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Do You Own Wii Fit?

Santa visited recently, leaving fit gifts for good girls and boys. Was a Wii Fit on your list? It is the physical gaming system that combines fun games with fitness so you burn calories without realizing it. The wide variety of games, including yoga, strength training challenges, balance games, and running races, makes it easy for you to beat your most formidable fitness opponent — boredom. So tell me . . .


booglass booglass 8 years
Thanks to import taxes in the country where I live Wii's are crazy expensive. But in two weeks I'll be visiting family in the US where I have a Wii and Wii Fit waiting. I cannot wait! My hubby and I are active and work out regularly so it won't be the base of our work out plan. But we do plan to use it for entertainment....a little less tv.
nobodymuch nobodymuch 8 years
I like my wii fit. It's not my only approach to fitness, friends told me it would be useless for me since I am already pretty fit, but it's a good scale that keeps me honest, and the yoga and strength training are very good for the most part. Anyone can benefit from pushups, v-ups and planks for example, and it does up the reps into the useful range. The longest hula hoop interval is also fun and not totally useless, it can be a good warmup. The boxing is pretty lame. For a good boxing workout, just use wii sports boxing instead
BusyMom23 BusyMom23 8 years
So if you're fit, then the WiiFit won't do much for you, truthfully. The magic happens when people (like myself) that are sedentary couch-potatoes get OFF the couch and move. I can run/jog for an hour at a time now, and it all started with the WiiFit on July 11, 2008. I've lost 58 lbs (as of this morning). Six months. It's a GOOD thing. I hope it helps more people.
smarler smarler 8 years
My husband went out and bought one for me the night it went on sale. I used it every day for a week or so, and it was fun to goof around with some of the mini games (the tight-rope walking was fun, as was the hula-hoop) but I never could get into the yoga. You did one yoga position and once that was completed, you had to exit to the main screen to do another. Maybe I never figured out another mode to set up a whole set of poses, but I'm pretty technically inclined. Everything else (the cardio and strength training) are all things I do on my own when I actually exercise. Here's my opinion: maybe people who are already in the workout habit feel the Wii Fit is not necessary, but it could be a nice transition for those who are still trying to incorporate exercise into their lives.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
Oh boy, do I want one! I just can't stand the thought of buying the whole thing. I don't have the console, so there for I have nothing else and that's a big investment I don't have the money to spend on it. Saving and what not...maybe when the prices go down.
graytb2 graytb2 8 years
looooove it :) mostly I just use it for fun, but some of the strength exercises actually made me pretty sore the next day. I was shocked, because I'm one of those love the gym/love to run/always active people and usually stuff like this is too easy for me
not interested
scully22 scully22 8 years
I really like it and have fun with it. It's good for a homebody like myself :P
lawchick lawchick 8 years
we're going to get one soon. I'm too self conscious and time starved to go to a gym. Wii fit may not be very useful to someone who has worked out at gyms for years and likes that, but for someone like me who doesn't work out at all but needs to start, it sounds perfect!
serenavallentine serenavallentine 8 years
my husband bought it for me as a present, and while it's fun i've probably used it all of three times. now its HIM who likes using it more because he likes beating the personal trainor with all his situps/pushups haha.
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
I love it me and my son use it. It was the biggest surprise that my hubby got me one for Christmas.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Nope, don't see that it's worth the mega $$ I'd have to shell out to get one. I'd rather pay for a gym membership if I had any extra money.
jesssa jesssa 8 years
i love my wii fit!!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I wouldn't mind one for some fun.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
No one is pretending it's a way to replace gym workouts, sillies. It's just a fun way to work out lightly and have fun at the same time. I've never gotten to use one, but when I move and I'm near my sister, I can't wait!
kclulu kclulu 8 years
I agree with Renee3 that it is fun and can supplement my regular workouts but doesnt replace my more intense gym workouts. I like doing the yoga exercises and some of the strength exercises are good too and the Hula Hoop workouts ae also a lot harder than I thought! Blackdove5, thanks for suggesting My Fitness Coach, I will have to look into that, it sounds like it is more intense than Wii Fit.
weffie weffie 8 years
haha we always make our guests hula hoop too!
blackdove5 blackdove5 8 years
I love it, but as other said it's not a replacement for a regular gym workout. I use it as my scale since I like how it tracks, and on snowy days I can't get out and want to do something. The games on it I prefer are the boxing, step & running. There are other games for the wii fit, I have Jillian Micheals Fitness Ultimatum (not my favorite games but something to mix it up), and I heard yesterday that Bob Greene is coming out with a game as well. There is also a game for the wii called My Fitness Coach which i've started using when I can't make it to the gym, it doesn't use the wii fit but is pretty much a customizable workout DVD - you can choose the duration (15/30/45/60 min) and the type of workout you want (cardio, upper/lower/core strength, flexibility & yoga). You tell it the equipment you have (HRM, step, weights and stability ball) and it will incorporate it into your workout.
Lilavati Lilavati 8 years
I am too! Looks cool, but pricey - especially that I'd have to start with buying the console... The question is will it make *me* fit, and that's a question no one can answer for me.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
It seems like people either love it or hate it. I am interested in it, but I'm on the fence about it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
we've had ours for a while and I looooove it. It's so fun! I love having people over and making them hula hoop. awesome!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I had one, but I sold it on craigslist two weeks ago. It was cool at first, but the yoga isn't really yoga, and the "strength training" stuff I do on my own. There isn't really anything "fit" about it. I hope people don't base a workout program off of this. Sorry WiiFit, not that great, most of it is hype.
Samanna42 Samanna42 8 years
My boyfriend purchased Wii Fit some time ago and I enjoyed using it - when I could. Living in a small house with my boyfriend and a roommate does not garner a great environment to enjoy this game. Not only is their no room (I have to move the coffee table to play as well as look up - way up - at the television every time I'm on the floor doing floor exercises), but there are constantly people over at my house in the living room where it would be played. We're holding on to it for when we finally make that move to a bigger house where we're on our own.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I really enjoy supplementing my gym workouts with the WiFit that Santa brought me!
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