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Why is my Wii torturing me????

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I invested in 2 new games for my Wii at the weekend - Your Shape which includes a motion tracking camera, (and is the closest I am going to get to a Kinects for the time being as we don't have an X-Box 360) - and New U, which I think is sponsored by Fitness First, as it came with a voucher for a 5 day trial.

So far I like them both:

Your Shape doesn't always pick me up right, and I could do with a bigger front room, and the calories burnt are well high (155 in 15 mins - I doubt it), but it gets me sweating and my heart rate up. emoticon so it is mostly a cardio programme so far, although I can choose strength exercises too.

New U is trying to kill me. This one focuses on 2 areas you chose, (Belly buster and Pilates in my case) and uses the Wii Balance Board. This morning it gave me a gentle Pilates routine (about 12minutes and 7 exercises) emoticon just the kind of thing I am looking for. This evening it was a Belly Buster routine - okay I thought - and I get to exercise 9 slow push-ups on knees 12 of them - I struggle through - exercise 10 is the same - some how I manage them emoticon - exercise 11 the SAME!!!!! - quick breather and some how I squeeze out all 12. Exercises 12 - 19 were the same and I skipped them - 36 pushups on my knees is alot for me there is no way I could currently then do another 96. Next time I might try for another 12, or maybe not but I will get to 48 one day emoticon

If anyone is interested I would recommend both games (got them on 2 for £30 in HMV) with torture centre (New U) being my slightly preferred game.

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  • ANNC16
    I've got the personal trainer game and also the fitness instructor one, the old one not the new one, both by EA I think. They are OK, but I still prefer using the cardio machines best!
    3204 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Thanks for the info.
    3204 days ago
    Wow how evil! Sounds good fun though. I can definitely see the appeal when you don't have to leave your house for a workout, especially handy for when it's all icy! Hope the belly buster thing gets more varied!
    3204 days ago
  • ERICA071678
    I used to love working out on my Wii. I was playing Wii Fit Plus and found out that I wasn't burning any calories... 100 in 30mins is not good for me. I couldn't find a game that I really liked. So now I use it for a supplemental exercise....
    3205 days ago
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