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Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009

Jillian Michaels Gets Wii Fit

Jillian Michaels is a tough cookie when it comes to training, and I love her hardcore attitude. The Biggest Loser trainer teamed up with Nintendo to create her workout for Wii Fit called Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 ($37), and the final product looks like a fun way to get fit.

She visited ABC News to discuss the game and explained that she "got fat" as a kid playing video games, and hopes the Fitness Ultimatum will be an effective solution for combating childhood obesity. She's targeting kids by making the game fun and interactive, complete with cool graphics, but it's something the whole family can use. Jillian says eventually you can burn 300 to 400 calories an hour doing things like kickboxing, running, and squats.

To see a video of Jillian demonstrating with the Wii Fit,


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DeputyJess DeputyJess 8 years
I got this game last week and it's super cheesy. I like to play the Wii Fit and at times I feel a burn, but it's a game. And while it's better than bumming around on the couch, I don't think either of these games is a workout. My recommendation: Don't buy it. It's a waste of money and super cheesy.
traciepwns traciepwns 8 years
You'd figure that if Jillian endorsed the product, it would be good, right? Wrong. Right off the bat, I noticed how cheesy the graphics were but I decided to give it a chance anyway. I did the exercises and never really worked up a sweat like I did using the WiiFit. Overall, I was just disappointed. I love Jillian and think she's a kick ass trainer, but this game definitely didn't live up to my expectations. I would suggest getting Jillian's "21 Day Shred". It's not for Wii (it's a DVD) but it gives you an amazing full body workout in 20 minutes.
Nessa2 Nessa2 8 years
I bought this game and it was horrible, horrible, horrible. Luckily I knew the people who worked at the game store, who informed me I couldn't return a game because it sucks, but allowed me to do so anyway. They pointed me My Fitness Coach for Wii. It doesn't use the board at all, and barely uses the controller, but will give you a great workout and has over 400 different exercises. If you own a Wii, check it out.
nslods nslods 8 years
I had gotten the Wii Fit and this game for Christmas. It really isn't worth wasting your money on. I agree with megz75 where it isn't any better of a workout than the Wii Fit, itself. There's a lag between the game and the controls. As for the workouts, if you like serious, montonous, repetition, this is your game. But, unlike the Wii Fit, it's very hard to track your actual performance. I've already traded the game for something else.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Oh Jillian... :(
megz75 megz75 8 years
I have the game, and wouldn't recommend buying it... it doesn't really sync well with the board or the controls, isn't any better of a work out than the wii fit, and i think it's less fun!
karina2244 karina2244 8 years
I got a Wii for Christmas, and wanted to get Jillian's game... but, like fitnfab, I saw the amazon reviews & a clip from the game, and it doesn't look so great!!
misskacie misskacie 8 years
300 to 400 calories/hour doesn't sound like a very thorough workout to me. I think I'm missing the point and that the more sedentary demographic is the focus anyway... I guess it's about getting more people to just MOVE, after all. I just wish I had the option to get a good workout this way, too!
I wanted to see if people liked her game, because after reviewing the wii fit, I found it hard to believe another game would be able to achieve a real workout. Her game received terrible reviews on amazon - but hey, i'm sure someone will like it.
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