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Fitness Dash (Bigfishgames.com)

DinerTown lost their first tug of war match and it’s up to Jo the Jogger to get the team in shape.  Can Jo bring healthy living back to this junk food eating town?

The plot of this game is simple; it’s about maintaining a regular exercise routine.  The Aesop is a bit ironic considering chances are the only body part the people who play this game are exercising is their hand.  Still, at least it doesn’t go overboard about the message.  Another thing is that Flo is the one who ruins things in the beginning instead of trying to get everyone back on track.

The game play is a typical Dash game.  You drag different customers to different cardio and strength training machines.  Some customers will request both and you’ll have machines for that purpose.  You can bring your customers some towels and juice when they request it.  You can also bring them water to help their mood.  When your customers have completed their workout, you drag them to the shower.  You have to reach the minimum goal if you want to advance but try for expert if you feel lucky.  Did I mention that you could purchase upgrades in between levels?  If that’s not enough, every ten levels, you have to participate in a Tetris style game in order to have a tug of war victory.

This game is very addictive.  I give it 6 out of 10; a good way to kill time.

Wii Fit

The minute you step on the Wii balance board, you are committing yourself to a healthier lifestyle.  You do yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance exercises.  Don’t forget to check your weight every day.

            I have to say that this game changed my life.  Not only do I have an alternative to the exercise bike, I can squeeze in a few minutes of working out when I don’t have the time.  Still, I don’t like that you have to check your weight every day.  You’re probably wondering what the difference between checking your weight on here and on a scale is.  Well, the scale not only weighs you, it weighs your clothes.  The balance board allows you to remove your clothes from the equation.  You can also do a couple of balance exercises to see how old you are physically.

            The yoga and strength exercises help tone your body.  You can change the gender of your trainer if you feel like it.  For yoga exercises, you have options that don’t even require the balance board.  For strength, you won’t need to use the balance board for some of the exercises, but you will need the Wii remote.  You can also change the number of repetitions you want to do for each strength exercise.  Oh, and do not do any exercises that require you to get on the floor if you have a very excited puppy unless there is someone else with you.

            The aerobic and balance exercises both have you use your own Mii in a fictional setting.  With aerobics, you are spinning a fictional hula-hoop, taking steps on the balance board, punching a fictional bag, and running at a steady pace.  The balance exercises have you pretending to be a goalie, catching fish as a penguin, walking a tight rope high in the air, and other things.  The aerobics exercises help you burn fat while the balance exercises-, well I’m sure you can figure out what those do.

            This game has creative ways of working out and keeps track of your weight.  I give this game 10 out of 10; it completely changed my life.  Just don’t get it as a birthday present for your girlfriend or your wife; it’s completely insulting.

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