Tuesday, January 06, 2009

To Wii or Not to Wii


I'm thinking about spending the money I usually spend every year for a gym membership that I end up not using after three months on a Wii game console. I understand it comes with the sports package.

Does anyone feel like they get pretty good exercise using the Wii? Also, for exercise purposes, do you recommend one of the dance game titles or Wii Fit? What other games are offered that require a lot of movement?

11 comments:

Steve said...

Funny, I've been thinking of selling the Wii I got to get in shape. As an exercise tool, I find it just about useless. As entertainment, it's pretty dull. If you get absolutely no exercise, then swinging your wrist is an improvement, but not much of one. You know me, so consider the source! There's no way in hell I'm trying Dance Dance Revolution and I was bored with the whole thing before Wii Fit came out.

Susan in St. Paul said...

There is a party room with Dance Dance at CON. Do they have belly dance game titles?

I sometimes use bd dvds or videos but mainly to keep up rather than primary form of exercise, I am not sure if a game would help me.

Do you still have you pedometer? Would you like to beat the pants off the sock this year? We could have a consistency contest and then we'd have a better chance. Since he won last year, he could be in charge of awards ;-)

Leslie said...

Oh, I'd love to get a Wii and Wii Fit. The Wii Fit is supposed to be awesome! You can hula hoop on it! But, we don't actually have one, so I'm no help advice-wise.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

DDR is good for exercise, but I would try it at someone else's house to see if you can stand the music. The sports games are fun as long as you have other people to play. Yes, you can work up a sweat, but I'm not sure it can really be counted as "aerobic exercise". We're thinking about Wii Fit (if we can find it to buy).

On the other hand, Rock Band is fun :-)

Inca From Peru said...

Wii Fit is pretty cool. I like to sit in the recliner and watch the wife do it.

Anonymous said...

Will & Sally (& Fred, too)love the Wii boxing, and they not only get a work-out, but it helps us with behavior modification!

I get a work-out from screaming in frustration and throwing my hands in the air whenever I play the games.

If I ever get this boot off, I plan to try the Wii fit.
Elizabeth

Lorna said...

My daughters own and love, love, love WiiFit--click over to see what happened when I got mine.

Wii is fun for losts of things---Dave spent about 15 hours on Safecracker before he broke it, and he was so excited he stepped on the cat

Laurie said...

Everybody - Okay, you talked me into it!

Steve said...

Just remember, I didn't talk you INTO anything.

Laurie said...

Steve - I can see you're rightfully awaiting my post about how my Wii is gathering dust.

wjackso said...

i know i'm a little late on this but don't do it! I know easily a dozen people who purchased the wii for that very reason. only 2 of them have stuck with it and they haven't shown any true results. The rest are gathering dust!