What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that FitnessClass is basically a video store to rent or buy fitness videos from PumpOne. There are some free videos and preview videos for all of them, but parents should be aware that in-app purchases are where this company makes its money. Videos range from weight training and cardio to stretching and kick-boxing to pilates and yoga, with both male and female instructors.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- identifying strengths and weaknesses
- personal growth
Health & Fitness
- body awareness
Engagement, Approach, Support
Teens into exercise will enjoy what is basically a video store to rent or buy fitness videos. They can find excellent video tools to increase fitness levels on their own time.
Teens have a wide range of classes (via in-app purchase) from which to choose. Classes range from 10 to 90 minutes and include activities for a diverse range of fitness levels, from kickboxing to yoga.
Videos can be streamed over Wi-Fi or 3G. Teens can watch a video preview, listen to their own music, keep track of every workout, and post completed status to Facebook and Twitter.
Is it any good?
FITNESSCLASS is a video-centric marketplace that houses more than 250 fitness classes by PumpOne -- from cardio to weights to yoga exercises -- that can be streamed over Wi-Fi or 3G. Choose what kind of a workout you want and the duration (from 10 to 90 minutes), and read user comments and estimated calories burned before paying for the individual classes. You can watch a video preview, listen to your own music, keep track of every workout you perform, and post your completed status to Facebook and Twitter. While there are several free classes, most in-app classes cost between $3 to $8 for a 30-day unlimited pass, or you can purchase them outright for $5 to $13, on average.
Families can talk about...
Do you want to get in better shape too? Consider splitting the cost of the $9.99 monthly membership with your teen.
Encourage your teen to focus on health, fitness, and good body image through working out.