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POSTED 20/1/10


YOUR SHAPE

Ubisoft



Unless you’re one of those hateful creatures who can chow down on an entire bucket of KFC and not put on a single gram – in which case we cordially invite you to pop over so we can scratch your eyes out – you’re likely carrying a bit of extra load after the festivities of December.

Fret not, however, for Your Shape is here to save us!

Whilst there are several fitness programmes available for Nintendo’s wagglebox, this one brings something new to the table – or, to be more accurate, the top of the teev. A camera.

Looking somewhat akin to Wall-E’s girlfriend Eve, the slick little white thing renders Wiimotes virtually unnecessary, as it tracks movements in the various workout sessions barked by the also rather robotic Ava, our personal trainer for proceedings.

Rather funky for going the de-boombah, yes, but it isn’t without issues. The main one being that you need a veritable footy field in front of your telly for it to be able to fit you all into its beady little blue-lit sights, or it won’t work properly. The taller you are, the more space you’ll need to clear. Plus, it shows you onscreen next to the impossibly lithe Ava. SOOO not inspiring!

It’s a shame, for otherwise the workout plans – basically aerobic exercises ranging from marching to jumping jacks with oodles of variations in-between – are challenging and definitely sweat-inducing.

Think of it as a Jane Fonda’s Workout vid for the – umm, what are we calling this decade, the tweens then teens? – and you’ll be on the right track.

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