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Wii Gold's Gym Cardio Workout
Get A Gym Workout at Home
You don't have to purchase an expensive gym membership, and feel like you wasted the money. With eh Wii Gold's Gym Cardio Workout video game, all you need is the one disk game. You can purchase the Wii Balance Board and the MotionPlus accessories for the game, but they're not necessary. Either way, you're pretty much guaranteed that the price of this one video game is going to be less than a workout at a Gold's Gym.
The benefits of exercising at home are so much greater because you don't have to worry about locker rooms, strangers, sweating in public, or whatever else you may be worried about when working out in a gym. You can work out in private whenever you want to.
If you wake up at 5 in the morning and really feel the need for a good workout and the gym is closed, get the Wii ready and work out. And with the purchase of the video game, you receive a one week free trial to a real Gold's Gym.
Gold's Gym Cardio Workout Review
You will sweat when you play work out with Gold's Gym, and with the Wii motion control system, you will get a real workout, an even better workout if you use the Wii Balance Board (but again that's just an option).
The exercises will take you through boxing, sit-ups, jumping rope, running, and so much more. You'll really be surprised as to how strenuous the cardio workout can be, especially because the more fit you become, the harder the game's difficulty will become and the more rigorous your workout will be.
The video game tracks your progress, burned calories, and body weight, as well as maintains a calendar of your workout activity and adjusts your workouts based on your fitness level. You really do get a personal trainer in your own home.
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What's pretty cool is that when you first start, you have a small selection of trainers to choose from, but as you workout and progress, more trainers are unlocked that you can workout with.
When you workout, you have the choice of a prepared workout or an ala carte workout, and after the prepared workout, you get to leave a punched stamp on the calendar, which shows you've completed that workout.
But, even though you will find that you burn a sweat, the activities are a little simplistic, which can make the game a tad boring at times. It's hard to keep concentration if things get boring.
You may also find that the graphics can be a little rough when you're playing on an HD TV with component cables and 480 pixel settings.
When boxing, you'll find that you have to over exaggerate some of the punches in order to register them. This can be a problem if you have problems with your elbow or shoulder. You want to be careful not to over-extend any muscles or joints.
As for using the Wii Balance Board, it's great and works to help out the burn, but there are only about 4 games that you really need the balance board on.
This Wii Gold's Gym Cardio Workout video game is work the money from most points of view, but of all of the fitness games, this one seems one of the more simplistic games.