are familiar with. A group leader taking a number of helpers through the workout. But this isn’t just a body workout DVD for kids. This is a workout for their brains too. Throughout Gymathtics math concepts are being taught and reinforced. Graphics drive home the math lessons throughout. Visually, Gymathtics is a bit more than just an exercise DVD.

Gymathtics packs an awful lot in to its 30 minutes of running time. There are exercises and math lessons throughout. While exercising kids are learning key math concepts. And while learning key math concepts kids are exercising. What more function could we want? Well…we want more. We want more than the 30 minutes we’ve got. Some exercise DVDs are loaded with routines and exercises – with multiple programs and sometimes up to 2 or 3 hours of content. We love the Gymathtics concept – we just want more!

In a blind survey our parents priced Gymathtics between $10 and $15. With an actual retail price of just under $25, Gymathtics is priced a decent amount more than our parents had hoped for. In a world where many feature films on DVD and Blu-Ray are available for less than $20 it is a hard thing for many parents to bring themselves to spend $25 on a DVD that is only about 30 minutes long. On the other hand, if you have kids that are just busting with energy from the minute they get home to the minute they go to sleep, $25 is a small price to pay for an energy outlet. Add in the math lessons and we are talking about a tool excellent for energy, exercise and learning.

We are so happy to say that we are seeing more and more exercise tools designed just for children. We have never seen an exercise DVD that combines math lessons with the program. That is definitely a nice original twist.

Overall we were impressed with Exploracise Gymathtics. First off, we love any tool to get kids up off of their couches and exercising. Add in the math learning concepts and we think you are well on your way to a top notch kids product. If you can motivate your kids to exercises, the DVD is definitely easy to use, and with proper care should last a long time. We definitely would have liked to see a few more exercises or lessons on the DVD – giving kids more choices and options. And we would have liked the price to be a bit lower, but that isn’t exactly anything new for us! All in all, we are more than ready to support any item that is good for kids’ bodies and minds – and Exploracise Gymathtics is one of them! If you are looking for an engaging exercise and learning tool for your kids – look no further than Exploracise Gymathtics!