A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
This game encourages exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Some lyrics contain words such as "damn" and "hell."
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Jillian is one of the trainers on the reality TV show The Biggest Loser.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there isn't anything in this game that should raise an eyebrow. In fact, consider yourself fortunate if your children want to play this game as it's one tough exercise-based video game. That said, some of the songs that play contain mildly offensive lyrics including words such as "hell" and "damn."
Is It Any Good?
While the somewhat crude graphics are not much to look at, the motion-based fitness activities are varied and challenging. These include running through an obstacle course, balancing on logs, rowing a boat, hitting punching bags, hand-pumping a train car along tracks, and crossing monkey bars, to name a few. While most of the Wii Fit exercises take place in an indoor gym, Fitness Ultimatum 2009 makes players feel like they're in an army training camp. To motivate gamers, they can also customize their character, measure progress with statistics (measuring calories burned, weight, and game performance) and take note of Jillian's many fitness tips including how to exercise while traveling, watching what you eat, and maximizing your workout.
If you already own a Wii Balance Board and want a different kind of workout, Jillian Michael's Fitness Ultimatum 2009 is a good buy – but you'll need to be self-motivated to keep up with the pack. If you were thinking about getting the Wii Balance Board, this might be your motivation.
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