Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
UFC Personal Trainer

GAME DETAILS
Released
07 July 2011
Format
Xbox 360, Wii, PS3
Developer
Heavy Iron Studios

LATEST GAME REVIEWS
Bloodborne
5 Star Empire Rating
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
3 Star Empire Rating
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
4 Star Empire Rating
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
3 Star Empire Rating
Battlefield Hardline
4 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Bloodborne
5 Star Empire Rating
Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Elite: Dangerous
5 Star Empire Rating
World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor
5 Star Empire Rating
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
5 Star Empire Rating

UFC Personal Trainer


submit to reddit

UFC Personal Trainer (2011)
Review
While the words ‘fun’ and ‘exercise’ are rarely seen together in the same sentence, UFC Personal Trainer makes the arduous process of toning up a challenging, rewarding and entertaining experience.

Developed in association with the US National Academy of Sports Medicine – and with input from the UFC glitterati, including Javier Mendez, Greg Jackson and Mark DellaGrotte – UFC Personal Trainer offers a wide variety of fitness routines to help users lose weight, get stronger and improve their coordination. And while similar titles such as Your Shape: Fitness Evolved or EA Sports Active 2 offer solid fitness routines but deliver few incentives to keep you sweating, the presence of either a UFC bruiser or personal trainer on-screen at all times ensures that your motivation never wanes, making it more likely that you’ll stick to the routines and achieve your goals.

Motivation aside, fun also comes in the form of UFC’s multiplayer challenges, where your performance is compared to other users in online leaderboards, in turn inspiring you to keep working out – if only for a delicious sense of one-upmanship. And with a range of engaging exercises such as flipping virtual tyres or punching the mitts held by an invisible trainer – all of which are perfectly picked up by your console’s motion sensor – getting fit with UFC is infinitely more fun than the simple running on the spot or squat thrusts used by other fitness packages.

On the downside, UFC Personal Trainer often struggles to explain exactly how to perform certain moves, which can be frustrating when you’re short on time and just want to get on with your routine, and also offers no advice on how to become a mixed martial arts fighter despite the fact it’s is fronted by some of the sport’s best-known names. But for lardass, sofa-ridden gamers looking for motivation to shed those excess pounds, UFC Personal Trainer is the best and most enjoyable fitness game on the market.


Reviewed by David McComb

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)