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Do You Wii?

Posted on 05/05/09 42 Comments

Do you Wii? (no not wee, Wii). Just throwing it out there to you all, kind of an informal survey (hey btw thanks to everyone that has taken the survey from last week, winners to be announced at the end of this week). I bought a Wii “Fit” last year when we had the FCI world team practice here. I thought it would be a good team bonding thing. Those of us that played, did have a blast.  So I am asking you guys.  Do you have Wii Fit, if so, which activities to you enjoy the most and why?  Do you use it as an actual “work-out”?  I have my own opinion on how Wii ties into dog agility, I will share with you once you guys give me your thoughts.

I finalized all of the appliances for the new house yesterday.  Not many decisions left for John and I as this process is winding down. I am very grateful for the fact that, although we are still months away from moving in, most of the major decisions have been made so now it is just a matter of patience:).


  1. sharon empson says:
    Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 10:15pm

    Yes I have a wii fit and I loved the bike riding and the steps class the most. sharon empson


  2. Jenn says:
    Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:51am

    We have a Wii and a Wii Fit and love them both. My favorite on the Wii Fit is the hulahoop and our favorite Wii game is probably bowling. We are in a Wii bowling league at the local brew pub and are having a great time!


  3. Stephanie says:
    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 11:35pm

    I do play Wii! I love it- we got it for our kids but I really really wanted it! I like the Wii fit game, the Personal Trainer video and I do yoga and cardio on that game and use that game for actual workouts. The balance games are really good too. I really want to get the bubble one down perfectly but it is tough. It is fun for the whole family if you pick the right games. I have been sore from boxing!!!


  4. Jen says:
    Friday, May 8, 2009 at 7:59pm

    I have a wii, and a wii fit. I sort of get in kicks with it. For a few weeks, I’ll play it a bunch, then I won’t for weeks, maybe even months. Right now, I’m in an off period, and I haven’t played for probably a month.
    When I do play wii fit, I liked the balance and aerobics the best. I had actually never played yoga until the last time I was really into it, and rarely played strength until then.


  5. Kelly says:
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 6:27am

    I played at my daughter’s place. I like the slalom skiing, the yoga, and the step games best, and I’m absolutely terrible at ski jumping. I thought the jogging one was hilarious.

    I agree about not liking the way it kind of goes, “Oof!” when you step on it for weight, as though you just knocked the wind out of it with your bulk. 🙂


  6. Theresa Litourneau says:
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 8:37pm

    There I was, about to buy my Wii FIT…. when OMG !!!!! I found out Susan Garrett is coming to WAshington in June…. YAHOOOOOooooo
    So, no WII FIT for me, as I’d rather spend that money waddling around a seminar of Susan’s (or two or three ), and will get the Wii at a future date !!!


  7. Laurel and Maggie says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:25pm

    Love it, love it, love it – except the part when it goes “oh” when you step on. I have a bit of a routine – step, hula hoop, boxing, balance games – that darn bubble and soccer game still get me, and some yoga. An hour goes by really fast – I usually do it weekends as I use my treadmill during the week or go to the gym withmy trainer. All this started last September in an effort to get in shape to keep up with Maggie. Sadly Maggie has been really shutting down lately and I’m faster than her for all the wrong reasons. Maybe I should put her on the Wii 🙂


  8. Jackie says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:08pm

    Hey look! http://www.gameexpress.com/product_detail.cfm?UPC=008888174387

    You can race on 36 different dog agility courses! Hmmmm.


  9. Harmony says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 5:20pm

    omg! When this first came out I thought to myself what is the big fuss! They were sold out everywhere especially at x-mas. I tried it at a friends house once. Still didn’t get it. But I thought to myself that if someone put Greg Derretts handling system into this now we’re talking! I never get enough time practising these skills and would love to be able to perfect my arm changes without my dog.


