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I have been using the Wii fit plus and balance board for a few weeks now. Have already lost a few pounds, so well worth it to me. It''s easy to use and fun. The weigh in is easy, you can do it every day if you like, or every week, however often you want. You don''t have to do the exercises every time - you can just weigh in. It is very versatile.
The balance board works well. Some people have said that is hard to set up at the beginning, but I did not have a problem.
One thing I will say is that you should not store it on it''s side. You are supposed to keep it laid flat.
The exercises are mostly simple, but they do have different levels. Exercises include a step class, running, snowboarding, yoga, weights and much more.
This is not just for adults wanting to lose weight, there are some fun exercises on there for children too. My son particularly likes the snowball throwing one!
I am going to keep using the wii fit plus and balance board until I reach my desired weight, but I may carry on after that (if I get there), because it is fun anyway and it is good to show my son that exercise is fun.
The wii fit plus includes a section where you can view graphs of your weight loss and you can set goals for yourself. You can also track your calories if you want to, but I don''t do this as I already do it online.
Enjoy and have fun!
What could be better than getting fit and having fun while doing it, this game does that to perfection.
To start with a body test is required, this is done by asking you to enter your height then stand on the Wii board and get you weight checked just like bathroom scales the only differance is you need to stand still for about 5 seconds this is to check your centre of gravity, it then calculates you Bmi (Body mass index) at this point you can set a target you want too achieve and what time scale. The next test is athletic ability this comprises of two balance tests one for the mind and one for the body these are randomly selected, they are a bit tricky to get to grips with on the first try but are really easy one you do them again, the result of this is your wii fit age not accurate but fun.
Once you had done the tests you are now ready to go into the main section of the game, the main menu has 6 options training plus, yoga, muscle workouts, aerobic exersises, balance games and my Wii fit plus.
Firstly training plus you will need your board, controller and nunchuk for these, there are fifteen mini games in here from juggling to snowball fights, this is great fun with freinds or for children, they are a good test of balance, agility and fitness and with two of them a bit of thinking is also involved. The results appear on a leader board.
Balance games these are similair to the training plus section but this time only nine mini games, the best one is heading the football lean left or right or stand balanced in the middle, they also kick trainers and panda bears at you these are to be avoided.
The yoga section this has eighteen yoga moves some are easy simple breathing and standing still, there are about eleven that are achievable by the average person, then it goes upto extreme am not ever going to try these, know your limits. This section has a personal trainer keeping you right and instructing you, the choice is yours female or the male one, I really like the yoga feel stretched and relaxed after it nothing too taxing here, just select the ones you want to do and do as many as you want.
The muscle workouts this section again has eighteen differant exercises of varying levels of dificulty about five of these are really easy then the rest are good strength builders, again the personal trainer is there to guide and give encourage ment.
Aerobic exercises in this section its more fun fitness with nine games in total although only four exersises, hula hoops, step aerobics, jogging and rhythm, the hula hooping and the step aerobics are the best in this section with the hula hoops being a good bit of party fun.
My Wii fit plus in this section there is a sub menu, Wii fit plus routines, my routine and favourites, the first one allows you to the choice of lifestyle for conditioning your body, Health for toning your body, youth for the younger users and form for a nice figure, on selecting any of these options it gives you three exersices from varies sections to help achieve your chosen goal.
my routine this section is the one I use this allows the user to select exercises from the yoga and musle sections, I have selected the ten I like most, this will take about twenty minutes to complete, this is a nice easy workout, leaves me feeling good.
Favourites in here is a list of your top ten of most used exercise or game not sure what the point is but you can click on them to do them.
This is a great little fitness game for the masses of people who dont enjoy exercise, just play the games or do the exercises, a little each day is a good thing. Fun for all age groups young and old, fun for partys.
The board itself is quite solid and can hold 23st 8 lb thats 150kg, it does take batterys however adding to the cost, four AA are required, so the cost can build up over the year but well worth it.
I had a baby in 2008 and I'm not the most motivated person out there as well as exercise Id been on every diet going and was still larger than I wanted to be. I brought the white wii console and board plus wii fit and sports game for £80 with £10 delivery as the size and weight of the board boosted the cost for the seller. I was hoping it was worth the money as the seller didn't do refunds. It was easy to set up and didn't have cables lying all over the place.
