From weekend warriors to seasoned athletes, we all know how tough it can be to stay motivated when it comes to fitness. That’s why Nintendo has created the revolutionary Wii Fit-a game so fun you’ll forget it’s actually good for you. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect.
How it Works
The Wii Fit comes with a pressure-sensitive balancing board that connects to your existing Wii console. The board, which resembles a bathroom scale, calculates your body mass index, then gives you a personalized weight-loss (or weight-gain) plan to help you attain your ideal BMI. There are more than 40 types of training activities, including muscle conditioning, quick cardio, and inventive balance games, such as snowboarding through a slalom course.
Wii Fit features four main categories to choose from: Strength Training, Aerobics, Yoga and Balance Games.
Strength Training: Put your strength to the test with muscle-toning exercises like Single Leg Extension, Sideways Leg Lift, Arm and Leg Lift, Single-Arm Stand, Torso Twists, Rowing Squat, Single Leg Twist, Lunge, Push-Up and Side Plank, Jackknife, Plank and Tricep Extension. Challenges include Push-Up Challenge, Plank Challenge and Jackknife Challenge.
Aerobics: Get your heart pumping with interactive Aerobic exercises like Hula Hoop, Basic Step, Basic Run, Super Hula Hoop, Advanced Step, 2-P Run, Rhythm Boxing, Free Step and Free Run.
Yoga: Work on your balance and flexibility with Yoga poses and activities like Deep Breathing, Half-Moon, Dance, Cobra, Bridge, Spinal Twist, Shoulder Stand, Warrior, Tree, Sun Salutation, Standing Knee, Palm Tree, Chair, Triangle and Downward-Facing Dog.
Balance Games: Get into the action with fun, balanced-based games like Soccer Heading, Ski Slalom, Ski Jump, Table Tilt, Tightrope Walk, Balance Bubble, Penguin Slide, Snowboard Slalom and Lotus Focus.
The Wii Fit allows you to create your own profile, which includes a BMI check and a balance test. This basic balance test measures how well you can control your left and right balance. Based on the results, you’ll be assigned a Wii Fit Age, which basically tells you what kind of shape you’re in. Your profile also allows you to keep tabs on your daily progress with easy-to-understand graphs and charts.