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Wii questions

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We have not purchased any type of gaming system for our kids, but now they are wanting a Wii Fit for Christmas. They have played their cousin's Wii, so they have been exposed to it a little. By the way - three girls ages 18,16, and 14.

Do you think it would be worth it, or just a phase they might get over? Is it even possible to find one anywhere now?

Some opinions would be great.

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I think not only will they love it, but you will too. They should be more available than last year.

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We got ours for Christmas and I still enjoy a little Guitar Hero, Mario Cart, and a little bowling here and there. My boys (there 6) would play it 24/7 if we would let them! The wife was hinting about the Wii fit the other day and my response was how will it look next to the towel rack A.K.A the treadmill! grin

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The wife was hinting about the Wii fit the other day and my response was how will it look next to the towel rack A.K.A the treadmill!

Yet your still here to talk about it today grin

I think I would have not survived that one.

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Good luck getting a kid to exercise even with a spiff system.

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The wii fit is fun and I have known folks that used it religously and lost weight. It does make it fun. I would suggest getting Mario Cart as well as it's a blast to play. If you google Biddy Boo's they are in stock.

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Thanks for a tip on where to find one, Sandmannd.

I have one daughter who used a Wii Fit as part of her physical therapy. She had a stress fracture in her lower tibia a year ago that hasn't fully healed yet. They had her doing the downhill skiing and balancing stuff on her weak leg. She said it would probably be good for my daughter and hubby who both have MS. They need to keep up with balancing stuff since they are both weak on the left side. That is the main reason they are asking for the Wii Fit.

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Seems like a good reason to me fishinchicks. Shoot me an email at s_e_hendricks at comcast dot net I know of a couple of deals I can help you with.

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You might be able to actually find a system, lucky, but can be done. Wii Fit on the other hand has been pretty tough to find, so if you see it, grab it.

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Thanks for a tip on where to find one, Sandmannd.

I have one daughter who used a Wii Fit as part of her physical therapy. She had a stress fracture in her lower tibia a year ago that hasn't fully healed yet. They had her doing the downhill skiing and balancing stuff on her weak leg. She said it would probably be good for my daughter and hubby who both have MS. They need to keep up with balancing stuff since they are both weak on the left side. That is the main reason they are asking for the Wii Fit.

Same thing for me, I wont go into details but I had some medical problems over the summer that required extensive physical therapy. My therapist suggested wii fit for me to work at home with. I laughed at first, but now that I have actually tried it myself I use it everyday as part of my rehab. Its mostly for the balance and fine motor skills, but I can work for an hour on there and just be dripping in sweat. It has definately help aid in my recovery but also been very fun at the same time.

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I would have never of believed you could brake a sweat playing a video game until we got a Wii!

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It has been harder to convince hubby to go ahead and get one than I thought it would. He is so anti-video game anything that he can't see how this is different. We'll see what happens.

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Woo Hoo! Got the green light. However, the girls are not going to receive this gift on Christmas Eve when we will be opening our other gifts. They will wake up to more gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. That was hubby's stipulation. grin

Now, hopefully I can still find what I need.

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My wife found our wii in colorado springs. One of her co-workers husbands travels a lot and knew we where looking for one. The had plenty of them on hand and he made a quick phone call for the go ahead. Networking at its finest!

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The fit is awesome makes for competition healthiness excercise fun Its an excercise machine and as a bonus you cannot hang clothes or put your coat on it. Airjer I know wha cho tawkin bout

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I haven't tried Wii Fit but I'm guessing it's got nothing on DDR in terms of calorie burning. A boss song on expert will require more effort on your part than jogging a mile and a half, and the songs are all of 100 seconds long. Then again that requires that you work at it enough to get to a difficult level. A 7 footer is a walk in the park, an 8 footer will make a good warmup, a 9 footer will definitely take it's toll on you, and a 10 footer will have your legs burning.

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