When you first use it you are asked to build a profile of yourself and enter a password to ensure your personal data is secure. I found the games a lot of fun and my daughter enjoys watching me play on one game in particular where you have to use the balance board to shift your weight from side to side to get the penguin to slide back and forth on the ice burg to eat as many fish as you can. That's just one of the many games that are on the wii fit, there is also yoga exercises, aerobic and balance games.
I started off with a BMI of 33 and its now 29, I have only used it twice-three times a week 40minutes each time along side walking three times a week for an hour and its reduced my weight considerably in a matter of months. With being a single parent I'm in almost every night so having the wii means I can play on it to pass the time and work towards beating my personal bests on the games while toning up and keeping fit. I love that I can do it at a time that's convenient for me and in the comfort of my own home. Being able to weigh yourself allows you to easily keep track of your progress and there's a little guidance tool in the form of a wii board that helps you set personal weight loss targets and gives you weight loss tips amongst other things. I enjoy doing the walking challenge while watching TV as you can have the Wii on the AV channel while you got a programme on and still do the exercise while watching your favourite film for example.
The great thing about the wii is that it can be multiplayer and the whole family can keep fit and spend quality time together without realising how beneficial it is towards your health/fitness as its so much fun. I am so glad I purchased this console it changed my life, with how fun the games are I didn't need a lot of motivation to go on it and seeing how much weight I lost I'm still a keen wii gamer.
In a standard wii package you get the wii console, a controller, a nun chuck, scar lead to attach the wii to the TV and controller signal sensor that goes on to the TV. You can get the wii in red, white or black. There are a range of games for the wii and some can be used with/without the balance board. They start from £100 upwards brand new but you can get some brilliant bargains second hand offline or in stores.
Easily set up so you can play it in a short period of time if your keen to try out your purchase and get fit ASAP. It comes with a variety of games to suit a range of peoples likes and dislikes no matter what age group. No need to keep a track of your weight loss as all the information is stored on your profile such as BMI, a weight loss chart showing your weight changes through out using it and since the last time you weighed yourself. No need to read the manual on using the wii fit game as there's a little wii board icon that guides you through each aspect and gives you tutorials on whatever you want. Built in weighing machine in the balance board so no need for home weighing scales. For me it has the advantage over other consoles as you are up on your feet and more a part of the game so it makes it a fun interactive experience for all that play. Easily stored on the TV unit as its smaller than a DVD player.
There's not many disadvantages to this console the only thing is the controller signal sensor is a bit tricky to attach to the TV as it has sticky pads on the bottom of it to attach to the top of the TV to track the signal to use the wireless feature of the controller and I've found it falls off a lot as my TVs quite thin. And its frustrating as its not something you can simply work over its required in order to play the games so I've had to cello tape it to the top as that's the only way to attach it. In my opinion its such a shame as this really is an amazing console, I've loved using it and its done wonders for my weight. The board is quite large(55cm long by 33cmwide) so it may have to be kept in a cupboard while not in use to ensure it doesn't get broken.
A fabulous console that's easy to set up and great fun for individuals, families or groups and there's some great deals on wii packages so for a one off payment you can have endless fun with people close to you while all keeping fit together!
I was given the Wii Fit Plus game and Balance Board when I first purchased my Wii, which was really handy as this was the game that my mum wanted the Wii for in the first place. Many reviews had been saying how great it had been for losing weight and keeping fit, and after constantly seeing adverts about it, it was finally decided that we just had to purchase the Wii Fit. However, I have seen by itself the Wii fit board plus the game are around £50 - £60.
The average age for play is about 3, and for the game I'd say this is a great rating, as the games are quite easy to understand and you are basically the controller throughout the game, through using the Wii Fit Board. Only one person can play on this game at a time, as there are no multiplayer features that allow you to play the same game at the same time, this can be quite dissapointing if you were looking forward to excercising as a family. Not only will you need a Balance Board to play, but you will also need a Wii remote and Nunchuck to in some of the games available.
The graphics are great on this game, and are similar to any of the Wii game series. Throughout the game, it maintains its bright, eyecatching and clear. It is really easy to see what the instructions are telling you on the Yoga positions and the graphics always respond really well to the controls you provide for them.
