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BOBBIE119 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/8/13 9:18 P

I love playing my Wii game I play with my husband almost every day I think it is the only exercise that he get and on top of that we have a lot of laugh

LINDYSPARKLES SparkPoints: (32,005)
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1/8/13 7:16 P

We have Wii fit, and EA active, and my daughter just got Just Dance 4 for Christmas, so I've done that one a couple times, and I work up quiet a sweat (and kick her butt in the challenges, haha). There's a workout part of it that I haven't tried out yet, but probably will do that on Thursday when both kids are in school.

I would really like to get one of the Zumba Wii games, as I love going to actual Zumba class at the Y. Or even just a Zumba DVD would be good.

REYNINGSUNSHINE SparkPoints: (20,387)
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1/8/13 3:07 A

I've accumulated almost every fitness like game since I've become active since I love anything that gives me external rewards (like virtual stamps, points, completing a story line, etc). I loved DDR when that was still groundbreaking technology, but my mat has been stomped on so much and it slides a lot. I love Just Dance (I play with my 7 year old sister who is BIG into dance) right now.

Wii Fit doesn't really work IMO. The activities aren't hard, and they are mostly about balance, not doing work. Still more active than sit-on-your-butt-eating-chips video games, but not a work out the way I want one- except the kick-boxing one. That one was kinda fun.

EA Active was pretty cool. It had basic strength training. The sensors don't seem to work well and I've had a lot of problems with finding how to optimally hold the wii remote and position the nunchuck so it reads my movements.

Gold's Gym was kind of like EA Active, but IMO not as fun.

Zumba workout games are also nice, but they aren't as intense (in my opinion) as the ones in Just Dance.

KHEINZ905 Posts: 2,529
1/8/13 12:12 A

I got a few of the Just Dances for my girls. I tried them out my self because they looked fun and whew! I got a great workout. I lily to do the. When I don't feel like doing a more traditional workout. I always work up quite a sweat and have fun I. The process.

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1/6/13 8:12 P

I have DDR, which is a definite workout for me. I've always loved the game, and I bought a few different versions so if I get bored of the songs on one, I can switch to another one. I also have bought just a little goal tracker-type game for my DS (My Weight Loss Buddy), and I've been using it to teach myself that I don't have to do everything right now and perfectly.

There's also a Skyrim workout that I really like. You do 10 push-ups to "earn" 60 minutes of game time. I'm planning to increase that number as I get more in shape or change for harder skills. I also am planning to do something else for each time I die that adds on (so one of whatever I chose the first time I die, two the second time I die, etc.).

1/6/13 5:49 P

Do any of you use the work out video games? I'm sure there's a few, heh.

Back a few years, when I first went through some weight loss success, they're what I was using; Wii Fit, Zumba, etc. This second time around I got away from them because I had been burnt out on them, I guess.

Now, though, I think it's time to break them back out and use them in some ways. Just to add a bit more fun to my routine. I am a video game nerd at heart. Heh.

So if you do use video games to workout...what's your favorite?

I like Wii Fit but I also have others; EA Sports Active (which is mostly strength), Zumba and Biggest Loser. I'm about to bust out the Biggest Loser game and see what it's all about. I've only used it once or twice since getting it and I never stuck with it for very long. So we'll see how it is!

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