Exercise based video games have, in recent years, proved themselves to be a solid new genre in the video game world. GGUK had the opportunity to meet up with celebrity and former Spice Girl Mel B at Fitness First, Tottenham Court Rd for the release of her new video game â€˜ Get Fit With Mel Bâ€™. Get Fit With Mel B is an innovative fitness title published by Black Bean Games and itâ€™s been solely created around a fitness regime and exercise.
The game is for Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and will be compatible with the new PlayStation Move controllers, and the Xbox 360 Kinect system.Â Mel B was there to represent a real breakthrough in the fitness genre, as it is based on an exclusive engine that features a sensational full body detection system. The game allows for camera based controls as you train alongside Mel B on the TV screen, receiving her real time feedback.
Mel B said â€œItâ€™s nice to be here today to present Black Beanâ€™s videogame and Iâ€™m happy to be the protagonist.Â I believe that â€œGet Fit With Mel Bâ€ definitely delivers to everybody a new and simple way to train and keep fit!â€
Judging by the level of fitness required, you have to be seriously thinking about becoming super trim and fit before purchasing this game. Itâ€™s not a game that will transform you overnight; youâ€™ve really got to put the hard work in. Mel B shows how you can get fit with a series of aerobics, cardio and dancing moves. If you can handle the over 200 exercises within the program, youâ€™ll soon be on your way to a fitter and healthier lifestyle thatâ€™s guaranteed to make you feel fully toned and super healthy. The game can be played with the Playstation Move or Kinect.Â Before you can get started on your workout, the game performs a body scan and here you can input weight and height. You can customize your own fitness regime with the help of the personal trainer or use the objectives exercises. Everyone has different fitness goals and Get Fit with Mel B is designed to help you drill down to your specific needs by setting program goals and tuning the entire experience exclusively to you.Â Whether youâ€™re looking to get toned for the beach, train for sports or simply de-stress, Mel B has a workout plan with exercises specifically picked out for your needs.Â Share your accomplishments alongside Mel B with the programâ€™s optional facebook integration tool and show off your progress to your friends, if you dare.
Fitness doesnâ€™t just include working hard and exercising, but attention to nutrition is also important according to Mel B.Â In Get Fit with Mel B, players will receive daily workouts to help reach their objective goals, but they will also receive daily meal plans and recipes to make sure they are eating right and have proper nutrition for a strong body. I think there were over 400 different recipes to choose from and the meals all looked well balanced. But I was also thinking that they may be a little expensive too, we all know that healthy living comes at a price. I feel that although this game is ideal for those just starting out in exercise, it can’t replace picking up weights or swimming in the pool. Itâ€™s more of a compliment to your regular exercise routine rather than an all out replacement.
I asked Mel B what her daily routine involved and she explained that she went running quite often. When asked why she has got involved in fitness, she explained to me that since her son was born three years ago she decided her goal was to keep fit and healthy.
Get Fit With Mel B will be released October