The balance board is really easy to set up, as all you have to do is sync it the same as how you would sync the Wii remote. It always recognises your body weight, although sometimes it does malfunction and require you to get off for a couple of seconds while it tries to reconnect again. The design of it is really well done, as it is quite slim allowing for it to be placed in a cupboard or underneath a tv cabinet with ease. Also, the rough texture at the bottom of your feet is very handy, as it stops you from slipping off. The only problem I really had with the Wii board was the fact that if the one you purchased was the colour white, it gets dirty really clearly and you can always see if it has.
The game itself is great fun and a great way to incorporate some light excercise into your day and can help those who are looking to restart their excercise regime, get back into their routines and increase their health at the same time. You can set up your own character profile based on your Mii profile, and track your progress with them. This is a great feature for those who want to stay fit, as it shows you how long you've excercised for that day, how many calories you've burnt, gives you a daily body test to see if your improving and can show you your BMI.
There is a variety of games for everyone to enjoy from the hula hooping games, to the balancing snowball games and the kung fu moves game. Every game has a different level so whatever your mood or fitness level you will be able to play, extremely handy in my house where everyone has different ages and gaming abilities. Aside from having the ability to pick up different games and just start playing, you can also customise your own routines, which I found very helpful as I made different routines for different moods, as you can select the games and yoga positions you really need to improve on or just love playing.
If you want to play Multiplayer with your family, there is an option to. Although, you will all have to take it in turns for people to play the games, it can be relatively fun as you watch them do random movements and try and beat their high scores! When you play on Multiplayer, it is also similar to the fact in that they can select their own Miis and play as them to.
Overall, the Wii Fit game is as fun single player as it is on multi player, and a great way of staying fit with fun games that will keep you wanting to excercise. The balance board makes a great addition as it is loads of fun actually being the controller and shifting your body weight to control things. With a handy tracker to keep your excercise regime in line, this is a must have for any fitness freak.
I paid £79.99 for this bundle, that was from Amazon.co.uk.
The wii fit balance board and game is a fun way to get fit without paying expensive gym fees. The board itself is very strong, sturdy and durable. However, it EATS batteries so I would recommend buying some rechargeable ones for it! The board takes four AA batteries that fit into the bottom of the board. My board is white but you can also purchase it in black for the same price.
Some games require the board whilst other don't. For example, you don't need the board for jogging but you will need it for skiing, step up aerobics e.t.c. The game is simple and easy to use. You play it with your very own mii character and you get to set up your own profile with your name, age, weight, height e.t.c. The board also weighs you and it tells you if you need to lose (or gain) weight. You can set yourself goals to achieve and the game will tell you if you've achieved these goals or not! It really is a fun way to get fit and stay in shape. Plus you can do it in the comfort of your own living room which is another bonus!
There are plenty of ways to exercise in this game and you don't really get bored of it as there are so many different activites to play and learn. The games are short but simple. However, they are ideal for toning up and losing a few extra pounds!
A fun way to stay in shape!
Why I brought the Wii Fit?
I brought the Wii Fit Plus last month from the store Smyths (the toy store). I brought the Wii balance board, Wii Console and Wii Fit Plus for the total price of £185. The reason I brought it was because of the poster outside the shop which showed how it can monitor your bmi and weight and the different games and exercises which the Wii Fit offers.
I chose the black Wii Fit console and a matching black board because I wanted it to match the plasma TV. Wii Fit is also available in white. I don't think it is available in any other colours except black and white. My main reason for buying the Wii was because I wanted to use the Wii Fit Plus and loose some weight and stay healthy.
How to use the Wii Fit?
First you have to set up the Wii Console by connecting it to the back of your tv. You then have to place the Wii Fit CD in the cd drive. You are then presented with a menu and you have to choose the second top option (using the Wii Console) to create your own personal Wii which will represent you by your name. I tried to make my Wii look like me as much as possible. There are a range of options to design your face shape, nose, eyes, ears, eyebrows, lips, hair, height etc. Once you have designed you Personal Wii character, it will appear in the Wii Fit Plaza.
When your personal Wii character appears in the Plaza, it wil ask personal details such as height and age to create your profile which you have to enter using the Wii Console. The Wii Fit will then measure your weight and bmi. This will be saved on your profile. You will then be asked to complete balance tests which will calculate your Wii Fit age. Every day you log on to the Wii, you can choose to get weighed and it will also monitor your bmi. This will be displayed as a graph so that you can easily view how much weight you have lost or gained. Each time you log on, the Wii will also tell you whether you have lost or gained weight (that is the best thing I love about the Wii). The Wii let's you monitor the weight of babies too. My daughter is two years old and I have been monitoring her weight using the Wii as she is underweight. However, she is not allowed to participate in games until she is three years old.
