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just wondering for the wintertime....I'm still dealing with a rt shoulder injury from work, that would still hinder me from doing any kind of press, raises, or butterfly exercises.<br><br>
I've wanted a WII anyway, and was wondering if there are enough programs out there to really get a good exercise in with? I'm also really interested in starting yoga too.
 

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I think it is, if you can stick with it. I have one and I started out great, quit for a long time and then just started using it again.<br><br>
I did enjoy seeing where I was with my weight when I first started using it and where I'm at now. There is a 20 pound difference between last year and this year, and the downward slant on the graph is encouraging.<br><br>
I only have the wii fitness, but some of the other programs look like fun too. One thing I really like about it is some of the activities are really fun and it doesn't feel like exercising, plus you can't help but want to beat your previous score. My favorites are step, advanced step and the ski slalom. On the down side, I've never done yoga and I'm never sure I'm doing it right, even following along with the instructor.
 

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good to know...While I'd rather be in the gym for the winter, there's no sense in paying for a membership if I can't use the weights. I really probably should go back to have this shoulder checked out.
 

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The Wii has a lot of fitness games and would provide exercise for the average Joe who really didn't work out much. I think the X-box and Kinect would provide a much better workout and is a superior gaming system for when you return to your usual workouts. I've used both systems for fitness and gaming... and if forced to choose one, it would be X-box hands down.
 

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I have a Wii fit and don't use it. I found the program cumbersome. For example, I need 30-60 minutes in my target heartrate zone each day in order to lift my mood (I exercise mainly for mental health). But with the Wii I had to spend an extra 20 minutes or so just switching from activity to activity and waiting for things to load and so forth. It couldn't keep my heartrate up. However, the Wii as a fitness tool isn't a terrible idea. Playing DDR on the Wii was tons of fun and got my HR up. I haven't done it for a while though. I'm sure there are plenty of other active games that you could do for fit fun.<br><br>
That said, if you're budget conscious and don't think you'd get any other use out of a gaming system then I'd suggest that you just use fitness videos for the Winter. They are the cheapest option because you can find them almost anywhere or download them to a DVR or stream them through Roku. You can find fitness videos on Hulu for free! For example:<br><a href="http://www.hulu.com/kathy-smith" target="_blank">http://www.hulu.com/kathy-smith</a><br><a href="http://www.hulu.com/get-fit-stay-fit" target="_blank">http://www.hulu.com/get-fit-stay-fit</a>
 

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that may be a better idea actually... my youngest daughter would have liked to have a WII a few yrs ago, but now she's 19 and only here at night basically between school and jobs. I'll have to see about getting a computer to TV cable, so I could watch the hulu on the bigger screen.....thanks for the ideas!<br><br>
And it was good you noted about the not wanting a gaming system actually.
 

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If you have an iphone there are some great apps for that too. Nike has a Training Club program for free that I use, it has some calisthenics you'd have issues with for now but you could substitute.
 

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meh, I would suggest getting some real training gear instead.
 

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Luckily, I got to borrow my daughter's before investing in it, which was a good thing because I did not like it.<br>
I just bought a couple of exercise/dance dvd's that I am hoping will keep me moving during the winter months. Once the temperature hits below 45 I seriously doubt I will be motivated enough to keep up my morning walk. Which is sad, because I love it. And I am the kind of person who, if I don't exercise in the a.m., will not exercise at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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thanks all for your tips!<br><br>
envy....shoulder injury is preventing weight training, which is what I really enjoy doing during the winter. I can't raise a 10# dumbell more than a ~50 degree angle out to my side.....and can't press or do butterflies....it's already been like 5-6 weeks too!
 

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I used the WII fit through all the levels. I wouldn't say it was worth very much. Only perhaps, when the weather is too extreme to go outside and walk or run. I find walking for a couple of hours to be far more effective. I usually try to walk at least an hour and a half a day. P90X is a great workout but, if your nursing an injury don't do it till you get better.
 

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I have the Wii Fit. It was fun initially but the novelty soon wears off. Nothing can replace going out or going to the gym to exercise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Plus it can be a bit glitchy sometimes. The remote doesn't always register your movement.
 

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I was thinking about getting one also.
 

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envy....shoulder injury is preventing weight training, which is what I really enjoy doing during the winter. I can't raise a 10# dumbell more than a ~50 degree angle out to my side.....and can't press or do butterflies....it's already been like 5-6 weeks too!</div>
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There are tons of exercises that don't target the shoulders though.
 

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just wondering for the wintertime....I'm still dealing with a rt shoulder injury from work, that would still hinder me from doing any kind of press, raises, or butterfly exercises.<br><br>
I've wanted a WII anyway, and was wondering if there are enough programs out there to really get a good exercise in with? I'm also really interested in starting yoga too.</div>
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I think it is if you're looking for a mellow, low intensity work out, like with anything you get what you give.
 
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