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Wii Fit (Wii)

by Nintendo
Nintendo Wii
 Ages 3 and Over
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000VJRU44
  • Product Dimensions: 52.1 x 33.7 x 8.3 cm ; 4.5 Kg
  • Release Date: 25 April 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,033 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The active-play phenomenon started by Wii Sports now spreads to your whole body thanks to Wii Fit and the pressure-sensitive Wii Balance Board, which comes bundled with it. Used together players will experience an extensive array of fun, dynamic and surprisingly challenging activities, including aerobics, yoga, muscle stretches and balance oriented games. The focus of these activities is towards providing a "core" workout, a popular exercise method that emphasizes slower, controlled motions, but it's the fun approach to fitness of Wii Fit that will keep players hooked on fitness for years to come.

'Wii Fit' game logo

Have fun while you get fit
The Wii Balance Board
The Wii Balance Board.
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Calculate your BMI and Wii Fit age
Calculate your BMI and Wii Fit age.
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Enjoy a wide variety of mini-games
Enjoy a wide variety of mini-games.
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Follow your own personal trainer
Follow your own personal trainer.
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Track your progress against friends
Track your progress against friends.
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The Wii Fit Balance Board
The primary tenet of Wii Fit is balance. Your centre of balance, the point between your left and right sides when you stand upright, has a lot to do with your health. Those without an even centre of balance will be unnaturally compensating for this imbalance, which causes their posture to become misaligned, increasing the possibility of putting unnecessary strain on their bodies. This is where the Wii Balance Board comes in.

Similar in appearance to a step aerobics board, the Wii Balance Board is much, much more. Easily capable of supporting weights up to a maximum of 300 pounds, it is sturdy and precise, able to measure weight and register pressure accurately when placed on a variety of flat surfaces. This advanced level of sensitivity allows for both the wide range of activities found in the Wii Fit software as well as the board's amazing ability recognize individual players by their weight alone.

Getting Started: Create a Profile
Before you jump into doing exercises and activities, you’ll start by creating a profile. This is done easily and intuitively by simply choosing a Mii, entering your height and age information, and doing a few quick tests that will serve as a baseline for your new Wii fitness regimen. These tests are:

  • BMI Check: BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that is the standard used by agencies such as the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health. To check your BMI, you’ll enter your height then stand on the Wii Balance Board and let it read your weight.
  • Wii Fit Age: After you’ve checked your BMI, you’ll do a basic balance test and find out your current Wii Fit Age. This basic balance test measures how well you can control your left and right balance. Based on the results, you’ll be assigned a Wii Fit Age.

Four Categories of Fun
Once you have created your profile it's time to have some fun. Wii Fit features four main categories of exercises to choose from: Strength Training, Aerobics, Yoga and Balance Games. Wii Fit will guide you through the first three with the help of your own virtual personal trainer, while the balance games offer variety and fun to help keep you engaged and excited about your fitness goals. In addition, as you spend time exercising, you’ll earn Fit Credits that unlock additional exercises and activities within your favourite categories that will allow you to continue to push yourself. See more detail on the four categories below:

  • Strength Training: Put your strength to the test with muscle-toning exercises like Single Leg Extension, Sideways Leg Lift, Arm and Leg Lift, Single-Arm Stand, Torso Twists, Rowing Squat, Single Leg Twist, Lunge, Push-Up and Side Plank, Jackknife, Plank and Triceps’ Extension. Challenges include Push-Up Challenge, Plank Challenge and Jackknife Challenge.
  • Aerobics: Get your heart pumping with fun, interactive Aerobic exercises like Hula Hoop, Basic Step, Basic Run, Super Hula Hoop, Advanced Step, 2-P Run, Rhythm Boxing, Free Step and Free Run.
  • Yoga: Work on your balance and flexibility with Yoga poses and activities like Deep Breathing, Half-Moon, Dance, Cobra, Bridge, Spinal Twist, Shoulder Stand, Warrior, Tree, Sun Salutation, Standing Knee, Palm Tree, Chair, Triangle and Downward-Facing Dog.
  • Balance Games: Get into the action with fun, balanced-based games like Soccer Heading, Ski Slalom, Ski Jump, Table Tilt, Tightrope Walk, Balance Bubble, Penguin Slide, Snowboard Slalom and Lotus Focus.

