Captain Fit’s Guide
to Good Health has captured the attention of parents,
educators and the media with its entertaining and engaging approach
to health, fitness, nutrition and personal safety for our children.
what the experts are saying about the superhero, Captain Fit:
New York Times best-selling
author Ellen Tanner Marsh - Click
Paul S. Lalley, Award-winning
children's author. Click here
Napier, Renowned author.
Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Click here
Fraser Hay, Businessman of the year. Click
David Rothwell, Google Internet Marketing Expert.
Annie Jones, Elementary school teacher.
Testimonials for Captain Fit. Click here
more information or for a free review copy, please contact
Matthew E. Alleyne
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Review of Captain Fit's Guide to Good Health, by Matthew E. Alleyne
- Reviewed by The New York Times best-selling author
Ellen Tanner Marsh.
nowadays are bombarded with societal influences that could easily
lead to ill health, including the ready availability of sugar-packed
food and beverages and a modern lifestyle that makes them less
physically active and thus more overweight than their parents.
Given how much interest young children have in cartoons, it would
be helpful if someone were to develop an imaginary character who
devotes his efforts not to punching out the bad guys, but instead
pummeling the bad habits that can lead to ill health among the
Physical trainer and entrepreneur Matthew Alleyne has done just
that by creating the cartoon character Captain Fit, who makes
his debut in Captain Fit's Guide to Good Health. The book focuses
on safe and sensible ideas that children and their parents can
use to improve and maintain the health of all the children in
the family. In fact, given the lack of health knowledge among
so many adults, even most parents could learn a thing or two from
The book bills itself as "A delightful collection of games,
recipes, a look inside the human body and bunches of fun—all
to make you healthier, stronger and happier."
Despite this seemingly tall order, the book delivers on its promise,
providing many interesting nutritional facts and descriptions
of fun fitness games that are easy for children to understand,
including sections devoted to word puzzles and family activities.
The author also provides advice about water conservation and age-appropriate
anatomical illustrations with labels that simply and tastefully
describe the human body’s various systems.
In addition, Alleyne has included many easy recipes for healthy
meals and snacks, as well as information on food trivia, buying,
preparation, storage, and safety. Parents concerned about fad
dieting need not worry, as Alleyne's book does not advocate the
use of any weight-loss diets for kids. Instead, it offers healthful
substitutes for the types of empty calories children tend to consume
Best of all, Captain Fit's Guide to Good Health avoids the pedantic
lecturing that can quickly turn children off from nutritional
advice, regardless of how good it would be for them to follow,
while the colorful diagrams and a sense of humor help to further
encourage young readers. Parents and children alike should get
a lot out of this book, and will probably have fun in the process.
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"Captain Fit hits the target when
it comes to good nutrition and exercise for kids. Kids don't want
to diet and they shouldn't. Captain Fit provides all kids with
healthy alternatives to junk foods and empty calories, while providing
the kind of information parents and children need to live long
and healthy lives. Captain Fit is it!"
Paul S. Lalley, child nutrition and safety author, Winner
of 70 education awards including best of the year from Learning
and Previews magazines. Author of "A Kid's Guide to
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20 years in the medical field, Captain Fit is the best book I've
seen for children on the important subjects of healthy diet and
exercise. Studies show that kids who grow up in homes where healthy
foods and exercise are stressed are more fit, do better in school,
are less likely to get involved with alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
I've recommended Captain Fit's Guide to Good Health to all of
my patients with children between the ages of 7 and 12 - and they
all love it!"
Linda Napier, renowned author of Tender Medicine:
Touching the Heart, Healing The Hurt available on Amazon.com
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"Captain Fit has been extremely
well-received by my clients and their families. In fact, we're
all waiting for the next addition of CF's guide. They're engaging
and fun. Even I enjoy him."
S. Angier, Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Darien,
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father of 5 kids, trying to entertain and keep them interested
can be a challenge. My twin daughters aged 9 just love Captain
Fit and the activities. As they say, it makes learning fun, and
that earns Captain Fit a big 10/10 in our house.
Fraser J. Hay,
Royal Bank of Scotland and PSYBT businessman of the year.
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read with some surprising facts and figures – even to a
David Rothwell, Google
Internet Marketing Expert.
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In short, this is a book with everything. An appealing
character (with a fantastic logo!!), humour, fun activities, great
snack advice, recipes and lots of useful health information. It
is obvious that you know your target age group!!!
Annie Jones, Elementary school teacher..
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Testimonials for Captain Fit - Matthew E. Alleyne
Here is a selection of just some of the comments received about the Captain Fit.
“I loved Matthew's profile and the ingenious way he is attracting children to the importance of health and fitness, especially taking responsibility for their own fitness. He really made me smile and I am sure he is very much a child at heart. A great chap, I am sure many of us would benefit from knowing. Learning through fun is just so important. Maybe he will devise a system for the older age range!!”
“Already, after just a few days of introducing the idea of Captain Fit to my children, they are intrigued and keen to be Fitness Rangers - and we've not read the book thoroughly yet. I know that Matthew will be a wonderfully positive influence on how I help keep my children fit and healthy. His approach is perfect and I hope he goes far and wide with his message and influence. He's a good influence on me too! I'm a fan already.”
“Matthew is a definitely someone you want to connect with! A real man on a mission, determined to help more kids live happy and healthy lives - and what a worthy cause that is!! With his drive, energy and enthusiasm and his desire to make a difference to others, I know he is set for success. I highly recommend that you connect with him too!!”
“A very interesting profile - and cause! I think it's a fantastic idea, and to be honest I'm sure I can pick some good advice from it myself!”
“I have spent some time at your website... impressive project and I do pray that success comes to your efforts...our kids need it...I look forward to getting chance to review your book...certainly a tool the kids can read, understand and enjoy.”
Dr Bob Simpson
“I'm sure you've heard this from many, many people but let me add to the cry: Wow! What a great initiative on kid's health and fitness with Captain Fit!"
“I came across your details in Chrstine Clacey's BlackStar Health Club. I really like what you are doing and I would like to order 14 books for my children's school.”
Mindy Gibson- Klein
“My daughter starts school in September and I have suddenly become very aware of the issues surrounding children’s eating habits and lack of exercise. It would be great to see Captain Fit as part of the curriculum in the UK.”
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