Exercise

  • Wii Fit Plus coming October 4th, priced at $20

    Nintendo has officially announced Wii Fit Plus, a somewhat incremental upgrade to its wildly-popular Wii Fit exercise program. The price of the Wii Fit bundle, which will include the new Wii Fit Plus along with the Balance Board apparatus, will remain at $99 while the standalone version of the game will cost $19.99. It’s set to release here in the US on October 4th. Read More

  • Quick hands-on: Perfect Pushup V2

    The Fitness Fairy just dropped off the Perfect Pushup V2, from Perfect Fitness. So consider this a quick hands-on, not a full review. (Give me a few days for that.) My first thoughts, compared to the mobile unit I reviewed a few months ago: my God the handles are a lot more comfortable. Read More

  • President Obama: Don't spend all day playing video games; go exercise!

    Let’s not dwell on this for too long, since it’s largely a non-issue. President Obama, speaking to the American Medical Association (mostly about health care, such as it is), listed “video games” as a potential bad guy… for your health. You know, sitting on a couch all day long trying to rack up Achievements. Read More

  • NBC notices Wii exercise games, taps THQ for 'Biggest Loser' version

    NBC’s The Biggest Loser, a hit reality TV show that pits real-life overweight contestants against each other to see who can lose the most weight, will be coming to the Nintendo Wii and DS later this year. Read More

  • Nintendo to announce Wii Fit Plus next week?

    You guys down with Wii Fit or what? Loose talk around the internet seems to indicate that we’ll all be hearing about something called Wii Fit Plus at E3 next week. Read More

  • Cobblestone treadmill patent would eliminate running on pesky smooth surface

    A patent just came across the tubes a moment ago for a treadmill with “a simulated cobblestone running surface,” the idea supposedly being that running on a flat, smooth treadmill belt doesn’t simulate the harsh old-timey cobblestone streets of Anytown, USA. Read More

  • Review: Yes, the Perfect Pushup

    About two years ago I first started seeing commercials for The Perfect Pushup on TV. The pitch was impressive and seemed perfectly tailored to someone like me: a 20-something, who, while not out of shape by any means (owing to a meek, Third World diet consisting primarily of rice and beans and water for flavor) didn’t quite have the physique that Hollywood presented as, I don’t… Read More

  • EA sets sights on Wii Fit fans with EA Sports Active

    Looks like EA Sports is getting into the Wii-based fitness arena with EA Sports Active. It’ll be launching next spring, right about the time you grab hold of your ever-lingering holiday gut with both hands, look skyward, and scream "Whaaaeeeyyyyy?" While somewhat similar to Wii Fit, EA Sports Active will eschew a balance board-type apparatus in favor of "two… Read More

  • Nintendo pedometer to be used in Your Life Rhythm, a walking ‘game’

    Not only is that Nintendo pedometer 100 percent real, but we now know what it’s used for: a lame game. Let that sink in. Your Life Rhythm for the Nintendo DS is a walking game. Yup, you use the Nintendo-made pedometer to track your walking activities. Very, very exciting. Remember when Nintendo used to make fun video games? Read More

  • Apple patent filing shows possible new Nike+iPod features: More accurate stats, built-in GPS

    Doing some digging, AppleInsider found this patent filing dealing with the next generation of Nike+iPod. The beefed up exercise program would be able to provider users more accurate and more detailed information. For example, it would take into account the user’s age, weight and gender in order to provide a more thorough fitness snapshot. The new system would also tell users when… Read More

  • Heat watcher watch cautions against heat strokes

    Nagano-based Chinon [JP] has released a wristwatch that doubles as a portable health monitor. The so-called Heat Watcher is able to caution users who exercise or work under extreme circumstances against heatstrokes. Users can pre-set the watch via 3 levels that determine the expected intensity of the work or exercise (light, medium and hard). One’s own physical stability can be selected… Read More

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