Wii Fit: The New Addition To My Personal Fitness Plan

PinExt Wii Fit: The New Addition To My Personal Fitness Plan

7d55b2a8 fcdb 4024 9af7 855671d1544d Wii Fit: The New Addition To My Personal Fitness PlanAre you looking for a simple and fun way to improve your personal fitness? As I mentioned in my earlier article about eating healthier, I want to do what I can to ensure my quality of life doesn’t deteriorate as I grow older. I want to live a long and fulfilling life!

I ride a stationary bike four to five times per week for some aerobic exercise. It helps me feel better, relieve tension and relax. Of course, it also contributes to my fitness. However, just riding the bike wasn’t a comprehensive fitness plan. It did very little to help tone the rest of my body. Fortunately for me, we bought a Wii last year and Nintendo came out with Wii Fit!

The value that Wii Fit brings to my personal fitness plan

I’ll admit that it wasn’t my idea to buy Wii Fit. As with so many of the positive changes in my life, my wife was the one that initiated the whole thing. So, we stood in line outside a Toys-R-Us thirty minutes before the store opened a couple of Sundays ago to get it. However, now that we have Wii Fit, I am very impressed!

Wii Fit is like a personal fitness coach and yoga instructor that comes right to your house! It offers a wide-array of exercises to improve your balance, strength, posture and aerobic fitness.

What I like best about Wii Fit is that it is simple and it makes exercising fun for our whole family! My eight-year old daughter loves it and it has helped us to tear her away from watching Hannah Montana non-stop! Now she likes exercising and thinks it is fun.

When exercise is fun, it is easier to stay committed over the long-haul. The is the big value in Wii Fit.

How I expanded my fitness plan with Wii Fit

5774e636 f16e 4ab3 9766 c9c667d0827e Wii Fit: The New Addition To My Personal Fitness PlanPersonally, I needed to add exercises that helped tone my upper body and abdominal muscles. I was also interested in yoga for strength and flexibility training.

My plan is to continue riding the stationary bike 4 to 5 times per week, but to also throw in 2 to 3 thirty minute sessions a week with Wii Fit. So far, this seems like something I can do without any major hassle.

It must be working because I am slightly sore in my abs right now from exercising over the weekend. Good to know!

The Wii Fit exercises that I like the most

I’ve already grown to love these exercises on the Wii Fit:

  • Advanced Hula Hoop – Stop laughing! This is a fantastic workout for your abdominal muscles and it is a blast. We laughed so hard the first time we watched each other hula hoop. I still smile thinking about it!
  • Advanced Step – Wii Fit has its own version of this fitness center classic workout. It takes a little practice to master the step class on the Wii, but it is fun and it will get your heart rate up in a hurry!
  • Yoga – Yoga is a fantastic way to keep limber, improve your posture and strengthen your body. Wii Fit has several poses and guides you step-by-step on how to do each properly.
  • Balance exercises – I never knew that I had such bad balance until we got Wii Fit. It tests you to determine your center of balance and then offers several exercises to help you become more aware. I particularly like the penguin slide and soccer games.

Again, the neat thing about Wii Fit is that it makes exercising fun! It brings us together as a family and makes us laugh. That alone is enough of a reason to recommend it to others.

I plan to make the Wii Fit a permanent part of my fitness routine

I believe just 30 minutes of exercising with Wii Fit two to three times per week will really help me tone and limber up my body. I also think it would be a great way to get the exercise needed to help one lose weight. Great job on this one Nintendo!

What are your fitness plans for 2009? Have you tried Wii Fit?

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17 thoughts on “Wii Fit: The New Addition To My Personal Fitness Plan

  1. I’m really behind the times on this one. I played the Wii for the first time over Christmas. I had no idea it would be that fun! I played a bunch of sports like tennis, boxing and golf, then I did a fitness challenge that estimates your Wii age. It said I was 64 (I am 26)!!!! I think I need a Wii Fit!

  2. We love our Wii Fit as well. I AM the hula hoop queen of our household!

    My husband has just gotten into the p90x program and though it isn’t “fun”, he feels it is a really hard and good workout.

    Read Middle Way´s latest article – Continuing Health

  3. @Nicki – The Wii Fit also measures your Fitness age. It is fun to see how old it thinks you are. At first, it gave me a pretty high age as well, but I’ve worked that down the last couple of weeks. Get a Wii! You won’t regret it.

    @Middle Way – Hula champ, huh? I need to organize a tournament. :)

    @Alex – Congrats on getting started with Wii Fit! Once you unlock a few things, you will enjoy it even more. Get well!

    @delzoup – Wii Fit is hard to find. We got to Toys-R-Us 30 minutes early and there was already a line. Fortunately, they had enough for us to get one, but they sold out while we were still in the store!

    Thanks for your comments!

  4. I too got a WII fit for Christmas and it is amazing, the whole family love it. Does anyone know if there is or is going to be a separate disk for more advanced step classes as I have mastered the advanced level and enjoy it so much I am hoping they bring out a disk with just different step classes. It is so much fun.

  5. Hi, I’ve been wii fitting for the past 2 weeks now and totally addicted to it but with my partner being offshore now for 2 weeks I have no-one to compete against apart from myself. Is there any sites I could go onto to compete against others?

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