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Biggest Loser – Nintendo Wii

  • Extensive workout customization, a daily calendar for day planning and 50 healthy recipes from The Biggest Loser Cookbook.
  • A complete workout containing over 88 exercises, including upper and lower body, core, cardio and yoga.
  • Select from a 4, 8 or 12 week program and compete with contestants from the prior seasons of The Biggest Loser.
  • Multiplayer functionality allows you to train with a friend and compete in weekly challenges to see who really is The Biggest Loser.
  • Wii Balance Board compatible with 66 of the included exercises utilizing the Wii Balance Board, including squats, knee lifts, lunges and much, much, more.

Utilizes the Wii Remote, Nanchuk and Balance Board. Features 8 of your favorite former contestants from past seasons Now you can become “The Biggest Loser” in the comforts of your own home. Shape and tone your body, either by yourself or with a friend, with this interactive fitness video game for the Wii. Choose a 4, 8 or 12 week program and The Biggest Loser fitness game will build a workout and nutrition plan for you so you can reach your fitness goals. You can take advantage of the expert

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Wii Fit with Balance Board

  • Wii Fit requires a Wii console to play. Wii console sold separately.
  • Wii Fit combines fitness with fun and is designed for everyone, young and old. Wii Fit players work towards personal fitness goals and they block soccer balls, swivel hips to power hoop twirls, and go big on ski jumps to get themselves there.
  • Check your daily progress, set goals, check your Wii Fit Age, and even enter exercise time you’ve done outside of Wii Fit.
  • Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s center of gravity and conducting quick balance tests.
  • Training is at the core of Wii Fit. You can spend as much (or as little) time as you want trying out all of the 40+ activities Wii Fit offers.

The hit combination of Wii Sports and the Wii Remote brought golf swings and tennis serves into people’s homes. Now Nintendo turns the living room into a fitness center for the whole family with Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board. Family members will have fun getting a “core” workout, and talking about and comparing their results and progress on a new channel on the Wii Menu. Lean to block soccer balls, swivel hips to power hoop twirls or balance to hold the perfect yoga pose. As users stand on t

List Price: $ 89.99

Price: $ 90.00

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  1. 366 of 373 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best there is…, October 6, 2009
    By 
    PRT

    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Biggest Loser – Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
    I was skeptical about this game at first…there was always something missing from all the other exercising games on the wii. Although wii fit plus is sooo much fun…They REALLY packed this game with everything that I thought was missing from all the others. You can customize a routine…(by the way there are tons of exercises to choose from) or choose a daily workout they prepare for you. The balance board option is sooo responsive…you don’t need the balance board…but it does enhance the game quite a bit. I was so impressed with it…and the pacing is great. They don’t OVER explain everything…You don’t have to tool with gadgets as in ea active…it’s really just so fast paced, like a real work out should be.
    Added extras…you can weigh yourself daily pitting yourself against the other losers…,
    There’s a cookbook…everything is all ready for you…don’t need to waste time unlocking things that should be there…because your main purpose is to work out!
    There’s even cool down and stretching options, yoga as well…
    It counts your caloric intake and daily burns!
    Now I’m just being nit picky now…but the only gripe I have about this game is that you can’t put your scores online, pitting yourself against friends.
    They do however, have multiplayer…

    Fantastic job with this game…

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  2. 248 of 256 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Negatives and Positives – read for details, November 30, 2009
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    Deanna “Deanna” (Chico, California, USA) –

    = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Biggest Loser – Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
    Positives –
    1) If you like the show it’s fun to play along with the trainers.
    2) You get to choose the length of time you want your “challenge” to last
    3) There is a menu where you can choose if you want to do the program (a guided series of exercises, a calendar, a weight graph, diet suggestions, a weekly challenge and weigh in) or you can choose individual types of exercises. (Yoga, upper body, full body, lower body)
    4) There is a place where you can kind-of make up your own series of exercises. Although I like this, it is also a negative because once you pick out a series of exercises and start your “routine” there is a lot of dead time between the different ones you picked; time where your just standing there waiting for it to load the next one you pick.
    5) You can choose to use your fit board or not.
    6) I really like the weekly weigh in and challenges.
    7) It has a nice calendar feature so you can change your scheduled training.

