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Nintendo Wii and Wii U for Fitness Guide

A combination of fitness and fun, designed for everyone, young and old

Helping families get fit and maintain their health

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Overview and Benefits: Get a quick overview of the benefits and features of Wii fitness.

Get Started: What you need to get started with exercise on the Wii.

Wii U for Fitness: Find out about new Wii U games like Wii Fit U.

Wii Fitness for Everyone

Wii Fit for Adults

Wii Fit for Seniors and Older Adults

Wii Fit for Kids

Wii Fit for Families and Multiple Players

Wii Fit for Schools and Physical Education

Wii Fit Plus Game Details: Get a closer look at activities for aerobics, balance, yoga and strength training.

Wii Fit Q&A: Answer to common Wii Fit and exercise game questions.

Fitness Comparison: See how Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus stacks up against a gym membership.

Wii Fit Overview and Benefits

Top 5 reasons to work out on the Wii and Wii U:

  1. It's suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  2. It's fun, so it keeps you engaged and more likely to stay with it.
  3. It's customizable, so you can tailor a workout specifically to you.
  4. It's less money than a gym membership and personal trainer.
  5. It's private, with an on-screen personal trainer right there in your home.

With more than 20 million copies sold worldwide, Wii Fit Plus is the premier fitness game on the Wii console. There are more than 60 activities to experience, covering aerobics, balance, cardio, strength training, and yoga. Players can create customized routines to fit their skill levels and fitness goals, to help them get healthy and lose weight. Wii Fit Plus also includes 15 new Training Plus activities, which combine exercise with fun games and mental stimulation to keep players entertained and active.

Interactive fitness gaming in the comfort and privacy of your home

With fitness on the Wii, players interact with the games and activities in front of them. Exercises aren't just shown – they're taught. The Balance Board and Wii Remote let your Wii console monitor the movements that are made, so the on-screen instructor can gently correct and optimize their cardio, aerobics, balance, yoga and strength training workouts.

For a fraction of the cost of a gym membership and personal trainer fees, a virtual trainer will guide players through a customized program designed to fit THEIR needs. So even if you are a beginner or just getting started on your health goals, Wii fitness will conform to fit you.

Wii Fit is trusted and proven, and has been endorsed by the American Heart Association2 and the UK Department of Health3. You can find Wii Fit and other Wii exercise games at schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and assisted living facilities all across the country.

  • Wii is a fraction of the cost of a gym membership or personal trainer, and you can work out in the privacy of your home.
  • Wii offers customizable games and accessories designed to meet individual health needs, from weight loss and aerobics to strength training, yoga and balance.
  • Wii is endorsed by the American Heart Association.
  • Wii makes fitness fun. It's tailored to your needs and can be done on your time, increasing your success.
  • There are fitness titles for all ages and abilities from kids in school to seniors and people with medical conditions.
  • It is a great way to keep the family active all year.
  • Wii is used by schools, libraries, hospitals, rehabs and assisted-living facilities to promote wellness, and as a valuable physical and occupational therapy tool.

Customer Testimonial

Getting in Shape
Kellie Hunter from Madison, TN United States

My first impression was oh my gosh, how am I ever going to do all of this. It's easy and fun. I haven't done all of the exercises yet but I do know that it's going to be fun getting in shape again. Very impressed.

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Nintendo Wii Fit Plus vs. The Gym

Wii Fit Plus The Gym
Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit Essentials Workout Bundle The Gym
First year total costs, including initiation and monthly fees $259.98 (Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit Essentials Workout Bundle) $775 a
Total annual cost for each year after the first $0 $511 a
Personalized training $0 $60-$70 b
Fitness classes $0 Up to $10 per class
Racquet, tennis and sports courts $0 Up to $30 an hour
Transportation and fuel costs $0 Depends on distance from gym
Available 24/7? Yes Depends on gym
Wait times for equipment? No Yes, up to 15 minutes or more during peak hours
Privacy? Yes No

a Median annual cost as reported by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association
b Average cost according to Dr. Sal Arria, president of the National Board of Fitness Educators

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