Tried It Tuesday: Adventure to Fitness

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It's only Tuesday and this has been the longest week ever.  Monday and Tuesday are always long since I don't have a "break" at all on those days, but seeing that my first break isn't until THURSDAY this week, I knew I needed a stress-reliever...something that gave me a minute to breathe.

My kiddos have been GREAT, but let's get real....they need a break, too!  It's been drizzly and gloomy around here so far this week, which hasn't helped the fact that they're confined within these four walls for days. 

So, today I decided to give Adventure to Fitness a try.  I've been seeing this website all over blogs and pinterest as an option for indoor recess and have been "saving it."  I thought today was the perfect chance to test it out!

I registered (simply requires entering your school email address and choosing a password) and we got started.  How easy is that??

I LOVED the concept behind this site, but you never know how it will go over with the kiddos! :)

There are different adventures that you can take, like Expedition Egypt, Super Volcano, Greek Gauntlet, Captive Castle, Everglades Exhaustion, or Hawaiian Hero (just to name a few!).  And, each adventure is SO educational.  I can definitely see integrating these to match our studies - the castle one during fairytales, the everglades when we travel through the south region, Hawaiian Heroes as we travel through the West, Super Volcanoes as we study landforms, etc.

The premise is that there's a tour guide (Mr. Marc led us today) and he leads you through an adventure on a mission. 

Today, we started with Expedition Egypt.  Our mission was to find a missing medallion.  At the beginning, Mr. Marc introduced the movements we would use today (running, climbing, jumping, leaping, etc) and the different modes (slow, medium, high, and MEGA). 

The entire mission lasted for 30 minutes and students were completely engaged and moving the entire time!  As they are traveling, Mr. Marc also taught them tons of knowledge about Egypt.  As we traveled through Egypt, students learned about the desert, sandstorms, the Nile River, pyramids, cobras, archeologists, and mummies!

They loved every moment of this adventure and even related it to being "like a video game, but you're in it!"  Oh, yes....I think I will bookmark this site right now. ;)

I hope you take the time to check it out and try it out with your kiddos!  The perfect way to get some energy out and learn at the same time!


  1. WOW thanks for the great post and info....I am going to give it a try with my gang of Thirders tomorrow as a big reward for making half way thrum the first week back from a two week spring break!


  2. We started using Adventure to Fitness this year too. You are right, I was seeing it all over blogs too. My class really enjoys it, but some of them don't move so much, they get caught up in listening to Mr. Marc and stop moving their feet - until it is turbo time!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. This looks so cool- especially seeing as we are just starting to head into winter here and the kids area already going stir crazy after only two days of rain! I'll have to time it for when the teacher underneath us isn't in his room otherwise he'll think there's an earthquake starting.

    I'm going to pin this now and go check it out!


    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  4. I've never used this site before. Looking forward to checking it out!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. Wow! That sounds like a great site! I'm pinning it to remember! Here in Texas we are already reaching temps where recess isn't very comfortable, so this is a great alternative! :)

  6. My kids seriously LOVE Adventure to Fitness!! Glad you tried it and yours did too! I did it once with them, and it reminded me how out of shape I was. Yikes.
    ideas by jivey

  7. Our school does a "Workout Wednesday" once a month as part of our wellness initiative and this site is perfect! I'm so excited to share it with my staff. Thanks!

    iTeach 1:1

  8. Thanks for posting about this! I've been thinking about trying this program out in my classroom. Did you find that your children were chatty during the adventure?

  9. Thanks for sharing! This looks fun!

  10. We love Adventure to Fitness too! I have some kiddos that get so tired, though, and I'm so mean, I tell them they are young and they need to keep moving!! :O) (I'm really just trying to wear them out!)

    Collaboration Cuties

  11. I forgot about Adventure to Fitness! Thanks for the reminder! I will use this tomorrow after testing to give them a destressing moment!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  12. I have heard about this and can't wait to try it out with my class! Sounds especially good for these final weeks of school! Thanks for sharing! ~Tava
    Teaching Tiny Treasures

  13. This will be perfect for the end of the year craziness! They just need a little more downtime the last few weeks (ok, maybe I need it!). Thanks so much for sharing and linking up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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