Your Shape: Featuring Jenny McCarthy with Camera
Innovative exercise game
Your Shape is a very interesting game with a very interesting concept behind it. Though it’s an exercise and fitness “game”, it still feels fun and fresh, and Jenny McCarthy keeps it that way. The innovative part of this game is the use of the Wii cam. Used to track how you move and to help you correct your form based on that tracking, the camera idea is very clever and helpful. There is also a full featured web site to help you get the most out of the game that includes a forum section, blogs, tools such as a body mass indicator, calorie counter, nutritional charts, all kinds of things that go hand in hand with the game. There is no need to buy more peripherals for the game either, it comes with the camera and you use your own exercise equipment. This is a long overdue concept. It’s nice to see a console make such good use of a camera and the workouts in this game are top notch, complete with literally hundreds of different exercises. There’s an exercise here to fit everyone’s needs.
One of the better workouts available.
Let’s face it, the Wii is chock full of fitness products because it’s so well designed for motion. Unless a game is superb, you really need a hook to make it worthwhile in this sea of fitness games. Your Shape has that gimmick, but by itself it is also one of the best workout games with the most varied programs out there. The gimmick as you no doubt know is the camera, which works really well and is a breeze to set up. But going beyond the camera, there are the many workouts and tracking tools, a dedicated web site full of good things, and simply downright fun workouts. With so many exercises available in the game there isn’t much chance of going wrong. Enjoy this game, the workouts are superb. Just about the only thing I can dock off of this one is the too often cheerleading done in the background. I don’t need encouraging voices to inspire me to keep going, I bought the game because I am interested enough in working out that I can do it on my own. Other than that one flaw, it’s a terrific fitness program.
Do Not Buy This Game!
Do not buy this game! You're better off getting Wii Fit Plus. I was so excited about this game. I thought it sounded cool the way you didn't need your remote, and the camera could tell what you were doing, etc... The graphics on the box looked excellent! What you don't realize until you unpack the entire thing and set it up is: 1) You need a room that isn't full of light (in order to find this out you must unpack the game and read the instruction manual) 2) The camera has poor visuals and there's no way to adjust the poor color. 3) Everything in the camera is too bright or too dark. 4) The camera doesn't pick up on any moves you are doing and even after moving the camera various places it can't read your body movements and every couple of seconds it tells you to correct your arms or legs without telling you what to fix! 5) The yoga segment has only minimal instruction and mostly you're left wondering what to do. If anything this game is frustrating and not at all worth all the hype it is getting. None of the visuals on the box look like what's actually in the game. It's not worth it! I am returning it.
After The Biggest Loser, The Best Wii Fitness Game
First of all, I have to say that I have played all the Fitness Games Available for Wii (Wii Fit, EA Active, My Fitness Coach, The Biggest Loser, Jilian Michelle Ultimate Fitness, etc) and mi ranking is as follow: 1: Wii Fit (Perfect for tracking your advances and some basics exercises) 2: The Biggest Loser (Complete Exercises Programs, A lot of fun Challenges, intensive routines, etc) 3: Youre Shape (Hundreds of exercises, Image Performance tracking (Real Time). I used this program at least three days per week and combined with Wii Fit (just for trackink advances) and I am very happy with the results. If you already have Wii Fit and are looking for a complement... You should try it on... You won't regret!
better then will fit
i love this . i love how she help you do the exterice right . she makes sure your doing it right that your arms and legs are in the right spots too . will fit has nothing on this . i love how she right there doing the work with you . I also love how it gives you brakes . I love how you can use work stuff in too. if your look for some that will help you stay on track this it . I only started use it for about a week and i love it . I like how she give you tips. I like how she lets you set a gole. Set up is very easy annd there nothing to change . I glad I use this inted of will fit . will fit will never compare to this . this is so esey to do . I love how you warm up befor you do the work then do a cool down. I love how she adjust to your leve if you cant do somthing
Don't waste your time or money!