  10. Kym Williams says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 4:34pm

    My kids are currently playing with the Wii ‘Iron Chef’. We do have the Fit and use it often (tennis is the favorite).
    Susan, how hard would it be for you to swap out the tennis game for a Border Collie and teach me exactly where to put my arms when I run using the Wii? : )


  11. Holly says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 3:08pm

    I have a Wii, but have not invested in Wii Fit system yet. I agree with Toktassarna, “Wii”-gility would be a blast!


  12. Wendy says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 3:05pm

    I bought a Wii just last month and have a great time with any of the Wii Sports games, as well as Wii Fit – particulary the slalom skiing, hula hoops and any yoga exercises. Bowling was tough initially in my household, because two of the dogs were convinced we were really throwing something(underhand of course!) and would charge at the tv. So it became a great “crate game” opportunity! 🙂


  13. Marilyn says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 2:02pm

    I like the idea of a Wii dog agility game – you could practice cues without screwing up your real dog! All those shoulder pulls and making sure your feet are pointed in the right direction – could be a great workout!


  14. Kirsten Kristin says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 12:47pm

    I have a wii and the wii fit and love it. The best one for me is the Yoga one and balance. These are good for my back so I dont end up in therapy again.
    I am interested in what you have to say about the wii fit and agility??
    Lets hear it.
    Take care!


  15. Trudie says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 12:20pm

    I just had to check it out ’cause at first I thought it had something to do with “FREE Wii”


  16. Laurel says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:46am

    I Wii. I use it as actual exercise when my daughter is sleeping. I can break a sweat with the advanced step (I add in arms and knee raises), advanced hula hoop and boxing. The strength training and yoga can also be challenging.


  17. Ami says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:04am

    I love my Wii! It’s a fun thing to play with friends! I enjoy the Wii Fit games that focus on the center of gravity, and the hula hoop game. Make sure critters are out of the way before playing Wii Bowling! (Dana knows a little something about this!) My FAVE is Mario Kart Wii, where I can drive a motorcycle as fast as I possibly can and crash into things! The best part, I can play wireless online so I can hook up with my friends all over the place, and we can race each other! My family room comes alive with many interesting words! :o)


  18. Kristine says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11:00am

    No, I don’t have one and I’ve never used one.


  19. Melissa says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:37am

    I have a wii fit and I love it. It gets used most at family holidays but gets pulled out probably once a week in general. Ski jumping, hulahoop and boxing are my favorites. I don’t consider it a ‘real’ workout even though my shoulders are sometimes sore after boxing.


  20. Laurie Poulopoulos says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:21am

    I also have a Wii, which is really fun to use, especially with the family. One thing I find funny about it though, is that my dogs Ozzie and Piper actually are not fans of our entire family bowling or doing wii fit. They feel they should participate too.

    It is really a spectacle when we use it!


  21. m.e.l says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:15am

    I have a Wii Fit and love it. My fav is step but also like some of the yoga. I don’t use it as often as I should and my massage therapist told me to stop coming with Wii injuries lol.


  22. SueB says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 10:13am

    I got mine for Christmas. I have fun competing with my daughter. I do have a gym membership as well.

    I’ve figure I’ve missed my chance to be a world class ski jumper and the virtual hoola hoop is hilarious.


  23. Andrea says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 9:30am

    I’ve been thinking about getting one. Lord knows the beautiful new fancy treadmill in our living room gets NO love…maybe a Wii Fit will inspire us to exercise??

    Can’t wait to hear what you say about the Wii Fit. I just need a reason to save up for one…

    Andrea & Jason


  24. Stephanie says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:51am

    Love it! Use the yoga for fitness, balance, and concentration. Use the sports for family bonding time, but it helps with coordination too. Also use the ds games at bedtime to unwind. Love the brain age game.


  25. Shannon says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:44am

    Yep, I love it! I like the skiing and the balance games. I figure if I make the dogs work wobbly balls and body awareness I better do it too. I am NO good at the soccer game, I get beaned by the shoes and the pandas all the time!


  26. Kim says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:35am

    I do not have a Wii but I did try Wii Fit and I think it would be very beneficial as a fitness program and to all dog sports. I was amazed at how bad my balance was. Just improving that would help me in agility and obedience. It is definitely on my list of things to get soon.


