Any thoughts on the Wii fit?

Old 10-01-2010, 04:34 PM
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Any thoughts on the Wii fit?

We are heading into the rainy season here, and it makes it tough to get outside and pound pavement without catching hypothermia.

I am thinking of buying a Wii fit to remain active and healthy. Has anybody had any experience with it? Does it help? Is it a waste or hype? Any help would be appreciated, b/c gyms around here cost a FORTUNE, and I do not have a fortune...I drank it...
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:02 PM
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No thoughts on the fit part, but this one made me laugh so hard I almost hurt myself:

It's not just for kids
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:05 PM
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I know people that use it and like it. With that being's a lot like any other exercise equipment you buy to use at gotta find ways to stay motivated.

Come to think of it, you gotta find motivation no matter what you do! :P

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Old 10-01-2010, 09:23 PM
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I know someone that uses and likes it too. If you use it, and like it, I don't see a down side to it. It's a way to get active.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:30 PM
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The Wii is great! My 70+ year old mother loves hers. I used Wii fit a little. On the other hand.. Xbox360 has a new peripheral coming out this fall and it will also have motion control but will use built in cameras to pick up the movement.
I'd recommend the Wii if it will only be used for exercise, but if you want more capabilities go with the xbox. We use our xbox for netflix, music, we also have it all networked with our pc's so we can play stuff from our media libraries on the big screen/stereo.
The systems are close to the same price but the wii games usually run 10 to 15 dollars less.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:01 PM
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Wii Fit is an expensive fad / craze, far as I see it personally. Kudos to anyone who's still going strong with it. It is fun, but a lot of my mates bought Wii Fit and all of them still lag behind when we've to run for a bus then wheeze in my ear half the journey once we're on the bus. I'm not an athlete and I don't exercise outdoors in winter, except walking 2-10 miles daily cause' I've no money for public transport, but I stay healthy enough. I do yoga mostly in the winter. Try maybe an evening class indoors too? The social aspect can mean you get support and keep motivated.
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