Wii Fit

Zhena

Well-Known Member
#1
I didn't want to start a new thread because I know this subject has come up before, but the search function thinks "Wii" is too short to search ....

I liked what I had heard about Wii Fit on DF, so we have been thinking about it for a while. We finally got it on Tuesday after a bit of shopping ... it's hard to find either the Wii console or the Wii Fit accessory in stock in our area ...

DH, daughter and I have become addicted to it. Yesterday (Saturday) we played most of the day. In fact, daughter and I were supposed to spend the day shopping for furniture for her (we owe her a birthday present), but after DH reminded us for about the tenth time that we should get out there and shop, daughter finally said, "forget about furniture -- I want Wii Fit for my birthday."

DH and daughter are showing their competitive sides. They keep trying to knock each other off the scoreboard in the balance and aerobics games. I am usually a distant third to them ... except in the yoga and strength categories that they don't do as much.

I didn't expect very much of a workout, especially because I thought I was in fairly good shape for my age. But my thighs are a little stiff this morning ... wow. Somebody put a lot of thought into measuring the effectiveness of various exercises. I am very impressed.

It seems more fun than most other exercise programs, especially because of the competitive aspects. This may keep us doing it more regularly. The only downside is the possibility that "weaker" competitors may be intimidated. In areas where DH and daughter are stronger, I'm mature enough to try to focus only on my own progress. Unfortunately, our son is the classic couch potato. I think he has done it only once. I suppose it's hard enough for him to have consistently lower scores than his father, but it must kinda hurt when his younger sister, and even his mother, are so far ahead. We're trying to think of ways to encourage him to "just do it".
 

SDsalsaguy

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Perhaps some type of incentive for each time a family member betters their own past record?

(Although any type of offered incentive runs the risk of switching participation form intrinsically to extrinsically motivated for those who are already particpating. :?)
 

Zhena

Well-Known Member
#4
This is on my Christmas list :). You really like it, Zhena?
Yes. We'll have to see if I feel the same after we've had it for a while, so ask again in a month or two.

I'd like to hear from people who have used it for more than 3 months or so. What do you think of it now?
 
#5
what is the price for that.

probably i'll by it too.

i wanted to by that game "dancing with the stars" for play station - to see whose gonna win, me or Slavik.


but he didn't like it. :cool:
 

mamboqueen

Well-Known Member
#8
lordy...they never grow up, do they??? *LOL*

I actually have a relative who works at Game Stop and can get a decent discount on things. She just got Aerosmith Guitar Hero for my son for $75. I don't want to take advantage too much, but I am going to drop a little hint about the Wii Fit next time I talk to her.
 
#9
lordy...they never grow up, do they??? *LOL*

I actually have a relative who works at Game Stop and can get a decent discount on things. She just got Aerosmith Guitar Hero for my son for $75. I don't want to take advantage too much, but I am going to drop a little hint about the Wii Fit next time I talk to her.

each time we are going to a mall, i know where to find him if we split. ;)

i don't even know how many games we have at home.

he also like that strategy games - one of them he is playing for 6 years now.:rolleyes:
 

mamboqueen

Well-Known Member
#10
each time we are going to a mall, i know where to find him if we split. ;)
I know, but I don't go find ;)

i don't even know how many games we have at home.

he also like that strategy games - one of them he is playing for 6 years now.:rolleyes:

Well, heck, if it keeps them out of your hair and they're happy, no harm. Personally, I prefer crosswords and soduku.
 
#11
I know, but I don't go find ;)
Well, heck, if it keeps them out of your hair and they're happy, no harm. Personally, I prefer crosswords and soduku.
LOL.

Sometimes i want to practice some steps with him, and he said - "you see, i'm busy" and he plays games.

and i am freaking. :mad: and than i am a bi*** and bossy.
 

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