Due to post-apocalyptic environmental circumstances--or an adversity to fresh air--the real outdoors are no longer used for sports and recreation. These days we have a much better alternative called the virtual workout . With its state of the art graphics, systems such as Nintendo Wii and XBox 360 can make you feel as though you're actually pounding through those neighbouring woodlands--all this while you monitor the dinner roasting in the kitchen. I know you are thinking, "Impossible!" but whether you believe me or not, it's true. When the cooker alarm sounds you may--and this is the shocking part--pause the workout and secure the roast safely in a hot plate (then you may resume).
Nintendo Wii Fit Virtual Gym: This system comes with a range of games that includes yoga ,tennis , and golf . The supplementary balance board measures the player's Body Mass Index, and the workout games can be tailored to a person's current and desired fitness levels--which the Wii Fit will measure by asking you to perform a few simple tasks on the balance board. When personal exercise goals are considered, a player can create a specific workout regime or play their favourite sports in the lounge.
My Fitness Coach: This game--which is designed for the Wii system--pairs you up with Maya, your own virtual fitness trainer. Maya will help you to achieve your exercise goals by giving you one of the 500 routines designed to help you get fit. Whether you wish to increase flexibility, aerobic or anaerobic skills, or lose weight by any and every means possible, Maya will guide you through the tasks.
Not Just a Game
Dance Dance Revolution: or DDR as gamers like to call it, is a game that can be bought for systems such as Wii ,PS2 ,PS3 ,GameCube , and XBox . In this game players follow dance instructions to song specific routines, and depending upon how well they follow the cues, they may or may not progress to the next level. Determining whether a dancer may progress is a result of how well (s)he syncs the arrows on the dance pad with the arrows on the screen; and if you are brazen enough to compete with a friend DDR offers a two player dance pad ! For those who do not have any of these game systems--fear not!--there is a Plug-and-Play telly Pad available.
Virtual exercise is the current big thing in physical fitness.