Posted on September 2, 2007,

More Video Game Workout Centers

video-game-exercise.jpgDance Dance Revolution is more like an exercise revolution to some small communities. But hey, if it works to get fat kids to lose weight, it’s a revolution that America needs.

Lifeplex is yet another fitness center which is catering to children by putting up video game fitness machines, with a “Game Bike” and DDR for kids to use, trying to set up a marketplace for tweens and teens who could use a little bit of time on the treadmill. The big challenge is, according to the owners of the fitness club, is the general idea of getting people to rethink exercising.

“Kids are like adults in the sense that they, too, think of working out as a chore,” Steve Raush, LifePlex’s general manager, said in an article in The Journal News. “So we thought how could we encourage kids to improve their fitness and we came up with this. It makes fitness fun for them instead of it seeming like drudgery.”

Hey, if they have had that when I was nearing my teenage years, I might have gone to the gym along with my older sisters. As embarrassing as it is, I actually rock at DDR.

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4 Comments on More Video Game Workout Centers


On September 3, 2007 at 1:07 am

this i 100% agree with. I often play some games while on the exercise bike, it surely makes the time fly by and get a work out. Playing forza motor sport 2 is fun and exercising is a great workout. when i get to the finish line, i pedal harder.

Some may think this is lame, but why not do the most favorite thing with the lease favorite chore. I encourage anyone to give it a try. Also timed games are great. like Rainbow 6 Vegas, three twenty minute rounds means an hour workout.


On September 3, 2007 at 5:45 pm

I’ve been doing push-ups and sit-ups in my basement between matches on Halo-2 over Live. The people I play with aren’t even aware that I’ve been doing this for about 3 months now. Next I’ll be installing my chin-up bar down there as well. Why not make all that idle time useful ? I try not to eat chips or drink pop when I play now, and put the down-time between matches to better use than wiping my chip-grease fingers on the sofa. :oops: And I only have time for 1 of the exercises between each game, so I don’t tire of doing it. Even if I don’t do many or for a long period of time, it’s still a lot better than the alternative…


On September 3, 2007 at 9:22 pm

I was doing the same thing over the summer somewhat. We could be workout buddies! No but really we know the only thing you work out between games is your jaw. =P


On September 3, 2007 at 11:21 pm

oooh, burned on the internetz ! :razz: