exercise with xbox or wii

By chucha Latest Reply 2012-03-31 22:35:12 -0500
Started 2011-11-30 21:10:02 -0600

I was wondering if anyone has a xbox or wii. I am thinking about purchasing one for the exercise programs. I have a hard time getting to a gym so I thought this would be a start.

17 replies

chucha 2012-03-31 22:35:12 -0500 Report

After purchasing the WII fitness board, I had my A1C done 3 months later and it went from 8.3 to 7.1 in 3 months. My cholesterol also went down but it was low to begin with. It was for a total cholesterol 92. Triglycerides were 65. And I lost a total of 17 pounds in 3 months. I do enjoy the Yoga program at night. I would recommend a WII fitness board to people that want to some exercise.

Amalia707 2011-12-14 02:23:08 -0600 Report

Do u like workout videos? I enjoy them myself because I too dont have the time or money to pay for a monthly membership at a gym. But I "really" enjoy DVD workouts. Never did i see myself burning so much calories. Anyways, if U want more info let me know. Im familiar with different workout videos depending on what U are looking for. Happy Holidays!

hillwalker 2011-12-08 23:41:28 -0600 Report

i know a number of people that swear by them i'm a bit of a cold iron type myself but i understand some pt offices are using them as the programming makes it easy to push your limits

George1947 2011-11-30 22:44:14 -0600 Report

The only exercise I get with the Xbox is my thumbs get a good workout! :)

Not a good thing, but that's all I can move without pain…

Caroltoo 2011-11-30 22:49:15 -0600 Report

Oh, so sorry you guys, but when you can really use it, it is fun. My grandson and I played many games of tennis when I was visiting. I was excited to see my tennis serve still clocks in at 96 miles/hour, almost pro-level. That one even shocked my son. Of course, granny should also confess to a resounding case of frozen shoulder for the next 18 months. Oh, well, you know, moderation in all things! :)

chucha 2011-12-01 20:27:29 -0600 Report

I am thinking about getting one of the dance game. I would like to get one that has tennis or golf. Any recommendations?

Nick1962 2011-12-02 18:24:58 -0600 Report

The basic Wii games will give you a workout – Wii Play, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii Fit Plus. Between them there are about 30 different sports. Also, EA Sports “Grand Slam Tennis” will have you wheezing. If you do get the additional balance board (right now places like Target and Best Buy usually run a bundle deal), it also lets you track fitness progress. The system is rather cocky though, it groans when I step on the board. A couple cute and fun games are Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party and Raving Rabbids 2. In one you actually sit on the board and use your butt to balance your toboggan down a snowy hill.
Would recommend getting the “plus” model remote (or the “motion plus” attachment for the ones you get), and the rubber protector for the remote (makes it hurt less when you accidently hit your opponent), and the nunchuck accessory.
Real easy to set up, and I’d skip the rechargeable batteries. For the price of the batteries and charger you can buy a lot of AA batteries (which last about 6 months sometimes).

Caroltoo 2011-12-01 20:33:06 -0600 Report

My son is the IT person in my family. His is a Wii, but his set up is one only an IT person could understand.

Caroltoo 2011-12-01 20:58:05 -0600 Report

Oh, I do!! I suspect he made it much more complicated than it needed to be. He has his t.v., theatre, wii, and a few other things all set up through a pc he keeps in another room while all this stuff is in the family room.