There are different activities that you can take part in, such as training games, aerobic and balance games, yoga and strength training etc. My favourite games are Perfect 10 and Obstacle Course. Perfect 10 involves shaking your hips to get the numbers to add up to 10 (It really is so much fun!). Obstacle course involves running and jumping through obstacles (however you are not allowed to jump on the Wii Balance board (you have to bend your knees to mimick a jump!). I found this game really addictive and I found myself really sweating to get to the top level! The Hula Hoop games involves shaking your hips to circulate the hula and Wii Fit Plus will calculate how many hoops you have circulated. I certainly felt this on my hips! The step game involves stepping up and down the balanace board according to the foot movements shown on screen. Other games offered on the Wii Fit Plus involve Rhythm Kung-Fu ( I have found this a bit tough!), Island Cycling, Bird's-Eye Bulls-Eye ( you have to fly like a bird in this one - really imaginative!), Snowball Fight ( this is where I take out all my aggression!), Tilt City, Rhythm Parade, Skateboard Arena and many other games!
When you get a certain number of points, the activity will unlock you to the next level. After each activity, it will count the minutes you have been excercising for. I have been aiming to complete about 30 minutes each day.
The Wii Fit plus contains more games than the original Wii Fit (roughly about 15 more and is definitely worth upgrading to Wii Fit Plus ).
The graphics of the Wii Fit Plus is very good (colourful and very animated - I like the actions and facial expressions that the Wii characters make!). The sound and music is very good as well and the music is very relaxing! The Wii Fit Plus is very simple to use and doesn't take long to learn (quite straightforward). I have not tried the multi-player function yet as I only have one Wii-remote so I will comment on this later!
One of the best features I like about the Wii Fit is that, if you do gain weight, the Wii will ask you to choose a reason why you gained weight (e.g ate too much, drank too much, indigestion etc). This is very thought provoking and makes you conciously aware throughout the day, that if you eat too much, you will have to explain yourself to the Wii!
I am very pleased about purchasing the Wii Fit. Although, I have not lost a lot of weight (I have lost half a kg so far), monitoring my weight on a daily basis has made me more aware of what I am eating and to make sure that my weight does not increase!
I have been trying for a long time to find a fitness routine that doesn't bore me, and that I will be able to keep up with. Normally I get really obsessed with going to the gym, or using dvds, for awhile, and then I get lazy and just give up. So I thought the Wii Fit, since I love my Wii so much, could be a great option. I also bought it because I had played it before and found the balance games really fun.
It's retail price is £89 but it's often possible to find it on offer. This is pretty expensive but as the balance board can then be used with other games, and there is so much variety on the game, it's not so bad.
The Wii Fit with balance board is very easy to set up when you receive it. Simply put the batteries in, and then hold a button down on the bottom in order to sync it to your Wii. Once it is up and running, you choose your Mii, fill in some information about yourself, and get weighed. Then you can take a couple of balance tests and are given your BMI and Wii Fit Age. After this, whenever you start a session you can go through the Body Test and receive these results. You can also set goals of how much weight you would like to lose in how much time. Thereafter you'll be reminded of these goals whenever you take the Body Test. The Wii Fit Age part is slightly annoying though, as depending on which balance test it is, for me it is different every time. There are some I am much better at than others and so I find it a bit meaningless, really.
After taking your Body Test, you can begin training. There are a few sections of activities you can do, Muscle, Yoga, Aerobic Exercises, Balance Games, and Training Plus. It's great that there is quite a variety of things to do on this, so there's always loads to choose from.
The Muscle section features strength exercises, focusing on different areas of the body. All of the exercises have levels so once you have been able to get the basics of the exercise down you can increase the number of reps you do each time. For each of the exercises there is a trainer that talks you through the movements and comments on your performance. You can choose between a male and a female trainer. Throughout the board measures your movements.
I find some of the muscle exercises far too easy, and others are difficult and really feel like you are toning your muscles. I do like the variety though, although it is limited by not using weights. There are definitely a lot of arm exercises that aren't included because of this.
