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Wii My Fitness Coach

Updated on August 16, 2009

My Fitness Coach

Nintendo has created fitness video games that are geared toward getting you off the couch, moving around, sweating, and getting fit. You no longer have to go to the gym and feel self-conscious or embarrassed as to how you're training or what you look like. You can now get fit and train at home. It's actually pretty simple.

The Wii games generally offer a means to keep track of your progress so that you can see yourself improving. Some of them offer visual progress of your Mii character and others offer a menu screen showing you how much you've progressed.

But, even still it can be hard to get fit if you're not geared at changing your diet and making sure that you are truly ready to get fit and get in shape if you're not in it- mind, body, and soul.

My Fitness Coach provides a personal trainer so that you can get into the shape that you want to see yourself in. My Fitness Coach allows your to create, engage in, and even track your own fitness program. This way you don't have to let a computer game set your sites, and get fed up because the goals are too high; you can set your own fitness program, follow the activities, and make sure that you get in shape.

If you think that you're ready to take on the challenge of My Fitness Coach, then continue reading so that you can figure out if the Wii game is the one that is going to get you in shape. Find out what challenges you may encounter and what a few problems or user issues with the game may be.


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When you first get started with My Fitness Coach with the Wii, you will be evaluated according to your current fitness level. This will help you set your goals, and whether you want to strive for weight loss, core body strength, increased flexibility, or some other fitness goal, the Wii will help you get there.

Your personal trainer, Maya, will be there for you to give you valuable advice, as well as give you pep talks to keep you going. She will try to keep you motivated along the way, and you'll be able to see a graph showing your progress as you go.

But, as mentioned prior, you can set your own goals and customize your experience by choosing your environment, workout music, etc. There are almost 500 different unique exercises that are there to ensure that no workout will be the same, no matter what your fitness goal is. You can customize the game further by choosing your own workout schedule, time frame you hope to reach your goal, and the frequency you will use to meet your goal. This way everything is up to you, and you can work at your own pace; the game is just to help you see where you're going and to help you figure out the best way to get you there.

You may find the some of the activities assume that you have tons of space to work with, so you may be a little constricted if you only allot yourself a small area to do your Wii exercises.

As for the actual exercises, some people find that when switching from one routine to a cool-off routine, the music can be hard to bare, and in some cases the trainer may move a little to fast for you. As for the yoga poses, be careful, as some of them are not for beginners, and some aren't the most popular poses that you'll find in yoga, but the yoga sessions are definitely great for your limber training and goal.s

As for the workout, if you follow what the trainer on the screen says, you should be able to get fit according to the schedule that you chose, but with some of the exercises, you want to be careful as they don't necessarily customize to your personal handicaps, but seriously, it's just a video game. It's not like you're exercising with a real-life trainer who could help you customize the exercises for your knee, back, or shoulder problems. So, definitely keep that in mind. Don't expect too much from a video game. They can only do so much, and in terms of what they've provided, it's a pretty good start to getting yourself fit.


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    • myawn profile image


      9 years ago from Florida

      This sounds very nice I need fitness but not too hard,I will check it out.Nice hub.

    • DynamicS profile image

      Sandria Green-Stewart 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Very cool because I planned to buy the wii fit for Christmas gift for the family. Thanks for the info.

    • davbaby profile image


      9 years ago from San Antonio

      I got this for DS. I hope it's as good. As usual, it's still in the box :P


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