This is only in American at the moment, but I would love to see this idea grow because it’s beneficial in many ways. Not only will it get people fitter, but also when people realise that you can play this game in the arcade, it might raise the profile of this side of the industry. Granted in these workout session they’ll be using the console versions of the game, but it all still helps.
“Konami has announced a partnership with the child focused exercise facility NexGym, which emphasizes exercise through “high-energy fitness activities,” which will see its popular rhythm game Dance Dance Revolutioninstalled at all current and future NexGym locations.
As part of the agreement, children between the ages of 3-14 will be able to take advantage of the health and fitness benefits of Dance Dance Revolutionat all Nexgym locations during interactive classes and open gym “exer-gaming” sessions. Konami will also promote DDRtournament events at existing Nexgym locations and in connection with future Nexgym grand openings.”