Post # 1
I don’t really like to work out hardcore. But I’ve been working out on Wii Fit 3 times a week (30-40mins) for the past few weeks. It has Yoga, Balance, Strenth Training, and Aerobics (which I don’t do much of b/c my weight). But I love it, especially since I love yoga. I’ve noticed more flexibility and strength, plus better posture. Has anybody else tried it? If so, what do you think?
Post # 3
I bought the Wii Fit back in July, and it’s been collecting dust for the past few months. At first I was so excited to use it and see what the hype was all about. I used the wii fit in addition to working out at the gym, and I loved the yoga exercises. One thing led to another, and I stopped using it after two months of regular use. I feel bad for leaving it in the corner, and my wii fit misses me (it tells me when I turn it on after a few months of abandoning it). The one thing that I do love about it is how it records my weight each time. It’s nice to have a chart to see my progress. I think I’ll turn it on again and see if I can get back into it.
Post # 4
Wii fit is fun, but I feel like it’s more of a game than a workout. I’d do it a lot more frequently if you could string exercises together; having to select each one individually definitely isn’t conducive to getting into a rhythm.
My favorite aerobic activity is actually boxing (wii sports); you can get your heart rate going pretty well if you put a lot of energy into the punches and the footwork.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I’ve been wondering about this too – I’ve been considering buying one, but it’s a lot of money if I’m not going to use it enough.
Post # 6
I don’t think Wii Fit is fun to do for days where you don’t feel like working out, so at least you’re getting some form of a workout. I wouldn’t do it every day, just for those lazy days.
Post # 7
I use it on lazy days too. I think it’s fun, but I do wonder how hard core the work out is… however, i think it’s a good way to get people who don’t like working out up and moving instead of just sitting on the coach if that’s what they are inclined to do.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
We got a Wii Fit for Christmas, however I’ve only been able to use it twice b/c our Wii is on the main TV in the house and someone else is always using it.
However, the times have used it the Yoga was my favorite, that and the balance games 🙂
I was thinking of getting the 30 day Shred for the Wii… has anyone tried that?
Post # 9
I just read an article on this exact topic. I think Wii Fit is great at first, but after a month, you start to get tired of it. I was considering getting the Jillian Michael’s Wii game, has anyone tried it out? Maybe it’ll inspire me to work out…for a month…which isn’t too bad cuz the wedding is 3 months away. 🙂
Post # 10
I agree with other posters – I love the fact that the wii tracks your progress, even while you are doing the exercise. I don’t love that you have to choose each exercise rather than a program of exercises; it really adds time onto your work out. I was pretty good about using it the first two months we had it, but I have been completely unmotivated to work out lately. Blaming it on the arctic temps here in the NorthEast… but really I’m just lazy. Any exercise is pretty much good for you.
Post # 11
We have a Wii (hehe) … but have yet to purchase the Wii Fit … my fiance’s mother got it for Christmas (his little brother is still at home and has a Wii there, she barely knows how to use it!). I want to try it out, but I’m afraid to do it for the first time while his whole family watches it say something like "You weight 8,000 pounds!!!" or "Your Wii age is 105!" Okay I’m totally exhaggerating but no one else needs to know my weight!!
Maybe we will buy the Wii fit for ourselves, but I’ve seriously heard mixed reviews. We are both already fairly active and typically run about 3 miles each time we’re at the gym, so I dont know if this would give us the level of intensity we need, but with that said, it would be a fun thing to do together and also good for lazy days.
Post # 12
We have the Wii Fit as well! I too like that it tracks your weight and BMI.
I haven’t done this, but I know that you can change the duration and difficulties of certain games/exercises. I find the more difficult step aerobics gets my heart beating.. and another walking one does, too. There is also running in place – which seems a little odd to me.
I like the balance games, since I seem to need to learn to balance better. =)
But, its really no substitute to a real gym workout. I would do Wii Fit on off days.
Post # 13
Skip the Jillian Michaels game. It’s pretty lame, and the graphics look like something out of 1991. I bought it on sale, but I’m probably going to sell it on amazon.com
Post # 14
I definatELy agree that it’s really not intense. Like I said, I’m not one to really work out, so I use it as an easy way out. I feel like at least I’m doing something, which for me really is working. I feel more tone already and the aerobics can get your heart beating a bit, and you learn yoga positions! So there are a lot of benefits…BUT it’s still not like going to the gym. However, like many said it does track your weight and BMI which is nice. Plus, it’s fun!
Thanks for the tip on the Jillian Michaels game, I was thinking about getting it!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I have a Wii Fit but have not used it as often as I should.
@AliCherri: I had no idea there was a 30 day shred for the wii. I will have to look into that!
Post # 16
My fiance has actually started using the Wii fit to start losing weight before the big day. He loves it and seems to be sticking with it. We like to challenge each other to the different balance games.. maybe a good opportunity for you and your fiance to shed a few lbs before the big day?