Product Type: THQ Wii games
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Serious weight loss programme
The Biggest Loser (Wii)
Member Name: tangoman84
The Biggest Loser (Wii)
Advantages: Well designed, high intesity workout programme, good value for money, good game depth
Disadvantages: Very intensive and maybe too much for those looking for casual fitness workouts
With the huge wave of fitness games being released on the Wii of late (much like the old video and dvd fitness releases used to be) it is now becomming more and more difficult to know which one is best suited to your needs.
I spotted this game on Play.com for £9.99 the other day and so decided to give it a chance even though I have never watched the show itself or know much of its trainers. I already have a few fitness games for the Wii including Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus, My Fitness Coach Cardio Workouts and more but decided that the best way to not get bored and out of the swing of things was to try to have a variety so that I could move onto another game if I felt boredom coming.
So what are my impressions of this game? Well the first thing that I noticed is in the introduction video it is described as an interactive fitness programme and so this imediately made me feel this was not just some silly game but that the people behind this wanted it to be focussed on results.
Entering into the game it is much like anything in that you need to set up a profile in order to save your progress but in this you also are asked to select a character from the game in order to show the weight loss happening as you progress throughout the game.
I registered, selected a character and then moved onto selecting a trainer with my option being the female trainer. I decided to set my goals and opt for a 4 week programme in order to get a feel for the game and moved onto having a workout session which lasted 20 minutes and was fairly intense for a first workout with it obvious that this is not here to make you feel good about wanting to lose the weight but more so about pushing you to make the improvements (this is something I am guessing maybe the same as the show itself).
The training regime I did included the use of my Wii balance board and had such exercises as squats, side steps, wood chopping and more in a set out regime where the trainer is doing the exercise with you (you being the character you selected) and telling you to keep it up and give it your best as you see stars appearing to show you are doing well and a calorie loss counter also going at the bottom of the screen (all too slow for all of us I know).
The game has good graphics and is well thought out but if you are looking for a nice easy workout then this is not for you but if like me you are being serious about weight loss then this may well give you some good results.
- Intensive workout programmes
- Good graphics and sound
- Simple to navigate layout
- Recipe ideas and more make this more than just a workout game
- Game is merchandise of hugely popular show which is known for getting results
- Very intensive workouts so not for those who aren't committed
This game is one which I am sure will give excellent weight loss results but may not offer the fun factor of many of the other fitness games out there so think carefully before going with thie option.
Summary: A good fitness programme but one that needs commitment to get the best of it
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