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Wii Fit

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The Nintendo Wii has become wildly popular all over the world and many people are actually amazed by its success thus far. The Wii isn't some super powerful gaming system, it's actually fairy weak compared to the other two latest generation consoles on the market today, so you have to wonder why it's so popular.

Well it's popular because it's more of a family centric and actual, physical action oriented console gaming system, there's really never been anything like it available to consumers.

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The Nintendo Wii has become wildly popular all over the world and many people are actually amazed by its success thus far. The Wii isn't some super powerful gaming system, it's actually fairy weak compared to the other two latest generation consoles on the market today, so you have to wonder why it's so popular.

Well it's popular because it's more of a family centric and actual, physical action oriented console gaming system, there's really never been anything like it available to consumers.

The Wii fit has become one of the most popular accessories or games for the Wii, we all want to be healthy, and the Wii Fit makes it fun and easy to do our exercises. The whole point of the Wii Fit is to make exercise fun and exciting, and if the sales numbers of over two million plus sold are any indication, it's doing a good job.

The Wii Fit consists of a balance board that measures the users weight and can figure out the center of gravity as well, the included software can then calculate the body mass index after the player inputs their height and weight.

There are over forty activities included with the Wii Fit to get you on your way to a fit and healthy body, the activities are broken into four categories, Yoga, with several exercises included, Balance Games like Soccer, Skiing, Ski Jump, and Table Tilt. There's also several strength training games included as well and even an Aerobics section which includes things like jogging around a virtual island and using a Hula Hoop.

The Wii Fit isn't just all about exercising, it can change how you balance, how you move and how you exercise overall, it combines fitness and fun in one product.

One of the things that makes the Wii Fit so engrossing is that it's personalized, it includes a personal trainer just for you that uses the information about you that you've given it to help you along with your training and exercise regiment. Just like areal trainer, you'll get helpful guidance along the way, and tips on how to best perform the exercises. The trainer will guide you and let you know just how to do things the right way. The Wii Fit board is very sensitive so the trainer knows if your shaking, or leaning off to the side in one of the Yoga exercises, then you'll get corrective advice to help you perform the task better.

For all of the exercises you'll receive detailed animations of exactly what you're supposed to be doing, and afterwards you'll get feedback from your trainer to praise your work, or helpful feedback to help you improve the next session.

As you're doing each exercise or task you'll earn points, or 'Fit Credits' that go into the Wii Fit Bank to help you unlock new activities or games. The credits are accumulated not by just playing, but by actual time doing an exercise, so you have to work to get the credit for it. This system actually works well because you have to be doing something, it only includes actual time spent exercising and not just overall time playing the game, so you have to actually be doing an exercise and getting fit to earn your rewards.

As you progress in your routines, newer ones will be unlocked depending on how much time you have already spent on the task. Just like a real gym, once you master one exercise you can move on to the next, harder level to continue your training and improve yourself.

One of the main features of the Wii Fit is the ability to chart your progress though the software, this not only gives you an idea how fit you are becoming, but it give you a nice comparison to go by with your original body mass index, you'll be able to see visually your progress, or lack thereof.

There's also an included activity log so you can even add the time you've spent exercising other places other than the Wii Fit so you can really get a good idea of how you're doing.

One of the things interesting about the Wii Fit is the possibility of it being integrated with WiiConnect24 to keep in contact with a doctor to help with a persons rehabilitation or you could even connect with a real trainer to help with your training.

Of course though it's not all about working out, it's about having fun and getting fit in the process, making exercises something fun for everyone. The makes exercising more enjoyable, and some of the activities even allow for more than one person to play, so you could take a jog with a friend and get fit together.

The Wii Fit is for all ages, everyone can use it a benefit from it, not only is it a way to get healthy, it's a lot of fun along the way to a healthier you..

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  • how do I manually add workout minutes to my fit bank

    how do I add exercise minutes that I did separately to my fit bank

    Answered by esoterixia 2009-03-01:

    First, click on your Mii to make sure you're in the profile that you want to add the activity to. Then on the lower left, click on the "graph" icon. At the top are some buttons, click on the one that says, "Fit Credits." Once the Fit Credits bar graph is displayed, you'll note a button on the graph (to the right) that says, "Activity Log." Just follow the screen prompts from there to enter activities you've done outside of Wii Fit! ~^~ Esoterixia ~^~ http://www.xanga.com/esoterixia

    Answered by Nature 2009-08-15:

    You need to edit the ‘Activity Log and Fit Credit’ or the featured workout. You can look up to the user’s manual to get

  • How do two people work out on Wii Fit

    Answered by esoterixia 2009-03-01:

    It's technically a 1-player game, but it does have the 2-player Running under Aerobics, which is done by one person who's logged into their profile, and the other doesn't get any credit for the run. What my kids compete, one logs into their profile, plays about 3 games (or however many minutes they decide on), then have the next kid log in to do their 3 games, and back & forth. If you want an actual 2-player fitness game, you should try "Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009", which can be bought separately; although I think it will soon be bundled with the Wii Balance

    Answered by Alpes 2009-09-04:

    You can adjust the player

  • What accessories are a must to enjoy Wii Fit?

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-12-04:

    you only need the Wii

    Answered by esoterixia 2009-03-01:

    You don't need the bag around the waist, the balance board cover, or even the yoga mat that some places sell. All you need is the Wii Fit; it includes the game itself & the balance board. (You need the Wii too, of course, and a Wii remote to make menu selections.) If you have carpeted floors, that's all you need. The balance board cover is not necessary unless you feel that the balance board is a bit slippery. (I don't recommend wearing socks when you use it; go barefoot or else wear sneakers.) If you have hardwood or any uncarpeted floor, then for YOUR comfort (not your balance board's), you could get the yoga mat - although any mat will do. The only difference is the ones marketed for the Wii Fit is large enough to hold both you and the balance board on it... so you can step in front of, beside, or behind it with no more

  • Can I sue this as an actual fitness regime?

    Answered by kbrozio 2009-01-01:

    yes, sort of... nothing beats a real exercise, but the Wii Fit can be a good substitute if you haven't got the time

    Answered by hasters 2009-02-24:

    absolutely. If you do the aerobics, and do the same one several times, you will definitely work up a "sweat". I do the advanced step one. It's not hard you just need to keep

    Answered by esoterixia 2009-03-01:

    It gets better as you get more stuff unlocked, so that you'll have a better selection to craete a routine around. If you're a newbie to fitness, extremely overweight, or one who hates gyms for whatever reason, then the Wii Fit is a good start. After all, doing something for your health is better than doing nothing! And with a Wii Fit, you don't have to worry about people staring at you, poking fun at you, or making you feel self-conscious and wanting to quit. I agree with hasters, the aerobics can make you work up a sweat, and it gets your heart rate up. Strength training will help get your muscles stronger, and muscle burns fat, so those are good too. Heck, any of it is good as I said - better than nothing. Yoga is great to de-stress, the balance games are fun,

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