Everything is changing these days and the digital world is taking over. Have you ever played video games? Well, most video games in the past have required very little or no physical activity. But now, digital workout games are becoming far more popular than actually working out itself.
The latest video craze is thanks to the Wii and complimentary games like Wii Fit and EA Sports Active. These “exergames” have made fitness enjoyable by allowing physical activity to be fun, challenging, and adventurous. These fitness video games are great for improving eye-hand coordination, balance, stability, and stamina; all of which you can do at the gym as well. Read Full Post >
Stuck in traffic? Waiting for the doctor? Conference call will never end? Then it’s the perfect time to do some bicep curls. Well, it is if you have an iPhone. The new REPS iPhone app lets you use the phone as a virtual free weight to burn calories and tone muscle. Read Full Post >
The new Wii Fit Plus is the latest creation by Ninetendo and features all of the bells and whistles of one of the top-selling home entertainment games of all time.
Just released during the first week of October, the Wii Fit Plus has a few added tricked-out features which will help inspire even the glued-to-the-television couch-potatoes to stand up, press play and get moving.
The latest version includes more exercises like three additional yoga, three additional strength-training workouts and mini-games to its original menu of workouts, in addition to expert guidance that teaches you how to get the most calorie burn out of your workout. Read Full Post >
Just in time for fall, Jillian Michaels is adding to her Wii Fit library with the Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2010 for Wii and Jillian Michaels’ Pocket Trainer 2010 for Nintendo DS.
As a follow-up to her Fitness Ultimatum 2009, this new game challenges players to a Hell Week-style boot camp featuring one-on-one workouts and all-new core exercises in cardio training, strength training, and balance training super-set routines. The game includes new additions like the “Fitness Resolution” in which you plan your six-month workout routine with a training schedule and the “Exercise with Jillian” component, which provides you with a one-on-one game with a 3D avatar of Jillian Michaels that demonstrates pre-made or custom routines. Read Full Post >
UPDATE: Congratulations to MyDIR user Hillsa. He logged in to MyDIR using Facebook Connect and won the EA Sports Active.
Last month the new EA Sports Active was released. It’s a revolutionary new fitness game for the Wii that came with much hype. We finally got a chance to try it for ourselves, and have to say we’re quite pleased with the results.
We found the EA Sports Active to be superior to its Wii fitness competitors because it seamlessly mimicked our movements, set-up was simple, and by the end we felt like we’d completed a legitimate workout. Sweat, shortness of breath and all!
Watch our demo now, and then learn how you can get the EA Sports Active for yourself!