The Yoga section has a selection of yoga exercises in which you must hold the various poses for an amount of time. These range from quite easy poses to much more difficult ones, and again your movements are measured. You need to keep your centre of gravity within a specific area shown on screen so it is very easy to know if you are doing the pose properly. Again the trainer guides you through the movements and makes comments.
I really enjoy practising the various poses. Personally I am not at all flexible and so feel that a yoga class is too embarrassing for me, so I like being able to practice the poses in privacy. However it would be better if the exercises could be strung together like in a class. It can be quite annoying having to listen to the trainer's comments while you wait to be able to choose the next exercise.
The aerobic exercises include Hula Hoop, Super Hula Hoop (in which you hula for longer and go in both directions), Step Basics, Step Plus and Free Step, Jogging, 2 Person Jogging, and Free Jogging, and kickboxing. The kickboxing is fun, there are three lengths and the combinations are simple enough to follow even if you take awhile to catch on to these kinds of patterns, like me. I find that if I do the longer routine I really feel that I've had a workout afterwards. The step is a bit annoying as well in a sense, I enjoy doing it, but I feel like the pace is far too slow and the rhythm a bit unnatural. As you go it gives you points for stepping on and off correctly, and more if you do it perfectly in time, and I always want to be going faster than I'm meant to. I would like it if it was possible to speed it up so it was a bit more challenging. The jogging is quite good, I don't like to run but can put up with a few minutes jogging in place. Free step and free jogging allow you to watch tv and use the remote's ticking noises to keep pace. I think that's a great idea, although I haven't used it much. My favourite is definitely the super hula hoop, it's quite challenging to keep going for six minutes but it burns plenty of calories.
I like the balance games the best of everything on the Wii Fit Plus. There is tightrope walking, ski jump, slalom skiing, a game where you try to lean to hit footballs and avoid other items, table tilt, where you need to lean to tilt platforms and guide balls into holes, and a game where you are inside a bubble and tilt yourself in order to make the bubble float down the river and avoid the sides. These are really fun and genuinely do test your balance.
The training plus section, added for the Wii Fit Plus version, contains some really good sections and some pretty pointless ones, the Frisbee, driving range, and rhythm parade are pretty boring, but the obstacle course and the skateboarding are really fun and challenging. There is also another version of table tilt that is even more difficult than the one in balance games, it's really frustrating and addictive.
There are also quite a few extra features on My Wii Fit. I haven't really used most of them but some are quite good ideas. There is a calorie counter, where you can choose a type of food to burn off and then each exercise gets you closer to this goal. You can also choose something to focus on, such as toning or youthfulness, and a set of exercises is recommended for you. In the graphs you can record waist measurements, record additional exercise you have done in the activity log, or record the number of steps in a day. Many of these could help with motivation and keeping track of your fitness levels.
Overall I think the Wii Fit is great for people that aren't necessarily interested in going to the gym. After the exercises you get a score as if it is a game, which for me acts as additional motivation to do better each time. After each exercise it also estimates how many calories you have burnt off, which I like, as I don't feel like I've done as much unless the calories are being measured! I think that the Wii Fit is a great mix of fun and actual fitness training.
The downsides is that some of the exercises really are too easy, and there is too much time between the muscle ones and the yoga ones as the comments from the trainer and getting going on the next exercise is a bit of a process. I also get quite sick of the trainer making all of the exact same comments all of the time. I wish there was a way to bypass all of that.
As with most fitness-related things, I find it hard to stay committed to it, so don't necessarily always get great results. However, I think that even if someone was quite motivated, the Wii Fit wouldn't necessarily be enough. It's a great way to get some extra exercise, but I think a lot of it isn't challenging enough to make a huge difference.
I would still recommend this for people that don't like the gym, as it's definitely fun and that makes using it easier. It will definitely improve your balance, at least I do think it has done so for me. Even the parts that just feel like playing games are actually getting you moving at least, so it's definitely an improvement on normal video games and I think it could be very effective as a way to introduce a bit of activity into your life.
Now that I have a bit of time to myself it means that I am able to do things that I enjoy. Around 6 months ago I borrowed a wii fit board and wii fit plus from a friend after a week of playing this game I really did feel the difference with my fitness and my overall attitude about feeling happy. I decided to purchase this for myself. In store this is priced at £70 for the game and the board I managed to find a private seller and only paid £40 which is more than reasonable in my opinion.
