I should start by introducing myself. I'm not affiliated with Nutrisystem nor Nintendo. I'm just a guy who's been on the chunky side for as long as I can remember. I've joined gyms, bought exercise equipment, and tried diets. But I get bored after 5 minutes on a treadmill. And I love good food. Sound like anyone you know?
But it's the 21st century, and with it comes two giant leaps for mankind. First, a diet plan that doesn't involve complex calculations, group meetings, or bizarre rituals like removing the buns from hamburgers. Second, a video game system that not only gets you off your butt, but gets your butt off you. I've heard good things about both Wii fitness games and the Nutrisystem weight loss program, but I figured I'd see what happens when I put the two of them together. Follow my progress!
Tweet With Wii U-only offerings like Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club, as well as first-party titles like Pikmin 3 and Super Mario 3D getting impressive reviews, you may be thinking about getting a Wii U. Granted, in the last few weeks the Xbox One and the PS4 have stolen most of the thunder, […]
Posted on 7 December 2013 | 9:58 pm
Tweet Zumba Fitness World Party is the latest version of Zumba Fitness to hit the Wii (for those keeping score, the other versions have been Zumba Fitness, Zumba Fitness 2, and Zumba Fitness Core. This review is for the Wii version, but I’ll follow up with a separate review on the Wii U version. When […]
Posted on 9 November 2013 | 9:51 am
Tweet Well, it’s been a pretty busy week for Wii fitness fans. We’ve seen Wii Fit U, and I’m expecting Zumba Fitness: World Party any day from GameFly now. After being neglected for a long time, it looks like active gaming is seeing a little bit of a resurgence. Let’s hope it lasts. Of course, […]
Posted on 8 November 2013 | 12:28 am
Tweet This post is part three of a three-part review of Wii Fit U. Read part 1 and part 2 to learn everything you need to know about Wii Fit U! As most people know by now, Nintendo has a special deal for anyone who’s a Wii U owner and already owns a Wii Balance Board. If you download […]
Posted on 3 November 2013 | 8:47 pm
Tweet This post is part two of a three-part review of Wii Fit U. Read part 1 and part 3 to learn everything you need to know about Wii Fit U! Continuing our review of Wii Fit U, you start off the game in Wii Fit Plaza, where you’ll see a list of all the Miis have have Wii […]
Posted on 2 November 2013 | 1:33 am
Tweet Wii Fit U is the sequel to Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, and is playable only on the Wii U. Clearly Nintendo is hoping that they’ll strike lightning again and that at least some of the 42 million people out there who own a Wii Balance Board will not only decide to dust […]
Posted on 1 November 2013 | 8:03 pm
Tweet Just Dance 2014, as all of its predecessors, is a great video game, but it can be a bit of a dilemma for parents. On the one hand, it’s a great way to have fun as a family and to get some great exercise. But on the other hand, some parents may feel uncomfortable with […]
Posted on 23 October 2013 | 7:49 pm
Tweet While I have (and will continue to) spend the majority of time on this blog reviewing the Wii and Wii U for fitness, there’s a new competitor for fitness gaming that I wanted to bring to your attention. No, it’s not the Playstation 4, and it’s not even the Xbox One. It’s your iPad, […]
Posted on 13 October 2013 | 6:51 pm
Tweet I’ve reviewed every Just Dance game since the original on in 2009. While I’ve given the spin-offs and rip-offs less-than-stellar reviews, the main games in the series (Just Dance and Just Dance 2, 3, and 4) have always gotten 5 out of 5 stars from me. While the basic mechanics of the game have […]
Posted on 9 October 2013 | 11:08 pm
Tweet I’m going to make a bit of a bold prediction. As we’ve mentioned, Nintendo will be allowing owners of the Balance Board to download Wii Fit U for free to try for a month starting on 11/1/13, and will unlock the FULL game (retailing for $49.99) for free for anyone who purchases the $19.99 […]
Posted on 5 October 2013 | 3:59 pm
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