While driving to work this morning, I happened to catch part of a radio interview with Jillian Michaels, known for being one of the trainers on the weight loss reality show "The Biggest Loser." Last year, she also released with Majesco a Wii video game, Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009, a fitness title that used the Wii Balance Board.
In this morning's interview, she noted her concerns during development that the peripheral actually limited the workout potential, since it is apparently not possible to jump and run well on the board. She then claimed that an unspecified "they" were busy "creating a technology where you will have the Wii Fit sensors in your shoes." She described it as "really cool" and "hopefully the next incarnation of the Wii Fit technology," which she intends to utilize for the 2010 edition of her game.
You can hear it for yourself here (listed as "7am-3rd Break - Jillian Michaels interview"; relevant talk begins about six minutes in). It's not clear who or what she's talking about, or if she really knows anything at all, so make of it what you will.
Must have been a slow news day. Yeah, I would be a little worried about running and jumping on a little plastic board.
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