SparkPeople Wii Exercise Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6743 Don't use the Wii daily? That's okay. Our challenges and activities might be just what you need to "spark" your interest in using the Wii. Come chat with us and join the fun! SparkPeople Wii Exercise Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6743 Hello Team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x57937029 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE using the Wii for my calorie burning exercises! I usually use the dancing games for this purpose. My go-tos are Michael Jackson experience, Hip Hop experience, and I have a Zumba game that I rare use because I don't care much for the waist strap. Tue, 20 May 2014 09:58:13 EST wii board requirement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x57760528 Does anyone know the weight requirements for the board? don't have one, i hear different things about the board. and there are games i want to get that requires the board. Mon, 5 May 2014 02:54:06 EST game recomendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x57712031 I am new to working out with the wii- i do use wii sports a lot and i have dance 4 and some mini golf games- but i like to find some workout games anything that i can do without a board as i can't buy one right now as i believe you have to be under 300 lbs for weight requirements. i am really hooked on dance 4 so plan on buying a few more dance games too Thu, 1 May 2014 05:18:35 EST just joined this board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x57712014 Hey all i am Cindy I have had a wii for a year but only used a few games with the kids Tonight was my very first night using dance 4 with my exboyfriends son we had a blast i think i am hooked- we then did sweat it out for 15 min.... so i am going to ebay now to buy some other games :D who needs a gym i own a WII Thu, 1 May 2014 05:11:40 EST ORANGE TEAM EASTER EGG HUNT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x57171097 Exercise minutes count after 12:01AM ET on 3/19/14. Each team member must contribute 2 hours to each block of 10 hours. Available picks are between 1-25. Each team member must complete the picks before moving on or the team must wait 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> My time: <BR> My exercise: <BR> Team time: <BR> Completed picks: (1-25) <BR> Items found: <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:15:20 EST BLUE TEAM EASTER EGG HUNT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x57171094 Exercise minutes count after 12:01AM ET on 3/19/14. Each team member must contribute 2 hours to each block of 10 hours. Available picks are between 1-25. Each team member must complete the picks before moving on or the team must wait 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> My time: <BR> My exercise: <BR> Team time: <BR> Completed picks: (1-25) <BR> Items found: <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:14:54 EST PINK TEAM EASTER EGG HUNT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x57171090 Exercise minutes count after 12:01AM ET on 3/19/14. Each team member must contribute 2 hours to each block of 10 hours. Available picks are between 1-25. Each team member must complete the picks before moving on or the team must wait 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> My time: <BR> My exercise: <BR> Team time: <BR> Completed picks: (1-25) <BR> Items found: <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:14:31 EST GREEN TEAM EASTER EGG HUNT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x57171083 Exercise minutes count after 12:01AM ET on 3/19/14. Each team member must contribute 2 hours to each block of 10 hours. Available picks are between 1-25. Each team member must complete the picks before moving on or the team must wait 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> My time: <BR> My exercise: <BR> Team time: <BR> Completed picks: (1-25) <BR> Items found: <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:14:07 EST RED TEAM EASTER EGG HUNT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x57171076 Exercise minutes count after 12:01AM ET on 3/19/14. Each team member must contribute 2 hours to each block of 10 hours. Available picks are between 1-25. Each team member must complete the picks before moving on or the team must wait 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> My time: <BR> My exercise: <BR> Team time: <BR> Completed picks: (1-25) <BR> Items found: <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:13:39 EST YELLOW TEAM EASTER EGG CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x57171071 Exercise minutes count after 12:01AM ET on 3/19/14. Each team member must contribute 2 hours to each block of 10 hours. Available picks are between 1-25. Each team member must complete the picks before moving on or the team must wait 24 hours. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> My time: <BR> My exercise: <BR> Team time: <BR> Completed picks: (1-25) <BR> Items found: <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:13:12 EST wii fit u http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x56838187 Did you see that wii fit u? Have anybody seen it yet? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:33:10 EST The Minute Challenge Begins Feb. 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x56562674 Each day just do at least 10 minutes of Wii Exercise.. Keep track here of how many minutes you do. You get 1 point for the first 10 minutes and then 5 points for each additional 10 minutes per day. The points only count on Wii exercises. Do not start a new thread just edit your post each day. At the end of the month, the person with the most points gets a sparkgoodie :) C'mon let's move it in February. <BR> <BR> Your tracking should look like this... <BR> 2/1.. <BR> 2/2 <BR> 2/3 <BR> 2/... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:10:23 EST What's your favorite wii calorie burn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x56544346 I like to jog/walk on my wii fitness. My boys & I compete to make it more interesting. Sometimes we box, dancer, and add some sports. I personally like shooting the basketball :) <BR> <BR> Julie <em>30</em> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:36:19 EST wii technicalities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x56415450 Has anyone found all the "marks" scattered on the Island Running in the Wii Fit? I have found 3!!! And I use it all the time! <BR> Also, does anyone have a solution for the numchuck not working consistently on the Boxing? I have used it on various dvd's as well. It doesn't count points consistently after several people have tried it, used different numchucks, and feel that technique has been correct. I have googled the problem with no solutions. <BR> I have an "EA Sports for Active Wii"... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:26:14 EST new to this-wii bingo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x56356569 sorry I am new to this. how do you create a board? where do you find what to do that day? would appreciate any help,would love to join in! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:28:02 EST WII bingo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x56356481 what is wii bingo? <em>38</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:20:45 EST WII BINGO. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x56138610 Wii Exercise BINGO <BR> <BR> Starting January 1, we will be playing Wii Bingo. An exercise will be drawn every day. If that exercise is on your card, you must complete it before crossing it off your card. The first players to get a straight line, diagonal, four corners, and full card Bingo will win a goodie. There is no free space. All exercises must be done using the Wii. You may create a BINGO card online. Have fun! <BR> <BR> Exercise choices: <BR> <BR> Build your rainbow (WIO) <BR> Bui... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:37:42 EST Wii games for two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x56116718 Hey. I'm looking for ideas for fitness games or two. Please no dancing recommendations. (my husband has drawn a hard line on those.) <BR> <BR> Usually we do walk it out. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:44:50 EST Wii Jog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x56116653 I found out about the wii jog and bought one on ebay $4.99 with free shipping. :) I'm waiting for it to come in. Does anyone have it and what do you think about it? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:37:20 EST New to WII http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x55935256 I have had a WII for a while, but now I moved it to a guest room and can use it. When it was in the living room, I couldn't use it much without protests from the peanut gallery! I am looking forward to using the WII fit plus game more. Right now I am taking it slow, since I am recovering from ankle surgery in September. I don't have any limitation, just have to make sure of my footing. Nice to meet all of you! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:29:26 EST SANTA'S TOY HUNT CHALLENGE MAIN TRACKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x55655857 Use this thread to post your picks after completing 12 miles of exercise. <BR> <BR> Use this template: <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Toy # (1-10) <BR> Pick (1-3) <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> DO NOT POST HERE. CHALLENGE STARTS 11-17-13 <em>227</em> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:21:16 EST SANTA'S TOY HUNT CHALLENGE EXERCISE TRACKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x55655843 Use this thread to keep track of your daily exercise. Exercise counts as of 12:01am ET on 11-17-13 <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Today’s Miles: <BR> Accumulated Miles: (reset your miles to zero after each stop) <BR> Traveling to Stop: # (1-10) <BR> Completed Stops: <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> CHALLENGE STARTS SUNDAY 11-17-13 <em>227</em> <BR> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:19:11 EST SANTA’S TOY HUNT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x55643350 <em>227</em> THIS CHALLENGE STARTS ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17 <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> To participate you need a Wii and a few Wii games as the Wii challenges require them. <BR> This is an individual challenge. Use a pedometer or cardio equipment to determine the number of miles that you’ve traveled during exercise. Daily activity miles do not count towards this challenge. <BR> <em>189</em> **UPDATE** if you do not have a pedometer, 30 minutes of exercise counts as 1 mile for this challenge... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 08:34:23 EST CAN'T WAIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x54706592 I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I went to our local Game Stop and they ordered Walk It Out from another store and it came in today. $17.99 before tax. Way better price than anywhere else. Can't wait to try it! Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:41:45 EST Wii fit plus - Free run??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x54534923 Hi there maybe this question has been asked before and I just can't find it in the forums. In Wii fit plus free run I notice that some of the Mii characters run the opposite direction as my Mii and run on different paths/courses. Does anyone know how I can change my course?? I'm getting board of the course I use on the days I use my Wii to work out. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any suggestions! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:22:36 EST August Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x54354711 All the literature on exercise and good health tells us that walking is crucial for our joints, strong bones and overall health. It is the best form of exercise we can do. We are going to keep track of how many Wii Steps we take each day. <BR> <BR> Make a pledge of how many steps you plan to achieve and August and reach for the stars. Just edit your post each day adding your steps. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:44:24 EST Anyone doing Wii workouts for lower back pain? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x54338184 I've been doing my Wii workouts but would like to know if anyone else out there has bad lower back pain. I've had it for some years now from an infection. I really think if I strengthen my core it could help a lot. I have several Wii games....Fit Plus, Sports Resort, Abba You Can Dance, Sports Active & More Workouts 2 Game Bundle, Gold's Gym Cardio Workout and Your Shape by Jenny McCarthy with the motion tracking camera. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm hurting a "good hurt" or bec... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:06:50 EST Would you share your routines?? I get confused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x54287073 I hope I'm posting on the correct forum....if not, I'm sorry. I was hoping some of you might share your daily, semi-daily and such, routines you do with your Wii workouts. I'm thinking maybe I have too many because I get confused as to which to do and end up doing just a bit of each. <BR> <BR> Wii games I have are Fit Plus, Sports Resort, Abba You Can Dance, Sports Active & More Workouts 2 Game Bundle, Gold's Gym Cardio Workout and Your Shape by Jenny McCarthy with the motion tracking ca... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:52:34 EST Hi from a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x54134718 I just found this team after doing a Google search. I live in Illinois and have all my life. I'm a grandmother and great grandmother of 6 each from 2 grown children. I live with my darling little Missy who is a mini schnauzer/shih tzu mix. <BR> <BR> I've just started the Fit Plus on Wii and am getting frustrated. I'm learning as I go, but each time I begin the program, it starts over again....ARRGGHHHH!! It makes me want to give up and I do NOT want to do that or feel that way. I reall... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:32:35 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x54111586 My name is chris. I just rejoined after 6 years away. I have 70 lbs to lose. I had bought myself a Wii last summer after my daughter moved out & took ours with her.I had started using it last year but stopped while taking care of my Mom. I just recently started using it again. I have the Wii fit,Zumba & Dance 2 & 4 games. Ilike to vary them. I try to do between 30 min & 1 hr a day. Everyone have a wonderful. w/e. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:03:45 EST How to log EA Acitve 2 in my fitness log http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x53913569 Sorry if this question has been asked before, I did do several searches but did not find anything, all I found was how to track Wii fit. <BR> <BR> So is there a set work I can use or do I need to create one, I am currently doing the 9 week challenge on medium mode, which is cardio and resistance so how to log this? <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:36:30 EST June Wii Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x53579734 Keep track of your June exercise minutes here. How much time do you spend exercising with your Wii? Sun, 2 Jun 2013 21:46:20 EST pregnancy and wii fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x53326427 hi everyone, <BR> I am in my second trimester of my first pregnancy.I have been avoiding doing wii fit since I found out I was pregnant.I would like to do some of the yoga poses, but I am a bit scared to do some of them and also some of the exercises.can anyone please tell me which ones are safe to do and which ones aren't safe to do for pregnant ladies? Mon, 13 May 2013 09:37:26 EST May Wii Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x53193377 Let's see how many Wii exercise minutes you can accumulate this month. You don't need to start a new thread each day just edit your previous one. Who will be May's biggest winner. Remember, only count Wii exercise minutes. <BR> <BR> Your template would look like this <BR> 5/1 10 minutes <BR> 5/2 <BR> 5/3 <BR> etc.. <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 May 2013 13:14:56 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x53063177 Hello all. My name is Vickie. I am returning to SP after a long hiatus; looking to make it back to my goal weight. <BR> <BR> The Wii is what got me started on exercise gaming and I haven't looked back since. I started using Wii Fit Plus in 2009. Since then my favorite games have been the Dance Dance Revolution games as well as Exerbeat and We Cheer 2. <BR> <BR> I am thinking about giving Zumba a try too. Hope every one is doing well. <em>381</em> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:59:37 EST April - It's Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x52754394 Along with Spring comes sports. This month we are going to focus on sports. <BR> <BR> March 31 - April 6 try to get at least 20 minutes a day of any sport you choose. <BR> <BR> April 7 - 13 go to Wii Sports and spend 20 minutes a day doing training. Those training workouts burn lots of calories. <BR> <BR> April 14 - 20 do a preset sports workout or create your own. These have to be at least 30 minutes in length each day. <BR> <BR> April 21 - 27 After all this practice, you shoul... