Wii Fit Accessories
As a growing segment of the population is making the switch to Wii Fit and other fitness games designed for the Wii console, many gamers are also making the wise decision to investment in some of the Wii fitness accessories that are now on the market as well. While many people find that Wii Fit meets all of their exercise needs in a fitness game, others find that some of the other Wii fit games that have been designed are better suited for their personal tastes and fitness goals. Let’s take a look at the primary differences between the most popular Wii fit games that are currently on the market as well as the hottest selling Wii fit accessories, such as the Nunchuk and the several of Wii fit bundles of accessories available.
Wii Fit is by far the most popular fitness game designed for the Wii gaming console and is the perfect solution for individuals who are trying to stay on track with a fitness regimen for their overall health. With the second highest sales of every video game that has ever been on the market, there is no doubt that the Wii Fit is changing the way that people think about both gaming and exercise. Users begin by using accessories like the Wii fit balance board to get a full body profile and can then begin choosing from the 40 different activities available that sound right for them. As the first generation fitness game, Wii Fit certainly has some shortcomings that competitors like EA tried to capitalize on with their EA Sports Active fitness game, but Wii Fit is still a great starting place and you can usually find the game and some associated Wii accessories on sale at Amazon.
Wii Fit Plus
For fans of Wii Fitness who are looking to take their exercise sessions to the next level, Wii Fit Plus offers a number of features that are not found in the standard Wii Fit. For example, Wii Fit Plus offers far more opportunities for a player to personalize their gaming experience based on how they prefer to workout and their individual fitness goals. The Wii Fit Plus also has very engaging extra activities, such as skateboarding and Segway riding. This is a natural upgrade if you already own Wii Fit and the balance board. If you really want to spice up your workout, you can pick up a Wii accessory like the combo snowboard / skateboard that connects to the Wii fit balance board.
Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout
Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout is not for everyone, but this popular line of gyms is incredibly popular with fitness buffs. As its name suggest, Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout is designed to let gamers fit in a solid workout of their cardiovascular system. You can do running, boxing, skipping, and push-ups to name a few. The variety of exercises available is really impressive. You can even try log cutting if you feel so inclined! You can use Gold’s Gym Cardio with or without the balance board or other Wii fit accessories.
Julian Michaels’s Fitness Ultimatum
In the seasons since the Biggest Loser first appeared in the fall of 2004, professional trainers Julian Michaels and Bob Harper have inspired millions of viewers to get up off of the couch and start changing their lives, and fans of the show can start making their fitness goals a reality with Julian Michaels’s Fitness Ultimatum. The exercises in this game focus on high energy, high impact workouts that are primarily designed at burning calories. Fans of Michaels’ abrupt, no nonsense attitude give this game almost universely positive reviews, while other users report that her constant barking starts wearing a little thin after a while. Julian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum comes with some great software to help you track how far you have progressed toward your goals and is a great way for users to hold themselves accountable to staying on track with their workouts. This game also can be used with or without any Wii fit accessories you have. If you have the Wii fit balance board, great. If not, no problem.
Wii Nunchuk Controller
The Wii Nunchuk is one of the most useful Wii Fitness acessories, especially for those who play a number of other games on the Nintendo Wii in addition to their workout session. In fact, the nunchuk is pretty indispensable and if you don’t have one it should really get it as a bare minimum Wii fit accessory. The Nunchuk is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand of a gamer and allows for even greater interaction between a player and most Wii fit games during a workout session.
Wii Fit Balance Board
The Wii Fit balance board is one of the few Wii Fitness accessories that are required for some of the activities that come with the program, and most people would become regular users of the game find that they need to purchase the balance board at some point down the line. At this time, the Wii fit balance board must be purchased as part of a package that includes either Wii Fit or the newer Wii Fit Plus. When a users steps onto the device, the balance board responds to the movement of the player’s feet to control his or her activities within a given game. This remarkable device is able to calculate a users body mass index and uses Bluetooth technology to connect with the Wii gaming console. In addition to fitness games, this Wii Fit accessory works with dozens of other innovative games.
Wii Fit Yoga Mat
For users who prefer to include yoga in their workout routine, the Wii Fit Yoga Mat provides a comfortable compliment to the sixteen yoga poses that are included in the list of Wii Fit Activities. Unlike other Wii Fit accessories, the Wii Fit Yoga Mat can also be used without the use of the gaming console and can even be rolled up and taken to a traditional yoga class. This yoga mat is made out environmentally friendly materials and can be placed in between the Wii Fit Balance Board and your floor to reduce the likelihood of the board damaging your carpet or hardwood flooring. Many fitness enthusiasts prefer to use the offically licensed Nintendo Wii Fit Yoga Mat simply because the brand helps the change gears and get ready to workout, much like changing into one’s exercise clothes.
Wii Fit Dumbbells Set
The Wii Fit Dumbbells Set are an affordable Wii Fitness accessory that lets users add just a little bit of extra burn to their workouts. These Wii Fit accessories are simply two pound weights that can be attached to the Wii Fit Nunchuck and Wii Remote. The dumbbells are compatible with all Wii fitness based games, and some people enjoy the extra grip and weight that these items offer for non-fitness based games as well. While these Wii Fitness accessories will not help much with users who are trying to actually bulk up, they add the perfect amount of resistance needed to make a typical Wii Fit workout just a little bit more effective.