3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Wii fit.....Does it work for you?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
Member
 
Sonjae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 56

S/C/G: 189/178/140

Height: 5 foot 5 inches

Smile Wii fit.....Does it work for you?

I have med issues and can't be in heat or cold for very long and I cant afford a gym member ship so my best options are indoor exercises at home. I have an elliptical and pilates video. Those a great but I also have the wii fit. It is nice to change it up and have some fun so I wanted to know what experiences others have had with this? Did you lose weight? Did you have fun? Did it keep you motivated? How long did you use it before you started noticeing a difference? If it didn't work can you pin point why? was it not strenuous enough? Did it not hold your interest? So on and so forth. Any thing you have to say about it please let me know!
Thanks so much!
Sonjae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
MusicalJess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Telford, UK
Posts: 314

S/C/G: 225/210/150

Height: 5' 7"

Default

I love my wii fit. I started using it regularly this month and have found it really useful. I think its helping my fitness levels slowly but surely. The jogging and boxing are my fav. exercises.

Last edited by MusicalJess : 03-28-2011 at 01:42 PM.
MusicalJess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Sonjae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 56

S/C/G: 189/178/140

Height: 5 foot 5 inches

Default

Thanks for your reply every bit of info helps!
Sonjae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
On a mission
 
Mindless Games's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 14/14/7 (sizes)

Height: 5'2

Default

I <3 Wii Fit
I think everyone should have one
__________________
Mindless Games is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
MusicalJess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Telford, UK
Posts: 314

S/C/G: 225/210/150

Height: 5' 7"

Default

Deffo!! Everyone should definitely go get themselves a wii fit!
MusicalJess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 05:48 PM   #6
kon-fyoo-zed say it aloud
 
konfyoozed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,638

S/C/G: 300/Ticker/165

Height: 5'9"

Default

i adore my wii fit, except when the little thing tells me i'm obese and my mii gets super fat.

i love the game 'walk it out' too, that you can use with the wii fit board. i've been using that lately. you put in your height and weight, and it calculates how far you've walked and how many calories you've burned for the distance. just walking in place on the balance board to the beat of different music.
konfyoozed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #7
Member
 
Sonjae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 56

S/C/G: 189/178/140

Height: 5 foot 5 inches

Default

I will have to look for that game thanks!
My mii is fat too lol it bothers me a little less now then it did the first time but I am going to make it lose some weight lol.
Thanks for your replys keep them coming what are your fav work outs and are there any success stories of weight loss or do you use it just to break up your more strenuous exercises? Are there any for the other side? Everyone says they love it does someone out there have a good reason we should be cautious? Thanks!

Last edited by Sonjae : 03-28-2011 at 06:02 PM. Reason: forgotten comment
Sonjae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 09:52 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 87

S/C/G: 202/175/No idea

Height: 6'3

Default

I used it for about a week before the novelty of the thing wore off.

In my opinion, there's nothing really special about the Wii fit. I thought it was neat at first, sort of a "carrot on the stick" approach where you get to see your progress. However, I think in the end you're better off getting your exercise without it.

So you can walk on it and it tracks your steps and how many calories you supposedly burned? So what? You can do that outside. Heck, you can do it inside too - and without spending any money on the console, etc.

I would highly suggest investing in either an elliptical machine or an exercise bike along with a good book in lieu of the Wii. You'll get better results faster.

-L89
Lurker89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #9
Member
 
Sonjae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 56

S/C/G: 189/178/140

Height: 5 foot 5 inches

Default

Thanks for the "other side" lol I do see how the novelty of it could wear off quick. I do have an elliptical that I use but I already own the wii fit so can't save the money but for those who are thinking about buying it they might have a little something to ponder first thanks!
Sonjae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Riemontana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: montana
Posts: 1,411

S/C/G: 254/171/150

Height: 5'3"

Default

I love my wii fit! I need a knee replacement due to severe arthritis and on the days that I hurt too much to do low impact aerobics, I love my wii. I like that I can enter my calorie burn goal for the day and it will tell me how I am doing. I don't find the aerobics rigorous but it is a nice, steady calorie burn.

The scale feature is not accurate or consistent. Perhaps this is because I am using it on a carpeted surface. It is a real confidence builder for people who don't feel comfortable or are new to excercise.Some of the balance games and sports activities are motivating for people new to fitness.

The best feature is the wii fit plaza. You can pre-program a strength, yoga, or combination workout. You can also set your calorie burn goal for the day. I really like it, and I enjoy the "game" feel to the process.
Riemontana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 11:40 PM   #11
kon-fyoo-zed say it aloud
 
konfyoozed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,638

S/C/G: 300/Ticker/165

Height: 5'9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lurker89 View Post
So you can walk on it and it tracks your steps and how many calories you supposedly burned? So what? You can do that outside. Heck, you can do it inside too - and without spending any money on the console, etc.
some of us can't "do that outside" due to severe allergies, i am one of those people. so for me, this is an excellent alternative.
konfyoozed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 08:55 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 87

S/C/G: 202/175/No idea

Height: 6'3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by k0nfyo0zed View Post
some of us can't "do that outside" due to severe allergies, i am one of those people. so for me, this is an excellent alternative.
The Wii is probably a decent alternative then. Though, I think one can probably get the same quality workout and spend a fraction of the price by investing in an exercise mat or getting a cinder block to step on while you watch TV.

I feel for people with severe allergies. I'm at the opposite end of the same spectrum - not severely allergic, but allergic to: trees, mold, cats, dogs, dust and even feathers.

- L89
Lurker89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 08:57 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 87

S/C/G: 202/175/No idea

Height: 6'3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riemontana View Post
The scale feature is not accurate or consistent. Perhaps this is because I am using it on a carpeted surface.
Mine came with extra pieces for the legs on the board for carpeted surfaces. Not sure if they're supposed to make it more accurate or prevent it from bottoming out though.

- L89
Lurker89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wii Fit Challenge full of grace Chicks up for a Challenge 385 07-25-2009 03:22 AM
Wii Fit vs. scale blonde08 General chatter 11 01-17-2009 09:10 PM
Anyone have a Wii Fit? Skinny4baby Exercise! 29 01-02-2009 01:21 PM
Wii & Wii Fit Chey Momentum / Flex 37 07-09-2008 11:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2