Wii Fit Weekend in Burbank!

Hooray, the agonizing wait is over! After pre-ordering our Wii Fit more than a month ago on Amazon, Christine and I were overjoyed today to finally receive it in the mail. I swear to God, I was so excited to get it that I practically jumped the UPS guy in the driveway when he pulled up.

Man, I thought we loved our Wii console before…but now, with the addition of a Wii Fit balance board (pictured above) and dozens of fun workout options in four key categories — yoga, aerobics, strength training, and balance games — we are never gonna leave the house again!

Included in every Wii Fit box is the shiny, super cool white balance board and the game. Simply plug it in and play. And while the exercise options utilizing the board all sound very fun, the one I’m most looking forward to using to lose weight is the jogging “game”.

Using only the Wii remote, the jogging program takes your Mii avatars — cool little Wii people you create from scads of templates at Wii Central — on a jog through a candy-hued Wii park, city, or other background of your chosing. All you do is tuck the Wii remote into your pocket and set off!

Another rocking feature of the Wii Fit is the fact that it tracks your daily progress. Using easy to read and understand charts and graphs, the Wii Fit allows you to keep tabs on your body mass index (BMI) and weight loss over time and even allows you to compare charts with other members of your household. Whoo-hoo! Game on, Farmer’s Daughter Bean!

Speaking of, Christine is much more excited about the yoga program, which uses the Wii Fit balance board to make sure you are posing correctly and staying perfectly balanced while you work out. This looks pretty cool too, but from what I’ve seen the graphics here aren’t nearly as eye-catching as the jogging program.

And since I think the idea of “playing” a jogging game will make the fact that I’m exercising much more bearable, I’m gonna need all the digital bells and whistles I can get! Know what I’m saying?

Anyway, will report further once we’ve had a chance to use this thing some more, but in the meantime, here’s to Nintendo for making exercise fun for the video game geeks of the world! Rock on, Wii Fit!

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6 responses to “Wii Fit Weekend in Burbank!

  1. Danielle

    We plan on hopefully getting the Wii Fit one day. Now if I could only stop Wii Bowling. Addicted.

  2. Hey T-Bone, is there … ahem … a weight limit on the balance board? 🙂

  3. yeti9000

    No worries, dude! You will probably just slide in under the weight limit, so come on over and Wii Fit with us!! 🙂

  4. Wan

    How’s the Wii Fit going? Is it fun? Is it easy to stick to? I’m so intrigued!

  5. yeti9000

    OMG, Wan, the Wii Fit is amazing! We have been using that thing day and night and have both already dropped a few pounds.

    The best thing about it is that it makes exercise into a game so you’re like: “Wait a minute? Did I just exercise for 40 minutes? Or was I playing a game? Oh, you tricky devil, Wii Fit!”

    It’s really awesome. You guys have to come over some time and “play”. And lest you think it’s all fun and games, let me tell ya, that hula hoop “game” gives you a freaking hard-core workout, baby! INTENSE!

  6. Wan

    Soooooo jealous!!!

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