Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Guide To Gaming - Zumba Fitness 2 For Wii

I haven't been a gym girl in quite sometime. Between my kids and other responsibilities I don't have the time or anyone to babysit long enough for me to hit the gym. It became increasingly difficult to find ways to keep myself up active and keeping fit while at home. That was until the creation of video systems like the Nintendo Wii.

When the Wii first launched I thought it was amazing, especially for a family like mine who spends a lot of time on video games. With the Wii I was able to get not just the kids up and motivated but myself as well. Then came something even better the introduction of workout video games. I have been hearing such great things about Zumba Fitness, I really wanted to give it a shot but I knew taking classes was out of the question.

Just in time for the holidays Zumba® Fitness 2, the sequel to the best-selling fitness video game of 2011 has been released! I have to admit after all the turkey I ate yesterday this game couldn't not have arrived at a better time.

Zumba Fitness 2, Features 32 all new routines and music tracks and really gets players moving with Zumba creator Beto and celebrity instructors Tanya Beardsley and Gina Grant as they guide you through exhilarating choreography that spans 20 different dance styles. For the first time, players can customize their own class with their favorite routines, follow their improvement through an all new Progress tracker and track calories burned. Players will have a blast with this unique dance fitness experience that shapes, tones and transforms their bodies and makes them forget they’re even exercising.

Additional Features:
Get a total body workout with 32 electrifying new routines and music tracks, including hits from today’s hottest artists including Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup. 

Follow along as celebrity Zumba instructors Tanya Beardsley, Gina Grant and Beto guide you through each routine. New 3D models of each instructor make playing the game feel like taking a real class with Zumba’s elite celebrity trio!

 Learn 24 different dance styles across routines, from fan favorites like Merengue, Samba and Cumbia to new additions like Axe, Bollywood, Latin Pop, Ragga and Pasodoble.

Get in shape with four different game modes:
  •  Single Song:  Dance a single routine of your choice. The new song preview feature gives you a feel for a track before you dive in and lose yourself in the music. 
  •   Full Class:  A work-out block of routines in 20, 45 or 60 minute formats. You can now create your own custom routines by saving a playlist of your favorite songs. 
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  •  Learn the Steps: Revamped tutorial mode lets you learn at your own pace by breaking down the core dance styles into the basics.  
Get your party on in 5 stunning, dynamic environments, from a Miami Yacht to a LA nightclub. Watch the party grow as you match moves throughout each area! 

New video cueing system makes the choreography easier to follow for new players.   

New Progress Tracker lets you follow every stat relating to your gameplay, including: calories burned, trophies earned, overall rank, technique score based on how many moves matched overall, and more. 

Approachable gameplay offers a full tutorial mode with Low, Medium and High Intensity routines tiered for all skill levels. Affix the exclusive Zumba® Fitness belt (included free in the game box) to your waist and slide the Wii Remote into the holster to dance hands-free. 

I loved the fact that it keeps track of your progress - weight, total Zumba time and calories burnt. It also features a fitness belt which fits snugly around your waist holding the Wii controller so you hands are free. The downside you really have to get shimmying and shaking for your movements to be picked up. It also didn't register if your doing the move correctly or not. However is your like me and are into the whole Zumba fitness craze and prefer a more party like routine over instructional videos then  Zumba® Fitness 2 is for you.

Buy It: Purchase Zumba Fitness 2 for about 39.99. Available for Wii and Xbox Kinect

I received above mentioned product(s) for free through the above mentioned company or representing PR agency, for review purpose. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 


Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't have time to hit the gym either. I am always trying to find an entertaining and affordable way to stay in shape. This sounds like it could be the way to go. I will have to check it out.

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

shut up you skinny thing. i mean- wow, that is a great idea for us that need it. for you i say- i hate you and your skinny body! LOL

~dab said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks like a lot of fun, I'll have to add it to my wish list.

Rachel said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like Zumba and it sounds like zumba2 will be great also. It's perfect timing to throw a few hints around for Christmas. thanks for the review.

Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What? No video of the royal mother zumba-ing it up?


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