To all the Newbies. I would highly recommend Walk it Out if you have fibro and joint pain. It is a low intensity workout. All you need is the remote and nunchuck and it is up to you whether you really need to push the buttons. They are just for building stuff.
Would not recommend Wii Active because, as was said earlier, you have to wrap the thing around your thigh and it falls down all the time.
Easier on you with kind of slower songs would be Dance on Broadway. Again, all you do is mirror the dancers. Just Dance is a bit higher intensity. I know it gets my hrm screaming. You don't need the balance board for the Biggest Loser for Wii and you can set it for your ability nor do you need to press a lot of buttons on that one. Any other questions, don't hesitate to pm me. I own most of them lol
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Another newbie here, just dropping in to say that I absolutely LOVE Walk It Out. I actually did a 10,000 step day because of it! (That's not going to be a usual thing for me because of arthritis, and my knees complained the next day, but I did it!)
Everyone has given some good advice. I have M.S. and am able to the exercise. In fact, my MS has improved, I am not as stiff and have more range of motion. I just feel so much better. I am doing the Walk it out right now. I am so hooked on it.
I agree with the My Fitness Coach ( don't have the other ones so I'm not saying they aren't good). If you get MFC be sure to get the original one not MFC2. There's so much to do with it, cardio, upper and lower body, yoga and core. It can be customized to fit your level of fitness. pam
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A lot of people have already answered, but I figured I'd put in my two cents anyway! Yes, WIO is a great choice for you. You can select the beats per minute of the songs you walk to, so you can easily eliminate the ones that are too fast for you to walk comfortably to. I use the nunchuk/remote combination myself, and I like it better. The game is great for just getting started.
I would perhaps caution against EA Sports Active because you need a leg strap for most exercises, and if you can't squat or lunge very far, it might not register your movements. It can get pretty frustrating.
You could try Just Dance; it's not an exercise game per se, but it doesn't require you to push any buttons (except to select songs) and all you have to do is mirror the dance moves of the person on screen. It's fast paced, but it's a pretty good workout and a lot of fun too.
I'd also recommend My Fitness Coach. You don't need the remote except to select the workout routine (and then to tell it if it's too hard, too easy, or just right). It has upper body, lower body, cardio, flexibility, core work, and yoga. You can choose from 15 minutes to 75 minutes (or 90 minutes? I forget the highest one) of a workout. And there are hundreds of different exercises, so no routine is ever the same.
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From what I can see, most of the Wii videos are all very level friendly. I use the Wii Active and I can skip an exercise if my knees or shoulders are bothering me that particular day. Also, like it was mentioned, you can also customize your workouts to your needs.
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Walk it Out is great. You don't need the balance board. You can use the dance mat or the nunchuck. You need to use the remote to click but not as fast and furiously as in most games. I think you would like it. You can make it as low impact as you like. I walk on the treadmill. My husband uses the staionary bike. Some people jump around. Others just walk. It's up to you.
You should be able to do the Wii Active. They have 2 now, the original and the new extra workout one. You don't need the board for either of those. You can do their preset workouts or create your own if any of the exercises are too difficult. Good luck!
Ok, so I have a Wii. I don't mess with it much because I have fibro and pushing video game buttons makes my hands cramp. But seeing how many people are using their Wii to exercise has sparked my interest. So, what's out there? I don't have a balance board (and I think I exceed the weight limit anyway, so that isn't going to change anytime soon) I have a DDR mat but I'm not sure it works anymore (it's the daughter's) and I really have to stick to low impact stuff for now as my knee joints are not good. I am curious about Walk it Out... is it worth the money if I only have the regular controls (wiimote and nunchuck)? I need to start small folks, baby steps. Tell me what you think.
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