This has so many things to do on it to help with fitness and you can also have fun on it. The idea is that you will loose weight if needed or even turn fat into muscle which makes you heavier. This game is to produce overall fitness and make a more healthy and balanced lifestyle.
The fitness side of the game for the adults mainly are yoga which I have not tried due to this does not interest me. My children have tried this and they find it difficult to get into the right position but do try. There are lots of different positions and they are also explained how to do them which is good. The other one is muscle workout this is more strenuous but can be a very good work out this is from sit ups and press ups, my young lads love this and get into competitions of who is the best.
The fun side of the games is the cartoon type games which you can get better scores on or play against each other to have a winner. These games are fun and are aimed to keep you fit and loose weight without you realising that you are exercising. Once you get a high enough score you have a more advanced level unlocked to make it harder and give you a better workout. These games all help you with your posture and balance which is interesting to see how off balance you are and also helps your children gain balance and co ordination.
This game when setting up will give you a bmi test and weight test. This is good because it can tell you if you need to gain or loose weight and how healthy you are. It does this by taking your height and how heavy your clothes are when you stand on the board it will calculate it for you. This will then be saved so that you can set yourself a target. It does state that you should do this along with a balanced diet too though.
You can also get a personal trainer and it will create a workout for you that will suit your needs. Each time you play you will update your record and can keep track of how you are doing which is just like the gym but more fun and in the comfort of your home.
It will also tell you how many carbs you have burnt off each game you play which is great because you have a recommended amount of intake per day so if you go over it is a good excuse to play this and burn them off.
You can create your own wii and I think mine really looks like me but my sisters reminds me of dora the explora which makes us all laugh.
One game is a running game this one got very competitive and addictive. My son was the first to completer this it is an assault course that you have to move your feet to run and dip and stretch your legs to jump over things. It is set in the air so if you fall you have to start again. You are on a timer to get through each level and there are 3 levels on the basic and 3 on the advanced my son has completed both of these in the 3 times he played it.
My favourite is the hoola hoop. You stand on the board and make a hoola movement while other mii's are throwing hoolas towards you to catch and hoola this is a very good work out and so funny to watch others have a go the hard level is a very good workout and you can feel the pull in the stomach muscles.
There are basic running games where you are not on a timer but you have to run round and collect flags to finish this can go on forever when the child doesn't understand how to play it. You have a cycling game to do the same thing but you only use the remote for this and place it in your pocket.
There are balance games like tight rope walking where you would just tilt either side to walk while moving while leaning forward to move forward. Needless to say I am rubbish at this one. The other game played like this is a table tilt which you move in all directions to control the balls in the right direction.
The snow boarding and ski ing are played by tilting from side to side they are very fun but I find them hard to play.
I like the ski jumping game which is movement and balance but you have to ensure that you do not jump off the board this is very hard to get to grips with.
My children think that the snowball fight is fun to do but they do find this very hard.
The family game is the karate type game and you need to use the board controller and num chuck to play this. You have to keep in time to the music but you don't realise how much exercise you are doing when you are doing this.
There are so many other games I could go on forever but I would suggest you try it for yourself. You are able to buy this game separate if you already have the board but normally it comes with it in store.
This is a very cleaver design, I find it amazing how this can calculate your weight and tell you your balance. It is a white rectangle with smaller rectangles on the top for where your feet go which is good because it makes it easier to explain to children or my partner for that matter where they should put their feet. It has a power button on the front which you have to press when the computer tells you to switch it on. This takes 4 AA batteries which do tend to last a long time I have not had to change mine yet and they have been in for 4 weeks with regular play. Always make sure that you use all the same brand of batteries so that you will get good play from this. When you first buy this you will have to sync this with your computer and if you lend it to someone when you get it back you will have to sync it back with your computer again. This board is ok for anyone over the age of 3 to stand on but does have a limit to how heavy you are please check the manual before buying. My partner was 18 stone when he was using this and it was perfectly fine between a healthy diet and regular exercise and working hard he is now 15 stone which is closer to his target.
