Are you someone who works out often and gets bored with the same workouts? Or do you workout often and just like to try new ways to keep in shape?
Are you someone who needs to workout but don’t have the motivation? Have you tried lots of things and the motivation quickly wanes?
The Wii Fit might be an answer for some of these dilemmas.
I am someone who has worked out a lot off and on over the years. Sometimes consistently and sometimes sporadically. Last year I began running seriously and even ran a half marathon. I love running and will probably keep with it for a very long time. But I like to find fun ways to cross train and strength train and for Christmas my husband bought our family a Wii Fit. The Wii Fit is a fabulous, entertaining way to workout.
I love it and use it often. I feel like a kid with a new toy who could spend hours playing.
You can be at any level of fitness when starting to use the Wii Fit. If you are pretty sedentary then begin slowly and work your way up to more demanding exercises and games. If you are already in pretty good shape you will quickly be able to move into more challenging games.
Kids can have a great time with the Wii Fit too. I have three children ages eight to thirteen and they have enjoyed a variety of the games.
I don’t know about the accuracy for the weight and the Body Mass Index (BMI), but I have experienced consistency with my own weight and BMI. I know the numbers are going down when I am losing weight. At least it gives you a measuring tool to see your progress.
Example: If you are overweight when you start and over your healthy BMI it tells you this and helps you set a goal for where you would like to be in 2 weeks*, 1 month, or longer. It reminds you that losing weight should be gradual so that you can maintain your weight loss. It also keeps track of the time you work out.
I have had sore muscles from some of the activities and this shows me that even people who are in pretty good shape can benefit from the Wii Fit. Like any workout program you get out of it what you put into it. You can play a lot of the games with little effort and you will not get a workout, but if you give it all you’ve got you will have fun and get a workout.
So far I have only been working out with the Wii Fit game that came with the Wii FitBalance Board. I’m looking forward to trying some of the new games that come out for this gaming/physical fitness system. I heard a rumor from a friend that Nintendo is trying to get hand weights that will work with the Wii Fit. I hope so because it will add effectiveness to an already wonderful workout tool.
Hopefully if you get a chance to try the Wii Fit you will experience the same kind of health benefits and enjoyment that I have.