| Apr 8, 2009
For my fiance's birthday last week, I got him a Wii. We always have fun playing it at my sister and brother-in-law's house, so I figured we should get one of our own. Plus, Sohail (I'll interrupt myself here: his name is pronounced like it looks: so as in...
| May 13, 2009
If you take a look at the 4th grade physical education class at South Elementary in Grandville, it may look like the advanced yoga class at the neighborhood gym, but it's not.
Nearly 30 students are moving in-sync with their eyes glued to the...
| May 14, 2009
UAW COMPLAINS ABOUT GENERAL MOTORS IMPORTS
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers claims General Motors plans to import cars to sell while taking money from the American taxpayer to survive.
The UAW charges that GM has plans to sell cars built in China,...
| May 26, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Itching to shed those post-baby pounds?
Dr. Karen Nordahl, cofounder of Fit to Deliver International, suggests cutting yourself some slack.
"It took nine months to put it on; give yourself at least nine months to take it off," she says.
To make the...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 8:46 PM
A new park in Kent has opened, but this isn't your ordinary park. It has a video game system for the kids to play with in addition to the typical playground equipment.
Normally parents take their kids to the park to get away from video games, but this...
| Mar 1, 2010
When Nintendo's Wii console came out, couch potatoes across the country rejoiced. Here was a way to get in shape and play video games at the same time! But the bowling, tennis and other early sports titles ultimately delivered less-than-challenging...
| Mar 25, 2010
Remember when Japan was cool? We used to run around with "Mr. Roboto" on our Walkmans, "The Karate Kid" in our Betamaxes and wore T-shirts embossed with the characters for "storm sewer" and "dishwasher." Our nation loved Japanese culture so much we even...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 3:07 PM
What's Hot: Robust, easy-to-control Snowball Fight, Obstacle Course, Skateboarding and more
What's Not: Not quite enough depth to stay fresh through months of workouts
Crispy Gamer Says: Try
Making exercise less boring. For millions of gamers, this was...
| Nov 17, 2009
The non-profit American Council on Exercise (ACE) has announced the top ten fitness trends from 2009, based on its annual survey of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management...
| Dec 14, 2009
Having a tough time convincing your guy to stay fit? Entice him with these health- and fitness-oriented gadgets and gizmos.
Nintendo's Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus. A Wii balance board is the conduit for strength training, aerobics, yoga and balance...
| Jan 6, 2009
Nintendo Wii is not just for games. First Choice Physical Therapy in Petoskey is using it to help patients with physical rehabilitation.
Owner, Dean Tahtinen, got a Wii system at home four months ago and after reading research about the system with...