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:40:34 EST March Challenge--Wii Bingo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x52333364 This was so popular last year, we decided to bring it back again.. <BR> <BR> Starting March 3, we will be playing Wii Bingo. You will need a 5x5 bingo card. You then fill the entire card with your choices from the exercises below (no free space). Starting March 3, an exercise will be drawn everyday. If that exercise is on your card, you must complete it before crossing it off your card. The first players to get a straight line, diagonal, four corners, and full card Bingo will win a goodie. ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:12:22 EST February Challenge - Focusing On Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x51950960 We all love our fast food. Just how long do you think it will take you to exercise off the calories consumed in these items? The first group which we probably won't burn through in 2 weeks are the 10 most fattening fast foods. The second group fall into the not great, but not horrible either and the last week we will focus on the healthier choices in fast food. Remember, all of the calories burned should come from Wii Exercises <BR> <BR> February 3 - 16...we are going to allow 2 weeks f... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:19:21 EST Balance Board question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x51697494 I suspect something is going on with my balanca board. Has anyone experienced a problem with theirs? I was pretty good at Hula Hoop and Super Hula Hoop. Now it seems I can't catch any of the hoops being tossed at me and I constantly drop the ones I'm spinning. I can't get my points up even to my lowest prior. I think the board is the problem; it's maybe not sensing my movements properly. Any suggestions?? <em>38</em> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:35:06 EST January Challenge--Burn off the Holiday Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x51439244 1/3 - 1/5: During this week, focus on steps. Get at least 7500 steps a day using any Wii Game. Post the game and the number of steps on this thread. <BR> <BR> 1/6-1/12: Cardio is the game for this week. Do any cardio Wii workout of at least 20 minutes each day. Post the game and the minutes on this thread <BR> <BR> 1/13- 1/19: Let's Dance. Do 20 minutes of dancing on any Wii Game each day. Post the game and minutes on this thread. <BR> <BR> 1/20 - 1/26: Full Circle. Do 20 minutes ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 18:32:33 EST Rebounder for cardio and running games in Wii Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6330x6743x51195502 Just ordered a rebounder to do the Island Run in Wii Fit. I'm sure I'll find lots of other uses for it also. I'm looking for a resonably priced Walk it Out Game, hoping to use it for that too. I'm so excited to get it. I love my Wii and I think this will add another dimension to some of the games. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:48:40 EST On Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50876747 The weekly challenge will be taking a break until after the holidays to come up with some new ideas for you. Please let us know what kind of weekly challenges you would like to see. Remember, the monopoly challenge is still going strong. <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep moving! <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> <em>311</em> <em>414</em> <em>353</em> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:13:06 EST November 11 - 17 Let's Dance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50783129 This week we will be having a dance contest. You can use any Wii Dance games (Just Dance 1, 2, 3, Gold's Gym Dance Workout, Michael Jackson Experience, Zumba, and any others I forgot) <BR> <BR> Post you time each day on these games. Also keep a running total of your time for the week. At the end of the week the person that danced the longest will get a goodie. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:17:39 EST New to Monolopy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50745006 Can You tell me what and how this works please. Thanks Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:34:55 EST WII MONOPOLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50686958 Here is our next individual challenge. You can go at your own pace. Warning this may take a while. Here is all you need to know. We are starting at midnight 11/5. <BR> <BR> This challenge will be an individual exercise challenge. The way to win this challenge is to be the first person to land on every square on the monopoly board, from the roll of a die. One die (1-6) will be used for this game to increase the odds of landing on the square that you need. <BR> <BR> For every 2500 calori... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 14:24:12 EST 7 Summits Challenge 10/28- 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50562681 Over the next 2 weeks, beginning on Sunday the 28th, we are going to use our Wii's to climb the 7 tallest summit. Each foot = 1 step. You may use any Wii game that is running or Walking. For example, Walk it Out, Wii Fit Plus, The Dance games. Any games where you take steps. Are you up for the climb? <BR> <BR> The Seven Highest Summits On Seven Continents: <BR> #1 Asia: Mount Everest, 29,035 feet (2903 Floors) <BR> #2 South America: Aconcagua, 22,829 feet (2283 Floors) <BR> #3 North... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:22:49 EST Challenge 10/21 - 10/ 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50492917 <BR> This week let's focus on the Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games. If you only have one or the other that's fine just do what you have. I have posted below games for each day for Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. You may pick any level or combination of these games you like. Post what you played, scores received and time playing. Let's get these games out and have some fun. <BR> <BR> Sunday: play whatever games you like <BR> <BR> Monday: Wii Sports Golf / Wii Sports Resort Frisbee G... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 23:28:00 EST Challenge 10/14 - 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50385312 It's Oktoberfest and time to do some dancing. Do 20 minutes of dancing each day this week on any Wii game. Try to mix it up and do different dances each day. How many can you find? Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:54:59 EST Wii Boxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x50380751 I was wondering which Wii Boxing game folks prefer. I'd like to get a boxing program but can't decide which one to check out. Any suggestions? thanks! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 07:52:43 EST Challenge 10/7 - 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50280950 Variety is The Spice of Life and exercise and that is what we are going to focus on. Each day choose a different Wii exercise to work different parts of the body. For example, one day choose Just Dance for a cardio workout. The next choose a Wii Boxing game to work the arms and so on. Changing up your workouts keeps the body guessing. Try for at least 20 minutes each day. Post on this thread what you do each day. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 11:20:52 EST Black Eyed Peas Experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x50165241 Has anyone ever tried this game? <BR> We just got it and had lots of fun dancing with the Black Eyed Peas. It was tough keeping up with them but felt like a good work out. Even my husband could do the arm motions from a chair. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:54:42 EST Challenge 9/30 - 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x50160907 This week we are going to play Wii tag. For those of you that have not played before it works just like a game of tag. I will post the first Wii game played and then challenge someone to another game. The first person to complete the challenge game then posts the next game for someone to complete. We keep on like that until the end of the week. <BR> <BR> Here is an example of how to post: <BR> <BR> I just completed XXX Wii game. I challenge someone to complete XXX Wii game. Tag your it!! Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:02:38 EST Challenge 9/9 - 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49835398 This time of year is very hectic with kids going back to school and getting ready for fall and winter. We have been spotted indulging in some less than healthy choices while out and about. For the next two weeks we are going to exercise off those indulgences. <BR> <BR> In this challenge we will erase those extravagances with exercise on our Wii games. <BR> Each day post the number of calories that you burned exercising on the Wii game(s) of your choice and the indulgence that you erased. Yo... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 21:59:00 EST Challenge 9/4 - 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49768655 Sorry, late due to the holiday. <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week is to get at least 20 minutes of Wii in everday and use as many different Wii games as you have. Challenge yourself to play games that you normally wouldn't play or just haven't gotten out in a while. Let's get sweatin'. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:14:46 EST Challenge 8/26- 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49646612 This is a busy time for sports. Baseball is going on. Football is finishing the preseason. The US Open Tennis tournament is beginning. This week your challenge is to focus on sports. Do at least 20 minutes of any type of Wii sports each day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> <em>281</em> <em>300</em> <em>278</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:59:34 EST Challenge 8/19 - 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49524723 We are going to do Wii guess the phrase this week. I have picked a Sparkpeople motivational quote. Your job is to exercise to earn chance to pick a letter. The person to correctly guess the phrase gets a goodie. For everyone 1 hour of Wii time you accumulate, you may pick a letter. Post your time, Wii exercise done, and letter you wish to call. I will update the phrase to show what letters have been called. The phrase is listed below with the number of letters in each word. <BR> <BR> _ __ _... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:23:19 EST Wii ZUMBA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x49486707 Hi there! I am pretty new to the whole Wii fitness process and my sister bought me a Wii Zumba...the first time I used it, I had a friend with me and she helped me get the remote tucked into the belt...on the right side like it says in the instructions. I did pretty good that time and got lots of feedback...zumba, perfect, etc. I was able to get like 3 or 4 stars too. <BR> <BR> Due to an arm/shoulder issue, I had an easier time putting it on my left side when I was having to do it myself.... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:23:33 EST Challenge 8/13 - 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49441238 This week, we are going to focus on a different part of the body each day for a all around workout. <BR> <BR> One day, focus on stretching exercises such as yoga, one day on upper body, one day on lower body, one day on core, and one day cardio and one day do circuit training. <BR> <BR> 6 days...6 different types of movement! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <em>135</em> <em>319</em> <em>231</em> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:44:11 EST What is Your Favorite Wii Game? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x49400276 There are so many new Wii exercise games out now. What are some of your favorites in your collection? Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:47:58 EST Wii talk Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x49396644 Hi everyone! In another topic (below the Wii Talk), someone posts "What is your Wii Sports or FIT age" <BR> <BR> Can someone tell me how to use that feature on the Wii Sports? Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:30:04 EST Hi I'm New & I have a Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x49369521 Hi everyone! I'm Kelly from Florida <BR> <BR> Just started using my Wii and I'm very excited about it...what a fun way to add extra exercise to my day!!! Like I said, I am fairly new at this and I'm wondering if someone can tell me if there is any Wii program out there that includes a "swimming" simulated type of exercise? I hope that isn't a totally stupid question!!! So far we have Wii Resort, Wii Sports & Wii Zumba 2. <BR> <BR> Look forward to participating in the next challenge and ... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:32:27 EST Challenge 8/5 - 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49321501 As we are moving into the last week of the olympics, your challenge this week is to pick a Wii exercise or sport that is seen on the olympics. For example, you could do Wii SportsTennis or Wii Swimming on Exerbeat. Maybe you like the Island Cycling on Wii Fit. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something that is on the olympics. <BR> <BR> Try for at least 20 minutes a day. Let us know what you did. <BR> <BR> <em>260</em> <em>131</em> <em>311</em> <em>217</em> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 17:41:21 EST Wii Celebrations- August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x49260331 Let us know when your birthday, anniversary or sparaversary is in August so we can <BR> <BR> CELEBRATE! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 15:23:03 EST Challenge 7/29 - 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49212602 This week your challenge is to do a preset workout from any Wii Fitness game at least five days this week. Your possible choices are Wii Fit Plus, EA Active series, GG series, Just Dance, Zumba, or any other that has a preset workout. Mix it up and have a great workout. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:23:35 EST Challenge 7/22 - 7/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49106454 Let's have some fun and dance this week. Do any Wii Dancing you want. Aim for at least 20 minutes of dancing each day. You know what they say, music lifts the soul and gets you moving!' <BR> Have fun! <BR> <BR> <em>351</em> <em>350</em> <em>354</em> <em>353</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:11:25 EST Summer Olympics Challenge - July 27 to Aug 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x49104764 I know alot of you are doing the safari, but I am new to Sparks and saw something like this on another team and thought it would be especially fun on the Wii - maybe some of you would like to join me. <BR> <BR> The challenge is, for each day of the olympics, from July 27 to Aug 12, do some form of Wii Exercise based on on of the summer olympics events. I got this list of events from Wikipedia and I know I have games that cover many of them, and could be creative with some of the others. <BR... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:58:48 EST How do you calculate your calories burned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x48950445 I have a watch that records my average heart rate during exercise as well as distance covered. Is there a way to get my calories burned from this information? What is the most accurate way to gauge my calories burned? It seems like just using my weight and time on the spark calculator i found doesn't factor in how high my heart rate is. Sigh, the online calculators i found seem to give different estimates and i'm getting really frustrated and discouraged. Hope someone here knows a better... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:32:11 EST Game Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x48806723 I'm looking for a fun new game. I'd like it to be more like a traditional video game (something with adventure, a story maybe, unlocking things as you go along), but that also really gets you working out. Does this exist? Tue, 3 Jul 2012 09:30:39 EST July Discussions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x48769320 What are your goals for July? How is your exercise changing now that summer is here and you can get outside more? What are your summer weaknesses and what are you going to do to overcome them? What do you find you are stronger at in the summer? