Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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If exercise is a dirty word to you, this might just be the answer!
Wii Fit Plus - Game Only (Wii)
Member Name: Kipperkid
Wii Fit Plus - Game Only (Wii)
Advantages: It's fun and it has got me moving more than I used to
Disadvantages: It doesn't come with a free motivation transplant :-))
I'm a regular couch potato, many, many pounds overweight, going to a gym/exercise class is something I would never, never do, but in my heart of hearts I know I need to move more or I will have major health problems. I love computer games, so when I heard of the Wii fitness/sports games that sounded like it might be the answer.
So, I have now owned a Wii and a balance board for some months. I was encouraged to discover that the balance board did not rule me out because I was too heavy, I was actually well within its weight range (think it takes up to about 300lbs, maybe more, but check that out if it is an issue for you). And yes, it has been a partial success - I will freely admit I do not use it as regularly as I should, I go in fits and starts. It would no doubt do more good if I were more dedicated!!
On the plus side, Wii Fit Plus has got me doing more exercise than I used to and actually enjoying it, which is a first. In the months I have been using it, I have lost about 4lbs, which is no great shakes in the weight loss stakes, less than a pound a month, but compared to the last 2 years when I have gone up 6lbs, it is a definite improvement. Some of the exercises available to me are too difficult for me, can't cope yet, but there are plenty of things I can do. I think additional exercises become available as you improve as well.
On the down side, it still hasn't got me doing as much exercise as I hoped it would, but I was probably hoping for the impossible if I am honest. I'm also inclined to play the exercise games rather than do the genuine yoga/other exercises. Also, I live in a smallish flat and you do need a reasonable amount of space around you so you don't bash into the furniture - that can be a problem for me, but if you live in a reasonable size, uncluttered space you should be fine!
All in all, I rate it a definite success, it's a great bit of kit, I have had no problems with working it and it definitely has got me moving a bit more, which was what I wanted. And I do keep going back to it, even when I've had a lengthy break.
Summary: It's got me doing some exercise which is unheard of!
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