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Wii! Gym fixes workout boredom with uber-coolness.

In 2007, Art, canada, Crazy news, Gym, health, Health News, Life, Odd News, Vancouver, Wii, World News on July 25, 2007 at 4:18 pm

 

A Canadian health club is attracting huge interest after opening up a workout station dedicated to the world-wide exercise-gaming phenomenon, the Nintendo Wii.

Trendy Studeo 55 in Vancouver has incorporated the system in its workout circuit and users can punch, run and jump with the system’s movement-sensitive controller

“It’s pleasing to see people play video games who would have never played video games before.” Farjad Iravani, marketing manager for Nintendo Canada, told media.

He estimates that one session of Wii boxing, tennis or bowling equates to going for a brisk walk and can burn between 75 to 125 calories.

Since the Wii was released late last year, various studies have highlighted its ability to improve fitness and even lead to weight loss by getting armchair athletes moving.

A study conducted by researchers at the Liverpool John Moores University in England found that regular use of the console could burn up to 1,830 calories a per week — the equivalent to almost four Big Macs.

Nintendo is also currently developing Wii Fit, a 2008 video game with an array of activities, from yoga to aerobics.

Could Nintendo have come up with a much needed solution to the obesity epidemic sweeping the western world?

Only time will tell.

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