Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The new Wii Active
I absolutely love the new fitness game for the Wii, the Wii Active. I picked it up yesterday at a local game store. It is amazing and gives a great workout! For those of you who have the Wii Fit, this is way better than the Wii Fit, and this game allows you to use your Wii board for a lot of the exercises. The original Wii Fit game was nice, but there was no fluidity to the workout. You have to click on different exercises and you could basically just do the ones you wanted. The Wii Active has actually taken many different exercises and placed them back to back for you for a complete workout. You can chose the length of time you want to work out, anywhere from 20 mintues to 55 minutes (roughly). You can also set the intensity level at low, medium, or high. You get a personal trainer that will walk you through the exercises and motivate you. And, the workout is different everyday, especially if you do the 30 Day Challenge. For example, I did day 1 of the 30 Day Challenge and it had me walking, running, doing side lunges, kickboxing, punching, squats, curls, shoulder raises, and much more. I am actually sore this morning! The trainer told me that for my next workout, we will be doing different exercises. This is to keep you interested and wanting to work out. The game is pricey, at a little more then $60, and includes the game, a resistance band, and a leg strap. The leg strap is needed to hold the nunchuck so when you do kicking and lunges, the game will read your movements. You will use the resistance bands during the arm exercises. I just can't say enough about this game! It's easy to use, and I had no problem having the game pick up my movements. Bottom line, this game is amazing, and if you have the Wii and like to workout, then run out and get it!