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 balance board, biggest loser, ea sports active, Exergaming, fitness, jillian, wii, Wii Fit, your shape. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.