    Negatives – I’m disappointed because they could have done a much better job, some of this stuff is really obvious and it seems like they were kind of lazy with the game. The game is not very personalized, at all.
    1) On the game you do not have a personal character, or even a mini, instead you pick a former biggest loser contestant.., and there is not very many to pick from. You don’t even get to use your own name.
    2) One of my biggest complaints.., there are a lot of floor exercises where you are looking at the ground and the trainer changes exercises on the screen, with no warning.., no count down or anything, so you’re constantly trying to look up.., it interrupts the exercise as you have to change positions just to see what he is doing.
    3) It often tells you to put the remote “in your pocket”. a) Most of my work out clothes don’t have pockets. b) When it’s in your pocket it doesn’t read your movements very well and just tonight I lost in a “challenge” because the wii was not reading my movements while I worked my butt off.
    4) Last week I lost 2 lb.s.., it put me below the yellow line and my player looked all disappointed. I thought “hey, 2 lb.s at home is good.,” but that was not a big deal.. but then.., At this week’s challenge I gained 2 lb.s (what can I say, it was Thanksgiving week).., so my contestant should have looked all disappointed and it should have showed negative weight loss. But instead it showed my player “Michelle” as having an 8 lb loss and my contestant was the 1st place player.
    5) Overall the game is not personal enough, it often feels like your watching a workout video and not like your playing a game.
    6) When you are in a routine it has a little clock thing that spins as you continue the individual exercise so you know how long you’ve got left for that exercise (that’s good)., but it doesn’t have any sort of timer so you know how far along you’ve progressed in that training routine. Am I half way done? Only 25%? Who knows. It’s annoying.
    7) The graphics are boring, boring, boring. You are in the gym or by the pool. (Unless something more happens at a different level, but I’ve been doing this for a few weeks and the graphics are boing).
    8) The exercises are very repetitive.., I was so surprised there is no step routine, no crunches.., a lot of basics that could have been added. You get tired of doing the same things.., plank on knees, plank, jumping jacks, boxing, low step.., boring. The program mixes up the different exercises but it’s just the same ones in different sequences.
    9) Where’s the good music? Just the same boring background tune over and over..,
    10) Bob and/or Jillian say the same few phrases over and over.., again.., boring!

    Honestly, The Wii fit has way more interesting stuff to do and look at.

    I’ve been doing it for a few weeks and I am glad I bought it because I do it almost daily.., but mostly because I love the show and it’s fun to play along on this version. However, they were really lazy with this game and it could have been done much better. I am already getting tired of it and I’ve been playing on my Wii fit to warm up and on the days there is no “scheduled training” The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because it’s fun to play with the game. I think after my current 4 week challeng is over I’m going to only log on for the weekly challenges and weigh ins. I’m very disappointed at what they did with this.., they’ve done a few other training games with Jillian that I know of and I’m sure they got enough feedback to make a better game.., this game feels rushed or like they were very lazy with it.

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  3. 94 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Solid exercise game for the Wii with a focus on “old school” calisthenics, October 14, 2009
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    Nutwiisystem.Com (New York, NY USA) –
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    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Biggest Loser – Nintendo Wii (Video Game)

    The core of this game is its very comprehensive list of dozens and dozens of “Single Exercises”, which are essentially old-school calisthenic exercises (i.e. exercises that don’t use weights or equipment). Every exercise imaginable is included, including exercises for cardio, upper and lower body, core, and even yoga poses. Each is clearly identified by an icon and color-coded by intensity (light, moderate, challenging, hard, and intense). As you select each exercise, there’s even a diagram telling you exactly what muscle groups you’re working out.

    During each exercise, an on-screen figure will demonstrate to you very clearly how to do it, including the correct posture, moves, and timing. The exercises typically use the Wii-mote and/or the Balance Board to passively “check” your progress in different ways. For example, when you choose the jump rope exercise, you hold the Wii-mote like a jump rope and make small circles with it. With “tire drills”, you put your Wii-mote in your pocket and the system registers the vibrations as you run in place rapidly. There are a number of exercises which use the balance board such as the “plank” (where you press both hands against the balance board) and the “T-raise” (where one hand is on the balance board and the other is stretched out). Some exercises will be very familiar (jumping jacks, push ups), but even the ones that aren’t familiar are very intuitive once you watch the on-screen character doing them.

    You can do each of the exercises a la carte, but more likely you’ll want to choose “Exercise Routines”, which combine multiple single exercises into comprehensive pre-designed programs. You can also create custom routines.

    You can also choose the full “Fitness Program”. You enter your vital information (conveniently, you can use your Balance Board to measure your weight, both your initial weight and in your very own “weigh ins”). Then, you pick your favorite real-life Biggest Loser contestant to play as from a list of eight past contestants. You can pick whether you want Bob Harper or Jillian Michaels as “your trainer”. From there, you can pick a personal goal: whether you want to simply maintain your current weight and improve your health, lose a little weight, or lose a lot of weight. You’ll also pick a skill level and a program length.

    Based on what you enter, the system will calculate a specific exercise regimen for you, complete with dates. If you’re really committed, you can also input the number of calories you eat every day, as well as log any additional training you do outside of the program (such as walking, running or biking outside), and the program will adjust itself accordingly.

