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Title:Instant Recess DVD and Users Guide
Pub. date: May 2008
Edition: First
Includes: DVD and guide book
Audience: Children
Language: English
Description:The Instant Recess DVD features a ten minute physical activity break that can be used anytime and anywhere. If you need help getting youth energized during the day or just want to have some fun while being active, Instant Recess is for you. All that is needed is space to move around, comfortable clothing, and an "I can" attitude.
Funding Source: California Department of Health, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,
Professional Athletes Council, UCLA School of Public Health
Developer: Network For a Healthy California
Organization: California Department of Public Health
Phone: 1-888-328-3483
Length: 15 minutes
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: Permission needed to copy.
Reviewers Comments:

Instant Recess includes an introduction with notable athletes, a 12 minute warm up, workout, and cool down. The host athlete demonstrates the moves, and each exercise is broken down into 10 count segments. No equipment is required to perform the exercises.

If an educator wants to preview the resource before ordering it, he or she can view the entire video online at Instant Recess's website. The website opens to a blank media player, but pressing the play button will start the video. The video appears a little dated, but the developers state that newer versions are being created.

Also a User's Guide is included.

View/download files: 
Link to Instant Recess Video (html):
User Guide (PDF 1.70 MB):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: California Department of Public Health
    Contact: Customer Service
    Mail: P.O. Box 997377, MS7204
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
    Order URL:
    Cost: 1.95 per DVD
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
User FeedbackDate
Very engaging and fun and upbeat! Wish there were more DVDs like this!2012-06-27

I love the concept of Instant Recess for the workplace. The moves are great and can be easily employed in most work settings!
    –Elizabeth Grabosky

Amazing resource. Thank you!2011-02-11

This is a WONDERFUL video! I wish there were a whole set like this!2010-08-05

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