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5.0 out of 5 stars A great workout!!, March 31, 2009
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This review is from: Gold's Gym Cardio Workout - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
I actually got my copy a couple of days before it was supposed to be released from a video game store. It's mostly cardio boxing, although there are other exercises including Punch Dog, reverse sit-ups, back strengthening and squats that utilize the balance board. There are 4 other exercises that have to be unlocked as you progress through the game. (I just unlocked Jump Rope today, on my 4th day.) Gold points are earned to be spent in the Shop on gear, and additional items go on sale as you go.

After initial "registration", you choose your trainer, either Alex or Nina. Other trainers are unlocked as you progress. (I just unlocked Brenda.) Each day, you have a choice of doing a prepared workout or an ala carte workout. After the prepared workout, you get to leave a punch stamp on the calendar, indicating that you've completed that day's workout. There are Boxing Examinations you can take to test yourself.

As of yet, I haven't noticed the scale feature and I had to enter my weight manually when I first set up my profile. All in all, it's a great workout- more interesting and interactive than Wii Fit (which I still love). I was sweating after about 5 minutes, and I'm STILL sore from my first workout! There's less jumping and hopping around than My Fitness Coach, which, with my bad knees, is a big plus. I look forward to unlocking more of the features of this game!

Update: 4/12/09- I've unlocked a couple of the "Special" workouts in the Shape Boxing, but only done Dodging, which is really tricky because you have to throw punches at the same time! I've unlocked all the locked excercises in Exercise and they are "Roadwork" (running & boxing a bear that crosses your path), "Sandbag" (punching 10 sandbangs in the allotted 3 minutes), "Log Chopping" (using the remote to saw through a log in 3 minutes), and "Jump Rope". I've unlocked another trainer named Bob, who looks like the BIGGEST guy on Muscle Beach, and a two new outfits for the trainer I've chosen (Brenda), as well as a few new items that were given to me for reaching a X amount of punches. I'm still loving this game and have lost about 4 lbs since I've been playing it (along w/Weight Watchers). It's not hard on my bad knees and I feel the burn where I should.
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Initial post: May 5, 2009 10:30:30 AM PDT
Hello Leah, I have unlocked all of my activies. I use Bob as my training I really like this virtual workout game. It really makes me sweat I make sure each day that I get in 600 or more punches. I have lost 4 pounds in 7 days.

Posted on May 17, 2009 7:54:59 PM PDT
C. Lovingood says:
Thank you so much for mentioning these games being good/bad on the knees. I have this same problem and was worried about what would work for me. Good luck on your fitness, I hope I have the same luck!

Posted on Jul 26, 2009 7:09:17 PM PDT
Book Lover says:
I too appreciate your mention of less jumping and easier on the knees.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 9:37:06 AM PDT
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