A Wii bit of advice please

United States
March 21, 2009 3:26pm CST
MY girlfriend and I have a Wii and she has mentioned on more than one occassion that she wants to get the Wii Fit. It's a rather pricey little piece of equipment and was just wondering if any of you have had experience using it. If so, did it actually have any effect on your fitness level and, more importantly, was it worth the $169 price tag attached to it?
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6 responses
21 Mar 09
Do you have a Playstation? Even the little old PS1 snuggled away in a cupboard somewhere? Or an XBox? Rather than get an expensive piece of equipment, only to find you're not bothering with it after two weeks (like oh so many pieces of exercise machinery) get yourself a dance mat. I got my dance mat, plus game for the PS1 for £15. You can use the same mats and the same games for the PS2 (or get the updated versions). I've got a whole lot of use out of it, though it's languishing in a box at the moment, waiting for me to unpack it (I hate unpacking). In fact, you could buy a PS1, a dance mat and ALL the dance games for less than a Wii Fit. If you have an XBox, you can get Dance Dance Revolution and download many, many awesome tunes to dance to. Obviously a dance mat won't do all the clever things the Wii Fit will, but exercise is exercise. And I find my dance mats a whole lot more fun than my friend's Wiis. Get two and you can dance together... hi-larious fun, especially for silly parties. And if you're feeling really silly; you can play other games with some of the dance mats, the ones that have all the buttons. I tried playing Resident Evil 3 with mine... got killed pretty quickly. Have your mates round, play a beat 'em up with the dance mats. Trust me, it's so much fun.
• United States
21 Mar 09
My kids have a dance mat for their gamecube, but I am horribly un-coordinated and tend to fall on my face a lot.....great respons though, thanks
22 Mar 09
Hah, I didn't even know they had turned up on the GameCube. Well, you know how the saying goes; dance like no one is watching. Although falling on your face like no one is watching is probably less fun XD
@benny128 (3621)
21 Mar 09
we bought a wii and wii fit on ebay for about 170 uk pounds, its awesome, you can even go jogging its great you can also use the wii fit boards for ski'ing and ski jumping. Defo recommend it, and yeah have lost weight since buying our wii fit as it weighs you and the weight is spot on
@benny128 (3621)
21 Mar 09
yeah its awesome I have a ps3 and to be honest the wii fit blows the ps3 out the water, especially watching your other half trying to get into some of the yoga positions so funny he he he, but one you wont regret it, tho if you do make sure you use it.
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I have it and I really enjoyed it for the first month. And then I got bored of it. I thought my husband was going to kill me because I begged him to buy it for me. Every now and then I pull it out to use. But I really thought I would enjoy it more than I did
• United States
21 Mar 09
thanks for the response. Thats kinda what I am worried about, that the novelty will wear off rather quickly. Maybe I should try and get my hands on a used one...thanks again.
• United States
22 Mar 09
We plan on getting a Wii just for the Wii fit. I haven't heard anything bad about it.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
22 Mar 09
I don't own a Wii, but I know a little about games and the systems. You can call any game store in your area and ask if they have any used Wii fits and the price. You can also check around in Craigslists in your area to see if anyone is selling one or willing to trade something for it. You probably already know all about game stores. Hope what I wrote helps.
@Fishmomma (11446)
• United States
21 Mar 09
The basic unit is $89 (Board and Software). I paid $80 including tax, but was lucky and had a discount. I think its certainly worth the money, as I'm now 14 pounds lighter. Its cheaper than joining a gym and it keeps track every day of how I'm doing on weight loss with a chart.