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>298</em> <em>259</em> <em>283</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 00:36:09 EST Exerbeat ROCKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x48675931 ..just sayin...... <BR> <BR> This is going to become one of my favourite Wii workout routines. I find the Karate and Boxing exercises more effective than the rhythm boxing on the Wii Fit DVD, and EXERBEAT actually makes me break a sweat and sustain a higher heart beat. Both have their place, but this little video is underrated, I think..... I'm really turning into a fan !!! <BR> <BR> Lemon Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:02:14 EST Challenge 6/24 - 7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48659610 Thanks to the WIO team for this challenge. I am going to let this one go for 2 weeks. Have fun with this. You can track your steps with Wii Fit Free Step, WIO, or a pedometer. <BR> <BR> On the surface of the Earth at this time there are more than 1,500 volcanoes. For this challenge, we are going to walk the 7 largest volcanoes on the Earth. The feet equal steps for this challenge. Since we are walking up and down the volcanoes, I am doubling the steps required for each volcano. <BR> <BR> 7.... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:01:25 EST counting steps on advance Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x48561788 Do the points you get on the advance step represent the number of steps taken like in the Free Step? Sun, 17 Jun 2012 10:18:39 EST I got a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x48544509 How many calories do you burn on the Michael Jackson Experience game? I`ve tried looking for it on the fitness tracker and can`t seem to find it. Of course they don`t tell you how many you burned in the game. Anyone know or have an idea? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:01:08 EST Challenge 6/10 - 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48476550 It is definitely hot out there. When it is too hot to exercise outside you can still participate in the great summer sports on your Wii. Choose any of your Wii Games that include sports and try to participate in one sports activity for at least 20 minutes a day. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:48:37 EST ouch.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x48464580 I just started Wii work outs today..i hope it gets easier.. i feel every muscle in my body ache...lol Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:45:01 EST Is there any good game for Pilates? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x48435167 Hello! My doctor recommended I did some Pilates or water aerobics (I think this is the English term) because of my back. She says I need to stretch. Since my finances are tight I won't be able to gym. I was hopping you knew of any Wii game (or DVD, although I know this spark team is just for Wii games) that's good for Pilates. <BR> <BR> Thank you very much! <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S.: I think Yoga is also acceptable, although my doctor is not into to it. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:20:48 EST June Summer is Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x48361249 <BR> What goals are you setting for yourself as summer begins? How are you going to achieve those goals? How can spark help? <BR> <BR> Keep us updated on your progress through the month. Tell us what you are doing which is working to help motivate your team mates. <BR> <BR> Wii Lose Together! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:20:25 EST Challenge 6/3 - 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48361216 Last week we focused on cardio, this week let's focus on relaxation and balance. Do any yoga or <BR> pilates exercises for Wii. Aim for 20 mins a day to get zen :) Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:18:14 EST WII AFRICAN SAFARI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48290993 Ok, for all of you that are signed up for the challenge here is the official place to track your calories and get your challenges. Here is more on the challenge. <BR> <BR> Wii Exercisers, pack your bags and grab your passports!! You are going on the Wii African Safari. Players will travel to 10 amazing places in Africa while on safari. This will be an individual challenge with the winner getting a prize. At each stop, your task will be to claim your trophy animal and travel with them to... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:17:45 EST Challenge 5/27 - 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48253053 For those of you in the U.S., it is Memorial Day weekend which means cookouts, drinking, and maybe a few lawn games like Frisbee. Getting back on track after a weekend like that can be a challenge. <BR> <BR> So this week, we want you to focus on aerobic exercises to get your heart pumping! Every day this week, aim to get at least 30 minutes of Wii aerobic exercises in so you can burn off those extra calories! Sun, 27 May 2012 18:09:04 EST Wii Safari Summer Challenge sign ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48226606 Wii Exercisers, pack your bags and grab your passports!! You are going on the Wii African Safari. Players will travel to 10 amazing places in Africa while on safari. This will be an individual challenge with the winner getting a prize. <BR> <BR> This summer's challenge is going to be an individual challenge instead of a team challenge. For those of you that are familiar with the Amazing Race, this challenge is very similar in the way it is set up. <BR> <BR> What you will need: <BR> ... Fri, 25 May 2012 12:53:59 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x48187513 My name is Jessica! I've been doing the 6 week challenge on EA Sports Active More Workouts on my wii for awhile now. I'm at 14 of 24 work outs. <BR> <BR> I am so happy I found wii related Sparkteam! Tue, 22 May 2012 19:23:08 EST Challenge 5/20 - 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48153145 With another holiday weekend coming up, thought this would be a good challenge to make sure we work the whole body this week: <BR> <BR> <BR> THE DICE CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> You will need 2 dice. If you only have 1, that's OK...you can just roll it twice. The 1st dice will tell you what TYPE of exercise you will do. The 2nd dice (or roll) will tell you HOW MANY of each exercise you will do. <BR> <BR> If you roll... <BR> 1 - arm reps (your choice); multiply # on 2nd dice by 10, this is the # o... Sun, 20 May 2012 13:49:21 EST how many games have you opened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48094497 I dont do much yoga or strenth games,I do one a day but I love the arobics and balance games,on arobics I got the island running,and I recently opened the punching bag on balance Im up to the penguine cachting fish Wed, 16 May 2012 11:20:13 EST Challenge 5/13 - 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x48047517 Being Mother's Day remember to take time for yourself everyday. This week we are going to concentrate on some relaxation. Your challenge this week is to do a Yoga routine everyday. The amount of time and poses are up to you, just take some time to relax. Sun, 13 May 2012 11:24:43 EST New here and just started Just Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47973727 I just joined this team because I love doing just dance. I was doing elliptical workouts and found myself getting bored. The just dance for the wii is so much fun and I am hoping it will keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> Donna Tue, 8 May 2012 13:23:55 EST July Celebrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47937897 If you have a birthday, sparkaversary, anniversary or some other versary in July, let us know! Sun, 6 May 2012 11:55:31 EST May Discussions and Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47937885 How are you going to get your "move on" in May. The weather is nice. You can get outside more. What do you plan to do to burn off the winter blues? I decided to add another question to this after reading one of today's blogs. What are some of the items you have on your bucket list? Do you think you are going to get to them? Sun, 6 May 2012 11:54:16 EST Challenge 5/6 - 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47937745 Your challenge this week is to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio a day in on the Wii. It can be from any game you choose. Also you need to get in at least 3 sets of 15 minutes of strength training in from any Wii game you choose at least 3 days this week. Post your minutes and games used here. Sun, 6 May 2012 11:41:00 EST Practice Creates Mastery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x47770732 I thought this was encouraging... <BR> The Wii can be intimidating... but if we are persistant we CAN master it, and gain in our fitness using it! Never give up! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Practice Creates Mastery <BR> <BR> The more you do something, the better you do it. Tricks and gimmicks and shortcuts might help a little bit, yet practice is what creates mastery. <BR> <BR> If you seek to do it well, then do it often. There is nothing that can take the place of practice. <BR> <BR... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:44:19 EST Challenge 4/22 - 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47704176 It is said that to keep our bodies burning the most calories, we have to change up our workouts every now and then and that is what Wii are going to do. <BR> <BR> We all have our favorite Wii Fitness games and workouts. This week's challenge is to do something out of your comfort zone. Mix it up and do workouts from as many Wii fitness games as you have. If you have enough games (like I do) to do a workout from a different game everyday do it. If you only have a few games, do a workout on th... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:26:33 EST Wii Games to Compete On? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x47660386 Hi! <BR> I just got a router for internet access through my Wii and am wondering if there are exercises games I can play through the 'net as a competition. I am better about working out when I strive to win. Are there any games like this? If so, how do I use these features? THANKS! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:35:47 EST Amazon Wii Game Sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x47641168 I was browsing the video game sales today, and I noticed there are quite a few discounts on some fitness games for the Wii. Here are some that may be of interest - but there are a lot more! <BR> <BR> Nickelodeon Fit - $18.30 <BR> EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp - $12.49 <BR> Your Shape - $10.68 <BR> Just Dance 3 - $28.96 <BR> Zumba Fitness - $34.64 <BR> Zumba Fitness 2 - $33.96 <BR> Just Dance 2 - $21.99 <BR> Wii Fit Plus (with balance board) - $89.54 <BR> -- software only is $17.22 <BR>... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:53:14 EST Challenge 4/17 - 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47627898 Sorry, shortened this week due to taxes <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> This week your challenge is to do a preset workout from any Wii Fitness game this week. Your possible choices are Wii Fit Plus, EA Active series, GG series, Just Dance, Zumba, Exerbeat or any other that has a preset workout. Mix it up and have a great workout. For example, on Exerbeat, you could do one of the preset workouts with the personal trainer. Try and get in at least a 20 minute pre-set workout. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:51:29 EST Exerbeat or Walk it Out?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x47508211 Have some tax refund money to spend on a new Wii exercise game. I'm considering Exerbeat and WIO. Just to give you an idea of what I like I listed the ones I have and use below. (In order of faves) <BR> <BR> Just Dance 1, 2, 3 <BR> Wii Zumba <BR> Wii Fit Plus <BR> My Fit Coach <BR> Wii Sports/Sports Resort (don't use often) <BR> EA Sports 1&2 (don't really like these) <BR> Had Jillian's 2010 and hated it...sold it back to Gamestop <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 01:51:13 EST Wii Points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x47500925 Does anyone know how you get Wii points to download new things to your Wii? Mon, 9 Apr 2012 16:52:16 EST Challenge 4/8- 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47498329 Dance Fever: <BR> <BR> Don't you feel like dancing? Use any Wii Dancing Games and do at least 20 minutes a day this week. Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:41:24 EST New to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47434101 Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer (Jen for short). I got my Wii last June as an early birthday present and got the Wii Fit Plus bundle last Christmas. I thought with my asthma and lack of transportation around here it would be a nice way for me to get some exercise without overdoing myself. (Although my first choice was the Xbox 360 but it's too expensive and won't come down in price still <em>46</em> ) <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am on dialup and my ISP has monthly time limits on the se... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 00:49:20 EST Hi, i'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47412044 Hi guys. I love to work out using my Wii. Wii Fit Plus, Just Dance 3 and Summer Party are my favorites, The Michael Jackson Experience.. It's perfect when I can't go outside to roller blade, bike ride or walk. I'm a stay at home mom with 3 day care kids, so going to the gym is out. Plus working out using my Wii is so much fun! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:45:35 EST April Discussions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47368571 What is on your agenda in April to work toward your goals? What will you accomplish this month? <BR> How will you accomplish it? What advice would you give to people just starting their journey this month? Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:57:18 EST Challenge 4/1 - 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47362133 Let's get that heart pumping and do some cardio this week. This week's challenge is to box. You can use any of the Wii boxing games. Try to box at least 20 minutes per day. Post your daily minutes here along with your weekly total. There will be a goodie given to the person that gets in the most boxing minutes this week. <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 22:03:39 EST Challenge --Erasing Your Indulgences thru Wi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47355570 This Challenge Begins April 1. <BR> <BR> One questions that is asked by everyone is: Do we really burn calories using our Wii? Which Wii games burn the most calories? We are going to find out. Many of the foods listed below will be familiar to you. <BR> <BR> Are you up for this eye opening challenge done the Wii Way? In this challenge you need to record the Wii exercise you did. The amount of calories you burned and which food you erased. You may only use Wii games/exercises for thi... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:35:09 EST March into Madness 3/25- 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47262422 This is the last week of March Madness and to commemorate that we are going to have a sports week. You can do any Wii Sports in this challenge. Aim for at least 20 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> <em>300</em> <em>132</em> <em>217</em> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:10:49 EST Getting Back To Basics Challenge 3/18 - 3/ 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x47139094 Some days we are not up to doing a full out challenge or just not feeling well. There is one thing we can always do and that is walk so this week we are getting back to basics. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is a step challenge. You may use any Wii game that has some form of walking. Walk it Out, Island Cycling, Rhythm parade etc. Your goal is to get in at least 5,000 steps per day! Please put down the exercise you did and the amount of total steps. Whoever has the most steps at the e... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:07:45 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x47010943 Hi Wii Exercisers! I got the Wii fit and zumba to get me started, but could not get myself going by myself. It is encouraging to know that I am not alone. I am looking forward to trying out the games again. