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#1 Birdie07

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    Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:03 AM

    Be prepared this is kinda like my review for the Wii Active....sorry if I ramble!:

    So I remember someone asking a while back about the Wii Fit and someone mentioning Wii Active. My DH's birthday is coming up so I started looking into it. I read hundreds of reviews on how Active is a much better workout than the Wii Fit. Well we bought it today and did a workout. I had sweat literally pouring off of me. My shirt was soaked. We had to put on our exercise clothes to start b/c the thigh holder thing kept pulling my shorts down!

    The Wii Active actually has a 30 Day challenge which is what we are doing but it has so much more. You can custom make your workout or choose pre-mades broken down into a full workout, cardio, legs and lungs etc. There is so much to do. Not only that but you don't have to stop it keeps your heart rate up. No finishing the game and then choosing another. It keeps on going. You start the workout and it doesn't stop just goes to the next excercise. For example you start with a run and move to squats, bicep curls, lunges and end with a run/walk. There is no choosing the next exercise. You can custom build your workout though and choose which ones. But not during the workout.

    It comes with a resistance band and a leg holder for the nunchuck which is awesome. It is compatible with the balance board but the board is not necessary at all We might try it tomorrow with the board. But I'd rather not use it at all. I made my DH do the workout b/c he was a collegiate athlete, his parents coach track and he does physical therapy in his practice. He is also picky about workout machines and how some are bad for your body. He was very impressed. He was soaked after we were done.

    So if anyone is looking at buying the Wii Fit I urge you to check out the active first. I LOVE it after one workout. It has on 2 day workout rest one day and then 2 days. You can also do a dual workout and workout at the same time as your partner. You each have your own trainer. OOh which reminds me they are so supportive. It gives encouragement the entire way and if you mess up it's not that annoying sound the fit does. It just says "I don't think you completed your rep...its ok lets try on our next one." So great!

    The only thing it doesn't have is to weigh you. Yeah that kinda sucks but I have a scale that I can use for that. Also you can set your goals. It lets you take a nutrition survey and gives tips for that as well. It has a journal to track your progress and tells you how many calories you're burning as you go. And has graphs. And the other plus is it is cheaper. The Wii Active is only is only 60 bucks compared to Fit which I believe is 80 or 90 I'm not sure I'm sure someone else knows for sure.

    I think the Wii Fit is a fun game...but to actually workout I think the Wii Active is great. I'm going to add it to my yoga routine.

    But what I also want to know if anyone else has this and what they think. Do you hate it or love it

    ETA: Sorry for going on but I love this workout!

    #2 42010bride

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      Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:46 PM

      In complete and total agreement. We purchased it on June 2nd and I have been using it ever since. I am doing the Wii fit challenge and its kicking my butt but so worth it. I am over weight and this is helping me build up some endurance. i love it.

      #3 stefnicole

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        Posted 22 June 2009 - 09:18 PM

        Thanks for the review Calia. I was wondering.

        #4 Birdie07

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          Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:14 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by 42010bride
          In complete and total agreement. We purchased it on June 2nd and I have been using it ever since. I am doing the Wii fit challenge and its kicking my butt but so worth it. I am over weight and this is helping me build up some endurance. i love it.
          Do you mean the Wii Active 30 day challenge? Thats what we're doing. Tomorrow is our rest day. I can barely sit down my legs are aching!!

          #5 42010bride

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            Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:50 PM

            ~Laughing~ Yes CaliaA07 that's what i meant. I have a rest day tomorrow and i'm almost at the end of the challenge. I know what you mean by the sore legs the lunges and squats are killing me. But I don't think i have felt so good in all my life.




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