7 Best Wii Games for a Great Workout ...

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7 Best Wii Games for a Great Workout ...
7 Best Wii Games for a Great Workout ...

Remember when video games were something you played after you spent the afternoon riding your bike or chasing your brothers around the back yard? Now kids sit indoors and don’t play outside at all, which researchers have said is contributing to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity. Well, not all video games are bad! Some encourage kids (and grown-ups!) to get up and move! If you’re looking for an alternative to sedentary video games, here are the 7 best Wii games for a great workout!

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Wii Fit plus

Wii Fit plus Price: $17.99 to $19.99 at gamestop.com
The first time I used the Wii Fit balance board, I nearly broke every bone in my foolish body, but now it’s like second nature, and I can see and feel the benefits of improved balance. This game is an improvement on the first Wii Fit game, with the addition of Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu.

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Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 Price: $17.99 to $19.99 at gamestop.com
You’ve seen her kick butt as a personal trainer on TV’s “The Biggest Loser,” now see what she can do for you! She’s designed this game to help you get fit, and stay fit, using a boot-camp Hell Week style, set on a rugged tropical island. I love it… it’s such a great workout, and I really liked the built-in calendar to track my progress!

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Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 is a great game to help you stay fit and healthy. This game is designed by the famous personal trainer from TV's "The Biggest Loser", Jillian Michaels. It uses a boot-camp style and is set on a rugged tropical island. The game also has a built-in calendar to track your progress. It is available to purchase from gamestop.com for $17.99 to $19.99. This game can be a great way to get in shape and stay fit, while having fun at the same time.

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EA Sports Active: More Workouts

EA Sports Active: More Workouts Price: $17.99 to $19.99 at gamestop.com
Work your whole body and get fit with this cool new game from EA Sports! It’s got so many exercises, all of them geared to make you stronger and more flexible. I like the 6-week challenge feature, and the wide variety of workouts makes it exciting… you’ll never be bored.

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My Fitness Coach 2: Workout & Nutrition

My Fitness Coach 2: Workout & Nutrition Price: $19.99 to $29.99 at gamestop.com
Most of these Wii games are great workouts, but what about the other half of being fit — proper nutrition? This game has that covered, too, with 130 healthful recipes, and a variety of trainers in so many disciplines, from dance to cardio to boxing. Something for everyone, for sure!

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Yoga

Yoga Price: $22.99 to $29.98 at gamestop.com
I love yoga, but it can be intimidating to start a class at a studio when you’re not sure what to expect. This Wii game is a great way to get started, and it’s so much fun! You’ll increase your fitness and flexibility without the embarrassment of turning yourself into an ungainly pretzel in front of strangers.

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Yoga is a popular form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility, and relaxation. This Wii game, priced between $22.99 to $29.98, offers a convenient and fun way to practice yoga in the comfort of your own home. It is especially beneficial for beginners who may feel intimidated by attending a class at a studio. The game provides a variety of poses and routines to choose from, allowing users to customize their workout based on their fitness level and goals. In addition to improving physical health, yoga has been shown to have numerous mental health benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety. Overall, this Wii game is a great option for those looking to incorporate yoga into their fitness routine.

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All Star Cheer Squad 2

All Star Cheer Squad 2 Price: $17.99 to $19.99 at gamestop.com
Who knew cheerleading was such a good workout? I mean, aside from real-life cheerleaders, did anyone ever suspect that bouncing, kicking, and turning could be so… strenuous? It’s also fun! It’s a lot like dance, and will kick up your cardio workout for sure.

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Family Party: Fitness Fun

Family Party: Fitness Fun Price: $19.99 at gamestop.com
This game looks like so much fun, doesn’t it? It’s not out yet (it ships September 7) but from the previews I’ve seen, it looks like it will be great! It looks like there will be different sports and events, and that you’ll be able to compete with other family members and friends. I can’t wait!

I’ve tried most of these Wii games, and they’re fantastic! I get as good of a workout from these, especially the Yoga and Wii Fit Plus, as I do at the gym! These will definitely get your kids, and probably your whole family, up and moving. Which of these Wii games do you think is the best workout? Which is too easy, or just doesn’t work for you? Please let me know!

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