FitnessClass

Common Sense Media says

Workout videos for iPad; most classes are in-app purchases.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The app is easy to navigate between the various sections, based on type of workout, free vs. paid, duration, and so on.

Violence

Classes include samurai sword workouts, kickboxing, and other martial arts, but there's no actual fighting.

Sex

Some of the male and female instructors wear tight and/or revealing clothing.

 

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

This "free" app is essentially a marketplace to rent or buy PumpOne's vast collection of fitness videos.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

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

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • following directions

Hobbies

  • sports

Skills

Self-Direction

  • identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • motivation
  • personal growth

Health & Fitness

  • body awareness
  • exercise
  • fitness

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

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.

Learning Approach

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. 

Support

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.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • following directions

Hobbies

  • sports

Skills

Self-Direction

  • identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • motivation
  • personal growth

Health & Fitness

  • body awareness
  • exercise
  • fitness

Teens can learn many ways to exercise by using this app's videos. Classes range from 10 to 90 minutes and include a range of fitness activities, from kickboxing to yoga. Teens can also learn how different components of exercise translate into better performance in sports and better overall fitness. Users practice good listening skills, identify strengths and weaknesses, and learn body awareness. Though the app doesn't give users the most in-depth learning experience, the multitude of workout options provides FitnessClass users with excellent tools to increase fitness levels on their own time.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

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QUALITY
 

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.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:January 8, 2011
Category:Health & Fitness
Publisher:PumpOne
Version:1.0.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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