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:47:27 EST Challenge 3/8 -3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46952738 Challenge Yourself Challenge <BR> <BR> Obviously, the challenge is up late this week due to my being gone. For this challenge, you are going to challenge yourself. Do 3 different types of Wii games adding up to 30 minutes each day beginning today. <BR> <BR> You could do 10 minutes Just Dance, 10 minutes Wii Boxing, 10 minutes Walk it Out..you get it :) See if you can change up the routine each day! <BR> <BR> It is a good way just to get yourself moving on those days when you don't feel ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:52:48 EST recommen dations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46921515 Howdy all! I've been a member of the team for a couple years but began running rather than using my wii a while back. Then, I got preggers, had back problems and had to stop running for the duration of the pregnancy. I had a c-section, so I am restricted from running still for a little while longer. I wanted to buy one, maybe two games to help me recover my fitness level until I can start running again. I also want to make sure I keep using it some as cross training and not be so focused... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:54:21 EST March Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x46919741 Wow, it's spring. What will you do as the weather gets nicer to enhance your workouts? How did you do over the winter? Did you gain, stay the same, hibernate? Any new Wii Workouts you have added to your repertoire? Avid readers want to know. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:55:17 EST Which game should I choose??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46847722 Here are the two games: <BR> <BR> EA Sports Active or Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy <BR> <BR> Which game is better? <BR> And Your Shape comes with a camera, my daughter is usually workout with the wii, so would there be an interference if she was moving too? <BR> <BR> To me both games look interesting. I want to buy the best one of these two. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Jessica <BR> <BR> EA Sports Active is going for $25 <BR> Your Shape is going for $20 <BR> <BR> Are these good prices? Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:50:57 EST Getting back to Wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6330x6743x46846547 March Goal is to lose 1.25 lbs. Start back with Body Flex. Do something on the Wii 15 -20 Mins, probably Wii Island Cycling. Everyday. Start using the Food Tracker Everyday. Write at least one line to all my teams. I hope to add to these Goals every month. I'm not very good at balancing myself yet, But I am getting there. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 10:55:48 EST March challenge--- Wii Bingo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46777652 Starting March 1 we will be playing Wii Bingo. You will need a 5x5 bingo card. You then fill the entire card with your choices from the exercises below (no free space). Starting March 1 an exercise will be drawn everyday. If that exercise is on your card you must complete it before crossing it off your card. The first players to get a straight line, diagonal, four corners, and full card Bingo will win a goodie. <BR> <BR> Exercise choices: <BR> <BR> Build your rainbow (WIO) <BR> Build 1... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:58:20 EST Feb 26- March 3 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46777502 This week we are going to strengthen our bodies and minds. We are going to get cardio, stregnth training, and yoga in this week. <BR> <BR> Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday: 30 minutes of cardio (any Wii game) and 15 min strength training (either Wii or SP videos). <BR> <BR> Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 30 minutes of cardio (any Wii game) and 20 mnutes of yoga (any Wii game). <BR> <BR> Saturday: repeat your favoite routines. <BR> <BR> Post here everyday what exercises you did. Any team member tha... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:48:39 EST New Wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x46668016 Hello Wii ones! Looking forward to exercising and sharing with you. Have had my Wii for just a few months and am currently just using the Wii sports, but am hoping to expand my horizons. I have knee and joint problems including arthritis which I am hoping will improve as I lose weight. Love my Wii! Currently limited as to what I am able to do and do most of my exercising seated, but boxing, tennis, baseball, bowling and determining my fitness age are all part of my daily regimen, along w... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:14:06 EST Technical question: SD cards? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x46571033 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry for the newbie question, but I can't save my progress because we don't have enough slots/memory in the internal memory on the Wii. <BR> <BR> Can anyone share suggestions for the best type of SD card? I was trying to research it, but came across mixed reviews - like some SD cards don't work with certain games - having to do with the brand, and the ones with the Wii logo by Sandisk seem like they won't have enough memory (2 GB or less). So if you can let me kno... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:33:49 EST Just Dance: Which One? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x46558553 I just got my Wii over the weekend. The Just Dance games seem like a lot of fun. How do I choose just one to start with though? If anyone has advice to offer, or how they are different, or if I need to buy anything additional, I'd appreciate all you can tell me! Thanks! Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:17:31 EST Challenge 2/12- 2/25 (2 week Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46553516 We all get busy and, sometimes, it is just simpler to stop and pick up dinner or go to our nearest chain restaurant. We don't always realize how many calories we are eating. How many calories could their possibly be in that small order of fries from McDonald's or that Chopped Salad from Bravo? Well, you are about to find out. In this challenge, you need to exercise to burn the calories in the foods listed below. I'm sure many of them will sound familiar to you. You may use any Wii Exercises ... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:48:02 EST Active Life Explorer! Holy Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x46534260 I bought my kids Active Life Explorer for Christmas thinking it would be a good way for them to get off the couch and have some nice family competition. Until today, I'd never played it for exercise. I spent an hour on this game today and burned more than 500 calories (according to my Polar FT4). It was so fun, I wanted to keep playing, but got booted off by my 9-year-old so he could play Wipe Out. <BR> <BR> I haven't seen this game mentioned here before, but I highly recommend it. It is lo... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:24:22 EST Frustrated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46533861 I'm halfway through my EAsports Active Personal Trainer 30 day program, and I'm still not seeing any results! Ok. I can run the track the entire time without stopping now, but my scale is going up instead of down! I need something to keep me from getting too frustrated and giving up! HELP!! Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:57:49 EST Not So New.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x46533434 Hi All! My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> I am not going to keep any of you too long with my "introduction" message. ;) As I am not *really* new on here. I've been here before .. several times. <BR> <BR> But I'm back... and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I owe it to myself to get healthy and to stop making excuses to "not" do it. I need a LOT of support.. and, from previous times on here .. SP has a lot of support... and, I need all the support I can get right now.... to finally... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:30:30 EST Go Vacation vs Wii Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46532516 I'm thinking about getting new game when we get our taxes done. Does anyone have these games? What are your opinions? My husband and I love the games on resort, especially the bowling and Frisbee games. We enjoy the games that get us up and moving. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:32:23 EST February Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x46429994 February is a great month to get back on track as we start moving into spring. What are you going to add to your fitness routine this month to get ready for spring? What have you been doing that works great? What do you need to change? What advice would you give to someone who is having trouble getting started? Which Wii games would you recommend for the beginner, intermediate and advanced exerciser? Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:49:16 EST Challenge 2/5- 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46429955 This week are going to do circuit training..Wii Style. Each day do 3 different types of Wii exercise to work different parts of the body. For example, you could start with Walk it Out as a warm up, then go to a martial arts game for cardio and then to yoga for cool down. Mix and match any way you want. Add resistance bands or hands weights to your workout for strength training at least 3 days this week. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:46:51 EST Reviewers Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46412813 Hello. I run a review website for fitness and nutrition books, videos, and video games. We are looking for some people to help by writing reviews for us. <BR> <BR> Want to get paid to write reviews for us? Fill out the application below and we will contact you shortly. For every review you write you will earn 100 points, once you get 1000 points you can redeem them for $10 as an e-gift certificate or to be paid through Paypal! <BR> <BR> To sign up visit <link>http://www.fattofitparade.com/... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 10:51:53 EST Hey All.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x46368108 Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I'm from Toronto (Canada). Looking to lose weight and make some new friends along the way. :) Just thought I would say "Hi!" & do a quick introduction. :) <BR> <BR> I love my Wii. I don't remember what my life was like *before* the Wii came into my life. ;) <BR> <BR> The games I have..... <BR> * Biggest Loser <BR> * Zumba Fitness <BR> * UFC Personal Trainer <BR> * Just Dance, Just Dance 2, Just Dance 3 (LOVEEEEE JUST DANCE 3!!!) <BR> * Michael Jackson's Exper... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 19:41:25 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x46352959 Hi y'all, <BR> <BR> Just dropping in to say "hi" - I'm a married 30-ish mom to 3 beautiful kids (2 boys and a girl) looking to find creative ways to incorporate diet and exercise with a full schedule and/or exercise with my kids. My goal is to tone up for summer vacation for family excursions to the beach, parks and pools (anywhere I need to bare some skin) and a trip to Hawaii. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 00:46:08 EST Your Shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46346917 Okay, I've seen this several places for not alot of money. I also saw that some team members listed that they have it.....any reviews??? Should I pick it up??? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:34:06 EST Challenge 1/29- 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46303663 Let's see who is the Dice Challenge Champion: <BR> <BR> DICE CHALLENGE <BR> You will need 2 dice. If you only have 1, thats OK...you can just roll it twice. The 1st dice will tell you what TYPE of exercise you will do. The 2nd dice (or roll) will tell you Length of time in minutes except the last one. You may not finish all at once. You can break it up throughout the day. <BR> <BR> If you roll... <BR> 1 – Wii Sports game multiply # on 2nd dice by 10, this is the length of time for thi... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:08:26 EST exerbeat and Walk it out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46195167 I am looking for both these games and they are either out of stock or priced crazy ($47-$250!!) <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Are these old games, therefore out of stock? <BR> <BR> I would really like both Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:53:05 EST Challenge 1/22- 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46174929 They say variety is the spice of life. That is true. It is also the spice of your exercise program. They say that by varying the type of exercise you do, your body doesn't get used to it and you keep burning calories. This week is a week of variety. Each day this week, do 20 minutes of a different Wii exercise. Today could be Zumba, tomorrow karate, tuesday Tennis. You get the picture. <BR> <BR> The people who make it all 7 days will get a spark goodie at the end of the challenge! Ma... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 13:07:25 EST What is Exerbeat?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x46060722 I've had knee surgery and lots of drama in my life and been away for quite awhile. Can someone please tell me what Exerbeat is, sounds interesting. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 11:04:52 EST Challenge January 15- 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x46041063 This week's challenge is to get in at least 30 minutes of Wii Exercise daily. You can play any fitness game you have. Post your daily minutes and your weekly total. The person with the most Wii Fitness minutes at the end of the week will win a goodie Sun, 15 Jan 2012 11:01:48 EST New to Team and Wii Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45983930 Hi, <BR> We got the Wii Fit for Christmas along with EA Sports Active 2. Love it and so do the kids. I also picked up a copy of Gold's Gym Cardio. So much fun. I have always hated exercise, but I like to walk about 3-4 miles when the weather is nice and have been seriously trying to lose some weight and get healthy since August. Unfortunately, it's been too rainy and cold to do that, so the Wii seems like a perfect solution for those days. Of course, now I'm finding excuses to stay home and w... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 07:47:49 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45981958 Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:51 EST tech ? about the wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45958650 Can anyone tell me if I should be able to play another DVD other than one of the Wii discs in my unit. I was told by the young man who hooked it up for me that I didn't need my regular DVD player now because I could use the wii to play dvd's. I just want to use my other exercise video in it. I've read through the manual and can't find anyhting about it and the unit doesn't recognize the disc. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:36:21 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45929822 Hi!! I LOVE exercising with my Wii!!!!!!!! I'm excited that I found a group for all Wii users that's not specific to any one game because I like the variety of mixing them up :) <BR> <BR> I have Wii Fit Plus, Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness 2, and The biggest Loser Challenge. <BR> <BR> The dance games are my favorite! I'm new to Zumba and just started the biggest loser challenge. I love that I can challenge myself to make improvements when using the wii for fitness! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:53:42 EST Sports Challenge Jan 9 - 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45925412 With the football playoffs going on, and basketball underway as well as hockey, it is time to get in some sports. This week focus on your Wii Sports games. You may use any Wii sports games you want. Remember...Wii Sports training burns a lot of calories. <BR> <BR> Keep track of which sports you did and for how long. Whoever does sports everyday gets a goodie at the end of the week. Go Team! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:14:18 EST January- A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45744640 Happy New Year! <BR> We can start over or continue on our course as we are. Which will you do? What would you like to change in the New Year? What will you continue to do? Is there anything you think you need to work on? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:11:19 EST Box Away the Pounds Jan 1 - 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45744529 This week we will be boxing..boxing away the pounds that is. Do any form of Wii boxing you choose (this includes boxercising and kickboxing), write down what you did and for how long. Whoever manages to make it every day this week, gets a spark goodie at the end. Lets box away the pounds! <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> <em>326</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:06:09 EST Exercise Time with dance workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45688837 For the sake of wii exercise challenges, how do you log your time with the dance workouts. Should I be counting total IN GAME time, or just try to figure out how many minutes were spent actually dancing? With wii fit it is easy because it tells you how many exercise minutes were spent, but I don't know if the Just Dance games or Zumba 2 keeps track of actual work out time. