Here at SPOnG, we’re all total fitness freaks. At our office, we drop everything four times a day to partake in an intense aerobic session, cartwheel everywhere rather than walk, and use special super fitness gadgets
when playing Gran Turismo.
Down the arcades, when we’re not playing Street Fighter III with weights strapped to our wrists, and still winning
, we like to indulge in a little Dance Dance Revolution – using two machines each at once, obviously. If you’re a little bit pasty and couch-bound, don’t feel bad, it’s not a competition (though if it was, we would win). It’s just our way of letting off steam.
That’s why we’re especially pumped (and boy do we look good when we’re pumped) about the news that Konami are teaming up with 24 Hour Fitness, the gym company, over in the US. In a mutually beneficial deal, Konami are putting Dance Dance Revolution machines in the gyms, while including 30 day passes to the chain of exercise clubs in copies of DDR.
While our hectic schedules of extreme rock-climbing and iron man triathlons don’t leave us much time to get down the gym, we would welcome a similar program in the UK to benefit other, punier humans. For us, gyms - as well as for exercise - are used as a place to try and impress girls, and what’s more impressive to the opposite sex than graceful controlled foot-stomping to DDR?