More Video Game Workout Centers
Dance 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.