    An interesting part of this title is a menu option called “Health and Lifestyle”. Here, you’ll find a large number of recipes straight out of The Biggest Loser Cookbooks. Under this menu option you’ll also find a large number of “quick tips” from past Biggest Loser participants, including short video clips from Bob and Jillian themselves. Finally, there’s an extremely useful feature called the “Calorie Counter”, which calculates the daily calorie intake recommend specifically for you based on your weight, age, and goals.

    The most interesting part of The Biggest Loser for Wii are what they call “Challenge Events”. Here, your on-screen character will compete in a number of interesting events, the types of which you’d see on the show. As on the show, you start out competing with 7 personalities from the show, and after each round one is eliminated. You don’t actually simulate the movements of the character on screen, but instead you perform “single exercises”, and your character does his task only if you do the exercises precisely and timed correctly. I found this by far the most effective part of the game, because my instincts to compete far exceeded any resistance to exercise.

    There are a couple minor annoyances. If your balance board power goes out, the game is completely hung up until you turn it back on. The controllers are passive, meaning that instead of actively tracking your movements accurately, it’ll just check whether you come close to making the on-screen movements. Sometimes the controllers will not register properly, and in many cases, you’re on the “honor system” as to how closely you follow the on-screen examples (even if you get a little sloppy in your form or don’t do the exercise properly, Bob or Jillian may continue to shout out praise and encouragement). One thing to keep in mind is that you need a LOT of room to move around. And I admit I was a little disappointed that most of the activities didn’t take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wii and its controllers in the same innovative ways that Wii Fit Plus does–at the end of the day it’s really not much more than a glorified exercise video.

    But still the bottom line is, they have an impressive number of…

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  4. 1,216 of 1,287 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Own a Wii? Are an adult? Don’t have time but want to stay fit? Then BUY THIS!, May 5, 2008
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    Sophocles Sophocleous (Nicosia, Cyprus) –
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Wii Fit with Balance Board (Video Game)
    I own the Wii Fit since last week. I’m 32, 1.76m, ~82-84kg (fluctuates) and with my wedding coming up in a few months I wanted to lose some weight. I work all day and have little time in the evenings so the preparation and driving to and from the gym was too much. I wanted to use that 30-40 min to exercise, not prepare for exercise. I own a Wii since Xmas and decided to try this out after reading various reviews on the internet. Is this as good as going to the gym? No it does not replicate a gym. Will it get the job done? Will it keep you fit and help you lose weight? YES YES YES! I love it and highly recommend it. I get a great work out in 45 min. I feel great about myself, and have already lost a kilo. (note I have not changed my diet). Notice I get my work out in as much time as it takes to commute and prepare for gym. I also have more fun than going to the gym on my own. Perhaps going to a gym with a friend would be more fun. Depends. Anyway I love the Wii Fit! Note it takes a few times to get used to it and figure out how best to use it. Why? Well there is no prepared program for you. You have to decide on your own what you want to do and in what sequence. I start off by doing the aerobics (jogging, holla hoop) and then vary. Basically, the Wii Fit breaks its exercises into Muscle, Balance, Aerobics, and Yoga. I mainly doing the Aerobics and mix in some muscle and yoga. The muscle and yoga can be really tough. You wouldn’t believe how much. You can really feel the muscles working. I do the balance exercises when I’m tired and want to relax a bit in between exercises. They may help with balance but are more of a game than anything else. The more you exercise, new exercises open up. In other words, you start of with a limited about of stuff to do and slowly you get more and more. Don’t listen to the few negative reviews you may read on the internet. They were probably biased against the product before even trying it. This product costs a little more than going to the gym for a month (at least in my country). By the time I unlock all the exercises, I will have exercised more than a 1-month gym subscription, burnt more calories, and will have a fun game left too! Compared to nothing after a month at a gym. I highly recommend this. As I explained, you are getting more than your money’s worth, having fun, and getting fit.

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  5. 414 of 438 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow!, May 20, 2008
    By 
    Julie Neal (Celebration, Fla.) –
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    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: Wii Fit with Balance Board (Video Game)
    Addictive. Hard. Rewarding. Fun. Tiring. Frustrating. Amazing.

    Too many adjectives, I know, but Wii Fit is all of those things.

    I was impressed when we bought a Wii for our daughter last Christmas. Now I’m thrilled. Finally, a video “game” that seems tailor made for me! I’ve only had my copy of Wii Fit for a few days now, but already I can tell that if any piece of home equipment is ever going to help me get back in shape, this is it. Setting it up is hardly tougher than slipping in a DVD, and, unlike the Total Gym I once had, it makes you feel young just using it.

