I bought this game after my younger sister brought it down for me to try it out. I took a year of kickboxing from a local gym and missed it. This "game" gives me a great workout and lets me get out my aggressions. I'm a 47 year old female.
This game only has boxing and boxing type exercises on it, so if you're looking for more of a sports variety then try the Sports Active by EA. I have both but like the Gold's game for my cardio workout.
The game starts out easy and as you punch more you unlock more of the game. At 10,000 punches you unlock the training part of the exercise section of the game where you can set varying times for your joggng in place, jump roping, heavy bag hitting, etc. The routines your coach prepares for you can be easy, normal or hardcore when you unlock the hardcore.
The only complaints I have with it are: 1. They have you stand in one place for most of the boxing routines so that you just move back and forth while standing in one place. I've changed it up so I move around in front of my TV. 2. They didn't talk about breathing or maybe I missed that part. 3. I'll get done with a routine that the coach set up for me and breeze through it, then he has the gall to tell me "That was easy for you. Why don't you try something harder next time." The frustrating part is that he prepped the routine for me, so how can he complain about HIS choice for me.
But these are minor. How much you sweat depends on the effort you put into it. I use the exercise section to do a warm up where I run in place for 3 minutes, do 3 mins heavy bag work, then go into the prepared body shaping workout. The routines have you do both the right and left hand boxing stances.
It has been a lot of fun and it's the first exercise video/game that I look forward to doing each night. It has been a great work out from me.
I seen the cover thinking that this 'game' would be aimed toward adults. NO! It's aimed more toward kids with the mii type characters... it just wasn't that motivating. I do like Wii Fit and others like it, even though SOME of the games have the mii characters not all of them do (in the Wii Fit type games). I may have not played it (Gold's Gym ) long enough, but it just didn't have enough variety for me. You can box but that can get a little stale after a while. If your kid is in karate or boxing this is for you!!
I rented this due to its compatibility with the balance board. I was disappointed. You have to manually enter your weight. They should have let you use the balance board to check your weight. You also couldnt use your Mii, and I didnt like that. The workouts were great. It was very easy to break a sweat while playing. If the balance board was better incorporated, and you could use your Mii I would be buying it.