My Review – Fit2B Girls Course
I have been so excited to see the Fit2B Girls eCourse come to life. To be a part of the preview team, to have an input on aspects to be put into it. To seeing the course come to life. I love that I get to share my review of the Fit2B Girls Course. I wish this course had existed when I was a girl. I am beyond relieved that with four girls to bring up, and nieces to encourage as well, that this course now exists.
This post is a review and links below are affiliate links. I was provided this course in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own and I was not required to give a good review in exchange for the product. But if you have been reading my blog at all, you know how much I love Fit2B, and this course is no exception!!
What is the Fit2B Girls eCourse?
The Fit2B Girls eCourse is a course with many different components. There are online videos, reading, and even some worksheets if you want to incorporate it into your homeschool health curriculum as we are. I think these worksheets are much more beneficial than they were ever in my health class in school. I would have no qualms going over this course with my daughter even if she was in school. The material is different than what will be covered in school. Don’t worry when I say worksheets it is not like there is a test at the end. 🙂
What is Different About This Course?
Well partly that it exists! When I was growing up we had a health class in school, I couldn’t imagine an eCourse being a way I would teach my girls.
I don’t know about you but the health class where they talked about puberty was a bit of a joke. You always knew was coming when you walked in the room because the boys were in one room and the girls were in another. That was always the weird part. The class lasted for a few days, one period each day, and then there wasn’t much after that. My mom helped me get a book out from the library about the time I was starting my journey into puberty and my menses but it was still not easy to talk to anyone about the physical and emotional changes.
This course breaks that mold.
Not only do they talk about the basics of anatomy, puberty and the menses, but there is also talk about sports and your period, different period options, even the first gynecological visit.
There are parts written to you as the mentor or guide, as well as the young woman going through the course. Often you and the young lady are encouraged to talk. Not just a simple “now go talk about…”
But instead have real conversations.
Yes they might be uncomfortable for a bit. But you know what? Part of breaking the mold of upcoming puberty and sexuality is having that open discourse between a young woman and an adult they trust.
Instead of it being a single textbook that is stagnant, this course will be ever evolving as a new need is realized. Even from my initial time of the preview period there has already been another two sections being added to the course.
There is not just one teacher, there are many different authorities and teachers in the course. Beth Learn has been very careful to reach out to authorities in each subject and is letting them talk about what they know best.
This course is something that can actually be spread out over a period of years if you wanted. It doesn’t have to be done in a certain timeframe. Once you purchase the course you have lifetime access to it.
Because it is an online course, you can pick and choose. What you want your young lady to go through at this time, what to look at later, and you can do the sections in any order.
Given the fact that I have four girls, I love that I can use this with each of my girls, when they are ready or needing education on physical challenges they are facing at that moment. A voice other than mine to trust, but from a place that I trust the information being given to them.
My seven year old can do one part, my 10 year old another and my 12 year old yet another. (My three year old just enjoys doing the kids routines so far. 🙂 )
Some Things I Loved
Introduction to Alignment
I love the beginning introduction to the thoughts of alignment being important. Even though I am trying to be mindful of my alignment, I am trying to figure out how to address poor alignment with my girls. This has been especially important as I heal and my oldest is lifting up things for me right now. I’m trying hard to not come across critical of how she is doing things, while she is trying so hard to be so helpful.
I don’t know about you, but I remember rebelling after my grandmother would give me the lecture.
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You know the lecture, the one of remembering to stand as if you have a book placed to balance on top of your head? I remember purposely slouching after leaving the room my grandmother was in.
I kinda wish things had been introduced differently so I might not be so apt to slouch these days.
Having the introduction here in the girls course, lays that foundation as I start having them watch other videos in Fit2B with me. I hope that good alignment will become more second nature to all of us and not something that they have to struggle with as they get older.
I love the discussion on the period alternatives. Being able to share with my girls the possibilities that are out there. A lot more than I would have realized even three years ago. Also without having to go buy everything, is huge. More importantly to have them see another young woman and her reactions are perfect as they enter this time of life.
I wish this course had existed for me just for the section on the gynecological visit alone. I had no idea what to expect for my first one. There is a bit of surprise with that one but that will be more interesting for you to find out on your own.
Did I Learn Anything New?
Yes in fact I did! I didn’t play sports but there is a common myth talked about in regards to your period while playing sports that many of my friends believed.
There were some other things but I’m trying to wrap this up and I can’t tell you everything about the course! You’ll have to check it out yourself.
Is There a Boy Aspect/Companion to This Course
Well not in the talking of relationships. But there has been talk in the forum for a wish from many that there was a course like this aimed at boys. Who knows what the future may bring.
I will say, if I had a boy I would still have him go through this course to be more understanding of what girls (and his momma) go through.
Is There Anything I Didn’t Like?
Honestly?? Not really.
I know this course is easy to use for me because we have good internet access. It might be a bit more complicated if we did not have good internet access since there are videos involved in many of the pieces. If I was helping to guide one of my nieces through this course where their internet access might be a bit harder, because of being rural, I would print out the worksheets here at home and mail them to her just to save a little bit of time.
The course is excellently set up to have one child mark each section completed. I am trying to think of a good way for us to keep track of what sections each of my own girls do.
Would this be an all inclusive health curriculum for homeschooling?
I don’t think so. It covers a lot of the body aspects, but none of the sexual aspects introduced typically in the later years.
There is also no talk of drug use commonly covered in health curriculums.
I do see it as an excellent way for a girl transitioning to being a young woman to learn about how amazing the female body is and how to take care of her body.
I am looking forward to my girls reactions as we delve deeper into the course. I’ll make sure to keep you updated on our progress as they are comfortable.
Is it faith based?
Yes, as Beth will freely admit that she is a person of faith, as are many in the Fit2B Facebook group, but not everyone is. The group is very conscious of trying to ensure that all feel welcome and be open to different faiths or not being a person of faith.
I answer this question no because the course is very scientifically based. There is a focus by Beth on being correct in how things are understood scientifically to make sure that women and girls have the correct information. This openness allows for a good communication between a woman and her medical professionals.
I will admit I have not watched every second of each of the videos as of yet as there is a LOT there to unpack and think through. Going through this course in pieces with each of my girls is going to be the most beneficial for our family. If I find something different as we begin this journey I will come back and note it here.
Would I recommend it?
I think you can guess by now, I would wholeheartedly recommend the Fit2B Girls eCourse and a membership to Fit2B. You can check out my thoughts on the different membership options here.
Take some time, check out the Fit2B Girls eCourse.
Ask me some questions!