There's no doubt of the success of Nintendo Wii for working out. Along with this success many girls managed to captured media attention by somehow be related to this new gaming activity. Checkout these 7 women and their stories regarding exercising with Nintendo Wii:
In 2007 Giovanny Gutierrez posted a video on YouTube of his girlfriend Lauren Bernat playing the Hula Hoop game on Wii, scantily clad in only her underwear. The video was definitely a hit. Actually, more like 9.6 million hits by June 2010 according to You Tube. It was the most “digged” video in 2008 and is considered one of the most viral videos of all time.
It’s possible that Gutierrez had it all planned as a clever marketing trick as he works on advertising, but judging from the fact that Bernat was wearing, in addition to her underwear, a rather plain pair of glasses, she might not have realized she was part of this plan. The video was entitled ‘Why every guy should buy his girlfriend a Wii’. Intentionally or not, this particular viral video certainly has the makings of a great sales campaign.
Bernat, however claimed to be furious with her boyfriend at first, but the whole episode secured them a slot on the Tyra Banks show, where Bernat was able to get her revenge by insisting that Gutierrez play pant-less Wii on the TV show – taking the opportunity to film the event herself! Of course, the fact that this also got a considerable amount of free advertising for Nintendo, can’t have gone down that badly at the corporation.
Bernat is now widley known as the "Wii Fit Girl". She appeared in several TV shows and participated of EA Sports online reallity show "30 Day Wii Fitness Exercise Challenge".
Jillian Michaels is a well known fitness professional. She is a personal trainer from L.A , California, who in 2009 released her own fitness program for Nintendo Wii, Fitness Ultimatum. The success of the game was so big that the game had a 2010 version, totally renewed and improved.
Jillian is best known for her appearances in the TV shows "The Biggest Loser" and "Losing it with Jillian", both shows are about working out and losing weight. This L.A fitness personality is very popular among men, highly searched on the web for her beautiful body.
In May of 2009 actress Alison Sweeney visited Ellen's show to present EA Sports Active, one of Nintendo Wii Fitness most popular game. Ellen is known for loving games and being very competitive, so when she went heads up against Alison the crowd went crazy and it resulted into one of the funniest moments on the show. Check it out:
4. Jessica Alba
Anybody would agree to say that Jessica Alba has one of the most desire bodies in the world. In an exclusive interview with yahoo games, Jessica tells “I just got the Wii and that's fun. I play all of the Wii Sports games, like bowling, tennis, and baseball. That's a lot of fun.”
“I think the physicality of the Wii gets people off the couch. Sometimes you can just sit there playing a video game for hours and never move and you're brain is just zapped from playing the game. With the Wii, you're up on your feet and moving around. The physical aspect of it is great, especially for kids. They actually call it the Wii Diet, since active players can burn calories!”
5. Alison Sweeney
Alison is an American actress and reality show host. She is known for her work on "Days of our Lives" and for hosting "The Biggest Loser", a reality show which became a Nintendo Wii game as a fitness program.
With the release of the game Alison became kind of an "ambassador" of Nintendo Wii fitness games, having appeared in several shows such as the Ellen Degenres show and the 30 day Wii Challenge.
6. Jo Garcia
The Nintendo Wii advertising continued when Playboy obligingly posted a series of sexy videos of their Cyber Girl of the year 2008, Jo Garcia, on their website. Jo Garcia is one of playboys most recogniced girls within the gaming community. Jo is an active gamer and in 2008 started a video game blog where she posted game reviews and interviews with industry celebrities.
Jo videos are even more scantily clad than Bernat was (Wii Fitness girl number 1). She has many videos playing different Wii Balance Board games topless or fully naked. This videos are equally popular in the web – if not a little more so!
Rapidly becoming part of the Wii phenomena it seems that ‘Wii Fitness Girls’ are here to stay! While Nintendo have denied that this was part of a cunning marketing plan, one thing is certain, with videos like this out there; sales can only continue to grow!
Jenny McCarthy became famous in 1993 as a playboy model. She continued her career as an actress with guest appearances in TV shows and several Hollywood movies. Today is a well known celebrity.
Most of her success can be explained due to her smoking body. This is why UBI Soft selected her to be the face (and body) of their new fitness program developed for Nintendo Wii: Your Shape. In the game Jenny is a personal trainer who guides the players through the workout program. You will see an image of Jenny making every exercise with you, showing you how to do it right.
Jenny stated that she essentially likes the game because she easily gets bored working out feeling like a ‘hamster on a treadmill’ but she enjoys the 400 different exercises offered on Your Shape.