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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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Scott

I was so excited about picking this up since the games for th Wii fit board weren't challenging anymore. While the concept of this game is fantastic and opens up the possibilities for the Wii to be the core of home fitness, the game has some MAJOR programming glitches. The response time between the Wii board, the controller and the actual game is terrible! TERRIBLE, its practically nonexistent! You can litterally start the game, put the controllers on the couch and it responds as if you are actually doing the exercises while Jillian is telling you that you are doing a great job! I've seen reports of this all over the web, so I know that its not just my copy of the game. They obviously pushed this game out the door before they worked the bugs out of it. This by far is THE WORST Wii game I've ever played! I feel like somebody just stole $40 out of my wallet. The game programmers for this should be fired and Jillian Michaels should kick their butts! She probably could too. I mean its HER name on the game. They need to do what MGM did for the botched DVD release of the "Back to the Future trilogy", which is to POST A RECALL NOTICE for every single one of these games. You fill out a form on the web and they send you a self addressed postage paid envelope to mail the faulty disc. They then send purchasers the updated FIXED version when its ready for FREE! PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME!

posted Oct 25th, 2008 10:01 pm


Nancy

I purchased this game the day it was released. I was so excited to go home and try it........ but I was so disappointed. The choices of characters are extremely limited, the workout clothes, and colors are really dull. When I set "myself" up, I wanted to see someone close to what I am now.... all the women to choose from were already skinny, I wanted to be able to see myself "change". I expected this to be so cool, considering I think Jillian rocks, but am so disappointed..... I rather just do my Wii Fit, that's a lot more fun, and my little person looks like me.... oh the running is boring, you have the same scenery over and over, the cannon ball exercise is horrible, and well, all I'll say is I warned you.

posted Oct 25th, 2008 9:34 pm


Heidi

At first I was real excited about this game, but after trying it several times I returned it. Character response time was poor, character reaction was very poor, and the graphics were terrible. And some of the exercises just did not respond properly, i.e. the tire run, the log jumping, log walk, grenade throw, and kicking bag (not using your leg when kicking). With the exercises I did enjoy, the monkey bars and the cannon load, I was able to adapt the exercise benefit of those and find them from my Wii Fit. The major plus of buying this game (though again returned), was I was able to reinforce my other exercise.

posted Oct 24th, 2008 12:37 am


Angie

I can say I'm glad i tried this game. I love it. So much better then the wii fit. Will still do the body test on wii fit but this is the game to go. So much better then exercise videos too. I recommend this game to everyone.

posted Oct 23rd, 2008 12:41 pm


Lynn C.

I bought this game today and so far I am loving it. I haven't done all of the exercises yet, but I love how you customize options. You have 5-60 minute options and easy to hard options. That and you can build your own workout by choosing 5 components. If you have a Wii, than I would consider this "game." It says you don't necessarily have to have the Wii Fit. I love this companion to my Wii Fit.

posted Oct 22nd, 2008 10:15 pm


Laura

This sounds like a great leap forward from Wii Fit which I think I've outgrown - need something more gutsy now but Wii Fit has given me the appetite! Are US Wii games compatible with European consoles? Is this Wii game being released in the UK at the same time?

posted Oct 6th, 2008 1:38 am


Andi R.

See, this doesn't make me feel so bad about having a video game in my house w/ the kids. They can do this too and think it's so much fun. Already pre-ordered mine!!

posted Oct 4th, 2008 6:12 pm



 

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