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January 2, 2012 - Is Wii Fit Sparkpeople-Compatib

Monday, January 02, 2012

My 15-year old daughter, also new to Sparkpeople, dusted off our Wii-Fit. With the help of the family technology wizard, our 13-year old son, it is again operational. My first time on it (this go-round) was this morning. Some observations:

1. I wonder about the Wii-Fit age algorithm. My Wii doppelganger felt both fat (why I'm here) and hopelessly uncoordinated from a balance perspective. Yet the benign Wii Fit made me feel good by concluding that my Wii-Fit age is 14 years less than my chronological age. And it has new batteries. Go figure.

2. The exercises are too short, and the set-up periods between them too long. But Wii-Fit is fun and a nice change-up from the drudgery of other forms of exercise.

3. I suck at the strength exercises. They require balance.

4. The big quesiton is how Wii-Fit accomplishments easily translate to the fitness tracker here.
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  • no profile photo CD11427963
    We all function differently, to me it's about what works for you!
    3155 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/9/2012 8:43:44 AM
  • BOSS61
    MsDrPepper,, many thanks. We have the original program and balance board. When the thing has done nothing but sit for the last year, it pretty much all feels new again. The only issue is that the time breaks between brief exercises (of any type, except Island Run) completely undo the Cardio benefit.

    I guessI will have to look into more discs for it.
    3214 days ago
    There is a SparkTeam - Wii Fit or some such. I'll send you an invite. There are some longer ones in the Fit Plus - like running in step, hoola hooping, a boxing thing - I need to get back on my Wii too! (I agree - I suck at the strength exercises although I'm not too bad at the Yoga). Do you all have the Wii Balance Board? I'm noticing they have been dropping in price but I got mine few years ago on eBay.

    Also - you can rent wii games on the Redbox - I have rented Zumba for wii, and the Dance ones can give you some cardio too. I don't know about Blockbuster's machines, they might have Wii games too. Anyway, it would give you a try out before you decide to shell out the buck$.

    I'll have to ask my 13yo technical whiz to get the wii where I can play on it...

    Welcome again to Spark!
    3214 days ago
  • BOSS61
    Thanks Lpetro119. I since have found that as well. I guess the Strength and Yoga training modes are not very calorie-burning or intensive. Would be nice though and thanks!
    3215 days ago
  • LPETRO119
    If you go into your fitness tracker and choose "cardio", then search for wii - you will find some of the wii fit games. Not all of them can be tracked, so you'll have to rely on the tracker from the game, but SP's tracker will also give you an idea about what's considered "cardio". I've never tried to do the same with the strength training side.
    3216 days ago
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