Top 4 Fitness Video Games

There are those of us who need that extra level of mental stimulation to help motivate us to exercise. Fitness video games can be a cool way to accomplish that. Here’s the SelfwareSource list of the top 4 fitness video games.

Fitness Video Game: Wii Fit Plus (Wii)

Wii Fit Plus, from Nintendo, is a welcome improvement from its predecessor as it features 15 new balance games and 6 new strength training. It allows you to customize your exercise routines to focus on specific body parts; and if you are “too busy”, you have the option of choosing between 20-, 30-, or 40-minute workouts. And just like the original, it uses the same scale-like controller, the Balance Board, to calculate your weight and Body Mass Index (BMI).  Although it doesn’t go beyond yoga and muscle activities, it’s still one of the most effective games in the market today in aiding you to improve your balance and strength. Overall it’s a fun game and an excellent alternative to gyms and fitness clubs.


Price: $55


Fitness Video Game: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Xbox 360)

Touted as the most impressive fitness game for the Xbox 360, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is a controller-free, fitness simulation game that doesn’t disappoint. This interactive fitness product offers an assortment of cardio and muscle routines that are especially designed to suit your fitness requirements. It employs the remarkable Microsoft Kinect Sensor to ‘see’ you clearly by tracking more than 50,000 points on your body. It also calculates your body size and structure by utilizing a hand-motion menu to enter pertinent details like age, weight, and exercise habit. This is to ensure that you don’t exercise beyond what your body can handle. Your Shape Fitness Evolved is easy to follow, and gives you instant and accurate feedback.


Price: $35

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Fitness Video Game: EA Sports Active 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii)

With its wireless control system that tracks your movement and monitors your performance, EA Sports Active 2 is a powerful tool designed for people who are serious about getting fit. Featuring arm and leg motion sensors that stay out of the way during training, EA Sports Active 2 has over 70 exercises that help you improve your agility, coordination, and muscle endurance. With a number of activities that target upper- and lower-body, and cardio, it enables you to create a personalized training program to suit your needs. It also monitors your heart rate and has a virtual personal trainer that guides you every step of the way and gives you that extra motivational boost.


Price: $30


Fitness Video Game: The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout (Xbox 360, Wii)

Whether you are a fan of the television series or not, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout is an exciting exercise simulation game that is sure to kick you off the couch. Making an appearance in two of these interactive and dynamic games are the show’s hardcore trainers, Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper. The product features more than 125 exercises in various categories such as upper body, lower body, core, cardio, and yoga. And just like the show, there are no mini games here for casual challenges – only serious workouts. Also, the Xbox 360 with Kinect version offers a number of exciting features to optimize your workout experience like video diaries and a supportive network of online workout friends.


Price: $15


Staying fit is a commitment. But thanks to these fitness video games, you can now break a sweat in a fun, convenient, and effective way (without having to go to the meet market…I mean gym).