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Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum

Join Jillian's hard-hitting weight loss boot camp right on your Nintendo Wii console.

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Fitness guru and trainer on NBC's super famous The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels has developed her own Wii fitness game called Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum. The games, which include 2009, 2010 and now the new 2011 versions, feature bootcamp-style workouts that you can select based upon your fitness level and workout preference.

Jillian also lends her voice to motivate you with her own fitness and lifestyle tips so that you can get the most out of your workout. As a strong proponent of getting in regular exercise, Michaels has created this game in order to stay current in the media fitness industry and combat the obesity epidemic of this country.

PRO
  • Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum series encourages exercise
  • Selection of workouts contain a variety of workout choices to choose from
  • Jillian Michaels is a well-known and well-respected fitness expert
  • Allows you to track your own workout progress with the resolution based monitoring system
  • Can be used from your own home
  • Nintendo Wii can be a positive fitness tool for the entire family
  • Offers first-person fitness with a story based mission where you shut down an evil drug corporation
  • Work out your entire body to reach your ultimate fitness goals
  • Enhance your results by adding the Wii Balance Board or Wii MotionPlus
  • Includes a high intensity mode to burn fat faster
CON
  • Must have a Nintendo Wii game player
  • May not appeal to those who don't like video games or tech gadgets
  • Initial release seems to have glitches
DIET and NUTRITION

Jillian's Wii game contains lifestyle tips that include healthy-eating tips and advice.

If you're looking for more of Jillian's specific brand of dieting- check out her complete online diet and fitness program, or the Jillian Michaels Meal Plan, which delivers her inspired recipes to your home.

EXERCISE

Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum Wii fitness series whether the 2009, 2010 or new 2011 edition challenge you as you improve your overall workout capacity from your own home. In using your Wii balance board, select the kind of workout, length of time and intensity level you prefer. The 2009 edition features a selection called Party Mode, in which you compete with another individual for a predetermined amount of time. And the 2010 series features a "Fitness Resolution" in which you plan your six-month workout routine with a training schedule and an "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.

The latest 2011 version of the game includes a high intensity workout mode to allow you to burn fat faster than ever. This new version also includes a Mission Mode where you work with Jillian to shut down Cureall, an evil food and drug corporation.

The games also include motion-based activities like ladder climbs, rowing and monkey bars. In addition, you'll get to track your progress by entering your own personal data as you work your way through the game.

CONCLUSION

Jillian Michaels is no stranger to fitness. In keeping with the current trend of fitness, she has developed her own Wii game, called the Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum. Now with three editions, the 2009, 2010 and the 2011 versions, this interactive video game allows you to exercise as hard as you want to and as long as you want to from the comfort of your own home, while being led by an expert. It also allows you to compete with others and track your own personal progress- both of which are important motivators for maintaining a consistent exercise routine.

If you've never been a fan of video games or workout videos, then this product may not be right for you. Then again, it might be a chance to mix-up your monotonous workout and try something new.

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Peggy

This game looked so great and when we got it home we were very dissapointed. The character does not move at all the way you want it to. It is nothing like wii fit. Played it for about 5 minutes..turned it off and put in wii fit. They should be paying everyone back that bought this game. What a huge ripoff. Surely someone tested this before putting it out.

posted Mar 6th, 2009 6:33 pm


Ih82work

This is so much more of a workout than the regular Wii Fit. The graphics aren't anything special, but I don't care about the graphics because I purchased it for a workout. The first time I used it I was sweating after 5 minutes, and that was on Light. I've been increasing my workout time and have moved up to Medium, and I'm sore all over! It's a great workout. You have to really pay attention to the instructions, and you have to know that it's registering your hand movements. The only time you need the balance board is if you want to weigh in. I love it, and am glad we bought it!

posted Feb 27th, 2009 10:44 am


Lisa

Like everyone I wish I would have read the reviews. It is very disappointing. The only work out I get is yelling at the tv screen. It is frustrating when the person doesn't move. ould nt recommend to anyone!!

posted Feb 21st, 2009 12:00 pm


Shonda

I was really excited to buy this game, I really like Jillian Michaels but after reading all the reviews this is one purchase I will not make.

