Atari 2600 had the Foot Craz, which came out before the Power Pad but was basically the same concept. The foot craz was sold with Video Jogger & Video Refelx. This was in effort to get more people to exercise.
Sony Playstation also tried this practice with something called gamercize. This basically looks like a rowing machine that you hook to PlayStation. Gamercize has become quite popular and is now offered for the xbox 360 and PS3.
The first true attempt at exergaming was something called the Puffer Project for the Atari. The Puffer Project was a exercycle that you would would hook up to your Atari. They made three versions a pro model and a arcade model. The pro model was meant for health clubs, gyms etc etc. Where as the arcade model could be found in arcades and was just for fun. There was also a home version that had a foldable exercycle. The retail price was going to be $150. The Puffer Project was put on hold by Atari and stayed there they were bought out. The Puffer never saw the light of day.
This is what the home version would have looked like if it were ever made. That's end this article, what did you think? Do you have any exergaming experiences? If so share them in the comments.