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 20:57:13 EST Wii Exercise Leap Into the New Year Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45672259 It is time to Leap into 2012 and what better way than with a team challenge. Everyone in the Wii Exercise team can particpate as little or as much as you want in this challenge. The challenge begins at Midnight ET on Jan 1, 2012 and ends on Leap Day Feb. 29th. The team's goal is to burn 1 MILLION calories in the next 2 months. So everyone get up and get exercising. You may count ANY exercise calories. It doesn't have to be just Wii exercise calories. So if you are in a rut like many of... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:42:51 EST Zumba Fitness 2 Question?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x45666349 I love the first zumba. I know in the first zumba, you have the option of choosing a 20 minute, 30 minute and a 40 minute class. <BR> <BR> I got the Zumba Fitness 2 as a gift for the Wii for Christmas. Love the first one. Can't afford to take live classes, would love to though. <BR> <BR> I don't want to get involved in a longer session and not have enough time to complete it, and don't want to have to do 3 or 4 short sessions if I have time for the mid length or long session. <BR> <BR> I ... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 11:38:37 EST Wii My Shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45661555 I am looking to buy another Wii game. Has anyone used My Shape? Is it any good? Tue, 27 Dec 2011 01:14:25 EST How to select a song in Just Dance 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x45653349 My daughter just got this for Christmas yesterday and we can't figure out how to choose our own song. We only have the option to choose the first one, or have a random select. Can anyone help us with this? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:14:08 EST Dancing In The New Year Challenge Dec. 25 - 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45638717 Well since it is almost the end of the year let's celebrate the new by dancing our way into it and burning the Hanukah/ Christmas calories. You can use any Wii dancing game you choose. Just post what you played and how long. <BR> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 19:15:07 EST Wii memory and keyboard question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45573747 I finally got my Wii hooked up the internet and want to access the spark videos so I can actually see them while doing them. I think I need memory for the videos to run because the one I tried last night kept stopping and saying I was out of memory. Also will any wireless keyboard work with the Wii so I don't have to type using the funky controller? Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:20:21 EST Snow on the ground! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45526526 Hi everyone! <BR> I try to get the Wii out every time it snows. <BR> Everyone is safer that way. <BR> <BR> I just started getting to know this web site and Love it! <BR> <BR> Thank you and I'd love some tips. <BR> Debi Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:38:57 EST Does any one want to sell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45487207 Looking to buy Zumba or everbeat? Would any one like to sell theirs Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:36:29 EST Finding My Spark (AGAIN).... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45470511 Hi Sparkies! :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kimberley. I live in Toronto , Canada. Married. No kids - but lots of stuffed animals. ;) <BR> <BR> I LOOOOOOOVEEE my Wii. :) I have a great relationship with it. ;) My fave. thing to do right now is ... (just like my user name) "Just Dance". "Just Dance 2" is my fave. I am hoping to get "Just Dance 3" for Christmas .. but we will see if Santa brings it or not. ;) <BR> <BR> Games I have: "Just Dance" , "Just Dance 2", "Michael Jacksons Ex... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 16:57:01 EST Game suggestions needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45461976 I was doing really good on my exercising then got a job on night shift then when I got back to normal schedule I never really got back to my full exercise schedule but was still exercising. Then I had my sciatica flare up in June and have not been able to do much had 2 injections and am finally at tolerable levels daily with medication. I have been told by the doctor that I need to lose weight and that it is okay to start exercising. I am working on my Christmas wish list and would love an... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 23:04:48 EST Zumba 2 or Exerbeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45388277 I can't decide which to get. I know exerbeat is much cheaper but I really don't know much about it. <BR> <BR> I've been DYING to do zumba but the DVD program is WAY out of my budget and I've been to shy to attend the live classes (and I don't really have the time). <BR> <BR> What are the pros and cons of each? <BR> <BR> I want something that will make me do it for a sustained period of time. Just dance is great, but I often don't do more than a few songs at a time. I want the option to ... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 20:05:58 EST Amazon - Just Dance 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45378858 Amazon has Just Dance 3 on sale today only for $25.99. <BR> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 08:31:19 EST Calories burned on wii games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6330x6743x45365483 how do you figure out how many calories you are burning on wii games like just dance 3? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:04:08 EST Dec 4-17 Erasing Your Indulgences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45362727 This time of year is very hectic with shopping and social engagements. We have been spotted indulging in some less than healthy choices while out and about. For the next two weeks we are going to exercise off those indulgences. <BR> <BR> In this challenge we will erase those extravagances with exercise on our Wii games. <BR> Each day post the number of calories that you burned exercising on the Wii game(s) of your choice and the indulgence that you erased. You can track it however you'd lik... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:19:57 EST April Versaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45326469 If you have a birthday, sparkaversary, anniversary or some other versary in April, let us know! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>509</em> <em>503</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:18:48 EST December Newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45326439 If you join us in December, introduce yourself here. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:16:38 EST December. ..Forward and Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45326429 The end of the year is upon us again and a new year is ahead of us. Take some time to reflect on this past year. What are you proud of? What do you wish you had done differently? What do you want to carry into the new year? What do you to change in the New Year? What advice would you give to the many people who will join us January 1 to start their journey? Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:15:53 EST Wii Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45311888 OK, so I have no idea how to use a Wii. I decided that I was going to attempt the Wii Zumba tonight. It took forever just to figure out how to run the main menu. TheN I got my name entered and couldn't figure out how to start the game. Then I'm finally dancing. Yeah! This is great and then the phone rang. I'll try again tomorrow and maybe get some instruction from my teenaged daughter before hand. The five minutes I got was fun. I have no idea if the remote was even tracking anything. But I w... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:53:31 EST WII EXERCISE HOLIDAY PHRASE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45310947 It is the holiday season so it is time for the Wii Exercise team holiday challenge. We are going to play a Wheel of Fortune type game. Each person will be assigned their own phrase. Each phrase is a holiday themed challenge. You will receive the number of words and letters in each word. You will also receive who said the quote. You earn letter guesses by exercising. 3 hours of Wii only exercise will get you one letter guess. The first person to correctly guess their phrase wins and wi... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:43:35 EST Wii Fit Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45278117 So I finally got a Wii Fit Board! Today was my first day playing it I have to say I love the boxing! What are some good calorie burning activities on Wii Fit? any suggestions?? Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:21:37 EST November 27-Dec 3 POST-THA KSGIVING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45258570 <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>471</em> <em>495</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> After the weekend of non-stop eating and drinking, we need to burn some calories and log those fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> Track time and/or calories burned using the Wii game(s) of your choice. Each player who burns at least 500 calories or completes this challenge every day will get a goodie. Let’s burn off some of those desserts! <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Day/Date: <BR> Wii game: <BR> Time/Calories Burn... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 13:41:32 EST ~Newbie On The Block!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45236262 Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I've lost weight in the past and need to do so again. I am looking for some support along the way too...hopefully this team will offer the support I am looking for. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting "Just Dance 3" for Christmas. :) I have "Just Dance 2".. and, I totally love it to pieces! :) <BR> <BR> Don't be shy - if you have a couple of minutes -- drop by my page & say hi. :) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> ~Kim <BR> <em>465<... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 17:08:25 EST Cyberbike Magnetic Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45204769 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if anyone has tired the Cyberbike Magnetic Edition and what your thoughts are. I'm thinking about getting it but want to see how others feel about it. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:04:28 EST November 20-26 Challenge -TOTAL BODY TRAINING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45170923 <em>326</em> <em>135</em> <em>344</em> <em>417</em> <em>405</em> <BR> <BR> This week we are going to do some total body training: Cardio, Strength, and Stretching/Yoga. <BR> Do the following each day and post your results by day. You can use whatever Wii game you have to complete this challenge. People that work the challenge every day will get a goodie and the person with the most calories burned for the week will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> Boxing: Box for 10 mins per day and track yo... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:29:52 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x45137320 Hello, I am 55 year old, have lost 35 pounds and still have 40 to go. <BR> I've had WiiFit for about 2 years and used it pretty regularly for a while, but then my kids took the Wii into their space (the basement). There isn't room to work out there, so I'm taking it back. <BR> <em>211</em> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:40:30 EST November 13-19 challenge LET'S DANCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x45067676 This week we will be having a dance contest. You can use any Wii Dance games (Just Dance 1, 2, 3, Gold's Gym Dance Workout, Michael Jackson Experience, Zumba, and any others I forgot) <BR> <BR> Post you time each day on these games. Also keep a running total of your time for the week. At the end of the week the person that danced the longest will get a goodie. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:34:15 EST Wii Just Dance series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x45059690 I just bought the Just Dance and Just Dance 2 games. Can anyone direct me to a calories/minute estimate to plug into the Spark Fitness tracker? Thanks for any suggestions. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:56:00 EST November 6-12 Sports challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x44947503 This week let's focus on the Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games. If you only have one or the other that's fine just do what you have. I have posted below games for each day for Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. You may pick any level or combination of these games you like. Post what you played, scores received and time playing. Let's get these games out and have some fun. <BR> <BR> Sunday: play whatever games you like <BR> <BR> Monday: Wii Sports Golf / Wii Sports Resort Frisbee Go... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 13:02:46 EST November Birthdays.an nniversaries and sparkiversari http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44893277 If you have any of the above this month, let us know. <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:25:11 EST November Newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44893255 Introduce yourself here in if you join us in November. Tell us what we can do to help motivate you. Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:24:06 EST November...So It Begins. How will you Fare? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44893232 Once again, we are hitting the dreaded holiday season..How did you fare with halloween in October? How are you going to deal with all the holidays that are coming up? What are you going to do to stay on track? Wed, 2 Nov 2011 22:22:42 EST Hi! love the Wii. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44882108 Hi. I joined spark on September 3rd. of this year so it's almost my 2nd month anniversary. I received my Wii about 3 weeks ago and have only missed 2 days of using it. <BR> I'm 59 yrs. old and have been quite sedentary for about 15 years, I use to be so active and slim and now I don't even recognize this person when I look in the mirror. <BR> When I started the Wii fit my balance was so bad now it's much better. My wii fit age sometimes was in the 70's and then yesterday I did my all t... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:58:31 EST EA Sports Active not tracking running properly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x44803361 EA Sports Active seems to do a good job of tracking most movements, but it's an epic fail at tracking running in place from my personal experience. I'm wearing the leg strap exactly as shown, and it is not catching me bouncing up and down like hell in place. <BR> <BR> Anybody here managed to overcome this? <BR> <BR> s. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:02:19 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44778449 My husband and I got a wii about three years ago but have only used it on and off. Once I became pregnant that was one of the few things that I could do and when I had the baby to get some exercise I would put her in a carrier and do the free step and she would fall asleep. Ever since then I have loved the wii. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:31:06 EST Just a quick HELLO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44765883 Hello, am new to the team, and just wanted to say hello... <BR> So..... <BR> <BR> HELLO =) <BR> <BR> Ummm, I guess a little about me, <BR> am 27/married/no children. <BR> I love working out using my Wii Fit Plus, so when I saw this group I had to join =)) <BR> If you'd like to know more, just ask am a open book. Brittney Tue, 25 Oct 2011 23:18:52 EST -~ Not *SO* New! :) ~- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44762071 Hi Sparkies. My name is Kim. I've been here before.... took a long break... gained some weight... and now I'm back to continue on with my journey. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:11:50 EST Hi, I'm new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44661687 I have a wii and I have used it off on and on since getting it last November. I hope joining this community will motivate me to use it more often. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:50:36 EST Hi! Newbie and love our Wii! