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4/29/08 2:54 P

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My husband is doing it right now, I need to get out there to giggle at him!

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4/29/08 8:15 A

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The more you talk about it the more excited I get!! I can't wait! I will have it around the same time my customized Nike shox arrive!!! WooHoo

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4/29/08 6:00 A

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The answer is yes, there are certain exercises, at least;, when you can tilt in any direction, maybe not in all of them though.

I made myself sweat with it today, it is a question of choosing certain exercises over others and doing them in a certain order. And I must be getting a bit better, I have new games and exercises and yoga positions unblocked.

The hardest new ones for me, squats while keeping perfect balanced form and a game where I am in a soap bubble, floating down a river, trying to move forard but without hitting the banks. I havne't done it successfully yet.

Still locks more to try and lots more to unblock, which may take me awhile....

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4/29/08 3:32 A

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Cool beans...thanks!

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4/29/08 3:05 A

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I would say yes, it does leaning forward and bakwards, but I'll try to test it later.

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4/28/08 3:56 P

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Hey, that brings up another question. Does the board register leaning forward and backward? I was under the impression it was just left and right. That is pretty neat if so.

Thanks again for the details. Yoga is one of those things I just don't have confidence doing in the gym yet. When you are as plump and inflexible as me, it is best done in the privacy of your own home.

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4/28/08 3:15 P

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I'm not sure if you could get an ulimitedly fat Mii. Both my husband's and mine chunked up as soon as the game calculated our body mass, but I bet they would have gone rounder with a higher body mass. It would be hard to cheat as you are standing on the balance board and it is weighing you to get the info.

I would call mine plump, but I bet there is room for more. If the weight limit on the game goes up to 150 kilos, that would make a fairly round Mii.

When I play the games, I have the Mii I created for myself, who looks like me, but I must admit she isn't as plump....Her clothes can change though depending on which game I'm playing and I don't choose them. She had a little ski jumping outfit and goggles this afternoon. I like the downhill skiing quite a bit, and if you do it right, for maximum speed, you get a bit of a core muscle workout as you are leaning forward and squatting for quite some time.

I'm also getting better as step aerobics, thank goodness, I'm sure I looked like a fool yesterday.

I also did more of the fitness exercises and stretching today, interesting, as they force you to try to have exactly correct positions, which is better than doing n'importe quoi.

Tomorrow, I attack the yoga, which looks subtil and hard. I can't have my husband doing yoga and me not....

There is a calendar on the first pages of the game, and they let you stamp it for every day you do, for visual streak help, and you have to reweigh and do balance exercises and it tells you your age every day too. The exercises it gave my husband and I were different -- male and female differences? Performance differences? And yes, my husband's Mii is all over my games, and in crowds, taunting me.

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4/28/08 2:06 P

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That is neat. I like how a lot of the elements of Wii Sports have carried over to this. Just curious, I tried to make a fat Mii, but it only could go so big. Do your Mii's get even fatter in this game?

This brings up another interesting point, exercise in video games. Games that I can think of are The Sims, Grand Theft Auto, and the Wii's No More Heroes. Some even go as far as allowing you to eat and get fat or stay trim and go to the gym. Does this type of gaming appeal to people or is it too much like real life? What are your thoughts?

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4/28/08 2:48 A

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Oh, I forgot one part, and it is a big part too....the machine calculates your age based on what you tell it and how well you perform on some balance exercises it gives you and your natural posture. This is kind of a humiliating part too, right along with your Mii getting fat.

I am 41 in real life and 49 in the game. My husband is 40 in real life and 49 in the game. Could have been worse I suppose, would have been worse for me if I didn't have such nice natural posture, which they tell you with a dot that shows your natural center of gravity. My husband didn't do as well, his dot was way out of whack.

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4/27/08 8:37 P

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That is a really great review, thank you for all of that. It sounds like a fun idea. I'm also excited to see developers already incorporating this into other games too. Thanks again for the input.

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4/27/08 3:02 P

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Great way to look at it, it would be perfect for a 'day off' of exercise, or a light day. You could do enough challenging stuff to get a good light day out of it for sure.

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Wow, I am more excited now than ever! Very useful and helpful review. Thanks!!! It sounds like a lot of fun!!! I agree that it doesnt seem like you will be able to replace regualar cardio with that. From what you said I think it will replace some nightime tv with my fiance and it will be good on the days when I really don't feel like doing a hardcore workout or on my "days off". I can't wait. Thanks again for the review! Have fun!

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Ok, I did it. I got the game on Thurs eve, but only had time to use it today.

