Thread: The Wii Fit thread...
12/30/2008 12:34pm, #11
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12/30/2008 5:01pm, #12Originally Posted by Phrost
I wouldn't rely on it to get you in shape, but there are much worse ways of wasting time playing video games.Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
12/31/2008 7:23am, #13
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We've had one since it came out. My wife injured her back training and was piling on the pounds so she insisted on one. It's helped her a lot with her back problem and also helped to shake the weight she gained from being almost immobile.
Really does help your balance, I recommend them to everyone but people (martial artists) just look at you funny and shake their heads.
Just wait for the kata game.:sad11:
12/31/2008 11:02am, #14
My wife's been wanting to get the Wii Fit to try it out.....maybe I should but it.
1/06/2009 10:01pm, #15
1/06/2009 10:06pm, #16
I've been playing Wii boxing for a year and I have not gotten tired of it yet. And that's the only sport I ever play. I love it because I have a couple major video game nerd friends, but their thumbs can't help them when actual technique is involved.
1/06/2009 10:18pm, #17
We got a Wii and Wii fit for x-mas. The boxing is cool (but a little idiosyncratic) and the golf is relaxing to play. The Wii fit weight and BMI tracking is also neat is somewhat tactless when you have a few extra pounds and the balance games and yoga are fun.
I got my girlfriend the Jillian Michaels workout game at the same time and that's also a decent way to break a sweat when you can't get to the gym. We also got Dance Dance Revolution for the kids and while I will not admit to trying it I will say that it's seems like a good way to break a sweat in improve your coordination.<insert witty comment>
1/06/2009 10:42pm, #18
I got Wii fit shortly after it came out, and play it fairly regularly with my girlfriend.
The yoga is definitely challenging, and as others have said, it beats sit-and-stare gaming by a country mile in my opinion.
1/06/2009 10:52pm, #19
I went to a Parkinson's convention with my mom a couple months back and guess what? One of the speakers focused his presentation entirely on Wii-Fit. Turns out it is great for balance rehabilitation for people suffering from the disease (another check mark in the "great for balance" column).
I would get one for my mom but the wireless stuff that goes into using a Wii fucks around with people who have DBS as part of their treatment (damn it). I still want one for myself, though.
1/07/2009 4:00am, #20
We got one for christmas. I'm basically using it to keep track of my weight, but the balance and yoga stuff is good. The strength work is a bit pointless for me, I've been using the wii fit balance and yoga as a cool down after lifting in the gym...