Wii is the best video entertainment system to keep your whole family healthy, fit and entertained for hours every day throughout the year. It has games and activities for adults and teens. Wii Fit encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and try out new exercise routines or sports related activities that you haven’t done before. I started off doing the cycling adventures all the time because that’s what I was comfortable with in real life. After I had conquered cycling I tried snowball fights and Houla Hoop, just for fun. Now that I’ve almost mastered these I’ve moved on to yoga poses and Birds Eye. There’s a huge variety of challenging activities of varying skill levels to keep teens and adults interested.
Wii Fit offers you a choice of a male or female personal trainer who gives you fitness tips and keeps you motivated to improve your form. Cycling on the Wii program involves moving your knees up and down (the sensor tracks your movements) as if you’re riding a bike but without the pressure. You steer by tilting the remote control to the left and right. The aim is to find the shortest route to the finish via all the check points. The Wii trainer keeps a running total of the time you’ve spent exercising and the calories burnt every day. Your daily progress is charted and your personal best scores for each game is recorded.
I enjoy games or activities that use a variety of skills and actions. Snowball Fight involves using your balance skills to dodge incoming snowballs. As well you use hand-eye coordination to shoot/throw snowballs at the snowmen. Obstacle Course involves running along elevated platforms, jumping across gaps and over moving logs, and dodging swinging objects to make your way towards the goal. Birds Eye involves flapping your arms like the wings of a bird to fly towards targets, then you use your balance and coordination skills to land in the middle of the targets to receive bonus points.
Wii Band Hero is similar to karaoke but more. Teens enjoy this game because they can sing along and beat out the tunes to popular songs on the drum kit or guitar as they watch themselves playing on the TV screen. When we have family gatherings the adults and teens participate together for hours.
Wii Fit has also encouraged me to focus upon my posture, do yoga poses and strengthen my core muscles through the various games and activities available. I thoroughly recommend Wii for teens and adults, the fit and not so fit. All the games are low impact as you follow the actions of the real sports but you don’t have the same pressures and weights to bear. It keeps a record of your weight every day and enables you to set weight loss targets as well as calorie burn targets. The Wii trainer ensures you have the best Wii Fit experience as you have fun and keep fit at the same time.