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Monday, November 29, 2010

Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game Review and Giveaway (Christmas Wish List 2010)



The one thing that bothers me out children today is their lack of creative play and physical activity. I can remember when I was between the ages of 3 and 16 I was constantly on the go and outside doing something physical like playing a game of basketball (when I was older) or even making mud pies (when I was about 3 or so) but now that I’m a mother of a soon to be 3 year old I’m already seeing a huge difference in the way children today would rather be inside playing some sort of video games (yes, even my little “Bug” at only 2 ½ has a video gaming system) or spending most of their waking lives at home on the computer so this year when I started thinking about Christmas gifts for the kiddos in my family I decided it was time to get them motivated and becoming more physically active vs. giving them more reason to stay inside with moves, video and computer games. While searching for the perfect gift to get my nephew up and moving I ran across Aqua Leisure First Fitness products and I knew that they would be perfect and when they agreed to a review and giveaway I was very excited!

About Aqua Leisure First Fitness Products (Taken From Website):

First Fitness

Today kids are not active!

…and it has become a national epidemic. Children are increasingly spending more time indoors in front of computers, television and video games than ever before… Inactivity is the major reason for the growing rate of obesity among children.

The government along with numerous health professional organizations universally agree that today’s children are not getting enough daily exercise. Studies have shown that the impact of keeping children active is remarkable.

But children, not unlike adults, associate exercise with “work”. But exercise doesn’t have to be “work” – it should be fun!

That’s why Aqua-Leisure is introducing FirstFitness. Designed to let children play and along the way take their first steps towards a lifetime love of fitness.

FirstFitness keeps it fun so children will want to come back for more!

The first steps towards a lifetime of fitness
Getting kids up and active is the main goal... and FirstFitness offers a wide variety of products tailored to do just that. Each fitness item target benefits in one or more of these six key areas:

Cardio: Increase heart and respiratory health and stamina.
Strength: Helps stimulate healthy muscle growth.
Agility: Teaches body awareness and balance.
Performance: Aids and enhances child's exercise performance.
Flexibility: Keeps muscles and joints functional and safe from injury.
Skills: Develops the basics needed to do well in sports.


My Thoughts:

I was able to select a product from several options to review for my nephew from the Aqua Leisure line of First Fitness products, but I will say here that trying to make a decision was rather difficult to say the least because all the options they gave us looked like oodles of fun and I knew my nephew would love them all but we finally decided to go with the Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game.

The product arrived very quickly and was packaged very securely with no damage to the actual product box and I can tell you my little man was very intrigued with the game when he seen it, and was not happy that it was his cousin’s and not his, can someone say super spoiled???? Anyways the Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game comes with 2 soft inflatable battle sticks and 2 balance pads and teaches balance equilibrium and forms agility skills, plus helps your child will learn to react and recover. Now, our nephew is 4 years old and has been very intrigued with Karate and other forms of martial arts and has been begging his mother to let him join a class so I figured he would really enjoy this to help him with his balance, not to mention that he watches games shows on TV that has a similar game and he makes his own battle sticks to do battle with so I figure he will enjoy this game.

The box was much smaller than I had expected but for fairness to the review my husband and I decided to open the box and have a look at the battle sticks and balance pads :0)! Ok, so I can tell you that my husband and I need a pair of the battle sticks for our self to help us settle some arguments :0) but the sticks and balance pads in this game is the perfect size for both my nephews and little man so they will be able to spend quite some time playing and battling with their new game! I did let my little man and niece play just once in the name of a fair review and I can tell you these two kids had a blast! I did notice that after playing for a while they both got better balance on the balance pads, but at first they both had kind of a hard time staying on the pad, also I’m loving that the battle sticks are soft enough that when they are battling if they do accidentally get hit with the stick it doesn’t hurt them and they can just keep on playing.

Bottom Line:

I feel we have made a wonderful choice in choosing the Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game for our nephew and well the rest of the kiddos who will be using it and I feel that any product your purchase from Aqua Leisure First Fitness will not let you down, not to mention you are going to get a high quality product for your money. I can’t wait until my nephew gets his hands on this gift, I have a feeling once this one gets open the battle will begin :0)! I just feel so great knowing that I am giving him a gift that will get him up and moving vs. another video game or movie so he will have just another excuse to sit around and do nothing.

If you are looking for a fun gift this year to get the kiddos in your life up and moving I totally recommend checking out the Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game as well as the full line of First Fitness products available from Aqua Leisure, I’m sure with their selection you are going to find the perfect get up and play product!

Buy It:
To purchase the Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game visit Amazon.com!


Win It:
Aqua Leisure has offered one of my readers an Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game of their very own (ARV $49.95)

Mandatory Entry: Visit Aqua Leisure  Facebook Pageand tell me another product you would like to have! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Aqua Leisure be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. "Like" Aqua Leisure on Facebook


Giveaway ends Dec 12, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Aqua Leisure First Fitness Balance Battle Combat Fitness Game mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

72 comments:

  1. My kids would like the Kid’s First Air Walker!

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  4. My Baby Luvs are water babies so they would love this. I also think they would get a kick out of the Lil Rookie Soccer set.

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  8. My kids would have a kick with the 26" Jumbo Hop Ball! great!

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  9. My kids would like the Aqua Leisure AW4109 "Double Jumbo" Snow Tube 68"x34".

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  10. I like the Parachute
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  13. I like aqua leisure on facebook
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  14. i'd also like to have the Kid’s First Air Walker

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  16. i am a public follower
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  18. 26" Jumbo Hop Ball looks like fun.

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  22. The Drenchers baseball my boys would enjoy :)

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  23. This is really cool. I also really like the Activity Tumbler!!!
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  24. I follow via GFC entry 1
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  29. my daughters would love the Play Parachute

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  30. i follow you on GFC entry 1

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  33. I would also like to have the Uncle Bob's 68 Inch Double Snow Tube

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  34. my son would love the inflatable water park.

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  38. This look really cool. My niece and nephew would absolutely love it! I'd also like to try the Play Parachute.

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  39. I follow on GFC under Lisa B.
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  42. I follow on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BerksGirl/status/13604168119877632
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  43. I would love the inflatable boxing set too!
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  44. I like the Adjustable Sunshade Boat

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  47. I would also like to try the inflatable boxing set


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  48. I would like to have the 19 piece obstacle course.

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  49. The jumbo hopball is neat!

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  51. i think the 19 piece obstacle course set would be so much fun for get togethers thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  53. My son would like the Lil Rookie Soccer set.
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