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Wii Fit U Challenge 2014

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Wii Fit U Challenge

With the new year comes new resolutions and promises to make changes to your life. I’m not very different from everyone else with the resolutions I vow to make.  Getting fit and healthy is a common promise I put together for myself, one that is a struggle all year long. I have good intentions and even manage to work on my goals but easily get sidetracked with everyday tasks and responsibilities. This time I’m going to start working on a new program, the Wii Fit U Challenge.  I think being a part of an organized group experience should hold me more accountable for the time I spend working on me.

The program is designed to feel familiar to Wii Fit but offers many more interactive and comprehensive upgrades than its predecessor.

There is the obvious improvement, the Wii U game pad controller. This device works not only as a controller but as it’s own gaming device, internet browser and entertainment system that can stream video.

Wii Fit U Challenge

When working on Wii Fit U it works just as the remote but in my opinion a touch easier. No more fiddling with point the remote to just the right spot to hit Quit or Retry. The game pad sits on the floor in front of me while I’m working out. It can even serve as a mirror to show me if I’ve performing the yoga poses correctly.

Wii Fit U introduced more than 15 new activities to get gamers working on their health and fitness. My favorites so far are luge, rowing and super ski jump.

Wii Fit U Challenge Luge

The Gym Community is by far the most interactive component to the system. This allows me to log in and share my experiences and achievements with other users.  Having a support system can be the most motivating force behind working out.  Even when I’m not working out I can track my burned calories and steps taken with the Wii Fit U Fit Meter. Syncing this up with the game pad tracks my daily movements for me so all the information is together.

Wii Fit U Fit Meter

Since before Christmas I’ve been dealing with sickness after sickness, flu/cold/strep/congestion.  With all of these ailments I’ve had to be really choosy how I worked out as not to end up with a coughing fit.

In honor of National Staying Healthy Month I was given this Wii U along with a series of routines to improve my health, strength and encourage weight loss.  I haven’t had the opportunity to complete the routine entirely. I’m working on the bits and pieces that I know would work but I can already see a difference.

Routine 1 – 44 minutes/61 calories (lower intensity)

  1. Deep Breathing
  2. Warrior
  3. Tree
  4. Dance
  5. Cobra
  6. Push-up and Side Plank
  7. Lunge
  8. Sideways Leg Lift
  9. Arm-and-Leg Lift
  10. Tricep Extension
  11. Advanced Step (Beginner)
  12. Free Run (Duration: 10 minutes)
  13. Obstacle Course (Beginner)
  14. Rhythm Kung Fu (Beginner)

 Routine 2 – 44 minutes/72 calories (higher intensity)

  1. Arm-and-Leg Lift
  2. Single-Arm Stand
  3. Balance Bridge
  4. Side Lunge
  5. Single-Leg Reach
  6. Free Step (Duration: 10 minutes)
  7. Free Boxing (Duration: 5 minutes)
  8. Super Hula Hoop (Beginner; 3 minutes)
  9. Advanced Step (Beginner)
  10. Ultimate Obstacle Course (Beginner)
  11. Jazz (Beginner)
  12. Burning Beats (Duration: 5 minutes)

I think in a few more  days I’ll be ready to complete this schedule 3-4 times a week with no problem.

Even using my modified version I’ve lost 1.1lbs in about 4 days.  Progress is always a success.

Stay tuned as I share more details of the Wii Fit U Challenge.

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Comments

  1. Those both sound like good workouts. I bought Zumba for the wii, but it’s just not the same as going to a class. I need the other people in class to motivate me I think.

  2. That’s pretty cool! I’ve been wondering how the wii u worked with wii fit type games.

  3. My daughter loves using her Wii to exercise, it’s funny how this one gaming system has really become exclusive for fitness games and stuff! I will have to look into this and see if it’s something I can buy for her!

  4. I love the little pedometer. I’m in search of a good one that will track steps, but not every jolt as we ride in the car!

  5. My husband and I got a Wii U awhile back and I’ve been thinking about getting one of the Fit Meter’s. I’ve been putting it off but I think I might get one the next time he gets paid 🙂

  6. Congrats on the wright loss! Wii Fit U looks like a lot of fun!

  7. Amy Desrosiers says

    I do not own the Wii, but it is on my wish list of must haves after tax time! I’m excited for all the workout games!

  8. I’ve been using WII Fit and I love it! My daughter and I even play it together but it’s so family friendly. I have been using the WII a lot lately to workout at home. So much easier!

  9. I have thought since the Wii U came out it was just a handheld device. I’m so excited to upgrade our Wii to this!

  10. That game pad looks so user friendly. I like the large buttons.

  11. Wii fit looks awesome. We have a Wii. I have to see if I can upgrade.

  12. katherine says

    This looks like a great way to lose some weight!

  13. I have been out of the loop on Wii goodies ever since we got rid of ours! This looks awesome!

  14. This looks like it would be a great way to get started. My family had a WiiFit but sadly, didn’t use it much. I wonder if we would have liked this better.

  15. That’s really awesome that it connects you with a community. I think you have to have someone to account to in order to really be successful.

  16. We just got a Wii U at Christmas- will look into this- sounds super fun!

  17. I’ve been wanting to get the Zumba for the Wii U. I loved Zumba when I had a gym membership, but it was a waste of money since I wasn’t going half the time. I do miss Zumba, though.

  18. I had not idea that there was a WiiFit for the WiiU. That’s pretty cool (but we don’t have a WiiU, unfortunately).

  19. I like that you can track your progress, in terms of the calories burnt and honestly with the variety in there, you will stay motivated to keep going!

  20. Neat. I bought a different system, but have yet to use it :/

  21. This looks like such a fun way to stay fit!

  22. These look great! We have a Wii and should use it more often!

  23. This looks great! I need to get back on the weight loss wagon and this would be perfect!

  24. Sounds like a great way to stay active in the winter. I have always wanted to try luge, how cool that they include that.

  25. Love it! i keep telling myself i am going to use one of our gaming systems for a workout.

  26. My hubby loves Wii Fit – I will have to tell him about this. Very cool way to motivate a person to exercise!

  27. I wish I could work out with the Wii U!!

  28. I need to use my wii more often. These new gadgets look so useful. Thanks for showing us!

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