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44636082 Hi! Been here for a little while, and finding such great teams with the same interest. The Wii is great for my hubby and me, because we can bowl and play some of the other games in the evening, just to get off of the couch. I also love Zumba and the Summer Dance Party. Glad that I found you all! Later - hubby's ready to bowl!! <em>294</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:34:34 EST October 16-22 challenge Let's play tag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x44613600 This week we are going to play Wii tag. For those of you that have not played before it works just like a game of tag. I will post the first Wii game played and then challenge someone to another game. The first person to complete the challenge game then posts the next game for someone to complete. We keep on like that until the end of the week. The last person to complete the challenge on 10/22 will get a goodie. <BR> <BR> Here is an example of how to post: <BR> <BR> I just completed... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:16:29 EST Poll- Wii Exercise Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44597553 We are working on new challenges for you and would like to know what Wii Execise/Dance games you own. Tell us here which Wii exercise games you own. Which are your favorites? Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:12:16 EST Walk it out question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44584137 Can two people play it at the same time? Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:44:35 EST October 9-15 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x44504004 Your challenge this week is to get at least 15 minutes of Wii in everday and use as many different Wii games as you have. Challenge yourself to play games that you normally wouldn't play or just haven't gotten out in a while. Let's get sweatin'. Sun, 9 Oct 2011 12:55:40 EST EA Trainer 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44477183 I just started this last week, was cool! Does anyone still do EA Trainer 2 here? I started a group and need buddies. Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:18:01 EST Leaving The Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44454436 I just wanted to let you know that I am dropping this team.... <BR> Hope you all have a great one! Holly Thu, 6 Oct 2011 08:36:10 EST hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44405484 Just found this group. love my wii fit and i can actually get my hubby to use the just dance games with me!! Mon, 3 Oct 2011 14:26:19 EST my new goal: try one-two new/extra games a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44390453 My current daily game is Walk it Out. I love this! So motivating..I end up walking for at least 3 hours a day. It is great. But I need to add some variety to my routine. I do have other Wii Exercise games...some of which I've never tried before! <em>198</em> So my new goal is to try out one or two of these other games each week. <BR> <BR> besides Walk it Out, I also have: <BR> -EA Sports Active (have done this a number of times) <BR> -EA Sports Active - More Workouts <BR> -Wii Fit and Wii ... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 19:31:38 EST October Birthdays, Anniversaries and Sparkaversari http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44367108 If one of these applies to you in October, let us know so we can give you a big <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:15:46 EST October Newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44367082 Welcome to the Wii Exercise Team members that join in October. We're so glad you found us. October promises some new fun! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:13:47 EST October Discussion Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44367064 What have you accomplished in the last month? What do you need to work on? What are your strengths and weaknesses with exercise and nutrition? What one thing are you going to focus on this month? Report in on how you are doing with that throughout the month. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:12:34 EST New to this, I own a console and want to use it :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44251196 Hi guys, <BR> I'm looking for ways to get fit, burn calories and keep my muscle mass. I can't do high intensity excercise, but I just need that little "bump" from friends that also own a Wii, so I can actually use the games I already own: <BR> - Wii Sports <BR> - My Fitness coach <BR> - Your Shape <BR> - We Love Golf <BR> - Dance Revolution hottest party 2 (with the *stupid* floor mat). <BR> <BR> So here I am, looking for ways to use what I have :) Sat, 24 Sep 2011 15:21:59 EST New to this, I own a console and want to use it :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44251146 Hi guys, <BR> I'm looking for ways to get fit, burn calories and keep my muscle mass. I can't do high intensity excercise, but I just need that little "bump" from friends that also own a Wii, so I can actually use the games I already own: <BR> - Wii Sports <BR> - My Fitness coach <BR> - Your Shape <BR> - We Love Golf <BR> - Dance Revolution hottest party 2 (with the *stupid* floor mat). <BR> <BR> So here I am, looking for ways to use what I have :) Sat, 24 Sep 2011 15:16:43 EST Gold's Gym Dance Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x44231183 Hi, does anyone else use this one? I just got it and Zumba last week. I've used it 2x so far. I like it, but it's hard for me to do the feet and arms, I'm working on it. Also, if you use it, do you use one or two controllers? It seems like two would be better. What I like is the calorie burning counter, and also the tutorials seem pretty good. I have tried all of them, and you can get a workout just doing them and the beginning dance games. Haven't even tried any of the other ones yet... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:28:32 EST What are y'all using http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44211288 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> I'd be really curious to hear thoughts about as many of the Wii exercise games as possible. So I'm going to add some comments about the 4 that I've used at times, and ask, whatever you use, name the game and give a sentence or 2 about it. <BR> <BR> OK, here's mine: <BR> <BR> Walk it Out: I like the concept, but stopped using it about 2 weeks into my current plan. Even in my out-of-shapeness ;-), it just didn't get my heart beating fast enough to satisfy me. I just... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:04:30 EST Combining Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44211061 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Was playing with my "My Fitness Coach" today, and I noticed that there is a "get workout credit" function that allows me to do a day's workout, say, playing Wii Fit Plus games, and get credit for it in my MFC. That's pretty cool, as I do kinda miss some of my Wii Fit Plus games. I think some day, maybe when the trainer is recommending a "cardio" focus (she hasn't yet, it's been all upper body, lower body, core and flexibility) I'll take the day away from MFC, and do s... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:48:42 EST September 18-24 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x44165240 I know it has been a while since I have gotten a challenge posted so let's work on getting back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> This week do 30 minutes of Wii cardio (any game you choose) each day. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday add a Wii Fit strength routine to your cardio. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday add a yoga routine to your cardio. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:05:02 EST What game do you use for ST/cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6330x6743x44162671 Hello, I am hoping someone can help me. I use a few games as my workout <BR> Just Dance 2/My fitness coach/active (original and more workouts) <BR> <BR> Does anyone know which exercises are best for cardio and which are best for ST? I am VERY new to strength training. Is there a sequence you can do to cover all muscle groups (3 days a week??) Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:46:03 EST New Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x44154175 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Well, I've decided that I'm going to take on a new thing with my Wii. I was doing Wii Fit Plus 3x a week, and then I decided to use My Fitness Coach (the games are great, I just felt like doing a good, honest workout that was part of a systematized plan). <BR> <BR> But, I'm missing the body tests. So, since I've created the Wii Fit Plus channel, and don't even need to get out the disc, this week I'm going to do just a body test before I do my MFC workout. Just to ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:32:08 EST Hello, All, Using My Fitness Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44074352 Hello, all, <BR> <BR> You may or may not remember me. I was in the group about a year ago, and then got hungry, left, gained it all and more back, and came back. Familiar cycle, but, things are going well now. I'll blog about that later. <BR> <BR> By the way, my name is Tom, and I'm a stay-at-home and homeschooling daddy to my 3 kidlets by day, and work in a bank mortgage center at night. <BR> <BR> I'm also working my way down from 305 lbs, now down to 285. I'm using my Wii as my exerc... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:58:27 EST Hi.. My name is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x44033314 Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:30 EST Wii fit weight thing off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43995139 Does anyone else find that the wii fit board is off on its weigh? <BR> <BR> A couple weeks we started using it said my weight was 270 in that week said i lost 4 lbs. YAY me!! right or so i thought , We got a bathroom scale and joined a kentic group challenge and low and behold the wii was off by 9LB!!!! I was 279. I am decreasing now but still not happy with the wii board anyone else have problems with this? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:57:45 EST September Newbies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x43850397 If you join us in September, introduce yourself here :) Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:05:45 EST September Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sparkaversarie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x43850378 If any of the above apply to you, let us know! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:04:51 EST Say Hi September --Discussion Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x43850341 It's close to fall and once again our exercise will probably need to change. How do you change for fall? What are your goals for September? What can you do to reach those goals? What are your biggest weaknesses to reaching your goals? What are your favorite workouts? Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:02:57 EST Wii Cyber bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x43806297 HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS? Tue, 30 Aug 2011 04:19:39 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43796080 I have been very relaxed on my workouts all summer. I saw myself in the mirror the other day and I looked pregnant without actually being pregnant. I asked my 2 year old (who usually will say no to anything) if I looked fat and he said "Yes Mommy!". This really hit me as an OUCH. <BR> I have decided that today is the day to really re-commit myself to working out and losing the weight that I need to in order to be healthy. Since we haven't gotten pregnant like we've been trying to for awhile ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:15:55 EST Amazon Sale - Today Only: Just Dance Summer Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43687088 Today Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is Just Dance Summer Party, discounted to $14.99 (regularly $29.99). Most, if not all, of the songs on this disc are available in the Wii store, but if you don't have Internet access or haven't bought them, it's a great deal. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/discussion<BR>/A30RHGTI21GF2G/ </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:29:17 EST Challenge August 21 - 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x43643561 We all know that we are heading down the homestretch with getting kids ready to go back to school, keeping up with jobs, children, families. It is time for some relaxation which still burns calories. Your challenge this week is to do a Yoga routine everyday. The amount of time and poses are up to you, just take some time to relax. At the very least, pick at least 3 yoga poses per day or even do a full workout. You do not just have to use the Wii Fit Plus. If you own Bob Harpers Wii Yog... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:32:01 EST Challenge August 14 - 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x43533396 This week your challenge will be not to use Wii Fit or Wii Sports Resort (unless it is for another challenge). Trying changing things up a bit. If you haven't pulled out Just Dance for a while do that, or Dance Dance Revolution or whatever you may have. Try pulling out one of these Wii Games that have been gathering dust and do 30 minutes each day this week. <BR> <BR> Sometimes changing things up leads to a good outcome :) Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:52:45 EST Wii Remotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43500724 Right after I joined my remotes quit charging. <BR> <BR> I'm planning on buying a new charger with new batteries (we've been wanting a 4 remote charger instead of the 2, 2 remote chargers that we have and this finally gives us a reason to get one without feeling like we are wasting our money....), but I feel bad because I haven't been able to participate. Hopefully, that fixes our issues and I'll be participating next week!!! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:38:10 EST Your Shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43453484 Does anyone use Your Shape by Jenny McCarthy? I'm pretty sure I used to belong to a Spark Team for this game but I must have deleted it and now I can't find it again. I have been spending almost all my time on Walk it Out but was thinking it would be good if I could find some challenges using Your Shape. Any ideas? Thanks! Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:29:58 EST August 7-13 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x43415440 We are going to do Wii guess the phrase this week. (Again thanks, Donna, for the idea.) I have picked a Sparkpeople motivational quote. Your job is to exercise to earn chance to pick a letter. The person to correctly guess the phrase gets a goodie. For everyone 1 hour of Wii time you accumulate you may pick a letter. Post your time, Wii exercise done, and letter you wish to call. I will update the phrase to show what letters have been called. The phrase is listed below with the number... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 14:24:35 EST ExerBeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x43370307 Here is a link for reviews of ExerBeat: <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/ExerBeat-Nintendo-Wii<BR>/product-reviews/B004M4IO08/ref=cm_cr_<BR>pr_top_helpful?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0 </link> <BR> <BR> I like the variety and it is a fun workout. For others who use the game, share whatever you want about it. <BR> <BR> Have you finished a tour yet? <BR> Do you do the daily or weekly challenges? <BR> How you prefer to play? <BR> If you use the Personal Trainer, My Workout or remoteless video... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:43:23 EST New U Fitness First Yoga and Pilates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x43348726 I just bought the 'New U Fitness First' game for Wii - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VWGBC<BR>K. <BR> <BR> So far, it's been pretty interesting. I usually find myself swearing at the trainer, but it makes me stick with it somehow (sort of like me going to a real-life exercise class). You get to choose your experience level, you get to choose what you want to achieve by working out, and you get to choose from 3 trainer styles -- the upbeat 'can-do' lady, the 'mother earth' lady, or t... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 12:42:22 EST Zumba for the wii? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43344307 Does anyone have or tried this game yet? I'm looking at it but i wonder how much of a workout it really is. Info would be great thanks in advance! <BR> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:53:36 EST August Arguments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x43318006 Summer is almost done. Fall is around the corner. Think back over your summer. How did you do? What do you need to change? What are you going to focus on this month? What argument have you been having with yourself about something you need to do, but aren't doing? (let's face it, we all yell at ourselves everyday :} ) Give us a Dear Self.... and finish it! