Bored by working out? Try this game
Can a board game get you into shape? Heather Parisi says yes.
Her creation, Flip2BFit, incorporates fitness in a box. Learn cardio, strength-training exercises, yoga and more with every round. There is no equipment needed beyond the board game to have a fun round of fitness with family and friends.
Original Review first appeared in Grandeur Magazine
Fact/Fiction nutrition cards provide basic information that is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Participants get information about topics such as good versus bad fats, serving size portions, antioxidant information and more fundamental and interesting facts that will boost your fitness level.
The workout comes in when you spin the wheel, pick up a card and complete an exercise.
Heather, 45, was inspired to share her joy of health and fitness after she overcame a serious injury as a child, notes her web site, Flip2BFit.com.
“At the age of 12, I was competing as a national gymnast when I broke my leg at the growth plate – leaving me with a curvature and discrepancy in the length of my legs,” she writes. “This injury caused me to be teased, bullied, isolated throughout my junior high and high school experience and eventually led to an eating disorder and almost 18 years of inner struggle and self evaluation.
Part of her road to recovery included physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, and she wanted to educate the public about health options as well as provide a way to make fitness fun for all ages.
“… I eventually found a doctor that could perform corrective surgeries to allow me to grow new bone to correct the length and curvature of my leg so that I could once again walk with even footing and stand tall on two feet,” the New York resident writes. “… I always found strength within my ability to partake in some kind of fitness activity. Fitness was that one place where I was able to feel ‘normal’ as I was still able to participate (and excel) in sporting activities, ultimately becoming a collegiate diver.
Inspired by her father, Nicholas Parisi, and her love of board games as a child, Heather created Flip2BFit. She’s busy these days promoting it at toy fairs and schools across the country along with the memory card game she also invented, Bakari. That involves picking two of the same card and completing the exercise on the matching cards.