Hot on the heels of Wii Sports, Nintendo and the award-winning Wii platform are launching another title aimed at getting us all up and moving about - Wii Fit. It's Nintendo's aim to turn the living room into a fitness center for the whole family with Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board. Family members will have fun getting a "core" workout, and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu.
- Lean to block soccer balls, swivel hips to power hoop twirls or balance to hold the perfect yoga pose. As users stand on the Wii Balance Board, included with Wii Fit, their body’s overall balance is tied to the game in a way they’ve never experienced before.
- Wii Fit also uses the Wii Balance Board for daily tests. These evaluate two key measures that a household can track via progress charts:
Body Mass Index (BMI): A weight evaluation based on a ratio of weight to height.
Wii Fit Age: The Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s center of gravity and conducting quick balance tests.
- Wii Fit includes more than 40 types of training activities designed to appeal to all members of a household. Training falls into four fitness categories;
Aerobic Exercise: 10-minute exercises that are designed to get the heart pumping.
Muscle Conditioning: Controlled motions using arms, legs and other body parts.
Yoga Poses: Classic poses that focus on balance and stretching.
Balance Games: Fun activities, such as ski jumping and heading soccer balls, which challenge the player’s overall body balance.
Nintendo have also kindly provided us with a short video clip of Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board in action - head over to our download section to check it out!