Simply put, a video game that encourages the player to actually exercise.

The goal isn't usually to complete the game so much as to get in shape.

Now even though this became successful with the {{Wii}}, it's been around longer than that. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exergaming this article]] from TheOtherWiki.

Compare CasualVideoGame, SportsGame, RhythmGame, EdutainmentGame.
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!!Examples:
* ''WiiFit'', the TropeCodifier.
** Before that, Mario had his own ''[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Dance Dance Revolution]]'' game.
* ''{{EA Sports Active}}''
* ''TheBiggestLoser'' has a LicensedGame, of course, about this.
* ''Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum''
* ''WeCheer'' has a workout mode.
* Although mostly incidental, ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' is considered to give a very good workout. Some editions even have a calorie counter.
** Likewise, so does PumpItUp [=/=] Pump It Up Pro, InTheGroove, and even StepMania if a dance mat is on hand.
* ''Personal Trainer: Walking'' (although less about direct exercise than getting in a walking rhythm).
* ''[=EyeToy=]: Kinetic''
* {{Ubisoft}}'s ''Your Shape'' for the Wii and its sequel, ''Your Shape: Fitness Evolved'' for [[{{Xbox 360}} Kinect]].
* On ''TheSimpsons'', Lisa bought a [[BlandNameProduct Funtendo Zii]] for the old folks' home so they could get some exercise.
* ''VideoGame/WarioWare: Smooth Moves'' has a rather tenuous workout mode where you burn "kelories".
* ''Dance Aerobics'' for the NES is the UrExample. It made use of the Power Pad.
* ''Yourself!Fitness'' for the Xbox, PS2 and PC platforms. Ubisoft later bought it to release on the Wii as ''My Fitness Coach''.
* ''JustDance 2'', ''3'', and ''4'' has a mode for this.
** So does ''VideoGame/DanceCentral''.
* ''Gold's Gym Cardio Workout'' and ''Gold's Gym Dance Workout''
* ''Prop Cycle'', a 1996 arcade game from Namco has you riding a flying bicycle to pop balloons and ultimately save a village in the sky.
* Any Nintendo3DS game that allows you to exchange Play Coins for rewards has elements of this, since the only way to earn Play Coins is to go for a walk while carrying your system in sleep mode.
* ''VideoGame/ZombiesRun'' and from the same creators, ''VideoGame/TheWalk''
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