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tmjpain
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   Posted 1/30/2010 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you like it? Is it worth it? Where did you buy it and what was the price? Do you have the Wii Fit Plus? What was that price? Sorry for all the questions but I was looking at buying one and use it as a way to get exercise. Thanks for you input.
         
 
 
            Suzane


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   Posted 1/30/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Suzane! I don't have a Wii but just about all of my sons' friends do - and they all love it! I've heard their parents do, too. My sons really want one, but they'll just have to 'slum it' with their Xboxes and PSIIs. lol! If I have to hear "But alllll of my friends have one" one more time............! I know the Wii is a bit more expensive than the other systems, but from what I've heard it's worth it. Sorry if this doesn't help much, but I tried!

tmjpain
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   Posted 1/30/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hubby bought one for me today. $209 canadian. just want to look for the wii fit which is supposed to be excellent. I need some form of exercise.
         
 
 
            Suzane


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   Posted 1/31/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   
TMJ we bought our 4 yr old grandson one for Christmas. He has played one at his aunts and other grandmothers for a year. The Fitness program sells here in Tx for $99 all the time. From what I have heard the fitness program really works great if a person is willing to commit to it.
 

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   Posted 1/31/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
We bought one just after the holidays because we had a lot of fun with it while visiting family. The prices are pretty standard: The system is $199.99 and the Wii Fit Plus is $99.99 in the US. You may find some package deals where if you buy everything at once, you get something free. The system comes with a sports game that is fun. It's cheaper than a gym membership, cheaper than most workout equipment (bikes, treadmills), and you can buy new games when you get bored.

I like the balance board and Fit plus game. I've been practicing yoga for years but the system was still helpful. Since using it, my balance and posture has improved. The balance board weighs you so the program can tell you about how many calories you've burned during your workout. The Fit plus makes the exercising fun and makes it a challenge to break your record by working harder. It's a great family activity, watching certain family members "hula hoop" was the highlight of my winter vacation. If you already own a Wii, I think it's a great addition.

I did not like the Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 that we impulsively purchased. It seems impossible to do some of the exercises the way "she" expects, plus, she's really mean. I don't need some imaginary person telling me that I'm wasting her time because I can't do 20 push ups the way she wants. We don't watch Biggest Loser so we didn't know she was such a &^&$.

Some friends have recommended the Gold's Gym Cardio game. It has a lot of boxing workouts. They say it's a good cardio game, especially if you are a beginner. I haven't purchased it yet, but I've seen sales or coupon deals where you can get it for $15.00.

I don't use the Wii as my main fitness tool but it is definitely going to be a big part of it. As with everything, you need to invest the time on a regular basis for it to work best.

tmjpain
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   Posted 1/31/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info.
do you know the difference between the fitness plus and the fitness
do i need to buy an extra remote, i guess only if two play, but i guess for the exercises you are just doing it yourself anyways, right??
other games that you like?
 
thanks
         
 
 
            Suzane


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   Posted 1/31/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
We have a Wii system but not with the Wii Fit. We got Just Dance and The Biggest Loser games instead. They are really good exercise and the Just Dance game is really fun to play! You just dance like they do on the screen to pop and 80's music! It's funny to watch my DH who has NO RHYTHM AT ALL trying to do it! I laugh so hard! (I know, not nice huh? LOL!)
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tmjpain
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   Posted 1/31/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks tammy sounds like fun the dancing.
so do you need to buy extra controllers and nunchuks?
         
 
 
            Suzane


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   Posted 1/31/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wii Fit Plus is the newer version of Wii Fit. It has some extra features and games. Unless you get the older one at a really good discount, I think you should get the Fit Plus.

You only need one set of controller/nunchuks if the game is for one person. Any competitive game for two or more that you all play at once would require one set/person. Some games don't require nunchuks.

privey
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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
tmj,
I was thinking of the same thing for myself so let me know how it works before I decide. I was watching an infomercial on it this morning and decided I was going to do some research. The prices are about the same around here, about $200 for the Wii and $100 for the Fitness Plus.

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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
We bought one just before the annual Christmas rush to buy them. We got ours, with a sports package- ie baseball bat, tennis racket, bowling, etc for 179.99 . We also bought Dance, Dance Revolution for our daughters, and a few car racing games for our sons. We like Wii over the other systems for a couple of reasons- it is by far, the most family friendly system- no matter what your age is, it will get you up and moving around- 2- it gets you up and moving- you can't sit on your behind and play- well you can some games, but it is difficult to do. The game programs are mostly friendly to younger and teen aged kids- which means that I don't see the number of shootem up, kill the guy with a gun, blow things up, games that you tend to find with the other systems.
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mrsm123
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I forgot, Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus both sell for around 99.99 with the mat and other stuff that comes in the accessory kit, including the game. If you buy the game alone and then the mat, I think it is about 119.00 separately......
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too


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   Posted 2/17/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have the Wii. Its great for keeping the stress down on those days when the pain is horrible or for a distraction from the pain as well. It is part of my distraction tool kit and I don't know what I would do without it. I don't have the wii fit, but I play tons of games that do give stretching tech. and other excersizes that are helpful to those of us that are dealing with CP. Surprising that a 46 year old woman could find fun and enjoyment in a game console that most kids play with huh?

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   Posted 2/17/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
tmj, so nice to see you, how r you doing?
I don't have a wii but I do have a ps2 as my daughter was into ddr (dance dance revolution),
If you have "Game Stop" store you can try to get one refurbished or used. just a passing thought,
I hope you enjoy it..
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Jadensmommy
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   Posted 2/17/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh I guess I forgot to check back on this thread after I replied to it! Stupid fog! LOL To answer your question to my post, you don't need extra controllers or nunchucks, or anything special to play the Just Dance game. Also, I forgot to mention that we did purchase our Wii at GameStop. It was gently used, and cost us $129.99! We had an Xbox before that but sold it for more than we paid for the Wii! GameStop is an awesome place to find used systems and games for cheaper than you can find them in the retail stores. We buy everything from there! We are actually going there again this weekend to see what we can find! LOL I like the fact that you can hook your Wii up to the internet. Ours is hooked up and I can play games with friends who are online.

Let us know if you get one!

Good luck!
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Pain issues: Pain in neck and upper/lower back, chest/ribcage pain, Degenerative joint disease in both knees, migraine headaches, very painful menstrual cramping, pelvic pain.

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Dagger
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   Posted 2/17/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Pretty soon you'll be able to stream Netflix movies through the Wii so that makes it even better!
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