Wii Fit: Day 1

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Got a Wii Fit last night.  I was in the store buying something else, and stopped by the Wii Fit display.  As usual it was empty.  As I walked through the store, I saw them unloading boxes and asked a person who worked there if they had a Wii Fit.  Me and Mrs. Dr. Rob thought we would get one for our anniversary, but they were nowhere to be found.  The woman at the store said she\’d get someone to check on the truck, and after a few minutes she came back with one in her hands.

We have four kids (range 8-16) and they were playing other games when I came home.  When they saw what I got, they immediately stopped what they were doing and started up the Wii Fit.  For the next two hours, our whole family played together, doing yoga, slalom skiing, hula hoops, ski jumping, jogging, and dance aerobics.  I had to force myself to go to bed.

I have to confess, I am out of shape.  This device is so cool and so much fun to do that it might just be enough to get this old rear end off of the chair and up exercising.  On my first morning with the Fit, I got up early and did a bunch of exercises.  I am old enough that men my age are having heart and other health problems.  Even though I have good genes, I know from my patients that it could happen to me too.  I\’ll try to keep you up to date on my progress.

Overall, I give the Wii fit five stars.  It is really fun, got this old guy off his fanny and got our family playing together.  What more could you ask?

16 thoughts on “Wii Fit: Day 1”

  1. That’s too cool – unfortunately when we stopped in at our local GameStop, they were sold out & could offer me no encouraging news of when they **might** be getting more units in…

  2. That’s too cool – unfortunately when we stopped in at our local GameStop, they were sold out & could offer me no encouraging news of when they **might** be getting more units in…

  3. this is exciting news. I got it for my son as a B-day gift – by some miracle there were a dozen or so at Target one day when I was there and selfishly coulndn’t resist having it in the house for myself.

  4. this is exciting news. I got it for my son as a B-day gift – by some miracle there were a dozen or so at Target one day when I was there and selfishly coulndn’t resist having it in the house for myself.

  5. Lucky guy!
    they sure are selling out, just like the Wii consoles. Gotta get them hot off the truck! But, dang, you are several months younger than me, quit with the heart attacks already. Your happy gaming pal,
    tl

  6. Lucky guy!
    they sure are selling out, just like the Wii consoles. Gotta get them hot off the truck! But, dang, you are several months younger than me, quit with the heart attacks already. Your happy gaming pal,
    tl

  7. medstudentwife

    I hadn’t heard of these.. going to have to check them out, as my options these days to excercise like I would like to is either a “not” because of my hours of work, or logistically impossible, or too expensive…..
    hmmm… gonna run this one by the hubs

  8. medstudentwife

    I hadn’t heard of these.. going to have to check them out, as my options these days to excercise like I would like to is either a “not” because of my hours of work, or logistically impossible, or too expensive…..
    hmmm… gonna run this one by the hubs

  9. I bought one the first week they came out (had to travel 45 miles to get it). I’ve really enjoyed it so far.
    I like that it starts off with the (mostly) easier exercises and yoga poses, and opens the others as you progress along. I’ve never been one to exercise (at the gym or otherwise), and at 30, figured it was time I started doing something to keep me mobile (I sit at a desk all day).

    My only complaint is that there is no “group mode”. For instance, if my wife and I want to compete at downhill skiing, for instance, one of us takes a turn (or 3), and then we have to go back to the beginning to choose her character, and so on. This would also make it much more of a “party” type game.

    I’ve lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks, and have not adjusted my eating habits, or changed anything else about my daily routine. I play it every other day or so for an hour or two. Then again, normally those 1-2 hours would be spent with me sitting on the couch with a controller in my hand, so standing rather than sitting probably has a bit to do with it.

    BTW, even though my wife is more fit than me, I’m still the current hula-hoop champ in our house, with 319 spins on the regular mode. This has to be the most entertaining game in the fitness package to watch someone else play, especially the first time they try it

  10. I bought one the first week they came out (had to travel 45 miles to get it). I’ve really enjoyed it so far.
    I like that it starts off with the (mostly) easier exercises and yoga poses, and opens the others as you progress along. I’ve never been one to exercise (at the gym or otherwise), and at 30, figured it was time I started doing something to keep me mobile (I sit at a desk all day).

    My only complaint is that there is no “group mode”. For instance, if my wife and I want to compete at downhill skiing, for instance, one of us takes a turn (or 3), and then we have to go back to the beginning to choose her character, and so on. This would also make it much more of a “party” type game.

    I’ve lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks, and have not adjusted my eating habits, or changed anything else about my daily routine. I play it every other day or so for an hour or two. Then again, normally those 1-2 hours would be spent with me sitting on the couch with a controller in my hand, so standing rather than sitting probably has a bit to do with it.

    BTW, even though my wife is more fit than me, I’m still the current hula-hoop champ in our house, with 319 spins on the regular mode. This has to be the most entertaining game in the fitness package to watch someone else play, especially the first time they try it

  11. Oh, the instructions and comments the “trainer” gives during strength training and yoga can get a bit boring after a few weeks, but it’s still better than doing them alone with nothing to keep you on track.

  12. Oh, the instructions and comments the “trainer” gives during strength training and yoga can get a bit boring after a few weeks, but it’s still better than doing them alone with nothing to keep you on track.

  13. Good info EEJ. I am the balance champ – good at the ball thingy and the bubble game. My kids kill me on some of the others – especially hula. My daughter can do an incredible number.
    I agree that the trainer is annoying. My wife is hoping that they come out with a better module for aerobics, as the one they have now is a little weak. I suspect this is the first game for this board.

  14. Good info EEJ. I am the balance champ – good at the ball thingy and the bubble game. My kids kill me on some of the others – especially hula. My daughter can do an incredible number.
    I agree that the trainer is annoying. My wife is hoping that they come out with a better module for aerobics, as the one they have now is a little weak. I suspect this is the first game for this board.

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