I too was like many women, excited to get this for Christmas and immediately put it to use. My plan was to use this on the days when I couldn't get to the gym. I am a triathlete and work out quite often and in the winter I need to supplement my workout when I can't get outside. So.... I set up this program with high hopes just to become angry! Unless I have yet to figure this out, my understanding is every-time I want to work on a target area, ie- glutes I have to do a cadio workout first- fine. Once done with that program and I want to work on legs the program again makes me do cardio again and so on and so on. Before I know it I've done cardio for over an hour and I still have not finished my leg work out. All the while I'm told I'm not doing the exercises correct and watching my score go down rapidly. BUT, when I do the exercise correct the score barely climbs back up. I don't get it. I finally realized that I wasn't getting full credit on moves b/c the camera couldn't see my full body when lying down on the floor but it could see my full body when standing up. There is this thing called a tutorial, where you can find out what you are doing wrong. Every time I used this feature I found out I was doing the poses/exercises correct. When you are finished with each set of exercises you get a rating, this is when I wanted to throw a brick at my TV. It's been a couple of weeks and I am bored and frustrated, I find myself yelling at the "Jenny" on the screen. So not worth it. I'll stick to my other Wii Fit videos- they are so much better!
Looking Forward To This in November!
I know the one fitness game to beat on the Wii is the EA Sports Active. But as the other posters indicated, it would be nice to workout without the remote and nunchuk getting in the way. This, folks, is the answer to all fitness games/programs on the consoles. I see that it is exclusive to the Wii it seems since it's only available here at GS for the Wii. So I can see how the Wii has taken over the fitness craze and it's the only console flexible enough for both kids and adults. With Wii HD possibly coming around the corner, it can only get better! This is one product that will be getting a lot of raves soon. I bet it will be the fitness program to beat this year. A personal trainer who knows how you look, suggests exercises to fit your goal and monitors how you exercise is just too amazing! I hope this is only the beginning. Can't wait...
This looks amazing and NO STRING'S ATTACHED YAY!!!!!
OMG! I can't wait for this to come out. I just purchase the WII Active perosnal trainer and love it but, I hate having to hold onto the remotes while working out, it is such a hassle. There have been times when the cord connecting the nunchuk and Wii remote have caught onto my chin and knee even my lil pouch belly while doing some of the exercises. I few times I was afraid the cord broke. I am really looking forward to this new workout progam without the strings attached. LOL! I was going to buy " My Fitness Coach" game in order to get a workout with out using the remotes. However, now that I know this new game is being released this year I will hold out and continue with the Wii Active personal trainer but, I am going to trade it in towards the purchase of Your shape w/camera game. Soooo..... looking forward to this.
What Was I thinking!?!!
I love working out with the wii. Its fun and enjoyable but this game took both of those aspects out of it. I seen this product advertised and thought id give it a try and alternate with the EA Sports Active (which is so far the best workout for the wii that I have tried or seen). I couldnt find Your Shape anywhere, Eventually I located it and brought it home excited to give it a try. It was very upsetting and after all the hype that was advertised, I am quite dissapointed. The moves are random and uncomfortable, the sensor doesnt seem to pick up if your doing the move correctly. It only tells you every second that you need to watch your arms or legs but it doesnt say what you need to correct. The camera, the hype, is actually what I hated the most! According to my image I was following the movements perfectly but it was giving me terrible scores, complaing and wouldnt tell me why. Not to mention that you can see everything in the room with you (not in great quality but there and very distracting!) And dont get me started if you have children or pets, you will have to wait until your alone or they are asleep because anything they do around you, when your doing the workout, will be on the screen with you, more distractions! Wasnt this made for busy moms? Not very likely a good choice for the busy mom. Who wants to hear you suck for thirty minutes when all your trying to do is improve yourself. The images that are on the box look no where near what you will see on your screen and although I am of average size, the camera made me feel bad about my appearance. I actually felt worse about myself after using this product and would not recommend this to anyone, ever! IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY, HASSLE OR MY TIME. I am so embarassed that I searched all over town to find it and am trying to find a way to get rid of it because I will not be using it! Im sticking with the EA Sports Active!
This looks so cool! Can't believe that a camera-controlled game is coming out this year. I'm always looking for better ways to get the most out of a workout. This seems like it will actually personalize a workout to my needs. Plus, I don't have to hold the Wii controllers while I workout, which is a major pet peeve of mine with other fitness games. This could be better than a personal trainer!! And definitely an amazing value. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this.