Get Your Health On with Nintendo Wii Fit Plus

Get Your Health On with Nintendo Wii Fit Plus

Gregory Han
Oct 5, 2009

The Wii Fit Plus launched this weekend, giving us some second thoughts about trying out the "Insanity" program of infommercial fame for something more lax, digital and easy going. For those already with a Wii and a desire to sneak in some physical activity for themselves or your kids, the 20 "games" the Wii Fit Plus offers using the balance board might be a good stepping stone to better health...

"Experienced users and newcomers alike will look forward to every Wii Fit Plus session, thanks to a host of new features and enhancements. In addition to all of the original Wii Fit™ aerobic, yoga, strength training and balance activities, Wii Fit Plus features more than 20 new activities to step up the fun, including skateboarding and a Segway® course. To suit each user's schedule, workouts can be set to any duration in five-minute intervals up to an hour, and users can choose from specialized routines that focus on specific fitness goals or target areas. Also, players can now see an estimated amount of calories burned during each workout while tracking their overall progress. Another new feature even incorporates animals by letting players track their pets' weight and create custom Mii™ characters for them."

Did they mention a Segway course? Isn't that practically the antithesis to physical activity? Nevertheless, the game is sure to be a hit amongst parents, kids and adults alike, for the sheer fun of watching people move awkwardly to invisible obstacles and other digital opponents (we're all for getting your exercise any way that you find fun and engaging). The Wii Fit Plus and the Wii Balance Board are available packaged together for $99.99, while the game itself is just $19.99.

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