Any excuse to use this photo again, right?

With Christmas approaching and the excess that goes with celebrating the season appropriately, our thoughts will soon be turning to reclaiming our former vigour. Don’t worry though — Wii Fit U is at hand, and what’s more you can try it for free for a month (up to January 31st). If you like it you can then get the full game by just buying (and syncing) the Fit Meter at retail.

But is Wii Fit U really a good way to get (and stay) in shape this festive season or is it just a video game novelty? Family Gamer TV is putting it to the test in a series of videos that will track progress with the program in the different Fitness, Balance, Muscle and Yoga activities.

In particular, the videos will focus on looking closely at what the Fit Meter and GamePad offer over and above Wii Fit (and Wii Fit Plus) on the Wii. While reviews dipped into the experience, Family Gamer TV wants to get a real world view of how good the game is at improving fitness in the medium to long term.

As you can see from the first video the scene is set for a meteoric rise to health (and press ups).

For notification of next Wii Fit U videos subscribe to Family Gamer TV or check the Wii Fit U playlist.