Wii game consoles and fit boards are flying off the shelves. Many kids, parents, and even grandparents have been using the Wii with the hopes of losing weight. With so many games out there, many are left wondering which games are the best and which are the games you will want to use again and again. Here are some of my personal favorite fun yet effective games:
1. Gold Gym Cardio Workout
With Gold Gym Cardio Workout you can get a real workout doing fun activities like boxing, running, and much more. It is compatible with the Balance Board. There are different levels of difficulty to this game is great for a novice or an athlete. It is a fun way to add variety to your work out and easily track your progress.
2. Walk It Out
Walk It Out is a great way to work out for those who hate to work out. It is surprisingly fun and addictive. It is great for those people who can’t do high impact exercises. Players walk in rhythm of an in-game soundtrack and complete mini-games that exercise the mind and body. You enjoy cartoonish surroundings as you walk yourself to fit. You can choose to use the DDR mat or the Wii Balance Board controllers.
3. Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit Plus is an update of the Wii Fit not a sequel. It was designed to improve a person’s overall fitness. You can personalize your weight loss goals and track your progress. There is yoga, strength, balance, and other game options. One new exercise is Rhythm Kung-Fu. In this new exercise you try different poses with silly background music. It requires the Wii Balance Board.
4. EA Sports Active
The Wii Sports Active is more than just a game. For about $50, you get the Wii game, and the additional accessories you need to complete the exercises. It has 20 minute circuits that contain several different exercises that target different parts of the body. It tracks your progress. It is compatible with the Wii Balance Board but is not required. It requires more energy than most games and may leave you sweating.
5. Just Dance
Just Dance features more than 30 songs like “You Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer and modern day pop songs like “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry. The lyrics for each song scroll along at the bottom so you can sing along to the beat. It is even more fun to dance along with the whole family. It can be an easy way get your kids active along with you.