5 Getting Back In ShapeBugEyeJoe | 06/02/2011 | See all BugEyeJoe's reviews (3)Eight years ago I suffered a serious and ongoing spinal injury. Prior to this I had been a keep-fit maniac, my main activities being karate and mounting biking. Since the injury I've been advised by the medical professionals to avoid high-impact work-outs and stick to Pilates, Tai Chi and so on. I was given a ten year window before my back became deteriorated to the point that surgery would be on the cards and last summer through to the end of the year I was knocking on that door and the usual exercises weren't doing the usual stuff. My wife also has recent health issues - the joys of mid-life - and suggested getting a treadmill. For that money I thought I'd just get a Wii instead. Good stuff but when we started chatting to folk about the Wii many said how much better the Kinect was... so we went out and bought one of those as well. It's good having the Wii and Kinect as it ups the variation no end, but I have to say Fitness Evolved is head and shoulders above anything else in terms of keep fit. Much of the Wii restricts you to the balance board and a work-out feels just that - restricted and clunky. The free-movement here is the major selling point for me, it feels much more like being in a real aerobics class and the exercises are more akin to the routines I was familiar with back in my sporting days.Weight loss is not my main priority, although the cherry on the cake by-product of getting back in shape is that I have lost half a stone in three weeks. As someone who can't go out for a jog on concrete or uneven terrain and who never cared for gym culture, this product is perfect. I can even have a swig of tea whenever I want!