Wii Fit is finally here!! I've just got my copy (3 weeks after launch) & its very easy to see why its sold out! Everyone wants it! Its terrific fun! Even my mum loves it & she hates gaming!
If, like me, you'd like to lose a few pounds & get a little healthier without paying outrageous gym fees, this could be the answer your looking for.
The first thing that struck me about Wii fit is the quality of the thing. The balance board feels & looks to be of a very high standard. The software is friendly & a joy to interact with too. For 70 quid, you get a very user-friendly system that will monitor & track your progress in regards to weight loss, body mass index, & your exercise regime. Its a doddle to set up, & its so easy to use its almost a pleasure. Put the disc in your Wii, put the supplied batteries in the balance board, sync it to your Wii, & thats it! The interface is so friendly its like watching a cartoon & its in no way intimidating. Yes, you'll be working up a sweat, but you won't be scared to do it. In fact you'll be looking forward to it!!
The exercises work in various ways (fat burning, muscle building, posture, etc) & there is plenty or variation in the games/exercises. They get progressively harder as you advance. You start off with only a few available, but more unlock as you progress. The software monitors your progress as well as any weight lost or gained. It also offers you friendly & helpful advise (avoid late night snacking etc). I noticed that if it gives you bad news, its done in a way that has a silver lining. But lets be honest, if you buy Wii Fit, chances are you need to lose a few pounds (like me!) so a bit of blunt truth might not be a bad thing. You even get to pick a personal trainer! How much would that cost you in a gym?
I said it pays for itself. I look at it this way. Join a gym for 50 quid a month. Have to pay that for 12 months - 600 quid. Have to travel to said gym, & buy clothes to exercise in. More expense. Or buy Wii Fit for 70 quid one off payment, & have access to highly polished interactive system that tracks your progress, encourgaes you reach your goals in weight loss & exercise, is terrific fun to play & it doesn't even feel like exercise.
Make no mistake, you will sweat with Wii Fit. But you'll have a good time doing it. & like any exercise, you get out what you put in. & it can't control what you eat so there is some responsibility required on your part.
I'm not saying Wii Fit is the miracle cure us fatties have been waiting for - to get thin while playing games. But its not far off it. The exercises are good, the games are great fun, the interface software & hardware are of a very high standard & its just a joy to play/exercise.
If your sat on the fence, get off it & get fit. Get Wii Fit!!! (see what I did there? ;o)