Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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Gym membership in your own home!!
Wii Fit Plus - Game Only (Wii)
Member Name: stephbond89
Wii Fit Plus - Game Only (Wii)
Advantages: Fun, an easy way to work out!!!
Disadvantages: Weight limit so the people who need it most cannot use it!
== Introduction ==
I bought my husband a Wii Fit for Christmas last year and didn't really realise that Wii Fit Plus was an add on to the pack as I also bought the game Wii Fit Plus. He had been after the game since it came out, but we have had a couple of years bad luck with money, so it just hasn't been possible for us to buy it for him, but this year I decided to treat him.
== What is Wii Fit Plus? ==
Wii Fit is a game for the Nintendo Wii console, the original game comes with a thing called a "balance board" (you can also buy these seperately), and it is supposed to be a type of gym workout game in your home- the games and workouts which are incorporated in the game are there to help you lose weight and keep fit. The add on game of Wii Fit Plus is a game which adds to the original Wii Fit game, it comes with the board if you do not already have it, or it comes as a game only- if you already have Wii Fit all of your weights and results are saved onto the new game automatically, so you do not have to start all over again which is good!
Wii Fit Plus simply adds to the original game, it adds some extra games, it adds more functions and makes game play much more fun and makes it easier to work out.
== Game Play ==
The game itself is pretty much identical to Wii Fit, but for those of you who are not aware of the original game, allow me to explain a little what it is all about...
You can add as many people as you want to Wii Fit, and each can have their own account (this can be password protected so that nobody can see your weigth or BMI if you don't want them to be able to!), you sign in to your own account and first off you do a "body test" (please beware that there is a weight limit of 300lb or 23stone on the Wii Fit), this is where you are weighed and your BMI is worked out, it will tell you if your underweight, normal weight, over weight or obese, of course this is only a game, but it is pretty accurate from what I can tell. You then have a choice of doing a couple of activities which will test your balance and will assess you and give you a "body age".
This body test is how the Wii Fit game helps to assess you and your progress on the game. And I suggest doing it once a week, as it can differ by a good couple of pounds each day (whether this is the body or the game though I am not sure, but even when you diet you shouldn't weigh yourself daily, so I do recommend only doing it once a week!)- you can then go on and play some games.
There are a few different catagories...balance games, aerobic excercises, yoga and muscle workouts.
- Muscle workouts and Yoga -
These are more "boring" in my opinion, you do things like muscle stretches and are good for toning up certain parts of the body, and the yoga can be good for relaxation too! As well as being good at helping to tone the body, these excercises also help with your balance which in part make your "body age" younger!!! These excercises won't get your heart racing and so I personally don't class these as excersices in that sense, but I do a couple of these each time I play the game, though I find some of the yoga stances very difficult to do on a tiny board, and you do need quite a lot of room for some of them, I think with the yoga excercises especially you are best practising them off the balance board first as the board can be a hinderance where these are involved!
- Balance Games -
These are games which you actually play, and for me are much more fun, you don't feel like you are excercising...and neither will kids which is good really for children who don't want to be told to do their excercises but you don't want them doing none! Some of the balance games are snowball fight where you have a pretend snowball fight and have to move side to side and throw snowballs at the other Miis, and a game where you have balls which are like hamster balls which you have to guide with your feet into holes on a board, lean too far forward/backwards or side to side and the ball will fall off and you have to start again!
- Aerobic Excercises -
These are my favourite of the games as they make me feel like I am actually getting a sweat on and make me feel like I am getting my heart beating. These excersises are meant to make your heart beat by making you work your body. Some of the games on this part of WiiFit are Steps (basically aerobic steps!), Running, Cycling.
The game is very fun, and when uses correctly daily, or 3 times a week or so, it does work to get you excercising.
== New things on Wii Fit PLus ==
Calorie Counter: This tells you an average of how many calories each activity burns, and you can also set a calorie goal- so you can choose a "beef burger" for 300 calories, and you can keep going until you have burned these calories
New Activities: Such as Step Plus, Running Plus, Cycling, new balance games.
Workout Routines: You can choose which parts of your body you want to tone or work out...so your arms, your tum, your bum etc..and the game will chose the games which are suited to these parts of the body, it means you get a full on workout and not just a couple of games here and there not working the parts of the body you want to work.
Activity Log: You can log the activities you do outside of WiiFit, so any walking you do etc.
== Price and Availability ==
The game on its own costs between £15 and £20, whilst the game and Wii Fit balance Board is between £65 and £80 and is available from Amazon.co.uk as well as Game, Game Station nand Cex stores.
== Does it work? ==
In my opinion it does if you work at it. If you don't want to work out, then you don't want to, and I don't think you will work at it, you may find you get bored of doing it everyday, but i do think it makes working out easy. Sometimes you want to work out but don't want to join the gym and don't know how to excercise at home, but this does help. I personally haven't lost any weight in the couple of weeks I have being using wii fit, but I do think I am fitter, and getting fitter and fitter by the week! it is also FUN which is so important as it makes you want to carry on with the game!
Summary: A great game which is fun and easy to use!!
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