I think this game and board is an ingenious piece of machinery. It really helps with your fitness and health. The fact that the game can be adapted to suit you is brilliant because you have your own workout plan. The other reason that I think it is brilliant is because my partner suffers with low self esteem and this is able to be played in the home which means he hasn't got to go to the gym and feel uncomfortable about himself and is also able to do it in his own time if he is late from work or even up early in a morning. I am not very good at running and was bullied through school because of this which means if I go to the gym I avoid anything to do with running so this is also good for my self esteem. I have found that it helps with my childrens fitness and also keeps them amused for a long time especially when all 3 are playing because they are glued to what the other is doing. This is great because children from the age of 3 can play this my 1 year old daughter stands next to them and tries to copy what they are doing so she is getting the same sort of fitness without actually playing. I think this is worth the money even at £70 but if you can find it at a lower price you are having a very good deal. There is so much for you to do on this game you will never fail to be amused by this, you will find that you will get quite addicted to to it. I think this is a great weight loss game and I would advise it for many different health reasons. I think it is easy to use and understand and it doesn't take up much space when needing to be stored and you don't need much room to be able to use it. I only have a small living room but it is more than suitable to play this.
Having only briefly played on the first wii fit game i wasn't sure what to expect from wii fit plus, but I've found it very enjoyable. The wider range of games are great fun and I love that you can set your own pace - more relaxing yoga or higher intensity aerobics. As you get better at activities you can unlock higher levels which is great incentive. As mentioned , the range of games available is incredible - you can even stick the remote in your pocket and go for a jog whilst you watch the telly! The game also keeps track of how long you've been playing and an estimation of the calories you've burnt. I've had no trouble with the wii fit board, its sensitive enough that I haven't had to adjust any settings and its a brilliant piece of kit - I recommend trying out the yoga. It may not be ideal if you're after a high intensity work out but it's good fun as a game or as a work out.
The wii fit board and game in my opinion is amazing! i first started using it when i decided i wated to tone up for holidays. Obviously many people will think excercise in your own home with a game wont have an effect and it cant be as good as the gym ... your wrong!
The wii fit saves you the cost of that gym membership , it lets you know your BMI and wait and tells you if your at a healthy weight. It combines yoga , muscle work outs and cardio so you get an all round work out.
You can set targets in order to loose weight and see how your doing and trust me it works! I used it for around a month everyday for 30 mins and lost weight.
Not only is it good for using weight its also good family fun as it incorporates balance games which are great fun for the family!
The wii fit makes working out fun i would definately recommend it.
Like many, the thought of going to the gym fills me with dread, because it makes excersise a chore and rather boring. However, buying Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board, makes excersise fun and interesting for the whole family.
The product itself is relatively simple to use, just put the Wii Fit disk into the Wii console and place the balance board near on the floor. I would say that it does help having a slightly larger room with plenty of floor space to complete some of the Wii Fit activities. The Balance Board itself is a strong, hardwearing plastic and can support a weight of upto 24 stone. It is simple and easy to use, with instructions on screen the whole way through the first time you start using Wii Fit Plus. Unlike the previous Wii Fit game, there is a calorie counter, which pops up after the end of each excersise to say how many calories you have burnt off and then compares those calories to a certain food item. There is also the calorie goal, in which you can pick one of the selected food items and aim to burn off that many calories per day.
There are a series of different excersise catogories : Yoga, Muscle, Balance, Aerobic excersise, and Traning plus ( which contains excersise games to improve mind and body co-ordination). You have the choice between a male and female personal trainer to show you how to do the Yoga and Muscle sections correctly to prevent injury. They also encourage you when you are doing these excersises. There is an activity log, where you can put any other activites which you may have done during the day, from cleaning, hoovering to walking and the Wii Fit Plus will calculate how many calories you have burnt throughout the course of the day. You can also input your waist size, which is helpful to keep track of how many inches you may of lost through excersise. I must admit that there is a strong sense of achievement when you can visually see how much weight you have lost through the graphs which Wii Fit Plus tracks your progress on.There is also the option to weigh and track pets weight gain/loss, which no other console game has I believe.
The excersises only get harder when you have completed the execersise perfectly, but there is the option to go back to the easier level. The only downside to this product is that with some of the Yoga excersises, it would help if there was a Yoga mat, but there is one available to buy seperatley for the Wii.
This product is great for someone who dosent have the time, motivation or money to attend a gym, or who wants to get the whole family active, from age 5 to 95! Even though it is quite costly, there are often relatively good bundle deals available. Suitable for all ages, this product makes excersise so fun, you forget you are excersising!
