A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Each episode features a number of fun facts about everything from physiology (the medical terms for muscle groups, for instance) to how humans' strength compares to that of other species.
The show encourages kids’ interest in physical fitness by giving them a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the NBA’s best players stay in top shape off the court. Viewers learn how a variety of physical activities like cross-training and yoga help improve the pros' game. The participants also illustrate how rewarding success can be when it's achieved through dedication and hard work.
Positive Role Models
Professional athletes extol the importance of a lifelong commitment to fitness, showing viewers how their hard work and dedication to staying healthy allow them to live their dreams of playing professional basketball.
Occasional use of "butt."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this short-form series promotes healthy lifestyles, physical fitness, and setting and achieving goals. NBA players like Glen Davis, Eric Gordon, and Brandon Roy show viewers how their success on the court depends on their commitment to fitness off the court, and the variety of their activities (weightlifting, yoga, cross-training) reminds kids that there are many different ways to achieve overall health. What's more, the show's abbreviated format (each episode is just 15 minutes long) lends itself to the healthy messages as well by limiting kids' time in front of the TV.
Is It Any Good?
Whether or not your kids are basketball fans, this show's motivating messages about physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, and working hard to achieve your goals aren't easy to miss. Of course, if they are NBA nuts, it will be all the more fun (and impressive) to hear these words coming directly from some of their favorite players.
With professional athletes' misbehavior making headlines on a seemingly daily basis, it's refreshing to see them in the positive light cast by this worthwhile show. The guys openly discuss the hardships they've overcome on their way to fame -- including being overweight and feeling small compared to their peers -- and they talk about how they changed their physical routines to improve their strength and stamina. In other words, NBA Fit gives these pros the chance to be the kind of role models that kids really need.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.