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Fitness Minutes: (1,235) Posts: 418 12/12/13 11:35 A
This seems to be a revived thread from 2 years ago, but I will add in anyway.
I like Wii Fit plus, but I only like the games. The yoga poses do not have the same benefits of doing a yoga routine in a class or on your own. The poses matter, but also the transition from pose to pose can matter as well. I like the balance games and the active games.
I then absolutely love Golds Gym Cardio workout. It will give you a prepared workout each day, and it will ask you if you want light, normal or hard. You can put together your own workout if you wish. It will track the minutes and estimated calories burned.
I used EA Active a long time ago but I did not enjoy it. It does not always read properly, and it kept doing more cardio than anything else. If I am going to walk or run, I need to be moving instead of doing it in one place just because of how it feels on my knees.
I have zumba and golds gym dance workout but I do not have enough room for them.
current weight: 129.8
Posts: 79 12/11/13 3:27 P
I'm currently using The Biggest Loser game, which I am liking so far. I like that it allows you to pick the plan you want, 6-8-12 weeks. It offers handy tips and tools, graphs etc. What I like the most about it, is that I feel like Im doing a work out. It really gets you sweating, and your heart going.. and Im only doing the beginner workouts. LOL What I dont like, is the need to have to look at the tv to know when a move is over and its transitioning into another.. its difficult to do if your doing push ups, or hip lifts etc.
"Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. " ~Guatama Buddha ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." ~Carol Welch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I Can Do All Things Through Christ.
Pounds lost: 7.0
Posts: 44 10/7/11 2:44 P
I have been doing EA Sports Trainer 2 and really enjoy it. I had the EA Sports Trainer 1 but had problems with the bands and nunchuck and got tired of it. EA 2 has the heart monitor and better set up which is really cool and a lot easier to use. If anyone wants to get in a EA 2 group let me know. We also have Gold's Dance game and it's cool. I like the mini games on all of these, my son will get into them too and we have so much fun, he's hilarious. I have Just Dance 2 that I LOVE! I suck at dancing but it's just funny doing it, probably burn more calories laughing than dancing. Looking forward to Just Dance 3 coming out next week.
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Fitness Minutes: (7,193) Posts: 4,148 10/3/11 10:59 P
Today I used Wii Fit Plus, been months since I played it. I free step free 10 minute run and yoga. I also have EA Active, EA Active more workouts, Wii Fit, Wii Sport which I always forget about. I just ordered Walk it Out and I am so excited!! EA Active's are my favorite. 8 more pounds to lose and I get to buy Gold's Gym. Never tried the dancing games but I have such a hard time with my coordination I don't think I would like them. I like the aerobics on EA Active More Workouts , but I just can't seem to do the dancing exercise on the EA Active. Rhonda
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current weight: 213.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,540) Posts: 303 9/26/11 1:24 P
47 Minutes of Wii Fit Plus, I did yoga for 10 then aerobic and some fit plus extras.... burned 329 calories!!!! My Wii Fit Age today was -12!!!!!
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Pounds lost: 1.0
Posts: 215 9/26/11 10:57 A
I like the EA Actives. I also find the leg strap annoying, but the first game has a lot of sports games that don't require the leg strap since you use both hands. The newer EA Actives (EA Active 2 and NFL Workout) have an elastic band that stays put better than the old versions.
I also use Gold's Gym Dance Workout and the Just Dance games a lot. GGDW also incorporates some of the boxing moves you can find in the other Gold's Gym game. Just Dance is fun and a good option because you can make the workout fit your needs. If I'm working out while I'm cooking dinner, I can dance to 2-3 songs, then check on dinner, then go back and do another 2-3 songs. It's a great option when you would otherwise be too busy to work out.
I have the Zumba game and like it, but I haven't played it much. I did not like Biggest Loser and I plan to sell it back to GameStop. I'm not a huge Wii Fit fan. I also have 10 Minute Solutions, which is OK (I kind of see it as a last resort).
Pounds lost: 10.5
Posts: 319 9/23/11 1:29 A
This is awesome! I'm working on my Christmas list! Keep the suggestions and reviews coming.
current weight: 258.0
Posts: 212 9/22/11 10:48 P
Wii Fit Plus: I enjoy the Yoga on this one. But the workouts, to me, just aren't long enough at a time. I do like that I can create my own workouts or have them randomly select one for me. But going through and doing, say, the Hula Hoops by itself, isn't long enough or intense enough for me. But it's fun.
EA Active Sports 2: I've enjoyed this one, for the most part. My major complaint is that some of the exercises don't register when I move, so my character gets stuck and I can't progress. The workouts, though, are awesome. I feel stupid doing some of them (skateboarding, bike riding) but I can feel the effects of them after the workout.
Wii Sports and Sports Resort: While some may not consider these actual "workouts", I definitely do. I move around and jump with my character. My favorite is tennis. I used to play, so I'll move around the room, and try to throw my arm out with each swing.
Zumba Fitness: I haven't really played around with this one yet. It looked fun when I bought it, but I'm still not sure about it. I tried it once (while I was pregnant) and couldn't finish the tutorial. But now that we're past the pregnancy, I can possibly start it again.
