If exercising along with an avatar on TV is still not enough motivation to get boomers moving, there's a game on the Wii that should get the job done: Just Dance. First released in late 2009, the game has racked up two installments with Just Dance II earning the seventh spot in the EAS survey of the top 20 video games of 2010.
To play, gamers simply hold the Wiimote and do their best to keep up with the dancing figure on the screen. When Just Dance III comes out in late 2011, it will also be released for Xbox's Kinect in addition to the Wii system, which means dancers won't even need to hold a remote to shake their groove thing. The Kinect will sense their moves and score them accordingly.
If baby boomers worry that the music won't be to their liking, they'll have to think again. Installments I and II feature such songs as "Mashed Potato Time," "Proud Mary," "I Get Around," "Le Freak," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Walk Like an Egyptian." Enough to let both ends of the boomer spectrum get their groove on.