Get with the Game! More Fitness Games for the Wii Fit Plus

There’s just something about the Wii Fit Plus that makes folks want to exercise — probably because playing the fitness games doesn’t feel much like exercise. The Wii Fit Plus is a lot of fun and there are lots of built-in exercise “classes” to try out.

The cardio-based exercises on the Wii Fit Plus offer a great workout that are high on calorie-burning and big on fun. Games such as: Hula Hoop, Rhythm boxing , Free Step, and Basic Run. Other standard games for the Wii Fit Plus also include: yoga, balance and strength coaching.

But, no matter how much fun the free games are, eventually you’re going to want to try out a few of the after-market games for the Wii Fit Plus.

There are shelves and shelves of third-party accessories and games designed especially for Wii Fit players. These games all make use of the Wii Fit Balance Board, so although you will pay extra for the game at least you won’t have to buy any additional accessories for your Wii Fit.

EA Sports Active: The most expensive of the trio, EA Sports Active takes a holistic approach to fitness. The game’s strongest selling point is the way that it ties together nutrition and lifestyle. EA offers up individual fitness routines or a full on 30-day challenge. Sports Active uses the balance board, but also includes a few extra accessories that can be used for lower and upper body workouts.

gold’s Gym Cardio Workout: There are few men that don’t know the reputation of Gold’s Gym. This branded exercise game offers a series off fitness games built around a boxing theme. There’s shape boxing (which includes rhythm boxing), boxing examination and exercise mode. Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout has six different boxing lessons with varying degrees of difficulty. Much like it sounds, examination boxing is a set of quizzes or challenges designed to test what you’ve learned. Gold’s exercise mode is a collection of skill-building lessons that will have players punching, dodging and practicing their rhythm.

Jillian Michael’s Fitness Ultimatum 2009: Ah, Jillian. This powerhouse trainer from TV’s The Biggest Loser has her face on an ever-growing number of products. However, it’s more than just popularity. She knows how to get results. Fitness Ultimatum is a boot camp-style exercise game. Players will paddle down a river, throw paint-filled grenades, rush through tire runs, obstacle courses and more. Routines are suggested based on the goals and parameters that you set: weight loss, intervals or strength training.

When you’re ready to step up your Wii Fit challenge with a new set of games, consider these games a good place to start.

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