Bigben Interactive wants you to connect dumbbells, a bike to your Wii

My Body Coach

Bigben Interactive is set to release two new exercise games for the Wii in Europe this winter – My Body Coach and Cyberbike. The former is a workout routine which seems similar to exercise games already available for the Wii, except it eschews the Balance Board for a pair of 500g (~1 lb) dumbbells into which the Wiimotes are inserted. Unfortunately, there is no mention of further weights being available, suggesting that many will outgrow the peripherals quickly. Additionally, My Body Coach gives you nutrition advice, including meal suggestions.

Cyberbike comes with the proverbial straw-breaking-the-camel’s-back accessory for your Wii – an entire bike. That’s right, you get an exercise bike which you then connect to your Wii so you can cycle through 18 courses, clean up trash, and unlock new backpacks! It sounds pretty ridiculous, but if you were planning to get an exercise bike anyway, why not Wii it up a little?

12 October 2009


This Winter Bigben Interactive releases two Wii™ video games with innovative accessories to help you keep in shape: a full-size exercise bike and a personal trainer that includes advice on nutrition.


Discover the very first video game that comes with an exercise bike—have fun while pedalling! Cyberbike introduces a brand new way to do sports in your living room. The game invites you use your eco-citizen’s head and legs to clean up the planet. Clear paths and roads of the sources of pollution that are ruining the environment as you cycle along on some of the most improbable vehicles ever imagined—on land, sea and air. Using the bike included with the game, players are able to ride through 18 different circuits. As you progress, numerous accessories are unlocked to customise your vehicles and equipment, such as new backpacks and new vehicle colours.

There’s something for all the family with three game modes: Fitness, Story, and Multiplayer (up to four players taking turns).

The exercise bike bundled with the game is a genuine innovation. It is simple to connect it to your Nintendo Wii and can be used by all the family thanks to the adjustable saddle and handlebars.


Discover My Body Coach, your new personal trainer! Stressed? Looking to shed a few pounds? Want to tone up but never find time to get to the gym? With My Body Coach you can get sporty any time you like, in the comfort of your own living room.

Developed in partnership with sports and nutrition specialists, My Body Coach provides you with a personal programme adapted to your age, sex, weight and physical condition. The famous trainer to Hollywood stars, Valérie Orsoni, follows your progress and provides precious advice every step of the way. To complement your sporting activities you’ll be given all the advice on nutrition you’ll need, including suggestions for meals.

You can decide to follow your personal programme to the letter or jump straight into the gym with a session of your choice. Set the duration and type of exercise, (muscle strengthening, or cardio training) and go! Your every movement is captured by the Wiimotes and transmitted to the virtual coach who will guide your activities from your TV screen.

With sessions from seven minutes to an hour long, warm up and stretching included, your activities are ever changing so you’ll never get bored. Over 200 different movements!

My Body Coach comes with two 500g dumbbells into which you slide the Wiimotes.

A genuine customised training program, My Body Coach will train every part of your body and help you reach the objectives you set for yourself. My Body Coach is more than a video game: it’s the ideal training partner for sports.

My Body Coach will launch on 20th November while Cyberbike will be published in January 2010, both from Big Ben Interactive.

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About Big Ben Interactive

With a European leadership in the Accessories for videogames consoles, Bigben Interactive is a valuable partner for every distributor. We have a wide range of products such as protections, bags, charge stands, packs, adaptor, cables, pads, etc. Thanks to our R&D Office in Honk Kong, we keep innovation and creativity as priorities such as quality, prices, reactivity and adaptability.For Christmas 2009, like every year, we will introduce new accessories and bundles (game+accessories) which will represent a best-seller offer, among which, the attractive Cocoto’s range, the Cyberbike, My Body Coach and Hunting Challenge.

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About the Author: Brian Hefele