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Wii fit - worth it?

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by Carmie, 3 November 2010 Social URL.

  1. Carmie

    Carmie Full Member

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    Hi
    I was wondering if the Wii fit is worth it.
    I bought the 'your shape' for Wii ages ago but because of back and sciatic problems I find it far to 'racy' for me to do.
    My friend suggested the Wii fit.
     
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    When I actually get to use it my Wii is great and I love the Wii Fit. I have Wii Fit + too and sports resort which can also be fun.

    We currently have the builders working away and the house is a mess but when it is liveable again I intend on having a go with Just Dance which was recommended to me.

    Wii Fit is quite low impact so is a really good starting point if you haven't done much exercise recently, like someone I know :rolleyes: oops! ahha
     
  4. Shabba

    Shabba Loves the Nom Nom!!!

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    Yes and no. the first few weeks i used mine everyday, i dont remember the last time i used it now! Its just gathering dust under my tv cabinet...
     
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    wii fit is alright and works if you are disciplined enough to keep using it - (Like you Shabba its daily for a while then soon gathers dust!) - Just Dance is great fun but like most exercise investments, once the novelty time has worn off it goes in the cupboard again! I have both and really should have a go again.....motivation please!!!!
     
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    Snap!!! :eek:
     
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    am the same lol used mine everyday for ages, now I just use it to weigh my suitcases when I go away lol:confused:
     
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    MancBird Always comes back to MMs!

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    I think its like any sort of exercise tool / dvd / game, I guess you get out what you put in... I had my Davina dvd for 2 years and tried it once, ruling it out as too hard (really I couldnt be bothered), now I do it 3 times a week and am joining a Zumba class next week... I guess if you have the motivation it would be a really good place to start xxxx
     
  9. Carmie

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    Thanks guys.

    Hmmm well i was thinking of getting one off ebay, cheaper than the shops then if I don't get on with it I can recoup my money.
     
  10. Emmylou1402

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    Like others have said, it's great IF you use it...

    I find it's really good for me. I have ME and so can't really do much (without knackering myself for days) but the fact that I can do three minutes of step every other day, in my living room is great. I can't do any more than that, and because I can do it in whatever I'm wearing means that I do do it. If I had to go to a gym, get changed, and then attempt a half hour or hour class, I'd be dead. Literally, and probably before I got out of the changing rooms (tying laces is one of the toughest things I can attempt - thank god for Uggs!)

    Plus then I lie on the settee laughing at my best mate (who I share a flat with) doing all the fun bits I can't manage!

    However, I do have an issue...it weighs about 1/2 a stone light, even when we have just re-set it. Oh well! I only use the weight as a guide...the only scales I go by are the ones at class.
     
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    Thnx emmy,
    I've taken the plunge, they have an offer on at the moment in argos, buy the wii compatible board for £59.99 and get a selected game free, I got the wii fit plus.
    I have a giftcard that was given to me so will use that.
     
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    i love the wii fit. BUT i havent used it in a while. i just need to get motivated. i used to use it in the morning, but now i have a puppy i take her out instead. have just bought Just Dance 2 though. excited about using that. will probably challenge my son later on today.
     
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    Several people have them at my SW class they keep them in the cupboard and thats where they stay. I would much rather go for a long walk!
     
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    We have one and its great, but I prefer the dance mats. I got two so my friends can come and play too - we get knackered, its really good exercise. The dance mats are cheaper than the wii fit so maybe have a go at that first.
     
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    I bought the Wii fit last night.
    I'm just away to set it all up in a bit.
    I bought the Wii compatible board for £60 and got Wii fit plus free, so not a bad price and I can always sell it on.
     
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    I have to say that I am like most people who have replied to this post, and love my wii fit, but don't use it that often any more. However, it is a great low impact activity and the wii fit plus in particular is brilliant.
     
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    My little boy (ages 6) said he wants to do it with me, not that he needs to loose any weight, but excersise is good so I want to get him involved if possible.
     
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    I don't find mine worth it, to be honest. I don't think the intensity is high enough to actually burn any fat - I'd much rather do an exercise DVD.
     
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    Yes see I cant do any high intensity excersise at the moment due to back, sciatica and knee prob.
    I'm only 26 and I feel like an old lady! lol:eek:
     
  20. Sam1988

    Sam1988 I ♥ Slimming World

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    I think the Wii board/fit is amazing!! It is already dark by the time i get home from work, and i really hate the gym so it is perfect for me!! You do have to push yourself to go on it everyday but i love some of the 'games' especially the boxing one. You feel great after 'punching' the bag for 10mins! :D

    xxx
     
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    Ouch! Maybe it's the perfect thing for you then!! Maybe avoid the hula hooping! ;)
     
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