Keep Track of Your Progress
Because keeping fit is an ongoing process, Wii Fit also tracks the activities you do the most and puts them into your Favourites category. With this information players can note exercises and activities that they are strong in, as well as others that may need to improve at. Some of the ways players can use this information for are to:

  • Keep tabs on your daily progress with easy-to-understand graphs and charts. Using your personal profile, you can set goals, view a graph of your BMI results over time, see how many Fit Credits you’ve earned, check your Wii Fit Age and even enter exercise time you’ve done outside of Wii Fit. It’s all about coming back and exercising a little every day, and the personal profile makes tracking your daily progress simple and easy.
  • Quickly check your Wii Fit Age and BMI without even putting the game in the console by going directly to the Wii Fit Channel.
  • Allow up to eight family members can create their own profiles in Wii Fit. On the profile-selection screen, everyone in the family can see each other’s recent BMI progress and Fit Credit total. This will allow families to have a friendly competition to exercise and get fit.
Variety, fun and progress tracking; Wii Fit has it all. So, Wii owners if you ready to reclaim your balance and get fit all you need is Wii Fit, a few minutes a day to play and the urge to have fun. Get on board today.

Product Description

Nintendo Wii Fit with Wii Balance Board. Videogame peripherals of the past sometimes put focus on the feet instead of the hands. From the Power Pad from the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System to the dance mat used in the Dance Dance Revolution series, gamers the world over have used their walking sticks for more physical gameplay experiences. But nothing that preceded it can compare to Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board, turning the living room into a fitness centre for the whole family.

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153 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting Fit is Fun????? 9 Sep 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My husband & I deliberately took our time to purchase a Wii Fit as we wanted to see a few reviews before taking the plunge. A few friends had got one and they liked it. However, the seal of approval that came from my brother-in-law was the one that made us decide. He had his a week and cancelled his gym subscription saying that this Wii Fit was better than any gym and made him "use muscles he didn't know he had!" From a bloke who was in the army for 10 years, that is some endorsement!!

We got ours last week and apart from being perhaps a wee bit awkward to set up - mostly in the configuring the balance board to the console; the instructions on this aren't the best - but once it was up & running, it was a dawdle.

You have to load in personal details like your age & height but this is easily done with your normal Wii remote. There is emphasis on your balance & centre of gravity and is the starting point for your assessment. This made me think of the Alexander Technique which is considered to be the best 'thing' for posture improvement etc. A few fun games later & this thing has you sussed. It then gives you the once over for weight, height etc and presents you with the final reading. I had no problems with either the BMI or the weight it gave me. Both of these were in keeping with my last gym assessment.

I am a member of a ladies 30-min gym which concentrates mostly on muscle tone so my cardiovascular exercise is not what I would like it to be. I don't really have enough self-discipline to go out running or swimming etc which was one of the main reasons for getting the Wii Fit. I still thought I was of ok fitness though..... until I got on the darn thing!!!
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746 of 759 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does this spell the end for the gym??? 1 May 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Well, I've had my Wii Fit for a week now and I'm still as hooked. Infact, as you unlock more features the more you use it, I'm even MORE impressed than I was when I got it, and that's saying something!

If you are considering the Wii Fit because you want to lose some weight, or tone up, or improve your fitness, then I can say without fear that this WILL provide you with all you need to achieve your goal. Whatever your current activity level, Wii Fit has something to help you improve.

I was concerned that perhaps this would be a 'token gesture' of a fitness game. It isn't. This is the real thing and Nintendo should be congratulated on not just throwing out a quick fitness gimmick, but on taking the time to really cover all aspects of fitness.