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:08:56 EST August Birthdays, Anniversaries and Sparkversaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x43317931 If any of the above apply to you, let us know! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:04:32 EST August Newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x43317912 If you joined in August, introduce yourself here :) Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:03:30 EST July 31- August 6 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x43298185 This week let's stretch and strengthen those muscles. <BR> <BR> Monday, Wednesday, and Friday do at least 5 Wii Fit/Plus strength exercises of your choice along with 30 minutes of cardio. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday do at least 5 Wii Fit/Plus yoga poses of your choice along with either 15 minutes of balance games or training plus games. <BR> <BR> Have fun! Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:31:40 EST Just Dance 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x43234901 I love Just Dance 2! I try to do 3-4 songs a day. I read somewhere that if you take the sweat points and divide them by 11.5, it is very close to the actual calorie burn. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 07:42:41 EST Walk It Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x43163213 I am absolutely loving the Walk It Out game. It is fun and I can keep it up and get quite a workout in. I have knee problems and it does not cause me any pain in my knees like some of the other fitness games. I have one problem that I need to figure. When I workout the mat constantly moves. I have hard wood floors and need a solution to this moving problem. Are there mats out there with more rubber on the back. Any help would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> <B... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:38:02 EST UFC Personal Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x43063426 Is anyone using the UFC Personal Trainer for Wii? If so, what do you think of it? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:23:38 EST July 17-23 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x43037266 Let's bike on the Wii this week. How far can this team go in a week? I am going to set a goal of 300 miles. Can we do it? Of course we can. You can use Wii Fit Plus Island Cycling or Wii Sports Resort cycling. Record your miles here and let's see how far we can bike. <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2011 14:59:54 EST ExerBeat anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42964915 I just saw this game and was wondering if anyone had and what they thought? I read some reviews on Amazon,and it looks kind of interesting.I may order it,or dust off the other games I have and play them some,lol.I wish the video store had it,but they don't...yet. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:51:43 EST Challenge July 10 - 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42897852 Jillian Michael's Deck of Cards Challenge (Adapted for Wii <em>334</em> ) <BR> <BR> This is a great way to work your whole body and all you need is a deck of cards. Each suit is assigned to a specific type of exercise: <BR> <BR> Hearts = core <BR> Spades = lower body <BR> Diamonds = cardio <BR> Clubs = upper body <BR> <BR> The number on the card is the number of reps you will do X ten. Jacks = 110, Queens = 120, <BR> Kings = 130 and Aces = 150 Jokers are wild 150 of whatever you choose. <... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:36:47 EST July 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42874642 National day of dance, Who's going to do it? Fri, 8 Jul 2011 13:57:12 EST Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42874607 read this please. <BR> <BR> <BR> http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/07/07/<BR>700-pound-woman-makes-a-career-out-of-<BR>eating-a-lot/?ncid=webmail2 Fri, 8 Jul 2011 13:53:55 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42846115 Hello everyone. my name is Jena and I'm addicted to just dance LOL! I love my wii. I play it 3+ times a week. That is how I get my cardio in. I love just dance 2. Zumba is not one of my favs. It intimidates me a lot. Plus, I have not quite figured it out yet. Still not sure how you get scored. I have many other games that are not as active but still love them all the same. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 01:40:44 EST been debating on getting a wii or not.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42797712 My sister has a wii and we have so much fun, and since I have found out about wii fitness and the biggest loser for wii I seriously need a wii of my own, hoping to finally buy one with in the next few weeks after thinking about it for a few months. Would you guys say the wii helps you to stay more motivated to work out than not having a wii? So glad I found this team, thanks! Mon, 4 Jul 2011 14:53:16 EST Hi new here and love my wii ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42786997 I can't do it much but would like to i do cardio gold sitting down due to back injury but I am up to a challenge if I know I can do it without to much twisting and jumping. Hope to make some new spark friends HUGS Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:57:16 EST Sparkies.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42780173 Hello Sparkies.... My name is Kimberley. I've been on SP since January 2010.. but, decided to open another page on July 1st and start over again [had a rough time since Christmas!]. Just thought I would drop by the team and say Hi & introduce myself. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good month so far. <BR> <em>220</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 13:51:34 EST It's been 41 days since... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42757687 I did anything on Wii Fit Plus, but I did 26 minutes of Yoga today. I also did nearly a mile on Walk it Out. <BR> <BR> Maybe I can keep it up this time. I'm taking it one day at a time. Sat, 2 Jul 2011 00:25:02 EST Just July Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42746973 What are your goals for July? How is your exercise changing now that summer is here and you can get outside more? What are your summer weaknesses and what are you going to do to overcome them? What do you find you are stronger at in the summer? Fri, 1 Jul 2011 11:42:04 EST July Anniversaries, Birthdays, Sparkversaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42746925 If you have any of the above in July, let us know. <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 11:40:04 EST Just Joined July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42746895 Introduce yourself here if you join our team in July so we can give you a great big <BR> <BR> WELCOME! Fri, 1 Jul 2011 11:38:30 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42713880 It seems that I have been causing this team all kinds of problems. For this I apologize. And I am dropping out of race. Sorry for the problems I caused <BR> <BR> Steve Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:37:15 EST June 26- July 9 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42653664 Thanks to the WIO team for this challenge. I am going to let this one go for 2 weeks due to the holiday next weekend. Have fun with this. You can track your steps with Wii Fit Free Step, WIO, or a pedometer. <BR> <BR> On the surface of the Earth at this time there are more than 1,500 volcanoes. For this challenge, we are going to walk the 7 largest volcanoes on the Earth. The feet equal steps for this challenge. Since we are walking up and down the volcanoes, I am doubling the steps requi... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 19:07:39 EST Wii fit Board Problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42607431 Lately my board has been malfuctioning. The light is one but it stops sensing my movements. I have changed the batteries. Do I have to buy a new board? Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:50:02 EST New u yoga & pilates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42548300 A few weeks ago I got the new u yoga & pilates for the wii. May I say I positivly love it! you get to pick between 3 trainers they are real people, there is 4 or 5 different locations (a lake, smugglers cove, a stream, a meadow) pick tween music or natural sounds, the level you want to begin,and what your concerned with (post natal, weight loss, general shape, back problems, etc) You have options to do daily classes, or practice individual moves, you can customize your class, or take a quic... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 06:17:31 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42511054 I am a newbie, and I looked for a newbie team, but it doesn't look too active. Then I saw the Wii SparkTeam!!!!! I love my Wii, but have trouble staying motivated so am looking for that here!!! Also, looking forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 08:06:49 EST June 19-25 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42507899 With the US Open wrapping up and it being Father's Day let's devote this week's challenge to golfing. Play any of the following games as many times as you would like. Post your scores here. <BR> <BR> Wii Sports Golf: <BR> <BR> Beginner <BR> Intermediate <BR> Expert <BR> 9 Holes <BR> <BR> Wii Sports Golf Training: <BR> <BR> Target Practice <BR> Putting <BR> Hitting the Green <BR> <BR> Wii Fit Plus Driving Range: <BR> <BR> Approach <BR> Iron <BR> Driver <BR> <BR> <BR> And for those of... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 23:23:31 EST EA Sports Active vs EA Sports Active 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x42340600 Has anyone tried both of these games?? I am debating over which one to buy and would like some advice as to which is better for a workout, easier to use, etc. Thu, 9 Jun 2011 22:23:13 EST Jillian Michael Ultimatium 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x42290864 Does anyone know how I would log the workouts from JM Ultimatium 2010? I have recently starting what I am eating and working out using JM Ultimatium 2010 and would like to log it correctly. <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:18:25 EST June 5-11 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42249453 It is definitely hot out there. When it is too hot to exercise outside you can still participate in the great summer sports on your Wii. Here is a list of games to play for the week. See if you can improve your skill level or beat your high scores. <BR> <BR> Wii Sports: <BR> Baseball <BR> Tennis <BR> Golf <BR> <BR> Wii Fit Plus: <BR> Island Cycling <BR> Driving Range <BR> Skateboard Arena <BR> <BR> Wii Sports Resort: <BR> Frisbee golf <BR> Wakeboarding <BR> Power Cruising <BR> <BR> EA ... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:09:14 EST My Wii Fit is a big fat liar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42248423 So I've been noticing that after changing the batteries in my wii board, my weight has been subject to some pretty extreme discrepencies and my weight is no where near what it actually is. However yesterday I dropped 35 pounds, and today I dropped another 21. So I have apparently either discovered the secret to fast and effective weight loss (Must be the bananas I bought) or my wii fit is a big fat liar. <BR> <BR> Since I did not have to go out and buy new clothes (after 56 pounds you'd thin... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 12:52:46 EST Wii Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42169381 I'm moving these next couple days and plan to buy a Wii (or is another brand better?). What are some of the "fun" games and fun exercise/movement games that you recommend, also what game(s) wouldn't you recomment? <BR> <BR> I'm 55 and have fibromyalgia and chronic pain. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 12:26:33 EST June Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42143546 What goals are you setting for yourself as summer begins? How are you going to achieve those goal? How can spark help? <BR> <BR> Keep us updated on your progress through the month. Tell us what you are doing which is working to help motivate your team mates. <BR> <BR> Wii Lose Together! Tue, 31 May 2011 11:20:42 EST June Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sparkiversaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42143518 If you fall into any of the above categories this month, let us know. <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 11:18:48 EST June Newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x42143481 If you join us in June, introduce yourself here. Tue, 31 May 2011 11:17:01 EST Ramblers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42132172 Your team captain must have had holiday plans. Here is your roster. Please check in here. <BR> <BR> BECKYSKEL <BR> JLYNN931 <BR> TAFODIL24 <BR> ROWEENA <BR> KATYUNLEASHED <BR> ELLIEMAEISHUM <BR> HVILLECLEWIS <BR> CATHERINELH <BR> GRACIEC <BR> EWEBBER3 <BR> Mon, 30 May 2011 20:20:07 EST AMAZING RACE 2011 MAIN THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42125718 It is about that time Wii Exercisers for the Amazing Race to begin. This is the place where it all becomes official. Everyone in the race will need to subscribe to this topic. All box choices, challenges, and challenge results will be posted here. <BR> <BR> Here are the official team rosters. I will post the rules in a following post. Any questions please post here so that either Keri or I can answer them. <BR> <BR> The Navigators -1 KAECHTE <BR> COUNTRYGIRL1063 <BR> LYNNANN43 <BR> ... Mon, 30 May 2011 13:23:01 EST Globetrotters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42122429 It's nearly race time!...Are you ready Globetrotters? <BR> <BR> This is our team thread where we will report exercise and challenges! This race is fast paced, so it will be important for you to check in with the team even if you have no exercise to report, the more frequent the better! Official start time is Midnight Wednesday...until the let's take some time to get to know one another! <BR> <BR> Here's our team roster <BR> <BR> COOKIEDOG <BR> HAPPYHARTZ <BR> ASMPP1 <BR> LIVINLIF... Mon, 30 May 2011 10:36:23 EST Drifters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42119155 Hi team, Here is our official exercise post. We will post our team exercise and challenges here, so you need to check this at least once a day even if you have no exercise to post. So, let us hear from you all to make sure that you got the official invite. I am really looking forward to getting started and getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is the team roster. <BR> <BR> RAESKATES - me <BR> CANDOK1260 <BR> LASARRE <BR> LOSTARTS <BR> DREENAMT <BR> MOMIN09 <BR> KDE12345 <... Mon, 30 May 2011 07:16:33 EST Treckers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42117924 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm very pleased to be with all you, and excited to get to know you better if I don't already. <BR> <BR> This thread is going to be our Official thread for this Amazing Race. <BR> <BR> Thanks for checking in daily! <BR> <BR> MIKIIO <BR> RUTHE_51 <BR> MORMONNOMORE2 <BR> DRW843 <BR> LOPEYP <BR> QUORNDAWG <BR> AWEISE <BR> XSDEBBIE <BR> SHERYLJG1 <BR> DAWNJON14 <BR> <BR> Are you ready? <BR> GO TRECKERS! Mon, 30 May 2011 02:50:57 EST Sight Seers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42117593 Hi team! <BR> <BR> This is our team thread where we will track all of our exercise, challenges, and progress. Please try to check in to this thread once per day, even if you have no exercise to report. And feel free to provide a bit of info about yourself so that we can start to get to know each other. <BR> <BR> More to come as we get closer to the race start! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jen <BR> (Team Leader, Sight Seers) Mon, 30 May 2011 01:53:28 EST Navigators http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42112841 Hi everyone! I am so excited for Amazing Race 2011! This is my 2nd race and I'm looking forward to a good challenge and making new friends! <BR> <BR> Team Members: <BR> KAECHTE <BR> COUNTRYGIRL1063 <BR> LYNNANN43 <BR> PILOTJESS <BR> LISARUSS66 <BR> SERAPHIM_DREAM <BR> RAELYNROSE <BR> JOJOBUTERFLY <BR> MRSMIKEJG <BR> CAKEORDEATH5 <BR> <BR> The challenge is starting at midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning - so be sure to check in! <BR> <BR> A little about me - my name is Krista. I hav... Sun, 29 May 2011 19:47:04 EST Expeditionists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42109895 Welcome team! Please check in here to let me know that you've received your team assignment and are ready to start on Wednesday. