by Donna M. Airoldi | December 21, 2010

Let’s face it: The New Year is nearly upon us and many of us have the same goal for 2011 that we likely had for 2010 (and probably a handful of years before that too)—to get in better shape.

Many people cringe at the thought of taking up jogging, or having to go to the gym. Technology, however, has broadened our fitness options and workout routines, making exercise and working out more communal and fun than ever before. No new product has done this more than Nintendo’s Wii.

Premium products/incentive company Mar-San offers clients the Ninendo Wii True Fitness Bundle, which can be a great post-holiday reward to give to your top performers.

The Wii is more than a video game system—it connects you to friends, family, the Internet, and adds a level of physical fitness. The True Fitness Bundle includes the Wii console, two (2) remotes, two (2) nunchucks, two (2) motion-plus sleeves, Wii Fit Balance Board, and a Dual Charging Station for charging two remotes remote controls at the same time.

Wii Sports: All ages can play tennis, baseball, golf, boxing, and go bowling, right in their living room. Use the Wii remote to swing at tennis balls or pick up a spare, or grab the nunchuck and practice left jabs. Create a Mii character for extra-personalized fun. Rated E for Everyone.

Wii Resort: In Wii Sports Resort, participants use the Wii Remote to literally swing into action and perform realistic sports moves to take on the competition in activities that include Sword Play, Power Cruising (racing a water scooter), and Disc Dog, in which they’ll toss a disc to an adorable, Mii-like dog.

WiiFit Plus: This new addition to the Wii family includes a variety of new activities, including Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu. Users also can run an obstacle course across a series of platforms, zoom across a beach on a Segway, or flap their arms to help chicken-suited characters aim for targets.

Users can personalize their workout time by selecting 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts.

OK, so Wii Fitness can't really replace a gym workout, or actually performing the sports activities, but it does get people moving and surprisingly works out certain arm and leg muscles more than anticipated. Besides, have you ever heard of anyone complain about receiving a Wii?

Chicago–based Mar-San has the Wii True Fitness Bundle available in black or white for $479.95. For more information, call (800) 621-5582 or visit www.mar-san.com.