| 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 29, 2010
David Campisi's life is all about exercise and sports.
As president of Sports Authority, Campisi runs the largest sports goods retailer in the country. His wife, Beci Campisi, runs a garage gym based on the grueling fitness methodology of CrossFit...
| Jan 27, 2010
Undulating her hips hypnotically, Allison Miller can almost make you think the hoop spinning around her waist is suspended in air, defying gravity.
Round and round it goes - effortlessly for hoopers, it seems. And the six students following Miller, 21,...
| Jan 14, 2010
A few years ago, in January, Barb Lito and her husband decided to bite the bullet and buy some home exercise equipment.
"We both had gym memberships, but with demanding jobs and family commitments, we were not making that time to get to the gym," said...
| Dec 30, 2009
This year we have pledged to have someone over for dinner one evening per week or on the weekend - just a simple dinner (no big deal) but a chance to open our house to friends that we don't get to see regularly. We'll let our daughter,...
| Jun 16, 2010
This week the video game companies reveal their secrets at the industry's annual virtual dog and digital pony show, E3. While expo attendees get hands-on time with the latest games on the trade show floor, most attention goes to the press conferences held...
| 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...