Not only have I used this every day, but I wake up looking forward to my next shot! I spend time working on my posture and balance - which is built into some great games but which are also very insightful, and a bit of an eyeopener. The Balance Board is so well created that, in seconds, it was able to tell a friend of mine that he slouches, has terrible posture, and explained exactly what he was doing wrong, and how he could correct it. It was absolutely bang on.

I then spend time doing some aerobic activity, like jogging, hula hoops (great for the hips, thighs, and bum), and step dance. This lot will have you sweating every bit as much as a trip to the gym. But it's great fun too!

I can then spend some time on toning up with the help of my personal trainer. And to cool down, I do some yoga... something I have never even considered before but which I'm enjoying. The board is so sensitive that it really ensures you achieve the correct technique.
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141 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting fit at last is fun!! 30 April 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having tried gym membership several times over the years with the best of intentions I can honestly say this is so much more fun! I must admit I have concentrated more on the "fun" aerobic & balance exercises and haven't tried out yoga at all yet. The muscle strengthening exercises are even interesting as you endevour to keep your balance in the correct place ....which also helps to ensure you do the exercise properly.

Hula hoops certainly works the abdo muscles ( ones I didn't know I had !!) and the step routine is just like the real thing ( and I still go the wrong way.)
If you can ski the slalom brings back memories of winter holidays... and my husband who can't ski, skiied it just like beginners do by trying to turn with his shoulders !! The running you would think is a a gimmick but it is so much easier running on your lounge floor after a little Mii and being overtaken by dogs !! I even found myself waving at spectators on the grass (well they waved at me first!!) And every now & then something happens to make you laugh ...like being overtaken by another mii who then promptly falls flat on his face.

All in all ..... great fun and a good aid to fitness for the unfit & the over 40's who don't what to compete in the gym but don't want to turn to seed either !!

Get it ..... you won't regret it
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth getting - a total family hit 9 Aug 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Wii Fit is absolutely brilliant for the whole family - we actually cry with laughter at our efforts to perform the tasks it takes us through. Especially some of the hilarious balance games - notably the penguin slide which is a personal favourite of mine too for its glorious silliness!
Hula hoop competitions are a level playing field for us with even the youngest being able to 'win' for a change. A feature not often mentioned and that I am very pleased with is 'free step' in the aerobic section. You can set your Mii up to step for a defined amount of time of your choice and the rhythym is marked by means of sound from the Wiimote. You can then switch to a DVD or a TV channel and continue your stepping exercise to the sound of the beat for as long as you like. It does raise your heart rate, get you warm and allow you a gentle exercise session in your living room. No, not quite a full on gym experience but terrific for those wanting some gentle regular and non boring exercise.
Wish Nintendo would sort their distribution problems out as this crazy shortage seems contrived and desperately unfair - those profiteering should be ashamed. If you can get one without paying over the odds though, I heartily recommend it! 5 stars from the whole family (aged from 41 down to 3)!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 22 days ago by margo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love playing the wii games with it. Works exactly as it is suposed to
Published 27 days ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it been on it every day
Published 1 month ago by SARAH J SHEPPARD
4.0 out of 5 stars This product works well but it is a little gimmicky ...
This product works well but it is a little gimmicky. Most of our family quickly got tired of the exercises and it is now gathering dust. It does work welkl though.
Published 1 month ago by Robert J Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's my keep fit gear?
Really good fun, bought this after my daughter moved to London and took her wii fit with her so gave me an incentive to get fit. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mum plum
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 2 months ago by MR BRIAN D PECK
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!
LOVE IT! HELPED ME LOSE 2 STONE (WITH EXERCISE OF COURSE)! GREAT!
Published 2 months ago by Yvonne
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied
It didn't work at first. I was puzzled. I googled it up and found that I had to sync it.
I was happy when it worked. One very happy lady!
Published 4 months ago by AJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii fit
Wii fit is easy to use and fun for all the family, lots of different types of games to play like bowling, tennis, hula hoop, ski jump, step aerobics, yoga and many more. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs D Rowland
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Bought this so long ago, we did use it and it was good, however haven't used the Wii for some time
Published 6 months ago by greenfinger
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