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La Union Elementary dances it out with Just Dance

Michelle Garza Staff members at La Union Elementary have figured out a way to reach their entire school with only one Nintendo Wii, one screen and one room. The school in southern New Mexico has been using Just Dance as their beginning morning activity each day to give students extra physical activity. Staff members initially got […]

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010

Cover of Jillian Michaels Game

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 is the sequel to Julian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 where players enter a “hell week-style” boot camp packed with new features and energetic workout modes that fully utilize the motion capabilities of the Wii Remote and the Wii Balance Board accessory. Under Jillian Michaels’ expert guidance, players engage in lively […]

Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009

Jillian Michael’s Fitness Ultimatum 2009 was the first game of its type to combine a celebrity fitness trainer with the Wii and the Wii Balance Board accessory. Though the game is compatible with the balance board, it is not a requirement. Under Jillian’s expert guidance you can pursue a focused workout through exercise routines with […]

Daisy Fuentes Pilates

Daisy Fuentes Pilates features 10 different exercises with three different difficulty levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Challenging. The game is balance board compatible, but it is not required for all of the exercises, however it is beneficial to have if you would like to be able to get the most out of your workout. You start […]

Walk It Out!

Walk It Out! is a low impact rhythm-based fitness game, in which the player walks to the beat of a wide range of songs from various genres. The game actually has over 120 musical tracks that can be unlocked as you play through the game. Walk It Out! has a very easy-to-use control scheme and […]

Just Dance

Just Dance is a rhythm/dancing game designed especially for the Wii. Unlike other dancing titles, there’s nodance pad controller required. Instead, up to four players can dance together at once, each using a Wii Remote to follow the choreographed motions of the silhouetted character on-screen. Just Dance features more than 30 licensed tracks covering a […]

Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Games

In Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, you have 16 characters to choose from in order to compete at stylized Olympic venues. The game provides you with authentic sports and events to choose from including track and field, archery, skeet shooting, gymnastics, and more. Mario and Sonic deliver 24 different events, where you can […]

A Wii bit of physical activity

The Cooper Institute Blog recently reported some figures on the calories burned by playing 30 minutes of Wii Sports games verses playing 30 minutes of the real thing. The figures were based on a study that was described in the 2008 July/August issue of ACE FitnessMatters, the magazine for members of the American Council on […]

Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout

Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout is a personal training experience for the Wii. It offers a more intense cardio workout than most Wii fitness games and includes exercises such as cardio boxing, running, and jump roping. The game also includes Wii Balance Board compatible exercises, such as squats, back and abdominal training and push ups, to […]

Funding Information

© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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