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22 Dec 2013

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus present CircusFit for Fit Kids Everywhere!

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Each year, we go to see the Circus! I am always in awe of the performers and what they are able to do! This year, they come to America with a 90-city tour, that begins here in Tampa Bay with their new show: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Legends! This show is set to let you eyes feast on fanciful and mysterious acts that will have you in amazement! This is still “the greatest show on Earth!”

My kids have visited the circus each year and it is always a new show when it comes to town. Never the same. Yet the acts in each show are just amazing to watch! They are all so talented and so athletic that I often wonder if my 4 and 8 year old gymnast will one day run away with the circus because they have a talent that they have learned from a young age!

I recently learned of a program that is supported by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Fit! They have partnered with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to help children remember how FUN it is to be FIT! They have a curriculum that it is FREE and available for download so that teachers and community leaders can implement bringing fitness, nutrition and healthy living to classrooms and after-school programs anywhere!

At Fit Kids Playground, we fully believe that fitness should be made fun and coming from a clown, childhood obesity is no laughing matter! This is a wonderful way for kids to want to have fun, be silly and get fit all at the same time! I hope that more teachers, preschool coordinators or community leaders learn about this opportunity and curriculum that is available to everyone for free. It is a great way to head to the circus and talk about how all the acts use healthy habits to keep them doing the amazing things that they can do.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet, an insiders tip is that opening night is typically less in cost, but there is only one show. There is also an additional add on this year to get a VIP ticket to the Ringmaster Zone! This is a limited ticket and allows you access to a personal and once-in-a-lifetime experience that will have your family walking with clowns, petting elephants, shaking hands with the Ringmaster and standing in the infamous motorcycle Globe of Steel! How fun!

And of course, for any show, arrive an hour early for an all access Pre-Show pass to meet the clowns, watch jugglers and mingle with the shows stars! Take lots of pictures and be sure to show them off to your friends! It is really like you were a part of the circus!

We have been provided with a family-4-pack for tickets to the Tampa Bay show happening January 1-5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. 8 shows in all. We are so excited to help kids push away the screen with “the greatest show on Earth!”*

Disclosure: I have been provided with tickets for my family as well as a family-four pack to a Tampa show.
*This giveaway has ended.

11 Oct 2013

Elmo Can’t Stop Singing! Sesame Street Live hits Tampa Bay!

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Can't Stop Singing

Can’t Stop Singing


Sesame Street Live is the hottest ticket on the street in Tampa Bay! November 1-2, Sesame Street Live will take over USF and preform “Can’t Stop Singing” where all your favorite characters will become under a spell because Elmo got a hold of Abby’s Cadabby’s magic wand and now they all can’t stop singing!!!

We love Sesame Street and hope your kids will enjoy the fun loving and educational characters live in person!

Tickets are on sale today for more cities all over the US and Canada and will be going fast! Enjoy the show!!!

11 Oct 2013

The PlaySmart Challenge: Kids, Brain and Brawn in Tampa Bay

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Playsmart's Brains and Brawn Kids Adventure Challenge

Playsmart’s Brains and Brawn Kids Adventure Challenge

We are so excited to see a new kind of adventure race! One that takes kids to use their brains on a higher level. PlaySmart, a national non-profit organization that provides athletic and academic opportunities to America’s youth, will host the 1st Annual “Brains and Brawn” Kids Adventure Challenge in Tampa Bay on November 10th, 2013 at Al Lopez Park. How much fun does this sound: climbs/slides, mud runs, slime tunnels, tire rolls, low crawl spaces, sprint races and other elements throughout the park will be what kids are challenged to achieve.

Team are encouraged to participate together to “think” about how to compete in these adventures. Have a really cool team name and gear? Could win you a prize! Healthy snacks will be provided by GoGo squeeZ. And of course, everyone who competes (ages 5-14) will receive a medal.

There is an early bird discount and honestly, it sounds like so much fun! Hope your fit kids are ready to push away the screen for a day of a REAL adventure!

Sign up today!

13 Feb 2013

Push Away the Screen Giveaway: Nuclear Cowboyz in Tampa Bay!

