Pro athletes and trainers put five Wii workout games to the test

In an article in today’s Boston Globe, five Wii games – Your Shape, Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010, Wii Fit Plus, The Biggest Loser and EA Sports Active – were tested by three trainers, a pro soccer player and a pro hockey player.

Your Shape, which has recently been discounted to $20 at Amazon (at that price, even I’m tempted) and Biggest Loser got fairly high marks for being effective and entertaining.  The ex-Army trainer who took Jillian for a spin thought she made his drill sergeant seem nice, and EAS Active kind of brought up the rear, due to – perhaps a little unfairly – being thought of as too easy.

This would be good reading for someone looking for a comparison of Wii workouts.  Plus, there’s a fun, ESPN-ish video accompanying the article:


Posted on May 6, 2010, in Exergames in the news, Exergaming, Game reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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