Keep up the fitness programme with your games console

We’re almost half-way through January 2011 and, hopefully, you’ve been sticking to the New Year’s resolution that you set yourself just after Christmas.

If, like many thousands of others, you have committed to slimming down and losing a few pounds in 2011, you’re probably getting into the swing of a fitness regime at your local gym. Now, without trying to scaremonger you, the mid-point in January is usually when people begin to trail off from their fitness plan. Their gym trial might be coming to an end or they may simply be finding that regular exercise is too difficult to fit into their busy lifestyles.

If that is the case, and you are finding that the gym environment either isn’t to your taste or is proving just too difficult to fit into your lifestyle, it might be worth considering fun ways in which you can work out at home – and for considerably less than what a 12 month gym membership would cost you.

One of the fastest growing forms of exercise in recent years has been computer based exercise and, thanks to the recent launches of the XBOX Kinect and Playstation Move, that growth looks set to continue in 2011.

The attraction for many is obvious. Loading up the Wii, Xbox and Playstation in the comfort of their own home, being guided through the exercise and having a constant track of your progress. Throw in the fact that there is no running in the cold and rain, no queuing for treadmills and no over-priced drinks from the vending machine, and it’s clear why computer-based exercise is increasingly popular.

The Nintendo Wii was the first console to really bring the idea of computer exercise to the fore and with Wii Fit, Nintendo were on to an early winner. The Wii Fit sold out soon after launch and today, millions are in homes worldwide.

If you want to join those people in getting fit with the Nintendo Wii, then why not take a peek at this fantastic Nintendo fitness bundle? With this kit you get the Wii console, the Wii balance board, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games Get Fit with Mel B game and a Mel B Step Riser. All of this comes in at a fantastic £279.00.

With Mel B’s fitness game, you can really get into shape with a range of workouts suitable for every level of ability. After a good aerobic workout, you can also enjoy a fun game of tennis, golf, boxing or even water skiing with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.

If you are looking for a workout that is a little more intensive, consider EA Sports Active 2, which is available for the Xbox Kinect, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii.

With EA Sports active, the focus is on slightly more intensive exercise. The system uses Total Body Tracking, a feature is powered by motion sensors in leg and arm straps that provide complete freedom of motion. Additionally, it will feature a heart rate monitor that provides constant on-screen monitoring, allowing users to capture intensity and optimize performance over time.

Finally, the UK version of The Biggest Loser has hit our TV screens so what better way to get into the show with the Biggest Loser Challenge Wii game?

Whilst Davina is putting the contestants through their paces, you can work under the guidance of the no-nonsense trainers from the American show. Why not challenge some of your family members to see who can be the biggest loser in your home?

With such a range of fitness orientated games, there’s no reason not to keep the fitness regime going well into 2011. Whether you have a Wii, Playstation or Xbox, take a look at the ways in which you can get fit in fun, familiar surroundings.

13th January 2011
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Games News 5 October 2011

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