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With the release of Fitness Stuff, our Sims’ workouts and athletic style just got a major upgrade and what better way to experience everything this exciting new pack has to offer than through the eyes of the Sims themselves? I spent some time delving into the pack with a few Sims and documented their experiences, so let’s take an in-depth look at a day in the life of the Baxter family.
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Meet Nichole, her wife Natalia, and their teenage son, Reese. Nichole is sporting the new dreadlocks hairstyle that came with Fitness Stuff while Natalia is keeping things casual with the new side ponytail. Reese is showing off the sleek sideswept ombre hairstyle that came with this pack. His beanie covers some of it right now but you’ll see the full hairstyle in just a little bit when the Baxters hit the gym. With the exception of Reese’s beanie and earring, everything you’ll see the Baxters wearing in this segment is from the new Fitness Stuff pack so keep an eye out for their trendy everyday and athletic wear.
I’ve just placed the Baxters in their new home in Newcrest and Reese already looks bored. Oh the trials and tribulations of teenage angst! We should fix that. How? A trip to the gym, of course!
The Baxters decide to head across town to the brand new FIT-X 24 Hour Gym for a good workout. Nichole and Natalia are hoping their moody son can get out some of his teenage frustrations through physical activity.
Natalia is an all-out fitness freak. She has the Bodybuilder aspiration and she’s always looking for a thrilling challenge to get her adrenaline pumping. She heads straight for the brand new rock wall. Health is important to Nichole, too, but she prefers a more relaxed, mindful approach to fitness. The yoga classes being offered at FIT-X are tempting for her, but she decides to try something new. She heads upstairs to check out some of the fitness videos on the gym’s TV.
Reese needs a little extra motivation to start working up a sweat so he pops in his brand new earbuds and throws on his favourite Alternative tunes. The Electronica soundtrack playing on the gym’s speakers are just so not his taste.
Ah, he looks happier already! Nothing calms the hormonal teenage soul like the soothing sounds of electric guitars and guttural screaming. It looks like he’s finally ready to get into a nice long workout so he heads over to the newly designed treadmills to go for a run.
Just a quick tip! Earbuds can be purchased through the computer in a variety of colours, including metallic variants like gold. Once a Sim has the earbuds in his inventory, you can click on him and select the new music option to pick the genre you’d like him to listen to.
Let’s check on Nichole and see how she’s getting on with her Plumboomba routine.
It looks like she’s getting the hang of it! Look at her strutting her stuff across the floor like a pro. You keep rocking those sweet dance moves, Nichole! You’ll be fit and toned in no time at all with that kind of cardio activity.
Nichole finishes her Plumboomba routine but she’s feeling pretty energized from all that dancing and isn’t ready to hit the showers just yet. She decides to push the limits by exploring the new aerobics video while her wife and son are still in the zone downstairs. She has some trouble with this one at first. The instructors are just moving so fast. How do they jump up so easily after doing crunches?! They must be aliens. Soon, however, Nichole hits her stride and begins to leap to new heights. Literally! Look how high she can jump! She looks like a majestic swan taking flight.
Come to think of it, we haven’t checked in on Natalia since we left her on the rock wall, have we? Maybe we should go see how she’s doing. I hear the rock wall can be dangerous. Let’s make sure Natalia’s still okay.
Turns out, we didn’t need to worry about Natalia after all. It looks like she can handle this gentle setting on the rock wall without too much difficulty.
There are more intense workout options available on the rock wall, including the endurance challenge, the vertical climb, and even an extreme setting that gets too hot for comfort as jets of fire shoot out of the wall at random that your Sim must quickly avoid. If she’s too slow, these fire jets can kill her! Talk about an extreme challenge! Since this was Natalia’s first time on the rock wall, she was only able to choose between the gentle and vertical climbs, but the more she uses the rock wall, more advanced (and dangerous) workout options will open up to her as she improves this hidden five-level skill.
Woops! Looks like Natalia lost her footing and stumbled, but she was quick to recover and pull herself back up. You go, girl! Take each obstacle in stride!
What’s Reese getting up to, anyway? I hope he’s staying out of trouble while his parents aren’t looking.
Oh there’s Reese! He’s still on the treadmill where we left him, sporting his trendy athletic wear that came with the Fitness Stuff pack. Those earbuds are really helping him focus on his workout. Nothing could possibly get in the way of Reese’s dedication to health and fitness now!
Well, nothing except pretty girls, anyway, it seems.
With their workouts completed, it’s time for the Baxters to shower off that layer of sweat and relax with a nice cold beverage. You’ve seen lots of Fitness Stuff objects around the gym while hanging out with the Baxters today, from wall coverings to windows to mirrors to the newly designed treadmill and weights. Right now, the Baxters are getting comfortable in some of the new Fitness Stuff seating in the gym’s front lobby. A few other Fitness Stuff items in the background here are the windows, the coffee table and the rug.
Natalia and Nichole sip on their drinks and tell each other all about how their workouts went. Next time, they’ll have to switch and see how Nichole handles the rock wall. Natalia wants to try out some of those Plumboomba moves, too. They ask Reese how his run on the treadmill went.
… Reese? Um, Reese?! Hello?!
Reese is totally tuning out his parents. He’s still wearing his earbuds and is rocking out in a world all his own.
The matte skin overlays you see on the Baxters are courtesy of Luumia. They’re called Ooh Smooth and can be found on Luumia’s tumblr blog. Please keep in mind that some downloads there are NSFW.*
The glittery eyes on the Baxters are default replacements. They’re by Vampire_aninyosaloh over at Mod The Sims and are called Twinkling Eyes.
*Sims Community and EA do not officially endorse any modded content.
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