wii fit: the man’s review

Hi! Guest blog here from The Hubs…

Being a lifelong Nintendo fan, I was by default excited about Wii Fit. Afterall, I got in line at our local Target at 4:30am to buy the system itself on launch day. However, being a casual gamer and friend of more “hardcore” gamers, I had heard the naysaying that it wasn’t gonna be any good, was gonna be “useless”.

I have to say that I really like it. After only playing a handful of mini games (yoga, some strength training, then balance games), I had worked up a slight sweat and was breathing harder than usual. After twenty minutes, I was ready for a break and went straight for the fridge to get a glass of cold water. That is more than I can say for any other video games. No, it will not replace getting outside and running down the street. It doesn’t come close to replacing a real workout. But I think, that that is kinda the point. It’s casual exercise, done in a more interactive and fun way than you’re going to get doing a few stretches on the livingroom floor, or hitting the weights in the garage.

I was a little, only slightly, skeptical about the balance board, but it really does work. The way it uses balance (and senses your center of gravity so well) really makes for a convincing workout. I definitely recommend it!

Note:The hubs being on it actually got the sprog back on it as well. Earlier today I tried to get him to play it and he was a sore loser when he couldn’t get some of the games on the first try. Competition with the other boy in the house is a sure fire way to get him back in the game.

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