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“No way!” “Amazing!” “This is AWESOME!” These are some of the lines your kids will say to you while watching these guys live!

All I can say is that the winner (AKA…COOLEST MOM/ DAD ON THE PLANET) will be headed to the hottest show in town this Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum!

This weeks Push Away the Screen Giveaway is for a family four pack to see the Nuclear Coyboyz (freestyle motocross…AMPLIFIED!) in action! If you haven’t seen them, you will be pumped to see them live! Kids are going to have a blast. And, for scoring free tickets to this Friday nights show, you will be also know as the “coolest Mom/Dad on the planet!”

Who are the Nuclear Coyboyz and what to they do you ask?

The action-packed narrative is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world is told through fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity-defying stunts, and electrifying pyrotechnic and laser displays synchronized to an energizing soundtrack. Just click and see for yourself!

These guys rock! Only in Tampa Bay from February 15-17. Show times vary. Visit the official Nuclear Coyboyz website for details!

At Fit Kids Playground we know that pushing away the screen is so important! We hope that you, as parents, will continue to make an effort to go do something with your kids and family instead of watching TV!

To Enter the Push Away The Screen Giveaway:

1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us your child’s favorite sport or activity.
2. Share this post on Facebook or Twitter: http://fitkidsplayground.com/?p=1610 (on Twitter we are @FitKidsTampa using #fitkids)
3. Based on you comment number, on this blog post, a random number will be chosen via Random.org to determine the winner using the number of final comments entered.
4. Winner will be notified via e-mail and tickets will be left at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Box Office. Photo ID is required. This giveaway is for 4 tickets to the Nuclear Coyboyz Friday night show at 7:30pm at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
5. Contest ends at 2pm EST Thursday, February 14, 2013.

Tickets have been provided to me in compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

The Push Away the Screen Giveaway a part of the Fit Kids Playground commitment to healthy kids and active lifestyles. We are a part of the We Can! Program that promotes eating healthier, moving more and pushing away the screen.

Additional Event Details:

VIP Fallout Zone tickets are also available for Friday and Saturday only. At $100 they provide the ultimate VIP experience and include premium seating and admission to a private backstage meet and greet with the stars of Nuclear Cowboyz 2013 where fans receive a commemorative VIP Fallout Zone credential and poster. Only VIP Fallout Zone ticket holders can take part in the meet and greet.

Fans can get a coupon and save up to $20 off tickets at local Metro PCS stores. Free Meet and Greet passes for Sunday are available at Southern Ford Dealers (must be accompanied by a Sunday $50 Gold Level ticket).

And the winer is Lisa-Marie! We hoped you enjoyed the show!

06 Feb 2013

Push Away the Screen Giveaway: Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival comes to Tampa!

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We are starting off 2013 with lots of Push Away the Screen Giveaways! There is so much to do here in Tampa Bay that you should be pushing away the screen more often and getting outside or on the town to see what awesome things are going down!

This week’s Push Away the Screen Giveaway is from Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival! Coming to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 2! Our giveaway is for a for a family 4-pack of tickets to the March 2nd, 5:30 PM show! It’s going to be such a great time!

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters! Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

Here’s a sneak preview!

At Fit Kids Playground we know that pushing away the screen is so important! We hope that you, as parents, will continue to make an effort to go do something with your kids and family instead of watching TV!

To Enter the Push Away The Screen Giveaway:

1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us your child’s favorite sport or activity.
2. You must be signed up for our Fit Kids Playground Monthly Newsletter in order to win. Look Here! ——————————————–>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
3. Based on you comment number, a random number will be chosen via Random.org to determine the winner using the number of final comments entered.
4. Winner will be notified via e-mail and tickets will be left at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Box Office. Photo ID is required. This giveaway is for 4 tickets to the Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival playing at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 2, 2013 at 5:30pm.
5. Contest ends at 9am EST Friday, February 15, 2013.

Tickets have been provided to me in compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

The Push Away the Screen Giveaway a part of the Fit Kids Playground commitment to healthy kids and active lifestyles. We are a part of the We Can! Program that promotes eating healthier, moving more and pushing away the screen.