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* Balance board is a great new peripheral
* Exercises will help your balance and strength
* Beats the repetitiveness of going to the gym
* Some fun balance board games
* Pleasant presentation throughout.
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* No way to create your own exercise program
* You're forced to unlock most of the activities
* Some games are rather shallow
* Health and fitness assessments can be problematic
* Board is sensitive, but you can still cheat at exercises.
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Originally Posted by OVERALL
Wii Fit will help you work up a sweat, but it's not as smooth and fun a workout as you'd probably like.

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Wii Fit takes the whole concept of games as exercise to a new level with the inclusion of a balance board peripheral that can tell you on the fly exactly how well--or how poorly--you're doing with its various activities. As such, Nintendo is heavily marketing this innovative title as a mixture of fitness and fun, and for the most part it works. It's a decent alternative for those bored with the repetitiveness of going to a gym or too self-conscious to join a yoga or aerobics class. Unfortunately, Wii Fit is hamstrung by some odd omissions (such as not being able to create your own program from the available exercises) and questionable health advice, limiting its effectiveness both as a fitness tool and as a game.
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I would say I expected more from Nintendo but then again, GS's quality of reviews have gone down.

I workout at the gym twice a week so I dont care.
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Stupid "game" is stupid. Get off your butt fatty and run outside instead of paying $100 for this ><"

Just imo tbh 2c
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I found Wii fit to be great fun. Yeah, a customized workout would be nice, but oh well. I still found myself benefiting from the flexibility and stretching exercises and I (casually) go to the gym and play sports. At any rate, no one who's ever touched a guitar hero game or rockband has much room to criticize... what kind of "games" are those
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Stupid "game" is stupid. Get off your butt fatty and run outside instead of paying $100 for this ><"

Just imo tbh 2c
exactly

Hell, $100 can get you a personal trainer for 4-5 days at my gym, and it'd be more productive then this would probably ever be

But it is nice to see someone in the gaming industry trying to help encourage health some more, but at the same time it isn't helping when the game isn't good.
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exactly

Hell, $100 can get you a personal trainer for 4-5 days at my gym, and it'd be more productive then this would probably ever be

But it is nice to see someone in the gaming industry trying to help encourage health some more, but at the same time it isn't helping when the game isn't good.
Or you can be like me and spend 30 bucks to go the YMCA.

Wii Fit is just a novelty for me but can be used to impress girls that come over to your house ahaha
    
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Or you can be like me and spend 30 bucks to go the YMCA.

Wii Fit is just a novelty for me but can be used to impress girls that come over to your house ahaha
meh - I used to go the TMCA, but the one on Staten Island ain't exactly my cup of tea...... It's more like the "ghetto" YMCA over here lol.
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meh - I used to go the TMCA, but the one on Staten Island ain't exactly my cup of tea...... It's more like the "ghetto" YMCA over here lol.
haha, I also hit our school gym time to time since its always open to athletes.
    
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not the best workout, but it (the Wii) is good for bringing a family closer which can bring priceless memories to a child that will be there forever.
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not the best workout, but it (the Wii) is good for bringing a family closer which can bring priceless memories to a child that will be there forever.
i hope your kidding.
    
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exactly

Hell, $100 can get you a personal trainer for 4-5 days at my gym, and it'd be more productive then this would probably ever be

What gym are you getting a deal like that? Where I work that would be 2 days with some change.
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