Wi Fit! ADVICE WANTED



  • My wife hates the gym and certainly isnt a runner (Tongan!) but wants to get the new version of Wi Fit. The kids love the Wi tennis and golf games (they play them when we go to Dick Smith) but we are really interested in the Fitness stuff on Wi.

    I dont know much about it and have said we will never ever get a Playstation, over my dead body. But if Wi Fit could be beneficial for exercising at home for the missus maybe we should buy it.

    The fitness stuff on there looks pretty good, you get a balance board step, dumbells and Biggest Loser Training programme/game as well.

    Does anyone have any thoughts either way on wi Fit?

    If the programmes could be beneficial for my missus who needs to train early in the morning as she a works very long hours maybe wer should buy it.

    We are also looking at hiring/purchasing a Concept 2.



  • [quote name='Red Beard']My wife hates the gym and certainly isnt a runner (Tongan!) but wants to get the new version of Wi Fit. The kids love the Wi tennis and golf games (they play them when we go to Dick Smith) but we are really interested in the Fitness stuff on Wi.

    I dont know much about it and have said we will never ever get a Playstation, over my dead body. But if Wi Fit could be beneficial for exercising at home for the missus maybe we should buy it.

    The fitness stuff on there looks pretty good, you get a balance board step, dumbells and Biggest Loser Training programme/game as well.

    Does anyone have any thoughts either way on wi Fit?

    If the programmes could be beneficial for my missus who needs to train early in the morning as she a works very long hours maybe wer should buy it.

    We are also looking at hiring/purchasing a Concept 2.[/QUOTE]

    I love a good "spacies" game ( see video games review thread ) BUT can see how long term use doing nothing else can be detrimental to a kids development. I play a bit of station with my nephew and it's great fun, mind you to him its the be all and end all of life, there's got to be a healthy balance there. If there are those physical games that the whole family can do and get into and sweat it out then all well and good I say. I've never given them a go myself but in the future if we can all have a go ( myself, wife and the boys ) then that'd be cool to see how good we do and how much we improve.



  • we just got it mate(fit). some of it so far is pretty full on. and there is an emphasis on technique so you can't just cheat and fool your self.

    real sweat from a real work out! but its nothing you can't already without it to be honest. fun though, but not sure how long it will hold my interest



  • [quote name='Razbra']we just got it mate(fit). some of it so far is pretty full on. and there is an emphasis on technique so you can't just cheat and fool your self.

    real sweat from a real work out! but its nothing you can't already without it to be honest. fun though, but not sure how long it will hold my interest[/QUOTE]

    Cheers mate. Do you think Wi Fit could be a good starting point for someone who hasnt done much exercise for quite a while to get back into the swing of it though?



  • I bought one for the missus and I quite like it. It's quite eery how it knows if you doing the exercise right or wrong. Has a wide range of types of exercise, and it's very useful for tracking your progress.

    I agree that you don't need it, but it's a fun easy to learn how to do some fitness and strength work, and how to record what you do.



  • [quote name='Kirwan']I bought one for the missus and I quite like it. It's quite eery how it knows if you doing the exercise right or wrong. Has a wide range of types of exercise, and it's very useful for tracking your progress.

    I agree that you don't need it, but it's a fun easy to learn how to do some fitness and strength work, and how to record what you do.[/QUOTE]

    Cheers for that. I think I might cave in and buy one for her.



  • We bought a Wii for my parents for X-mas and I fell in love with it. The system came with Wii Sports and I really enjoyed the Tennis and Boxing in particular. My wife and I will be getting the system for ourselves next. Haven't tried the Wii Fit yet, but if the other games are anything to go by, I'm sure it's great. They really put a lot of technology into this system.



  • if it gets bums OFF seats, it must have something going for it. but how bizarre man is - replicate on a game what you can do by going outside to a tennis court etc - gone full circle from playing tennis (for example) with joysticks, to doing the actions.

    hopefully it'll get people out there into the real world and playing these games and things for real!!

    Concept2 RB - very addictive, zero impact, record everything you do, as you soon start wanting to 'have one more row' to try and beat your last time... And if you keep regular, your times do go down every row for ages!!



  • I thinks its perfect to get someone moving again. Start here and progress to the real thing!

    I don't know anyone who regrets getting a wii for the physical activity. It does what it says on the box.



  • [quote name='BartMan']if it gets bums OFF seats, it must have something going for it. but how bizarre man is - replicate on a game what you can do by going outside to a tennis court etc - gone full circle from playing tennis (for example) with joysticks, to doing the actions.

    hopefully it'll get people out there into the real world and playing these games and things for real!!

    Concept2 RB - very addictive, zero impact, record everything you do, as you soon start wanting to 'have one more row' to try and beat your last time... And if you keep regular, your times do go down every row for ages!![/QUOTE]

    I totally agree re the tennis/boxing/golf type games Bart, that has been my argument all along for not getting a Playstation. Much better knocking someone out for real than doing it in cyberland.

    If the Wi Fit programme can get my missus moving and back into training then its a got to be a good thing.

    We are going to rent a Concept 2 for a month and see how much we use it. Personally I cant wait to crank it up while watching some live rugby on the big screen.



  • The Concept2's are like crack cocaine, especially for someone who trains like you do.



  • mate - geyt into it on while watching sport - I used to do a half of rugby during my lunch hour, and ther next half the next dayu!

    I did a marathon session once during an ODI - can't remember exact distances, but did a massive interval train. thousand metre increments, going up from a 1000 to I don't know how high, and then back down again (maybe only 5 or 6 thousand metres), so was something like 1,2,3,4,5,6,5,4,3,2,1. Can't remember my rest periods, but would try and cane each one as hard as possible.



  • Went to Tauranga this arvo and bought Wi Fit. Even bought the cricket game for RB jnr! Ye Gads, what have I let myself in for. At least I have more bargaining power when the young fella cuts up rough from now on.


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