Wii Fit! And other Wii stuff

Before I launch into more Doctor Who-related babbles, quick report on the Wii Fit. The balance board and game arrived this week so I decided to set it up today and give it a go.

It’s harder than it looks.

I really like the fact that I can tell it to set up a routine with a particular series of types of exercise and it just goes, no messing around in menus to get the next thing. I can see that is going to be the main way that I use this.

The strength and yoga is where this really, really excels and I suspect that it’s what I’m going to find most useful. Interestingly, despite having a dodgy hip for four years, it’s my left (bad) leg that is strongest particularly when I’m doing one-legged exercises. The right wobbles all over the shop. It’s great getting that kind of feedback and confirmation. Perhaps I’ve been so aware of my left leg issues that I’ve overcompensated for years, working the left harder than the right and ending up with this imbalance?

It’s not exactly unlikely.

Anyway, a lot of these exercises are much harder than you think and but fun at the same time. I even quite enjoyed the step aerobics, although my terrible co-ordination became very obvious.

As one of my big ideas with this was to improve strength, balance and general muscle tone rather than weight loss, I think it’s going to work out really well.

In other Wii news, I may be a little obsessed with Tiger Woods PGA 10. Just a tiny bit. It’s so much fun!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. accountantgrrl
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 18:53:16

    I, too, am using the Wii Fit (Plus) to lose weight. I do Free Step, Boxing, and Rhymthic Kung Fu every morning. Kung Fu is offered on the Fit Plus, not the regular Fit game.

    I wish you the best!


    • archerygirl
      Apr 06, 2010 @ 19:14:27

      I’m only looking to drop maybe four or five pounds, but getting myself stronger so that my balance gets better and I feel more toned overall is my main goal. I tried out the Free Step yesterday and really enjoyed it. Some of the games are a little pointless, but there are a lot of great ones and they’re entertaining as well.

      Hope you keep enjoying it – I’m definitely pleased with it!


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