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know those of you that I don't already and get to know better those that I do. I hope that we will be a very active contender for the championship! <BR> <BR> Go Expeditionists! Here's our team roster: <BR> <BR> RELEVART <BR> SHEENADEE <BR> LEAGLPLUSFIVE <BR> DAWNSKI2 <BR> FOXSTAR10 <BR> JESSICAMAE83 <BR> LISA0517 <B... Sun, 29 May 2011 16:11:51 EST Explorers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42109801 Here we come! <BR> <BR> Welcome Explorers! <BR> <BR> Team players are: <BR> <BR> MAY2459 <BR> VONALRIC <BR> BIGRED1974 <BR> GRAMMAMARY <BR> ASA109ZT <BR> NICOLE022581 <BR> BAFLEYANNE <BR> KYLEONA <BR> JULIETBATGIRL <BR> AND ME- PRECIOUSPEPPER <BR> <BR> Welcome teammates, and I hope to get to know all of you soon! <BR> GO EXPLORERS! <BR> WE ARE READY! <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 May 2011 16:06:36 EST May 29-June 4 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42103273 For those of you in the U.S., it is Memorial Day weekend which means cookouts, drinking, and maybe a few lawn games like Frisbee. Getting back on track after a weekend like that can be a challenge. <BR> <BR> So this week, we want you to focus on the aerobic exercises included in your Wii Fit/Wii Fit Plus game. Things like Rhythm Kung Fu, Advanced Step, Free Run, Island Cycling, Hula Hoop, and Rhythm Boxing can get your heart pumping! Every day this week, aim to get at least 30 minutes of ... Sun, 29 May 2011 08:43:00 EST Any Geocachers out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x42044968 I just wanted to invite you to join in the ABC Challenge that just started on the Geocaching team. Join in any time! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=12449x834x4<BR>1972125 </link> Wed, 25 May 2011 21:56:32 EST AMAZING RACE 2011 SIGN UPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x42014647 The Amazing Race is back everyone. Here are a few questions that you need to ask yourself before you sign up. Like I stated in the team email this is a long and intense challenge so make sure you are able to committ to it before signing up. Hope everyone has a great time. Sign ups at this time will run until May 31 at 11:59pm ET. The race is scheduled to begin on June 1 at Midnight ET. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Do you want to play? <BR> <BR> 2. Do you have a Wii with a Wii Sports disc? <B... Tue, 24 May 2011 12:42:41 EST Biggest Looser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x42010036 I was getting bored with Wii Fit and tried Biggest Looser this morning for the first time. I set it up for 12 week Fat-burning program. I set the workout this morning for 50 minutes and away we went. I thought the excersize program did a good job getting me working and i felt like it was burning some calories quite well. The program did the same routine 3 times with a stretching routine at the end. <BR> Overall, I thought is was a good workout. The transitions are a little funny telling ... Tue, 24 May 2011 09:16:40 EST May 22-28 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41982736 This week your challenge is to do a preset workout from any Wii Fitness game at least five days this week. Your possible choices are Wii Fit Plus, EA Active series, GG series, Just Dance, Zumba, or any other that has a preset workout. Mix it up and have a great workout. Sun, 22 May 2011 23:28:29 EST May 15-21 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41835935 We all have our favorite Wii Fitness games and workouts. This week's challenge is to do something out of your comfort zone. Mix it up and do workouts from as many Wii fitness games as you have. If you have enough games (like I do) to do a workout from a different game everyday do it. If you only have a few games do a workout on those that you wouldn't normally do. Pick games that you maybe done particularly like to mix it up. Post what game/workout you did each day and how long you exer... Sun, 15 May 2011 13:06:35 EST Did 90 minutes on the Wii yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41819308 And I'm feeling every second of it today! <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> I did the Wii Fit Plus and Walk it Out. I am so sore! <BR> <BR> I also did quite a few strength exercises. Sat, 14 May 2011 11:51:25 EST Its hard to walk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41812723 OnThe wii fit the free step, I burned 173 cal-3786 steps- 41 minutes stood for 6 hours,went to a play sat for an hour got up and I could not walk. both hips were buring and my leg jello. Naw I know how old people feel every day and people with injures feel every day. <em>33</em> Fri, 13 May 2011 23:41:21 EST EA Sports Active 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x41802713 I absolutely LOVE this game. I have been playing it for about 3 weeks and I am already seeing serious results. I don't just mean in weight loss either...I can tell form the HRM that I am definitely getting fitter. I love being able to adjust every workout myself and I have even made a workout so I have a trail to run while I do C25K lol...I really like the workout groups the most and I know I've asked before but got no response here so if anyone would like to start a SP workout group with me ... Fri, 13 May 2011 12:50:13 EST Balance Board ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x41782205 My Balance board just stops in the middle of an exercise. It gives me a message that it needs to be restarted. Anyone know what it could be? Thu, 12 May 2011 12:25:47 EST Zumba for Wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x41782178 Zumba has been out for a while now. How do you think it compares to the other dancing games for Wii? Thu, 12 May 2011 12:24:35 EST This Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19812x6743x41769132 This is the place where you can ask about different games. Review games and get tips on different Wii games. So ask away! Wed, 11 May 2011 20:25:29 EST I'm a Wii fanatic I play for 8 hours a day or more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x41762210 I love the game stop at mal I go in to det when I go there My fravrit wii games are <BR> 1 animal crossing <BR> 2 wii fit plus <BR> 3 wii sports <BR> 4. wii sports resort <BR> 5 wii zumba <BR> 6 my sims wii <BR> 7 biggest looser for wii <em>9</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 13:38:51 EST wii fit plus and balance board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41706701 I thinking about buying wii fit plus and balance board. We have wall to wall carpet will the balance board work for the carpet. Sun, 8 May 2011 23:11:01 EST Active 2 Exercise List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41698625 Someone went to a lot of trouble to make an exercise list for Wii Active 2, and it is awesome!! <BR> <BR> You can upload it into Microsoft Office, Open Office, PDF or you can leave it in Google Docs. <BR> <BR> <link>forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/5577<BR>837.page </link> Sun, 8 May 2011 13:26:08 EST May 8-14 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41698325 Being Mother's Day remember to take time for yourself everyday. This week we are going to concentrate on some relaxation. Your challenge this week is to do a Yoga routine everyday. The amount of time and poses are up to you, just take some time to relax. Sun, 8 May 2011 13:03:50 EST Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41685084 I just got this and wondered if anyone else has tried it? You have to do a very little bit of exercise first and then you are allowed to go to the "mission". I haven't tried that yet. Will start on it tomorrow. Sat, 7 May 2011 16:27:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x41666015 Hi My name's Meg and I love working out on my wii. I just bought Active 2 personal trainer and was wondering if anyone has that game and would like to start a new group with me? :) I think the groups are sooo fun because I like to login and see what the other members have done, what achievements they got and how much the burned! if you are interested leave a comment here or on my page please! <BR> <BR> Thanks and nice to meet you all! :D Fri, 6 May 2011 13:33:25 EST Zumba or EA Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41662249 HELP!! These are the two games I am down to deciding between. My family has informed me they want to get me a new game for Mothers day. I am excited. <BR> <BR> I like Just Dance 2 so I thought Zumba would be awesome. Then EA Active came up and that one sounds like it would be great too. If you had to choose between them which one would you choose and why? And would those that have these games tell me if they use them and like them. I have to make a decision soon and want to make sure ... Fri, 6 May 2011 10:07:31 EST WII games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41659643 My Husband, Dennis and I play alot wii sport and Sport Resort. I think this way if you are moving you are going to loss some weight. I have zunba too. I like too. Fri, 6 May 2011 08:06:11 EST May-More Movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x41586231 How are you going to get your "move on" in May. The weather is nice. You can get outside more. What do you plan to do to burn off the winter blues? Mon, 2 May 2011 21:21:22 EST May Birthdays/Annivers ries/Sparkiversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x41586195 If you have any of the above in May, let us know ;) Mon, 2 May 2011 21:20:07 EST May Newbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x41586162 If you join us in May, introduce yourself here. Mon, 2 May 2011 21:18:48 EST May 1-7 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41552570 Your challenge this week is to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio a day in on the Wii. It can be from any game you choose. Also you need to get in at least 3 sets of 15 minutes of strength training in from any Wii game you choose. Post your minutes and games used here. The person with the most cardio and the most strength training time will get a goodie. Sun, 1 May 2011 13:37:42 EST Just Dance 2 fans ... free songs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41429432 You'll need to have your Wii connected to the Internet for this, but there are currently two free songs available through the store: Here Comes the Hotstepper and Firework. You can download the songs to either your console or your SD card and play them on your game. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> (This was the case yesterday; I have not checked today, so I hope they're still available!) Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:25:42 EST April 24-30 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41415637 Can you pass the Ultimate Balance Test? Your challenge this week is to do the Ultimate Balance Test on Wii Fit/Plus until you pass it. It can be done I know a couple of team members that have done it. It is not an easy challenge. For those of you that have not done the Ultimate Balance test it can be found by going to the Training Menu. When you get to that screen there is a little Wii Balance Board up in the top left corner (those of you with Wii Fit Plus it is directly above the door... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 16:29:11 EST Help with which game to purchase next! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41361879 Hey guys! My bf bought me a wii for my bday. I bought a couple of weeks ago wii fit plus. I am also looking for another game that I feel i can get a good burn with. I am looking at ea sports, biggest loser, zumba, just dance 1 or 2, golds gym... but i just don't know which one would be the best. Can you please tell me what you think is the best for you. I don't want to go waste money on something im not going to feel is worth the money. Please help! Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:36:41 EST Hello. I'm a total newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6743x41337737 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm a newbie to the group as well as to Sparkpeople, so I'm really looking to meet new people to help me along the way to leading a healthier lifestyle as well as lose weight before July and a bit more after July - Got a holiday in July. <BR> <BR> I own a Wii at my house and my Nan's house, so I should be able to go on there loads but unfortunatly my family often have TV programmes they want to watch. I tend to go on the Wii when my little brother, aged 2, says 'Shake... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:28:37 EST Why did Wii Fit Plus erase data? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41316850 I trained with my Wii Fit Plus yesterday - my pig (minute counter) had just turned bronze, meaning that I had 10 hours of training done, and I was happy. <BR> <BR> High scores on many activities - ahh, life was good (and sweaty). <BR> <BR> I started Wii Fit Plus today, and all of my training data has been erased from 1.5 months ago until today! <BR> <BR> Do you know why this might happen and if there is anything that can be done to restore this data? <BR> <BR> I know that this is not ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:30:00 EST April 17-23 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41277268 What's your Wii age? Your challenge this week is to do Wii Fit Body Test and/or Wii Sports Fitness Test everyday to get your Wii Age. Post your results here everyday. How much can you improve in one week? Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:16:53 EST Games won't play. Need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41246583 I hadn't played on the Wii in a long time -- kids have. A few weeks back I decided to do step aerobics on the Wii Fit. I have both Wii Fit and Fit Plus. Neither game would work for me. I got a disc read error. I was eventually able to get them to play days later. I've had trouble off and on. Now I haven't been able to play them since Tuesday. They will come up at various points in the game, but will eventually quick working all with the same disc read error. Other games will play on the Wii. ... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:39:18 EST Whats the best?` http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6743x41153462 What is the best game (you think) to play and get a great work out? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:57:21 EST April 10-16 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41131706 Let's get that heart pumping and do some cardio this week. This week's challenge is to box. You can use any of the Wii boxing games. Try to box at least 15 minutes per day. Post your daily minutes here along with your weekly total. There will be a goodie given to the person that gets in the most boxing minutes this week. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:04:51 EST Easter Egg Hunt - Lilac Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41023068 Good morning everyone! I figured I'd start things off. Here's the template with my walking the dog minutes - It's getting warm and hopefully I'll be walking all over town today :-) <BR> <BR> Team: Lilac <BR> Time exercised: 7:30 am <BR> Type of exercise: Walking <BR> Total team time: 0:10 (12:00 needed) <BR> Boxes chosen: <BR> Treasures found <BR> <BR> LILAC TEAM: <BR> <BR> DABEARCOP <BR> DSCHWERING <BR> VYVIENN <BR> KITTZZZ <BR> FRIENDBEAR30 <BR> HAPPYHARTZ <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 10:26:46 EST Purple Team - Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41019863 Good morning team: <BR> <BR> Here's the format we must use: <BR> <BR> Team: Purple Team <BR> Time exercised: <BR> Type of exercise: <BR> Total team time: <BR> Boxes chosen: <BR> Treasures found: <BR> <BR> The Team Members: <BR> PURPLE TEAM: <BR> <BR> CHANSEN_20001 <BR> JENARAGON <BR> BRATTY_ME27 <BR> SHUNSTHISWEIGHT <BR> JUSTTRISH <BR> ASMPP1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!! Why not introduce yourselves here. <BR> <BR> Carol Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:10:08 EST Magenta Team - Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41018519 MAGENTA TEAM: <BR> <BR> JENNA3FROG <BR> LADY_JOSIELOT <BR> LILAC_LOVER <BR> KITRAE2 <BR> DISTEFAN <BR> CKC76701 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Team: Magenta <BR> Time exercised: <BR> Type of exercise: <BR> Total team time: <BR> Boxes chosen: <BR> Treasures found: <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 06:54:48 EST Green Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41018389 GREEN TEAM: <BR> <BR> DIXIEBALL19 <BR> TEACHINKIDS2 <BR> AJFAVEGRL <BR> THENEWME50BY50 <BR> KAECHTE <BR> ATTACKCAT <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is our Tracker <BR> <BR> Team: Green <BR> Time exercised: <BR> Type of exercise: <BR> Total team time: <BR> Boxes chosen: <BR> Treasures found: <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 06:38:52 EST White Team - Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6329x6743x41017925 WHITE TEAM: <BR> <BR> STAR_TERRA <BR> GRAMMAMARY <BR> VONALRIC <BR> BEARHUG01 <BR> BLOOIZEANGEL <BR> JMAYS831 <BR> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 05:31:05 EST