  27. Jackie says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:31am

    LOL. I have a Wii Fit. My favorites are some of the balance games and the step games. Funny story though. It’s been commented on where I train about how uncoordinated I am while doing agility training. One day I was doing a balance game and my Wii asked me if I trip over my own feet! Everyone I train with got a good laugh out of that.


  28. Sue C. says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:26am

    We bought the Wii Fit as a family gift for Christmas and we were very diligent with it for about 6 weeks… It has been a while since I have been on it – I prefer the discipline of going to the gym – but once school is out this summer and I can’t go to the gym I intend to bring it out again. The most fun games are the step and the penguin. I rock at the ski jump! Used to be good at the hula but lost the knoack somehow and now I suck. Should see my hubby do it tho’ – totally hilarious to watch but his method is effective! Best work outs are the jooging (try chasing the pups to change your routes) and the boxing…


  29. Barb says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:20am

    Yes, I have Wii Fit. I enjoy the balance games and trying to steer the balls around the holes. I tried jogging on it but much prefer to just head outside and take some dogs with me. I too will be curious how it relates to agility.


  30. Jen says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:16am

    I LOVE my Wii fit! We bought ours this winter to keep my daughter and I active. It has turned out to be a major competition in the house to see who has the most stamps at the end of the month, who has the highest scores for the balance games & cardio games, who “fitted” for the longest that day etc. Since the weather has gotten better we have not been at it as much but it is still part of our daily routine. I go home at lunch and she fits after school than we compare (and I usually have to jump on later in the evening to beat her score 🙂 I would say my favorite game has to be ski jumping, soccer ball heading and boxing. My daughter (who is 17) loves hoolahoop, step and yoga.
    Can’t wait to see what everyone else is doing and how this affects agility. Susan have you figured out how to get the dogs to do the Hula??? I wouldn’t put it past you 🙂
    Love the blog, glad you are back and feeling better we missed you!!!


  31. Melissa Cate says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:04am

    I do have a wii fit and LOVE it. I love all the balance games especially the wobble table it is great way to improve your body awareness.


  32. Emily Louise Svendsen says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:02am

    I love the Wii, it’s so much fun. At the moment I use it as an “actual work-out” instead of going to the gym, as I have a new puppy and don’t want to leave her alone for to long ;o)
    The puppy finds it very fun to watch and joins me every now and then, while my older dog is laughing out loud at my struggles (that’s when she’s not covering her eyes with her paws).


  33. Stacy Reeves says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:58am

    I just got the Wii Fit yesterday…Can’t wait to see what some of the comments are.


  34. toktassarna says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:45am

    I have a Wii, but not a Wii fit. I’m hoping that someone will invent a Wii Agility-game! I think that it shoiuld work just fine!


  35. Michelle says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:44am

    Yes we Wii. 😀

    We also have/had a Wii Fit. The sensors in ours stopped working so we haven’t been able to use it in a while.

    My favorite part is the Yoga because I was actually good at it (the rest of the games I was horrible at).

    My husband’s favorite part was the mini games because they work core strength and coordination.

    We both used it as an actual work out because we were very out of shape and going to an actual gym was very overwhelming. Once we got going with the Wii Fit, it was easier to transition into more vigorous exercises.


  36. Sandra Sepcaru says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:37am

    Funny that you should bring this up today. I don’t have one, but my co-worker was raving about it yesterday and I started thiking that I should look into this.


  37. Trish says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 7:26am

    I don’t own a Wii but would be interested in the replies about Wii Fit. 🙂


  38. Susanne Nash says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:52am

    I do have a Wii Fit, although my favorite game is Wii Bowling which isn’t part of the fit. I am TRYING to get on a regular exercise schedule, but so far haven’t.


  39. Judith Batchelor says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 6:30am

    I do not have a WII but my inlaws do- they use it as part of their keep in shape program, though I don’t think they use it much

    Judith Batchelor


  40. Kim Munoz says:
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:14am

    I looked at one a Costco this past weekend. Does that count??? :))


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