Active 2 is my favorite. Great workouts, and with the HRM they adjust to your fitness level. I do not use the balance board, because of the reviews I read about it "timing out" and interrupting the game.
Your shape- camera tracking is a bit off, but the workouts are intense.
Biggest loser- good workouts, I'm still exploring everything, but there are recipes, challenges and workouts.
Jiliisn michaels 2009- decent cardio if you want to run, haven't tried the ST portion yet. I wouldn't spend more than 5 for it.
Zumba- great dance workout. I'm sure I look like a fool as I am doing it, but o also feel like I worked hard.
Wii fit plus- great workouts.
Outdoor challenge- just pulled this back out, but it was a great workout last time I played it.
Hope this helps! I love some of the other recommendations also, thinking that my next game might be my fitness coach or one of the gold's gym games.
I like EA Active for best overall workout. I like that it sets up a plan for you with a virtual trainer so you just have to put the game in each day and it builds the routines for you based on preferences. The balance board is optional.
I have recently discovered Walk It Out which is fun and I can play for a long time but isn't as much of a workout. More on the level of Wii Fit wihich are fun games but not necessarily what I would consider a workout. You don't need the balance board for this one either. I like to alternate between DDR mat and balance board but you can also use the nunchuck and Wii controller.
I have only played DDR once. It was pretty fun and gets the heart rate up but I am not a dancer at all so that was a bit challenging for me.
I figure any game that gets you doing more than sitting on the couch is a start. I also really like the Free Step activity in Wii Fit since I can do that while watching TV.
formerly known as REDRENNY
Calgary, AB - MST
current weight: 143.6
Fitness Minutes: (697) Posts: 9 2/23/11 8:25 P
I am a big fan of the Michael Jackson Experience. Its, doesn't feel like a workout and I get to dance to all of my favorite MJ songs. My co-workers and I have dance challenges where we try to beat each other's scores. Such a fun way to burn calories.
I just bought the Zumba workout today and I must say it is a hell of a workout!! Fast paced, energizing music and just about non-stop. I love it!!
Does Ea Active 2 need the wii balance board? I'm about 150 pounds too heavy for the balance board and I keep hearing such good things about I'm wanting to buy it but not going to if I have to use the the wii balance board to enjoy the game.
current weight: 413.0
Fitness Minutes: (73,887) Posts: 13,540 2/23/11 12:41 P
I would say active2 I really Love it you can track your work outs and your min. and set work out goals. you can also make your own works join groups make groups if you have it hooked to the internet. and it has a hr monitor I can't say enough about this game if you want a really good work out this is it!
P.s. you can also do the 2 challenges they have too there is the 21 day cardio kick start and the 90 day challange
Edited by: SBRENTSON at: 2/23/2011 (12:28)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
Pounds lost: 10.0
Fitness Minutes: (79,200) Posts: 233 2/22/11 8:53 P
I use a variety of Wii games so that I don't get bored. EA Active More Workouts, My Fitness Coach 2, Gold's Gym Cardio Workout, Gold's Gym Dance Workout, Zumba & Your Shape, etc. I can't seem to stick with one game for very long. They all get your heart pumping and tone you also.
I'm a huge fan of the DDR games in general, though I don't have them for my Wii yet (one accessory at a time, and Wii Fit is going to be first.)
It's worth finding a place to try them out and see what you like--different people's taste in games (and workout) vary widely. (You couldn't *pay* me enough to do any serious running, but I've done some serious long distance swimming....)
September Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (38,031) Posts: 3,285 2/22/11 10:19 A
I use EA Active for resistance and a little cardio. They have jogging and boxing for cardio. I use it mostly for the resistance part. Has a personal trainer to follow. You can pick how long you work out, what parts you work out, or set up your own version. Does have a place to tell it if you have a wii board, but I haven't found any of the work outs that use it yet.
I also use the Wii Fit. It's lots of fun. More of playing games for cardio, the strength and yoga are nice too. Plus it checks your weight for you. No scale and you can not look at it till your weight in day, and then compare where it changes over the week . I also have the Your Shape. The one with Jenny Mcarthy...I think her name is. It creeps me out. You have a video camera thing you put on top of your tv and it shows you on the tv. If you blend into your wall at all or the furniture, it has a really hard time reading you. Definately not my favorite!! I used it only a few times and it all sits in the box...would not recomend it!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,686) Posts: 469 2/21/11 8:05 P
I use Just Dance and Just Dance 2 six days a week. I love them! For the first time ever, I'm burning calories without feeling like I'm exercising. I would like to invest in Gold's Gym also, because I hear that's a really good dance game as well.
Zumba. Zumba..oh Zumba. I can not say enough about this game. It's fun, fast and doesn't even feel like a workout. I still feel like a darn fool trying to do it.
Best I'm able to do is slide left and ride, shake my hips (off beat!) and flail my arms around. I don't know how many calories I burn during a 20 minute routine (the game also offers 40 minute sessions) but I know I work up a sweat.
The other game I love that can track your progress is My fitness coach. You can choose to do anywhere from a 15 minute to 75 minute session.
You don't need any special equipment other than the game itself BUT there's a place you can add dumb bells, a step bench, stability ball and a heart rate monitor, where the game will then incorporate those items into each workout.
There's an in game calendar where you can "commit" to certain days. And this can be changed at any time.
If you do a 30 minute workout (like jog for 30 minutes) you can get workout credit that day instead of doing the game (hard to explain..but the game will give you workout credits for each workout you do on your own.)
Every 10 workouts you do, there's an in game fitness test where you enter your weight, measurements and do jumping jacks and squats so you can keep track of your progress over time.
My fitness coach gives you a choice between doing yoga or focusing on a core body, flexibility, cardio, upper or lower body workout.
Walk it out, Just Dance 2 and any of the Gold's Gym workouts I've heard nothing but good things about as well. Though I don't own them nor have I tried them, so I can't speak for them. Maybe someone else can.
Has anyone done any of the Biggest Loser workouts for Wii? What are your thoughts on them?
Anyway, I hope my opinion on Zumba and My Fitness Coach is helpful.
Edited by: HAZELJEDI at: 2/21/2011 (17:34)
current weight: 413.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,939) Posts: 16 2/21/11 5:24 P
I love Just Dance 2. It's a great workout, but it's really fun. I burn about 500 calories an hour playing it. The dances really get your heart rate up. I also like Gold's Gym Cardio Dance. I should add that I'm not a great dancer & I probably look like an idiot playing those games, but it's so fun.
I was wondering what is the best workout game there is for the wii. what makes a good exercise that burns a lot of calories and has a place where it gives you a daily workout plan or you can set up your own. any suggestions will help.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.