posted by leeorg (SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL) Feb 8, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
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This Wii game may not make use of the controller or the Wii Fitness mat, but don't underestimate its abilities to raise your hear rate, burn calories, and help you lose weight.
My Fitness Coach simulates an aerobics class environment in the comfort of your own home. Put on the sneakers, aerobics clothes, select the amount of time you want to work out (in 15 minute increments) and away you go!
The character is almost realistic, encouraging you to keep moving, guiding you through all the aerobic moves. In my case, she asks me how I'm feeling every so often and if the exercises were easy or hard to do. Using this information she gives me harder or easier exercises. At the end of the session, you're sweating, had a lot of fun, and feel better about yourself. There are also water breaks, stretches, and best of all you can tell when an exercise is going to begin, end, and what's coming up next. You can also incorporate hand weights, exercise ball, heart monitors, etc.
As for cons, some of the preliminary questions are very tedious and I would skip through most of them. The calendar doesn't help either. When keeping the exercises "easy" she does not bring much new exercises in. But it's still a pretty good variation.
Overall, this is a lot better than a work out DVD (does anyone buy those?). And it did get me moving! Don't have enough time? Select the 15 minute work out to do in the morning before showering and going to work.
This is a great game for anyone who wants to get into shape but can't afford a gym. The game keeps you on course with your own personal goal and rewards you for keeping up with it. The exercises are easy to do and even if there is some confusion, the 3d model demonstrates it nicely. There are different areas for you to work on such as flexibility, core, and lower body. You can workout as many times a day as you like. At the end of a certain amount of workouts, you complete a physical challenge which shows you where you are at now compared to before. Then the game adjusts the difficulty based on this new data. You can also change the difficulty manually so that you are not straining to keep up or getting bored from not being challenged enough. The only real problem that I had with the game (which isn't really significant) is the lack of music choices and workout areas. This game is for people of all ages and sizes. You can also get the family together and do a group workout. So I reccommend this game to everybody. I also reccommend that you buy it.
I like this game, great if you're looking for a workout that similar to being at a gym. And if you can't make out a move click on the tutorial and it will help you out. I like to use it before I use the wii fit.