Fit bloke

Posted by @ 11:39 am on Thursday 29th October, 2009.
Categories: LMAO!

There comes a time when you have to question the validity of modern testing methods...

Of course, it could be that the effects of a life of sex and drugs and rock & roll ciggies and salt and high cholesterol aren't as bad as the experts would have us believe!



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6 Responses to “Fit bloke”

  1. Well done, BG!

    I think the best I got was 14 years younger, followed soon after by about the same but older. I found the 'box-ercise' of the Cardio workout Wii game better than the Wii Fit - but they hardly last a few days with me. Pah

  2. BG! says:

    I've yet to try the Cardio game, Duncan. I'm still being pleasantly surprised by the WF yoga - I never realised that I was so bendy and... erm... well-balanced.

    Ella is well into the WF boxing as a training exercise, seeing as she's taken up the sport for real.

  3. Scott says:

    Does it actually work then? Serious inquiry - Marion was wondering if it was worth getting - and I'm not a keep-fit kind of guy, so I'm no' really able to advise.


  4. BG! says:

    It's no substitute for proper exercise, Scott, but if you're going to be stuck in front of a telly it's better than just sitting on yer erse. FWIW, the kids like the exercises as well as the sporty games.

    We've got the Wii Fit software that came as standard with the board. For a stiff old git like me the yoga exercises are a challenge, the balance games are fun, and it gets a tad competitive here when I keep setting new records for the skiing and snowboarding. It has to be said that if you have an audience, you'll end up looking a right knob as you contort and convulse on the board. If you've all had a beer or two, the "knob" effect is enhanced.

    Of course, there are now other games available that make use of the board, so I reckon it's a wise investment. Chris suggests the Wii Fit Plus instead of the standard Wii Fit, based on media reports, but she has no experience of it as yet. Maybe Duncan could chip in here with his experiences of other stuff?

    Anyway, a couple of tips about the board:
    Use rechargeables unless you want to sell the car to buy chuckaways, and get a non-slip cover for it (the bare white plastic attracts and retains grime and eventually stinks of sweaty feet no matter how often it's cleaned).

    I'd say "get one", but then again I'm good at spending other folks' money. Do you know anybody else who has one, so you can try before you buy, maybe?

  5. sally says:

    wi-fit plus is on my Christmas list and i would like more games so any recommendations ??

  6. BG! says:

    Well, there's Wii Play, which is worth getting just because it includes a spare Wii Remote Controller. Currently a snip at £22.98 from Amazon:;sr=1-4

    Winter Sports 2009 is good if you're into that sort of thing:;sr=8-2

    We've also got Wii Sports which is fun for up to four players/teams, and Wii Game Party which is crap.

    Hope that helps.

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