Pilates and Yoga as Easy as Possible on the Nintendo Wii

For the millions of people in America that want to lose a few pounds, Yoga or Pilates classes are a tough sell. The exercises aren’t easy and doing them in public makes them even tougher. Deep Silver’s “New U Mind and Body Yoga and Pilates Workout” on the Nintendo Wii however is the type of title that makes these workouts accessible at home. Brimmed with features and multiple ways to play, Deep Silver has made it easier to enjoy these two amazing exercise techniques than ever before.

No need for traveling to gyms or dealing with pushy instructors, this game may lack the bells and whistles of many other workout games, but in the end, it’s simple, straight forward and most importantly, it’ll help you get fit.

The best part of “New U Mind and Body Yoga and Pilates Workout” is its accessibility. Able to play with a wii-mote or the wii-balance board, gamers and fitness gurus of all shapes, sizes and gaming levels can find a way to get the most out of the game. For more advanced users, who feel limited by the wii-mote or balance board, the option to simply use the videos gives the title even more playability.

Able to customize your workout depending on your weight and fitness level, “New U Mind and Body Yoga and Pilates Workout” helps you get started by providing a bevy of options and challenges to get the most out of every second. Considering the fact that many people stop working out due to boredom, this game at least gives the player more options and makes it possible for them to try new things for a longer period than many other workout games.

However, Yoga and Pilates aren’t the easiest exercise forms to learn and many of the techniques are ones that are incredibly difficult, especially if you’re more of a couch potato. Because of this, the game isn’t as enjoyable as some of the other workout titles on the system. Nevertheless, the fact that this game has so much flexibility redeems the steep learning curve.

In the end, while it may take you a few weeks or even months to be able to do many of the exercises in “New U Mind and Body Yoga and Pilates Workout”, the fact that it’s so easy to at least try them makes the game a worthwhile option for anyone looking to lose a few pounds on their Wii.

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