May 2010

Could the Wii Fit Really Help New Navy Recruits in Boot Camp?

When Demi Moore when to Boot Camp in “GI Jane”, the physical training looked tough and brutal to everyone. Likewise, none of the footage I’ve seen of actual soldiers training in the initial phases of Boot Camp has looked anything but tough, which is why I’m a little skeptical about the Navy’s possible use of the Wii Fit as part of their Boot Camp training for new recruits.

According to a recent article in the Navy Times, the Navy is considering using both the Wii Fit and Dance, Dance Revolution as part of the “endurance” training for new recruits in their branch of the military. The reason for the possible change is that an increasing majority of the new recruits lack the physical endurance to get through Boot Camp.