There are all kinds of Wii games out now that claim to give
ya good exercise, but you’ve been a li’l suspicious. After all, how could a TV
do anything but make you into a couch potato? Well, here are the deets on how
gamers can get in a good workout while still doing what they love.
Rock out to your fave
Just Dance 3, the
newest in a long line of dancing games, is not only super fun, but it’s also a
fab workout. There’s a “Just Sweat” mode where you can pick either the quick
and easy “Free Session” to bust some serious calories with your girlies, or you
can go for the “7-Day Challenge,” which gives you a full week of fitness. The
best part is that by doing these workouts, you still get to unlock stuff and
enjoy the fun songs and choreography that comes with the normal dance mode.
Feels like a game, but it drops those calories like you won’t believe!
Tip: Focus on
filling up your “Mojo Meter” to unlock cool stuff – it’ll keep ya goin’ when
you’re runnin’ low on motivation.
For sporty sistahs
For exercise junkies, EA
Sports Active 2 offers just plain working out. No question if these moves
are legit – there are over 70 activities that range from just running in place
to skateboarding courses where you jump over obstacles. Although this game
needs lots of different components to work, it’s totally worth it. You can use
things like the heart rate monitor to track the deets from your workouts and
even share them online.
Tip: Be sure to
put in all your personal info, like height and weight, so that your fitness readings
are as accurate as possible.
Be a big-time winner
If you’re serious about slimming down, so is The Biggest Loser Challenge. It’ll keep
track of your goals for you as the weeks progress, and there are tons of
different workouts to keep ya focused. If you like watchin’ the show, this game
will make you feel like a part of it with activities that mirror the ones on
Tip: For an extra
health boost, you can check out recipes and advice for fitness from the pros
under the “Health and Lifestyle” category.
For gals who like a li’l adventure, Active Life Explorer will take ya right outta your living room and
into an epic Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt. You do have to buy a special
mat for it, but this game it totally worth it. There are 24 different
activities that’ll keep ya coming back for more exercise every day. And if ya
get to the end of the storyline, there are “treasure trials” that’ll let you unlock
new excitement so that your workout never gets old.
Tip: It’s super
fun to compete with your bestie by splitting the mat and seeing who can get the
What are your fave
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 6/24/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN games, Wii, dance workouts, workouts