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The Wii is really useful in meeting my exercise goals especially when the summer heat makes outdoor exercising more difficult. emoticon

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  • Love Let's Dance 2 - it's so much fun I don't even notice I'm working out. While it is expensive, so is cable TV and that only requires sitting on your bottom! It's all about trade offs. - by GALINAZ
  • Gamestop sells pre-owned Wiis for around $100. If it's your first time owning a Wii, it would be a good place to buy it. They guarantee them. Also, they sell pre-owned games too. For cheap. I buy almost all of my games pre-owned and have never had a problem with them.

    I have Zumba and Wii Sports. I love them. My only problem is not having the right space to workout. I really want a room with hardwood floors instead of carpet. I worry that I'm going to twist an ankle zumbaing on the carpet. Oh well! It's still fun and healthy! - by SMYLEYSUE
  • FOX8518
    Agreed! - by FOX8518
  • Don't have one but maybe Santa can help me out! emoticon - by IDLETYME
  • I love my wii fit plus! I don't use it as much as I should but I'm getting back to it! - by MYTURN694
  • A physical therapist I know said the Mayo Clinic developed a machine that can be used at home to improve balance. He said the Wii Fit is just as good and a lot cheaper. - by JULNELS0N
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    Thanks for sharing. Sounds like great fun. - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • Have 1 =need to start using it - by NWLIFESRC
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  • love my Wii fit....use it every day emoticon - by MUSOLF6
  • I have been using several work outs made for the Wii including EA Sport Active, UFC Training, and Fit in Six, event pull out Wii Fit every now and then. Great for those days when you want to squeeze in a quick work out, but don't have time to go to the gym. - by ILLUSIONARYD
  • Love Wii Walk It Out. It can be addictive! - by SWEETMAGNOLIA2
  • FRIENDOFBACH
    Never had used a WII, but I hear people talking about it.
    emoticon - by FRIENDOFBACH
  • I haven't WII'd for a couple years, maybe I should hook it back up? Thanks for the suggestion! - by NHEMBERGER
  • I love my WII! It is great for exercise and entertainment. We have game nights and me and my friends all set up MIIs and set up a WII dit profile. We can all work out and hang out. We also love playing Just Dance Summer Party! - by GINGERKID86
  • I love the Just Dance games, Wii sports and Fit can be fun and give you a work out too. - by DJLESHER
  • BERTIEBERT25
    My mom got one a year ago and she's putting it into the den now so the whole family can play on it. I am SO excited!!!!! She bought several workout games for it, Walk It Out, EA Sport Active, WII Fit Plus, one of the Gold's Gym ones and a few more. I think it's a great thing to do as a family. :) - by BERTIEBERT25
  • can hardly wait to get the $$ saved to get one - by FRANCES-AGAPE
  • FRIENDOFBACH
    Have never tried it and worry about the expense.
    emoticon - by FRIENDOFBACH
  • J_BRADFORD
    I'm almost as bad as Joanna; my daughter unplugged my Wii last year so she could use her 360, and I never plugged it back in. I'm going to go do that right now! - by J_BRADFORD
  • Have one need to start using it - by NWLIFESRC
  • I love using my wiifit plus - by CMORISAK
  • It helps me a lot! I have balance issues and it's great for that. Love the Zumba which I do in person too - by TRESSWANN
  • It is a great way to exercise
    - by TONYVAND1
  • DEARTOMYHEART
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  • HASHCOOK
    emoticon - by HASHCOOK
  • We bought our wii on ebay a couple years ago. I think we paid $249 for it, but I can't remember exactly. I think it's pretty awesome having it and I also wanted to get some of the workout "games". You could probably try looking on craigslist for one used. They are kind of expensive if you get a new one. - by TAZZ2300
  • I tried the Wii at our ladies night out and really liked it, but when I tried to afford even a used one I ended up taking it back because I couldn't afford the cost. It's really nice that everything is made for only the rich to enjoy. - by FANCYQTR
  • I've been looking at a low cost alternative for variety and fun exercise. I tried my sisters. It was great. Now I have to fit it in the budget. Any suggestions where to get a cheap new one??? - by SUCCESS68
  • I LOVED when I used a friend's Wii & one at a group exercise place. Lots of fun!!! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • This is great as family event!
    We had a competition during one of our family gatherings and every body raised its heartrate. The key is doing it daily for sufficient time to have impact - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • I have a WII with lots of work out programs but never once turned it on. Maybe that will be a new challenge to make for me. Thanks for the reminder.

    Joanna - by HYATTI1
  • I LOVE my Wii!!!!! - by MSTECHTEACHER
  • I have Wii Fit Plus, Wii Walk it Out, Wii Golds Gym Dance Workout, Wii Just Dance 2, Wii sports resort, and Wii Zumba! Love exercising with my Wii! It saved me over the past Winter when it was cold, snowy and icy outside! Walking around the sunny island on Wii Walk It Out or riding the bike around The Wii Fit Plus Island really helped boost my mood on those short dreary Winter days! - by YSIENKIEW
  • I have the WII fit and about 4 other workout games really need to use them starting today - by DEBTOLOSE
  • Im going to try using the Wii!!! - by HELENA260
  • LOVINLIFE1985
    I have the EA Sport Active 2 for Wii. I am going to try it out tonight or tomorrow. I heard the resistance band can be brutal, but I'm excited to try it. - by LOVINLIFE1985
  • we just bought "Let's Dance 2". Am looking forward to giving it a try! - by NANCYBOAT

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