I like EA Active more than Wii Fit (haven't tried Wii Fit Plus, which I will, someday). Jillian Michaels gets such BAD reviews I've never tried it. I did have to get a stronger resistance band for Active but that wasn't a big deal. The next game on my radar is Gold's Gym, looks up my alley.
no longer morbidly obese: 257 met 10/15/2009
10% loss (27lb):243 met 01/31/2010
no longer severely obese: 224
10% loss (24.3):218.7
I have both Wii Fit and EA Active Trainer. Like dangerousfish, I had to get new resistance bands because the one that comes with it is so wimpy. I bought the Psyclone bands for Wii from Best Buy - they come in 3 strengths so you can switch them depending on the exercise.
I really like Active Trainer - you can use the 30 day challenge, preset workouts or create your own. I haven't gotten the update so I can't speak to that.
we have Wii Fit and my daughter really likes it. We use it for the family scale, but you have to either use it on wood or on carpet with the adjusters and we didn't keep the adjusters (so we're looking for the adjusters from someone else!)
The Wii fit works really great for a family fitness center, has a lot of different movement things on it...
My suggestion would be to play-test a friend's things....or can you possibly rent one from the local video store?
I slipped. Trying to reach my mini-goal again, this time forever:
Mini-goal: no longer obese:
I have only used Wii Fit. It was great for the first couple of weeks, but after that I found myself getting bored with it. Like the above poster, mine is collecting dust. I would love to try some of the other games available though.
I liked Wii Fit, but I didn't stick with it. I don't know if it was the lack of time or my laziness. Probably both. lol
I'm not sure about the others, but to start off I would go with Wii Fit.
The best thing for me with it was the ability to compete with the others in the house. I'm kind of competitive at everything, so when the other family members stopped doing it so did I. No point in competing if no one else is, right?
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