posted Feb 12th, 2009 12:22 pm


rennbren

I'm so frustrated with this game. It does NOT work right with the Wii remotes. The workout you get is just from trying to get the game to respond to your moves. Wish I had done my research before wasting $40. Target won't take it back.

posted Feb 10th, 2009 4:53 pm


Lish

I liked it. At first I was like what is wrong with it. But now I do the custom work outs and I live. I worked out for 30 mins and was sweating my A** off!! and I am not overweight or that out of shape. I liked it!

posted Jan 29th, 2009 4:36 pm


Kathleen

Got this for xmas and today was the first time I used it. my game keeps freezing up! I've rest and tried again three times and it keeps happening. I'm so frusterated. I was really looking forward to this workout game.

posted Jan 23rd, 2009 4:53 pm


carol

The Moves are not very well explained -- like the Wii Fit. It doesn't judge your movements very well. Sometimes it hard to do want its asking you -- even though I'm moving and doing what it said. JUST DOESN'T EXPLAIN!! I like that it is continual movement for 5-60 minutes. But I would also like to choose the time of the intervals.

posted Jan 21st, 2009 10:43 pm


Sharon

I guess im in the middle.. I do wish i had read the reviews first though....The first time i tried this i was so frustrated too.. THEN.. my daughter came over and figured it out.. I think the biggest problem are the lack of instructions!!!! The grenade toss I found you had to have the wii remotes in your hand with the controls facing the floor...
NOt impressed but there isnt too much you can do after youve bought it :(

posted Jan 17th, 2009 10:06 am


cynthia

I have lost 10 pounds in two weeks doing this for 40 minutes a day.

posted Jan 15th, 2009 6:27 am


Jason

This is the worst game ever made. I dont know how it made it past the game testers!!!!


I bought this for my girlfriend. It was played for 5 minutes before we got pissed and gave up. I called the store I bought it from the next day to find out I could not return it....


posted Jan 11th, 2009 11:49 am


katt

didn't they test this game with real people before putting it out there live? what were they thinking? jillian surly had to test it didn't she? the contestants on the biggest loser?? because there are just way too many glitches in this thing for me to believe that anyone took the time to test it! my husband got it for me for christmas knowing how much i love my wii fit and how much i love the biggest loser and jillian. after me saying the f word and screaming at the tv, he decided to do some research for fear of a wii remote going through his big screen hd tv! lol. he comes back and explained what someone else explained before you have to move the remotes really fast. really??? then how do i do the movements while doing that?? and try jumping through tires while shaking your hands fast! not fun at all. why can the wii fit do it and this game can't? doesnt add up to me.
i am taking mine back. maybe with all the returns before me they wont give me a hassle

posted Jan 7th, 2009 5:25 pm


bb

omg, MY DAUGHTER WAS SO EXCITED TO GET ME THIS GAME FOR CHRISTMAS. I HAVE TRIED IT TWICE AND AM READY TO TOSS IT IN THE TRASH.

posted Jan 5th, 2009 10:00 pm


bb

horrible

posted Jan 5th, 2009 9:54 pm


Emily Jones

I bought it. Tried it and promptly sold it for $10.00. (Much less than what I paid for it.) But I hope the person who bought it from me knows what a good deal they got.

posted Jan 4th, 2009 1:40 am


amanda tubbs

this game was not what I had expected. The website makes it seem like it will be great. the controllers don't even recognize your movements. very disappointed.

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 5:25 pm


LIsa

The directions are basically non existent and I can't pick up the grenades. I wil return thisw product.

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 4:57 pm


Summer

i like it.it's pretty fun.i think you all should stop being mean.i play it for 15 minutes a day and everything adds up pretty well.i doesn't always follow your movements but for 85 percent of the time it does.and thats pretty good for me.i lost 660calories in about 1 week and a 1/2

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 8:50 pm


Sharon

I bought this yesterday and am also dissappointed. I did figure out most of the actions to get a workout and move my avatar. But so not a way I think burning calories should be done. I would love to see Jillian make up for this crappy endorsement.

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 3:36 pm


Traci

It is terrible. It does not work! It does not mimic your moves at all! Dont buy!

posted Jan 2nd, 2009 2:06 pm



 

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