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Old 15.12.2010, 11:46
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Exercise with Wii or Xbox

Do you exercise with a Wii or Xbox? Do you really get a real workout from it?

I'm considering getting a Wii or Xbox for Christmas for this purpose.

Do you use any particular games or accessory?
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Old 15.12.2010, 11:55
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

See here:

did Wii fit you (Nil's thread).

It did for me for at least 6 months. Now, it's mostly the boys. I may get the Michael Jackson Wii game for Christmas, and try out some boogieing work-out then. We have the balance board, steering wheel and extra nun-chucks. The balance board is a must if you ask me, it's great for Wii Fit, and you can't do nearly as much as without it.

The X-Box with the kinetic sensor looks cool. I would definitely have a look at that now before choosing a Wii again.
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Do you exercise with a Wii or Xbox? Do you really get a real workout from it?

I'm considering getting a Wii or Xbox for Christmas for this purpose.

Do you use any particular games or accessory?
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Old 15.12.2010, 12:22
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

Having had both I would go for the Wii. It's so much more fun and I love the fact it gets me off my bum
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Having had both I would go for the Wii. It's so much more fun and I love the fact it gets me off my bum
Presumably, since he's talking about exercise, Phos is considering the Kinect - which will also get him off his bum.

I can't give you an opinion on the Xbox exercise (though I hear the Kinect is a lot of fun), but I will say that I never really got into exercising with the Wii; it got boring quickly. I find it a lot easier - and more enjoyable - to push myself in the gym or on a run. But if you can stick with it, either one is better than nothing!
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

I got myself one of these:

www.tacxvr.com

It's PC based, not Wii or Xbox but it definately keeps you fit
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Presumably, since he's talking about exercise, Phos is considering the Kinect - which will also get him off his bum.

I can't give you an opinion on the Xbox exercise (though I hear the Kinect is a lot of fun), but I will say that I never really got into exercising with the Wii; it got boring quickly. I find it a lot easier - and more enjoyable - to push myself in the gym or on a run. But if you can stick with it, either one is better than nothing!

I didn't want to embarrass her, but she doesn't read these, but I was thinking about getting one for my wife. We don't like to go running when it is cold outside. And yes, I would use it also if it is worthwhile.
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

There will be a flood of cheap Wii's as people upgrade to the Kinect.

I got shot of my Wii and now have the Kinect. The 360 can now do both hardcore gaming and now the family type games that the wii was famed for.

I would go for the Xbox 360 and Kinect
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There will be a flood of cheap Wii's as people upgrade to the Kinect.

I got shot of my Wii and now have the Kinect. The 360 can now do both hardcore gaming and now the family type games that the wii was famed for.

I would go for the Xbox 360 and Kinect

I like the accessories for Wii, e.g., free-weights, rifles, balancing boards, etc. I wonder if Xbox 360 has as many.
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

try the PS3. Zumba fitness is out with the PS3 Move.
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

buy wii and.. it seems to work for her...



I actually do real exercise, so I jsut wawnted to subscribe to see the opinions
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

I have the Wii and I like it. Never tried the Kinect, but the ads look good.
I have all the Wii Sports and Sports Resort and Wii Fit games, but I'm not much of a "repeating exercises" person. The best workout I get is from the game "Dance". There's a second version out now which has more songs.
I believe there's something similar on Kinect but I've never tried it.
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Re: Exercise with Wii or Xbox

I have been using Your Shape: Firness Evolved on the Xbox with Kinect for several days now; the Wii fir & Wii avtive that I have will now be staying in their cases. The Kinect system is just so much better.
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I have been using Your Shape: Firness Evolved on the Xbox with Kinect for several days now; the Wii fir & Wii avtive that I have will now be staying in their cases. The Kinect system is just so much better.
That's what I've been hearing too. Perhaps time to pass on the Wii to the boys and wish for an Xbox Kinect for my next birthday
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