With more than 150 fun fitness-oriented activities spanning a variety of categories such as dance, martial arts, body conditioning, and quirky mini-game type party games, there are plenty of choices for players of every age and skill level to get active. ExerBeat also includes exercises which are compatible with the Wii Balance Board™ (sold separately) and Wii MotionPlus™ accessories to expand the range of gameplay options even further. The game supports one or two players simultaneously with the option to play with two Wii Remotes (one for each hand) or just one in either the right or left hand.

ExerBeat includes various modes to encourage a healthy, ongoing fitness routine. An in-game personal trainer helps customize workout programs based on the player's personal goals and preferences, while daily and weekly challenges motivate players to achieve accomplishments on a consistent basis. The game provides data on estimated calories burned after each activity and includes records on a daily, weekly or monthly basis so players can track their progress regularly. On-screen instructors enhance the training experience as they provide direction as well as fitness tips and feedback to guide players.

As an added incentive, an Around the World mode converts players' workout results into an equivalent distance walked across the globe. This provides a tangible, visual representation of progress as players see their Mii™ characters traveling the world and stopping at nearly 100 international locations along the way. At each landmark, new exercises and modes are unlocked and interesting facts about the local culture are revealed, providing an enriching experience for the mind as well as body. With the ability to track multiple profiles, players can compete to travel farther than their friends and family.