Monday, July 14, 2008

Book Review: Dr. Rob's Guide for Raising Fit Kids

“Dr. Rob’s Guide to Raising Fit Kids” seems more of an attempt to get kids to play sports, then to actually get fit. I wanted to like this book and do to some extent, but it was more focused on team sports then exercise. A majority of kids do not play team/individual sports because of the cost issues, so the majority of the book wouldn’t help most kids. Also, over half the book deals with meal plans and recipes which seems a bit overboard (he could have used this space for more content). Dr. Gotlin does a good job explaining to parents how to get their kids involved in sports and how to deal with injuries. His style of writing made the book easy to read and understand. Maybe it was the ‘name’ of the book that gave me the impression of a more ‘fitness’ book for kids to help get them outside and away from inside gaming! If your kids are in to sports I would say read the book. If you’re looking for a more fitness oriented book to guide you, I would pass on this one.

Advanced reader copy received from Res Marketing Alliance

Rating: 3/5


Anonymous said...

It's so refreshing to read an honest review! I was interested in reading this, as the title did suggest it would get my kids (and me) outside and moving.

Allison said...

Thanks for the nice comment!