    The first thing you do is weigh yourself by standing on the included wireless “Balance Board.” After that, everything seems more like a game than a workout, but after 30 minutes with this thing I was sweating just as much as I do at the gym. There are four types of exercises: aerobics, balance, strength training, and yoga. Lasting from a minute to 10 minutes each, specific virtual activities include boxing, hula-hooping, jogging, push-ups, some very fun snowboarding action and this funky tilting game where you push balls into virtual holes.

    Back to that balance board. You’ll hate what it tells you about yourself, but love that it told you. Besides your weight, you learn your Wii Fit Age, a figure that combines your weight, body mass index and sense of balance. As you exercise, the program tracks your progress, or lack of it.

    My only two complaints: the voice that speaks to you is little-kid cute, and there are no pre-set workouts.

    If you’re like me, you buy a lot of video games for your kids. If you can find it, buy this one for yourself. I got mine at list price, but I’d say it’s worth about $150.

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  6. 1,122 of 1,225 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Adjust your expectations and you’ll have a lot of fun, May 22, 2008
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    Ammy_Evaluator
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    = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Wii Fit with Balance Board (Video Game)

    First of all, remember that this is *not* a “game”. Its a way to get your 40 minutes of daily exercise without making it feel like a lot of work.

    What this means is that you probably won’t buy this for your under-11 year old. Before you start the “game”, you are asked for an objective … in terms of how many pounds you want to gain/lose. Whether this question is meaningful for your child depends on many factors – and other reviewers question the use of the BMI measure for kids, anyway.

    The only true game component of this are the “Balance Games” which turn your balance board into a snowboard, or into a tightrope, etc. However, I don’t expect kids to return to this game everyday just to play. In short, its not a replacement for Wii Sports.

    So, how does it fare as an exercise regimen?

    Not very well so far. I use an elliptical for aerobics, and a […] machine for strength training, and I can’t see myself as shelving those two in favor of this toy. With the elliptical, I can adjust the resistance, get feedback on my calorie burnout, and can determine how long I want to keep going. Best of all, I can even watch TV, listen to music, or read a magazine if I care to.

    With the Wii Fit, the cutesy graphics are good, but once the novelty wears out, I’m guessing the chinks in its armor will begin to show. My TV is taken up by my virtual Mii running along, I get to listen to canned music, and there’s really no way I can read along.

    Strength training is purely isometric exercise based (such as push ups). So, if you’re fairly fit and need to work with additional resistance, this is not the place to come find it.

    Yoga is where it truly shines. I tried the breathing exercises and a few of the postures, and the instructions were fairly detailed and easy to follow. I expect that I’ll use this as a cheap and convenient personal yoga instructor for months to come.

    The final aspect worth mentioning is core muscle control and balance. I particularly enjoyed learning how my body is balanced, and it does highlight whether you tend to favor one leg over the other. I can see this as being a worthwhile tool as part of a physical rehabilitation or therapy regimen.

    To summarize – if you have trouble getting motivated to exercise, or get bored by exercise machines at home, or can’t get to a gym, and you don’t care about its limitations, then this is for you.

    For those who are really serious about losing weight or getting fit, either setup a home gym or get a gym membership. This will be fun, but will likely be a large waste of your time. The biggest problem would be the inability to set up a sequence of activities that you could run through one after the other. Having to navigate menus to start up the next set is distracting. There is a Favorites tab that lets you get close to achieving this – but I haven’t tried it enough to see if its a good replacement.

    I’m still in the “novelty” phase – so I’m going to try and make this work. I like the way it tracks your weight/BMI, which is much better than the paper and pencil approach I use currently. However, as stated before I expect to use it more for the balance and yoga portions, *after* I’ve completed my aerobics/strength activities on more conventional machines.

    Bottom line – as with every Wii product, the apparent “shortage” drives up demand and makes this seem more desirable than it should.

    As long as you are aware of its limitations, you’re in the best position to determine whether this is for you.
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    Update (Week + 1):
    I’ve averaged about 30 minutes/day in the past week using this product, and here are some updates to my initial observations:

    (a) I’ve been surprised with how interesting the kids find it. They can’t wait to get higher scores than me, and are constantly pushing to get ranked higher in almost all activities. Every evening I come home to scores that are better than mine, and am forced to play catchup. The balance games were an expected favorite, but I certainly didn’t expect push-ups and the tree pose to capture their fancy.

    (b) The menus are nagging at best, and annoying at worst. My workout style is to focus on the activities at hand without needless conversation/distraction, and that’s hard to do when I have to repeatedly click the A button just to get started. The text has this annoying teletype format as it prints across the screen, and can’t be dismissed until it is displayed in its entirety.

    (c) This is compounded by the fact that this device can be very chatty. While some of the messages are good to know, I’d really like the option to turn these off. Counting the number of messages that I need to click past has become a running joke for us now.

    (d) Because I can’t automatically string together…

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