Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Now that's more like it !

Our library carries games for the Wii and the Xbox 360, so you are able to try out some of the titles before making the investment. A very good thing considering the expense, and some games are not as fun as you think they might be. Recently they added Jillian Micheals Fitness Ultimatum 2009, and I put it on reserve to try out. We have Wii Fit, which is a great game for strengthening your core muscles and balance, but not long enough to do any real calorie burn. There is also the problem with the Wii balance board not supporting weights of above 330 lbs. My son is still too heavy to use the board. So when I heard about this game, I was optimistic.

Our copy became available last night and we got to try it out. All I can say is that's more like it ! It gives you a definate, calorie burning sustained workout that will leave you breathing heavy and feeling the burn ! It works with either two remotes or remote and numchuck or balance board, and has a great multiplayer function where you can challenge an opponant for a calorie burn. Best thing is that son and i can work out together with this and have a blast. I give it a definate thumbs up, and i am going to head out this weekend to buy a copy. It gives me more of a feeling of work out than walking, my bike or stair climbing. And Jillian encourages you- not like she does on The Biggest Loser where she threatens !


Skye's the Limit said...

Sounds like you have an awesome library! How cool to be able to test out the games before buying.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

The games just started this year, and at first I was not too happy about it . However, it does give a great opportunity to try things before you buy. They are also now loaning these books on MP3 players. I did not even know such things existed ! It has come a long way from just books and records at the library to be sure !