"A Fun and Easy Way to Get Fit!"5.0 starson by rmarscha
Pros: Fun! There are so many exercises categorized to meet your needs. There are many features for keeping track of your progress. The characters motivate you to keep on going. The game is cheerful and actually helps you get fit! Not a gimmick!
Cons: The graphics could have been a little bit better, but I don't think it made the game worse. Great graphics aren't necessary for the function of the game, but they may have enhanced it.
Summary: This game can help you see exercise, health, and fitness as fun. It came out at a time when Americans needed it most. Many of us with weight problems can find it daunting to lose weight, but the Wii Fit provides a fun, at-home alternative to the gym or a fitness club. You can do the Wii Fit alone and yet it is still like having a personal trainer there to help you. The comments made are encouraging, even if you are not so good at an activity. Many of the activities are unconventional in terms of traditional gym workouts. There are some where you pretend to be a flying bird, a penguin, a juggler in a circus, or the leader of a parade. Work-outs are highly customizable and cover aerobics, yoga, strength-training, balance, and other fun activities that will help you reach your fitness goals. I especially like how you can track your BMI, weight, calories burned, and time spent on the activities. You can add in other activities you have done outside the game and it will calculate approximately how many calories you burned and add it to your Fitness Log. You can also see what kind of foods you have burned off. This game really gets you involved in progressing yourself. I am someone who gives up easily, but this game kept me motivated to keep going. I am very impressed with the balance board technology; Nintendo has come a long way since the original console of the 1980s. The board is sensitive to your posture and movements, making interacting with the game surprisingly accurate. You also use the Wii remote and nunchuck that came with your system for other activities like rhythm boxing, running, and cycling. I was really surprised at what the creators of this game managed to encorporate into activities.
Overall, I strongly advise that every household gets a Wii and a Wii Fit. Finally, there is a fun way to exercise and get the family in shape. I find myself waking every morning looking forward to working out with the Wii. I find it so fun that I have to tell myself to stop before I get sore.