Chapter 14. Ten Other Wii Fitness Workout Programs

Although this book covers three of the most popular Wii fitness titles in Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010, these are by no means your only options. Besides the original Wii Fit and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009, and the expansion pack for EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, EA Sports Active: More Workouts, there are plenty of other ways to satisfy your Wii fitness needs.

Some of these programs function more like interactive workout DVDs, while others are considerably more advanced and come with their own accessories.

Active Life

Namco Bandai's Active Life games, which consist of 2008's Active Life: Outdoor Challenge and 2009's Active Life: Extreme Challenge, each come with something called the Active Life mat. In conjunction with the Wii Remote, the large mat allows one or two players to control the onscreen action with their hands and feet. Unlike the rigid Balance Board, the flexible Active Life mat is more like the popular dance pad controllers that support running and jumping. Unlike dance pads, which are typically intended for one person, the Active Life mat supports up to two players at once. Although the Active Life games are targeted primarily to children, the activities can be enjoyed by the entire family.

The Active Life games feature a training mode for different body parts, but they're less about traditional workouts and more about having what we call ...

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