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STERNCHEN243
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4/3/10 2:32 P

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Love it too! It's so much fun! emoticon


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DOLLBABE56
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4/1/10 10:41 A

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I love Rhythm Parade so much. It took a while to get the hang of the controllers, but once I did, well you know don't you? I LOVE IT!

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SHAPE-SHIFTER
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3/18/10 6:47 P

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I love RP as well, but I'm also aggravated when it tells me I "Missed" when I know doggone well I did NOT miss. I've made a perfect score a couple times, but most of the time I "miss" the second to the last one. Or so the Wii says ...

Shift your thoughts, shift your shape!


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MORETHANWEIGHT
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3/12/10 3:26 P

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We got the plus last night
I found myself distracted by the sound your marching makes with the whistle. I am bound and determined to get a perfect score


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2/24/10 12:30 P

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I love the parade, along with island cycling and super hula hoop. They are great workouts if you really get into it.

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KALIOPPE
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2/19/10 6:02 A

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I'm slowly starting to get better at the game. i still can't march in time to save my life, but my arm movements are improving. Yay Rhythm Parade!


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KIMMER1969
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2/7/10 1:24 A

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I, too, love the RP, but every once in a while it says I missed waving the remote when I know I did. I think the WF Board is cheating - it's just jealous of my mad marching skills! emoticon

Kimberly

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KIMMER1969
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I, too, love the RP, but every once in a while it says I missed waving the remote when I know I did. I think the WF Board is cheating - it's just jealous of my mad marching skills! emoticon

Kimberly

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BIGRED1974
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1/28/10 7:56 P

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Finally...I got a perfect score on the advanced level of RP. I think the RP is my favorite game on Wii Fit. Is advanced the highest level?? Is there an expert? I love a good challenge.

"Your destiny is just waiting for you to show up" - Jillian Micheals






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SHERRYTX
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1/25/10 7:33 A

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I really enjoy RP - which surprises me because I suck when it comes to rhythm haha. I do pretty well on basic, not so much on advanced, but it is a lot of fun, so I keep at it.


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1/18/10 5:37 P

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Today is day 5 for me and I got a perfect score on RP at the beginner level. I only missed 1 on advanced and had about 5 Ok. I haven't tried expert yet.

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RABBIEBOY
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1/17/10 2:53 A

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I have had a perfect score twice on advanced - 1325 is the score to get - 62 days, twice per workout to get that. I sometimes smile doing parade when i think of person on here who didn't follow the directions and tried to twirl controllers !emoticonI now only do one parade as started rhythm boxing now too - I only like the beginner level as advanced has too many variations - weave, step back and such. I like the exercises to be not complicated and advanced boxing spoils that fun bit for me. I may just start 2 sessions of boxing beginner to get the minutes in

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JACKSINBOXES
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1/3/10 11:56 A

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re: the balance board elevation, just make sure that there is no pain in the hip joint/low back when you are doing the poses like triangle and warrior. Even better, try them off the balance board for a change and just notice the differences in your body to help inform how you should modify for the wonky asymmetry thrown in!

re: dancer--it can be a very tough pose! Is there a specific problem you're having? Most commonly, the inflexibility of the psoas, hamstrings, and a variety of chest/arm muscles will lead to the inability to actually lift the leg and/or hold it with the hand. Since there is no prescribed warmup on the Wii fit for the pose, be sure that these muscles are adequately warmed up and that you are ready to balance. Try these poses to warm up:

Deep Breathing (or just do some on your own to connect with your body)
Sun Salutation
Palm Tree
Sun Salutation again (to return low back to neutral)
Standing Knee
...then give dancer another shot.

As you are in the pose, make sure you are engaging your belly muscles with every exhale to protect your low back from over-extension. If you find that your low back is sore during/after the pose, then that is a cue to draw your belly in more and focus a little less on achieving the pretty arched back of the spooky albino trainer. Try to find a good balance of stability and relaxation in the pose by keeping your arms, neck, and shoulders relaxed... and, most importantly, breathe deeply. If your breathing pattern shifts suddenly, that is a cue that you are pushing yourself too far in the pose.

Also, trying any of the poses off the balance board is a great way to integrate the useful info that you get from the Wii Fit. While it's awesome to know whether you are perfectly balanced or not by looking at a tv screen, one of my favorite benefits of yoga is the sense of inner balance that I have--like my own little portable Wii Fit. That way, when I'm standing in the grocery store line or pumping gas, I can still work on my balance and stabilizing muscles.

If you see some crazy lady practicing yoga in the grocery store, that's probably me :)

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KATENO9
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1/2/10 7:40 P

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I love the rhythm parade too, although I haven't scored a perfect on the advanced yet (WTG!) Marching band is a lot different these days, lol. My grown children (who spent all four years in high school in marching band) don't understand why I find this particular game so fascinating...

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle


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TRAUBRIEME
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1/2/10 7:11 P

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I was a band geek 30 years ago and I served in the military for 10 years. I did rhythm parade with my son who currently is a band geek...and beat the snot out of him. I got perfect on advanced! I gave him a break though as they learn to march a whole new way nowadays.

Troy Williamson

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SHEENADEE
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I always wondered about having one foot elevated like that on some of the yoga exercises. But, I must say that I really like most of the yoga on Wii Fit. I would have no clue how unbalanced I am with a pose if not for the feedback it gives. I'm pretty bad at the Dance pose. Have any advice for me that would help? Thanks.

Merle

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JACKSINBOXES
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1/2/10 5:07 P

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Ooooh, I actually haven't tried that yet! Maybe I'll sneak in a few minutes this evening and try it out :)


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1/2/10 4:46 P

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my favorite has been tight rope!



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1/2/10 3:57 P

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Hi :) I'm in my 3rd day of the Spark program, but my 9th day of Wii Fit plus. I was a little skeptical before I stepped on the balance board, but I am really enjoying my daily workouts. I especially like how I can work towards burning off a piece of fried chicken every day... not that I actually eat one!

The only gripe I have about the Wii Fit is the yoga section. The deep breathing is OK, and balanced-focused poses like tree and palm tree are ideally suited for the balance board. However, doing poses like triangle and warrior with one foot elevated on the balance board is a little strange alignment-wise for the pelvis. There is also not nearly enough emphasis on the breath. As a yoga teacher, I probably would not recommend that beginners to yoga start with the Wii program, but I am finding it helpful as a balance gauge to inform my regular off-the-board practice. OK... stepping off my soapbox now!

I am glad to see that there is a Wii Fit SparkTeam, and I look forward to meeting some new friends to help get motivated :)

om shanti




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