As a battalion of newly buffed soap stars release their exercise videos in time for the post-Christmas collective fitness binge, games publishers are pumping out more attractive – and interactive – alternatives.

As well as the ‘Wii Fit’ family and Jog controller, EA has its ‘Sports Active: More Workouts’ title out, Ubisoft is offering ‘Your Shape’ to tone and hone and if you want to stretch spiritually as well as physically, there’s ‘Yoga’ for the Wii. Who said gamers were couch potatoes?