The Wiifit. I thought this was an April Fool.

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    Apr 08, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    But it isn't and apparently they've already sold out in the UK stores.

    I can't believe some people think this is going to get them fit.

    [url]http://www.game.co.uk/wiifit/?cm_mmc=BMM-G-_-Software%20-%20Wii-_-Wii%20Fit-_-wii%20fit[/url]
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    Apr 08, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    I can't get the URL function to work, sorry chaps (and Caslon).
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    Apr 08, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    Actually there have been people who have lost weight due to playing the Wii, so I don't think it's far fetched at all.

    If you've ever played in a group setting, there are definitely people who jump all around, creating wide arm and leg movements. Such constant "aerobics" will conduce weight loss.
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    Apr 08, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    It's not quite as intense as traditional exercise, but perfect for people who have been more or less sedentary and need to introduce movement into their lives. It's like training wheels for exercise.
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    Apr 08, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    You don't really want to use the URL command. You want to use html tags, which are more site-independent. Follow the example in the gray box here.

    The link in the original post is here
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    Apr 08, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    I think it's a great concept, but I'm going to pass on the WiiFit.

    I like to keep my exercise and gaming separate.

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    Apr 09, 2008 1:31 AM GMT
    joescorpio1970 saidI think it's a great concept, but I'm going to pass on the WiiFit.

    I like to keep my exercise and gaming separate.



    Me too, unless it's Dance Dance Revolution! Now that's an exercise/video game I can enjoy.
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    Apr 09, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    I think it's a great idea. A guy at work who is now married with two little kids got a Wii after playing tennis on it at a neighbor's house. He said he worked up a sweat like he was doing the real thing, and since finding a partner and the time can be tough, now he can play everyday.
  • GettingFitter

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    Apr 09, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    Atlazeia said[quote][cite]joescorpio1970 said[/cite]I think it's a great concept, but I'm going to pass on the WiiFit.

    I like to keep my exercise and gaming separate.



    Me too, unless it's Dance Dance Revolution! Now that's an exercise/video game I can enjoy.[/quote]

    I actually got a question for you then about the DD Revolution - it does have a workout mode and counts calories as you go correct ? So is it a worthwhile cardio workout ?
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    Apr 09, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    GettingFitter said
    I actually got a question for you then about the DD Revolution - it does have a workout mode and counts calories as you go correct ? So is it a worthwhile cardio workout ?


    I think "worthwhile" is subjective, but if my memory is correct, it does have a workout mode that counts calories burned. Once you start getting good at the game, and up the difficulty level, the tracks can provide quite the workout after playing it for 30 minutes or so.
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    Apr 09, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    GettingFitter saidI actually got a question for you then about the DD Revolution - it does have a workout mode and counts calories as you go correct ? So is it a worthwhile cardio workout ?


    It is such a worthwhile cardio workout. You stomp and jump working your legs. You also twist and contort your body, working your core and your sense of balance. To boot, it is a lot of fun.

    It isn't for everyone, Atlazeia is right to be cautious. But fun is its own motivation.
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    Apr 16, 2008 9:13 AM GMT
    my Personally attitude is......I don't like Boring Refuse.....icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gif



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    Jun 04, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    Did anyone get this? Is it worth it? I have not seen it at a store anywhere, so I guess its popular. It might be nice for days when I can't get to the gym.
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    Jun 04, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    I think it's a great idea. My Brother and I were just talking about it and I guess they are using it in retirement centers as an exercise activity. Great way for the seniors to stay fit!
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    Jun 05, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidBut it isn't and apparently they've already sold out in the UK stores.

    I can't believe some people think this is going to get them fit.

    [url]http://www.game.co.uk/wiifit/?cm_mmc=BMM-G-_-Software%20-%20Wii-_-Wii%20Fit-_-wii%20fit[/url]


    if anything it gets people on the right track; and it's something fun that can burn at least a few calories.

    Plus, the way they've got it setup makes it an extremely accurate scale, so you can just get on it once a day and plot your weight and calorie intake.
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    Jun 05, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    I read there was a problem in the UK where it was breaking it to people who considered themselves normal that they were actually considerably overweight and as a result of extensive complaints they had to change the interpretation of peoples BMI


    Hence why they delayed the release it in the US when it's been out in Europe for 2 months already.


    In other words they are telling Fat people they were actually thin to stop complaints and sell more...