Parents' Guide to

Gladiators 2000

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Revived '90s hit offers healthy fun for families.

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Gladiators 2000 manages to pack each 30-minute episode with a lot of great content that families can use to encourage healthy lifestyles. Each episode includes two instructional sessions focusing on health and the human body; even adults can pick up some tips on topics like reading food labels, maintaining a balanced diet, and selecting physical activities that complement your body type. Although the series is rooted in competition, the participants exhibit good sportsmanship and celebrate one another's victories as well as their own, and the focus consistently remains on having fun while staying fit.

Modern tweens may be turned off by the show's look and feel -- which, by today's standards, is sorely lacking in CGI flash -- but this is a series the whole family can get into. Its only real hurdle is that it touts warm-fuzzy messages about appreciating your body and respecting what makes you different from others at the same time that it promotes images of adult Gladiators dressed in skin-tight body suits and leotards that show off muscles, cleavage, and more. You may want to follow up with your tweens with a discussion about body image and how it relates to physical fitness and health.

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