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Wii Fit

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A couple of nights ago, my son and I played a few games on the Kinect. We had a great time and I was definitely sweating after a few of them! I thought "this might be a decent workout for nights I can't get to the gym. Lo and behold, he took the Kinect back up to his room today (was a snow day and he had a friend over) so I was Kinect-less.

Then it hit me...I still have the Wii down here! The Wii with a Wii Board and Wii Fit AND Wii Fit Plus. I hate to say it, but we bought the two games and the board and BARELY ever used them. I dug the board out from under the coach and popped in one of the games and went to town. An hour later, I was still at it. Now in my humble opinion, the Kinect workouts were a little harder (or maybe a little more challenging/active) but I was still able to get a decent workout in on the Wii. I also liked that there were yoga poses and balance games, as well as the cardio.

I can't see this as something I will do every night, but it was a nice change of pace from my same old workout DVDs on a night when the gym was out of the question.

(As a side note, I know there are a TON of workout videos on SparkPeople.com. I'm just not a huge fan of them.)
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KARENLEIGH32 1/31/2013 9:40PM

    Sounds like fun, I tried to talk my self into getting one! Finally myself fought back & said no. I have a ton of workout videos and now have access to the ones on SP, plus my brother has a gym in the garage. But it sounds like a lot of fun!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 1/31/2013 10:24AM

    I love my Wii --- pretty much all of my exercise/fitness is done with the wii. Some great games that I use regularly are:
EA Sports Active 2 (or probably 1 as well, but I have 2)
ExerBeat
My Fitness Coach
Walk It Out

If you just want some fun/exercise, I like the dance games, like Zumba, Abba Dance, and also Wii Fit Plus.

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DR1939 1/31/2013 9:03AM

    I usually do the Wii in the winter when it is too cold to get outdoors.

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DBELLE39 1/31/2013 8:22AM

    Ha, you just reminded me I need to brush the dust off of my wii & put it to good use!

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NANNABLACK 1/31/2013 7:28AM

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CANDOK1260 1/31/2013 5:52AM

    you know there are harder workout for the wii just as exerbeat or ea acticve 2 either what would give you a great workout i bet.

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/31/2013 5:01AM

    I bought the p90x series and use it when I don't go to the gym. My daughter also said there are free workouts on you tube also. Glad you were creative and did something . Next time I am at the library I think i will have to look up an exercise tape. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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