It was fairly easy to set up, my husband and I did it together. It asks you to stand on the board with your best balanced posture, then it calculates weight, uses your birthday and Height to do body mass and, this is unfortunate, your Mii, which starts out all slim, gets fat with your BMI setting. So I have a plump little Mii now....

We tried the balance games first. I'm guessing on all of the names as everything is in French. You have to pick a trainer, I chose the hot guy and my husband the hot girl. They talk you through things and do demonstrations.

We skiied downhill through gates, shifting your weight on the board to go through the gates and staying at the same time in the 'dot' of perfect balance, not so easy... We ski jumped, very fun, got to watch someone else doing it and giggle, again, all the time trying to stay in the center of balance while doing everything else too. You don't ever actually jump on the board with yor weight, you bend and unbend knees quickly for things like si jumping. I don't think there will ever be impact with any of the sports. The board is comfortable and natural to use, no problem at all.

Maybe the most fun, and most fun to watch for sure was 'hitting soccer balls with your head while avoiding the shoes people are throwing at you and the flying panda heads' This was a bit of a workout, not too much though, but a lot of fun to do. Would be fun with a group.

I was very good at a balance game involving subtlely shifting weight around to tip balls on a moving platform into holes, complex, but fun. I was very bad at tightrope walking while jumping over teeth knashing monsters. My husband was good at that one and a riot to watch.

My husband did some of the yoga exercises and the balance part is interesting, they force you to have perfect form by keeping the ball in the center of a small target while you are doing the movements. The coach on screen is helpful with this one.

I did some of the aerobics, the only games that gave a bit of a workout that I have found so far...hoola hoop, which I really threw myself into and left me huffing and puffing when it was over. Not only do you have to keep the hoola hoops going, at the same time, two other Miis stand and periodically throw other hoops you have to stretch and tilt to catch on your head, then keep those going too. Very silly to watch. Even more fun, my husband's Mii was throwing hoops at me. He was also the soccer referee. I need to pay more attention, I'm sure he pops up even more than that.

Then I did a jogging progam, cute and a bit of a workout. You follow another Mii down a path, but you don't use the board, just the zapper in your pocket and jog in place. You can do it faster or slower. We didn't do the one where there are two joggers, but it was there too, and my husband and I could have done it together.

I did some gym, namely twists and stretches, interesting again because they force you to have perfect form by keeping your dot in a target of balance and giving and taking away points depending on how you do it.

The step aerobics class was also fun, you are on stage with a bunch of other Mii s, trying to follow them doing a step routine on and off the board. That one has potential, even though I wasn't very coordinated and the husband did a lot of giggling.

As you get better, and spend more time, they give you points and more games to try open up. I would say I have access to only about a third or even less, so there is more there, but I don't know what it all is yet.

The graphics are minimal but cute and colorful. The coaches look like real people and are well done and helpful to learn things like yoga moves.

We each played for about 25 minutes, lots of giggling and fun, then my husband said " you know, we should stop and go out for a good walk". Which about sums it up so far at least. I think I'll enjoy playing with it, I know I'll enjoy playing with it, it is very cleverly done and fun, but so far, I don't think it will even come close to replacing cardio. It may be nice to use it as a treat for doing hard core cardio-- some of the more energetic exercises must burn calories, but it isn't going to be the magic solution to any problems.

It would be really fun to motivate kids, or again, as a reward for doing other sports. I also had the feeling that it would be excellent for older people trying to work on balance and coordination.

I would defintely encourage people to get one, just on the basis of what I have seen so far, but maybe not to see it for more than what it is. While I was waiting for my husband to do his things and giggling at him, I did some good old SP strength training and dumbbells, not a bad solution either.

It cost 89 euros, more than I think it will cost in the US and it is worth it. I have a bad feeling it is going to go through batteries something terrible though, you need 4 AA in the balance board, they come with the set, but I wonder how long they will last...

If nothing else, seeing my Mii reflect my actual weight is a real downer and I look forward to slimming her down, and me with her. Poor little blonde, blue-eyed plump Mii that I have-- I hope she doesn't carry over to other games?!

I'll be curious to see what the rest of you think in about a month. The husband and I plan on doing it a few times a week for fun, but not giving up the walking and elliptical and all else. They encourage you to do it everyday, but I don't want to lose out on my regular exercise time, WiiFit will more have to replace TV watching time or something else. I plan on counting it in my fitness tracer the same way I count WiiSports games, as 'playing darts', to keep some sort of track, but not to inflate what it actually burns.

Any questions, I'll be glad to try to answer them.

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