Get Fit with Your Friends from FREE BIRDS and TV’s Toughest Trainer Chris Powell


Kids, we know it may seem more fun to live a lazy life of pizza, TV and fuzzy slippers like Reggie from FREE BIRDS, but if you want to be big and strong like Jake, it’s going to take work! That why we asked trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” Chris Powell, to share some tips to help you get moving and eat things that will keep you healthy. If you follow his plan, pretty soon you’ll have pecs and glutes as impressive as Jake’s!Tip #1: Eat Breakfast.  Mom is right, it really IS the most important meal of the day!  Eat something hearty that’s going to give you a lot of energy, like eggs and toast, or yogurt and granola. Start the day strong!

Tip#2: Get to school at least 15 minutes early for recess. Run, jump, climb, and play your favorite sports. You’ll get some extra time with your friends, you’ll get stronger and faster, and you’ll supercharge your body and mind for learning!

Tip #3: Eat fruit every chance you get!  Fruit is nature’s dessert, and comes in all kinds of fun flavors. You can never go wrong with classics like apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes and pineapple. But also try exploring new and crazy fruits, like starfruit or kiwi, grapples or mangoes!

Tip#4: Cut the soda. Any way you look at it, it’s just not good for you!  If you crave sweet beverages, try naturally sweetened waters!  There are all kinds of new flavorings for water coming out with natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit – find one that you love, and hydrate!

Tip #5: Be a lean and mean gamer.  When you’re done with your homework, instead of vegging out on the couch with your PS4 or Xbox 1, get up and try playing one of their MANY active games. Get off the couch and LIVE the game! Run, jump, balance, shoot…get involved in your video games and get fit in the process.

Enjoy the hit family comedy FREE BIRDS, and see Jake’s impressive physique in action, when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4th!

Disclaimer: ThinkJam asked me to share this feature with you and because my kids heart Free Birds and I heart Chris Powell and his mission to make America healthier, I couldn’t say no. Thanks for letting me share! 🙂

Chuck E. Cheese’s “Free Birds” Fun

Disclosure: I’m sharing an opportunity with my readers from Chuck E. Cheese’s at my own will. Opinions are 100% my own.

On our “popcorn and movie night” list this fall is “Free Birds“, the buddy comedy stars pizza-loving Reggie, voiced by Owen Wilson, and Jake, voiced by Woody Harrelson, as a turkey tag-team intent on taking turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu.

Because “Free Birds” is also Chuck E. Cheese’s big-screen debut, there is a lot of fun going on that I decided to share with you.

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s is giving all you turkeys a chance to win two movie tickets every day with Chuck E.’s Movie Matchup Sweepstakes! Trot on over to and bookmark it to play to win once a day through Nov. 30! (Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, who are 18 years or older.)
  • Additionally, Chuck E. Cheese’s locations will feature exclusive Free Birds merchandise and activities as part of the company’s fall in-store promotion. From collectable Rock-N-Wristbands available with any pizza purchase deal to printable activities for the kids, there are lots of fun and exciting activities surrounding the partnership!

I know my kids are excited about this movie, and I am thinking it would be quite fun to have a family date day – afternoon matinee and then dinner and games at Chuck E. Cheese’s! What do you think?

Chuck E. Cheese's Free Birds