TOS Review: GoTrybe.com
My 10th grade daughter has been wanting to do more to take care of herself. When we found out about gotrybe.com, Boo Bear eagerly asked me to fill out the Vendor Interest Form for the crew. She knew this would be something she could do on her own and take responsibility for her own health.
According to the FAQ, gotrybe.com is an “online fitness and nutrition community that delivers daily fitness, nutrition, wellness, and motivation content to students and teachers across the US”. They provide a place for kids and teens of all ages to get moving.
gotrybe.com “encourages everyone to: GO get active, TRY something new and BE your best!” Their fitness videos are led by certified trainers.The nutrition information is approved by GoTrybe's own registered dietitian.
When you create an account with gotrybe.com you get to choose which the Trybe that fits your grade level. There are three: ZooDoos for grades k-5, Trybe180 for grades 6-8 and NextTrybe for grades 9-12.
Members earn points for participating in daily activities. The points from these activities can be used to purchase items for their personal avatars. Points are also used to achieve badges.
There are four daily activities:
1. Fitness : this is where you choose your daily workout. You can choose from a GoTrybe workout or build your own.
2.Nutrition: you are given a short paragraph of information about something related to nutrition such as flouride and then you answer a question.
3. Motivation These are short video interviews of gotrybe.com participants. An instructor asks questions such as “What do you like about gotrybe?”
4. Wellness: These are short videos about health and wellness related topics such as texting while driving, relieving stress or handling embarrassing moments like tripping in front of your friends.
A one year membership is regularly $39.95, however, if you try it for free using the promo code GETFIT and then upgrade it will be only $19.95 for one year. For more information about gotrybe.com I suggest reading the FAQ page
I was not too sure about this program when I first looked at the website. I had concerns about the idea of it being an “online community”. I was afraid that it would be more of a social media type membership. I was wrong. It is possible to enjoy the benefits of the program without participating in any of the forums. My children have not participated in the forums or “messages”. They go in and do their daily activities and work outs. Here is what my children thought of the program:
Turtlegirl’s Thoughts: “I really like it. I’ve noticed I’m not so clumsy so my balance has improved. I’m also finding it easier to carry in the groceries. I think overall it is a good idea. I liked the fitness videos but the videos before the questions [wellness videos] were a little annoying because there was just talking, no emotion. She speaks in a monotone voice. I like the motivation videos.”
TailorBear’s Thoughts: “It’s good. I’m actually getting my heart rate up. I’ve noticed a difference in my core strength. I like everything about it."
BooBear’s Thoughts: “I like it because I can choose different workouts and make my own. I like being able to stay fit and not have to use a lot of equipment or go someplace. It is better than I thought it would be. I would appreciate more avatar choices, though. I don’t like the one for the teen girls. I don’t like the pose she is in. I like that I can put different clothes on her though.”
Disclaimer: As a TOS Crew member, I received 3, three month, subscriptions to GoTrybe free of charge to review.
This review is my honest opinion with, hopefully, enough detail as to why I liked or did not like a product so that my readers can make an informed decision. I received no compensation.