This product is mainly marketed at people who want to lose weight and get fit - but it is far more than that. Yes, it is fantastic for shifting a few pounds if you don't have time to get to the gym that often or are self conscious about running outdoors and is certainly an excellent way of monitoring your weight loss. I do think that it's an excellent product from that sense.
But in addition to that, Wii Fit Plus has so many fun, interactive games that the whole family can play together - and I think the very serious looking packaging can sometimes detract from that. There are several categories; muscle workouts, yoga, aerobic exercise and balance games. In addition to this you can take a body test to test you balance and of course, your weight. Whilst the first two of those categories are indeed aimed at physical fitness, the latter two have some fantastic games that are really fun and allow you to get rather competitive! Favourites in our house include snowball fighting, ski-jump and the hula-hoop games. All of these are very responsive to the balance board making it easy to use.
Wii fit plus is a game I would recommend to any type of user - those genuinely wanting to lose a bit of weight and get healthier as well as those looking for some fun games to play with friends and family.
There have been many critics who doubt the ability of the Wii Fit system to result in actual weight loss, however, I did not purchase it to rely on for weight loss... I have a gym membership for that!
I bought the system so that the entire family could get together and compete in the fun online games, get our pulses racing and hopefully encourage the kids in the family to move off the couch (where they are usually playing their XBox 360).
In that regard, the system is excellent, a really fun way to get the kids and the adults in the family spending time together and, by having family competitions, it really can raise your heart rate quite a bit.
Another time the Wii Fit gets pulled out is usually at a Wii party and can be great fun, especially trying the balancing games after having a few glasses of wine!
Overall, if you have a Wii then you really have to have Wii Fit - and buying the Plus version gets you more activities and provides more detailed body readouts.
I bought the Wii Fit after the birth of my daughter as I had several pounds to loose. I started off great, I was on it everyday and soon lost quite a bit of weight. If your a little self conscious and don't want to venture to the gym then it is a brilliant idea.
There are loads of different exercises and a personal trainer who talks you through what to do. There's a yoga section, balance games, boxing and also various cardio workouts like cycling and running. My personal favourite was the obstacle course, which definately helped me work up a sweat. I also liked the hula hoop game....as did my spectating husband!
There is a "body test" area where it tells you your weight and BMI and plots your progress on a graph. It also teaches you how to be more aware of your posture.
Each member of the family can have a personal avatar which you can edit to the perfect likeness of youself! You can also weigh your pets, or in my case, the baby. This involves taking your measurements first and then you stand on the balance board with your "pet" and it figures out the difference, giving you a fairly accurate result.
I figured it would eat batteries but i've only had to change them twice in a year.
On the negative side, once the novelty has worn off it is quite difficult to stay motivated and being quite pricey, it's not really a substitute for a long walk outdoors. I would also recommend getting a cover for the board as it's quite difficult to clean.
I asked for this as a birthday present which I have found to be a great asset to me keeping fit.
I hate the idea of going to the gym and having everyone stare at you and seeing as with most exercises i have no idea whether I am doing it correctly I have found the Wii fit plus to be a great help- there is a personal trainer which talks you through how to do the exercises such as yoga and various core strength exercises along with exercises to tone up. You can chose which part of your body you work on, there is also a calorie count which is useful.
The wii also talks to you and gives motivation! A calendar is the first thing that comes up and you stamp it, so you can keep a track of how frequently (or not) you are exercising.
The actual wii fit board does have a battery in it, I have found this to last quite a while (only changed once since June).
The Wii fit plus and the balance board is a relatively easy concept to understand, the wii talks to you as you go along anyway so the instructions are simple to follow. There are fun things to do as well like hula hoops and skiing which are obviously burning calories as you go along. It definately doesn't feel like an exercise routine to me. Which is why I prefer this to the gym- you have the benefit of doing this in your own home, with whatever clothes you want to wear. There are no gym opening and closing times with a wii so you are free to pick and chose.
I cannot comment on the price of the product as I did not buy it, but i know there are usually deals on in places like HMV and on amazon, so it is worth hunting around.
Would recommend to someone who may not have the time/money/motivation to go to the gym.
I have had my wii fit plus since June and its fantastic. Because you can add friends and family members to it, it can be quite entertaining.