April 23, 2024

wii fitnessI know lots of people have talked in the last year about using a Wii for getting exercise but I sat on the sidelines, sad because I had no Nintendo Wii.

Well this has all changed now since I got a Nintendo Wii yesterday for the kids for Christmas. I am not sure if the Wii is really going to be a fitness machine but I am really excited about Christmas morning and trying this thing out.

I just ran across a site for a Wii workout called Wii Healthy. The site has a workout program that i will have to try and see how well it works.

Really the Wii looks like more fun than exercise but if you are moving then you are getting exercise right? Well I am sure we will soon se a bunch more Wii related “get in shape” type articles so it will again be fun to see since I can actually take part. You can have fitness classes just from the comfort of your home !

Now in response to everything that Nintendo has heard and seen about response to the Wii. Nintendo has come out with an actual fitness program called Wii Fit. The idea behind Wii Fit is that you get a board around 18 inches or so wide and do certain exercises on this and see yourself (or a reasonable facsimile of yourself) on the screen. You can also track your results as can everyone else in the family. I can imagine this whole idea scaling out where you can have fitness contests with other people online. Very exciting to be sure.

If you and your family are looking for a Wii and live in Canada I posted a few tips on my Tech Blog on how to get a Wii. If you are living in the US there are a few great articles here otherwise follow my other suggestion and just watch the stores and network with the managers of the games department at the WalMart and Target stores.

4 thoughts on “Using your Wii for fitness

  1. This Wii has been a great supplement to my exercising plan. I also run and list s at the gym.

    I have been using it to measure my progress, since the workouts are the same I am able to see how many more reps I can do as I get stronger.

  2. Using the wii for fitness is great not only for adults but for the children as well. I’m a big video game fan and I don’t get chance for much exercise with work and stuff. The Wii fit is perfect for me 😀

  3. I have to say, I totally agree using the Wii for getting active. With the big push to get kids to play LESS video games and be MORE active, this sytem breaks all the rules. I was sweating in a hurry even when I was playing the console game of hitting the punching bags or the taking part in the home run derby.

    I definitely give my props to Nintendo for really thinking outside of the box with their system. If you haven’t tried it yet, TRY IT!

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