I want to get Walk it Out, The Biggest Loser, and ExerBeat I think. Those look like fun.
Edited by: BELINDADUVESSA at: 9/22/2011 (22:51)
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Posts: 3,010 9/22/11 9:01 P
When you get the longer workouts on ExerBeat unlocked, they are a great workout( the karate is 49 minutes long, and the boxing is something like 55 minutes. I use weighted gloves when I do them.Pam
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" Proverbs 17:22
current weight: -9.0 under
Posts: 1,205 9/22/11 8:42 P
I was using the EA actives (have them all) and making routines with them. Then I discovered Golds Gym Cardio and loved it. Now I am using Exerbeat and once I get to the point where I can create good workouts there I would like to combing Golds and Exerbeat. I like the boxxing games, they get my heart beating.
"I am only one person and am not super human. I will accomplish all that I can and accept that some will be left. I will take care of ME because I am special."
current weight: 190.0
Posts: 3,010 9/22/11 7:10 P
Besides MFC, my new fav. is ExerBeat.It's lots of fun, and it keeps your scores so you can always be trying for a higher score. An the boxing is a pretty good workout. Pam
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" Proverbs 17:22
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Posts: 1,415 9/22/11 11:26 A
I am using the exercise and just walking or stepping.
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Posts: 4,738 9/22/11 10:55 A
I love walk it out, but some of the slower songs were so tedious that I had trouble keeping the beat, so I nixed all the songs under 100 bpm except one that seemed to be good, maybe I double time that one. anyway, that's what I'm doing. LOL
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current weight: 260.0
Posts: 20,974 9/22/11 8:48 A
I used to use Biggest Loser (the original). I like that the schedule that you set is flexible and you can easily change the days that you do your workouts.
I use Wii Fit Plus and like this better than the original. You can't seem to make a channel for this and what I don't like is that if you use the channel, it doesn't record the stuff you've done from the Plus.
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current weight: 190.0
Posts: 1,441 9/22/11 8:21 A
I got great results (so did my husband) with The Biggest Loser. We each lost about 30 pounds over a 6-8 week time frame. I love Gold's Gym Cardio Boxing as well. I purchased a Jillian Michaels game and found it to be disappointing. I use her DVDs and was looking for more of a workout routine, the game was more like a challenge/adventure type thing, really a game, not a fitness program. I tried Just Dance and that was pretty fun too, you work up a sweat for sure! I think as long as you enjoy what you are doing you will get the best results, because you are going to get up and do it each day!
current weight: 157.8
Fitness Minutes: (15,170) Posts: 4,590 9/22/11 7:39 A
I mainly use Walk It Out but I use the faster paced songs (nothing under 150). The fastest songs feel like you are running.
"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. "
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current weight: 192.9
Posts: 2,057 9/22/11 12:08 A
I've been using Wii sports for upper body work. Boxing against my kids is HARD!!!
Recently, I have earned Your Shape. It is an intense workout, but the camera doesn't always give you credit for the work that you do. You have to be at just the right angle to the camera for it to count. I've just been continuing with the workout knowing that I did my best.
I haven't earned my dance party game, yet.......
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current weight: 134.4
Posts: 319 9/22/11 12:04 A
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.
OK, here's mine:
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 didn't feel like I'd exercised. Too bad, because the game and building the town, exploring routes, etc., is kinda fun.
EA Sports Active: I like the workouts in this one a lot. But I was always frustrated with the darn leg band slipping down to my ankle, or being so tight that my toes turned blue. Not the best-thought-out design. I also found myself getting frustrated because it seemed like the Wii failed to register my movements too often, which is really frustrating when your holding a lateral raise against the elastic band at the top, waiting for the machine to count it. All that aside, I really like the workouts. The only reason I'm not using it now is that they tend to be really leg-intensive, and I'm not sure the extent to which my knees will take that. Give it another 20 lbs and I'll probably give it a try.
Wii Fit Plus: I love the games on this! It gets my heart pumping, and is fun to do (who was that in the chicken suit????). However, the pre-set workouts are a bit of a joke, IMHO. If you want to work, say, legs, you really can't find a designed leg workout, you have to put it together. It would be awesome if it came with a function that would "design" a program for you every day! I do enjoy playing the games, though, and am finding myself missing them a bit.
My Fitness Coach: I like this, at least right now, better than any of the others. I like the assessment that it gives you at the beginning, comparing resting v. active heart rates, taking measurements, as well as weight. I also like that based on my focus, it recommends a workout for me every day (I always do the starred workout), and seems to have pretty good balance in its focus. I also like that it checks in during workouts to make sure that the intensity is appropriate, and seems to be gently becoming more intense as I progress. On the down side, it would probably be more fun if there was some balance board play, or more interaction during the workouts. The actual workouts are kind-of like doing an animated exercise DVD. Still, overall, I think I'll stick with this one for a while.
So, what say you about my reviews? What do you think about other programs? Jillian Michaels? Biggest Loser? EA Sports more workouts, 2, football training (I can't remember the exact name), etc? Please do share!
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