I purchased a Wii game system for my husband as a Christmas gift. I considered getting the Wii Fit system, but couldn't justify spending quite that much. I opted for the Wii My Fitness Coach instead. The Wii My Fitness Coach is a workout class on your tv. The instructor is female, with a pleasing voice who cheers you on while she works out with you.
When you begin using the Wii My Fitness Coach you will be asked to input personal information to help the instructor design a workout specifically for you. Some of these things are age, height, weight, body measurements and your fitness goal. Once you have completed this initial step you tell the program what type of exercise equipment to which you have access. These include an aerobic step, hand weights, a balance ball, etc. You are then talked through a fitness evaluation to determine your level of fitness.
The next step is to chose which days you intend to work out and for what length of time you would like to work out each day. The Wii My Fitness Coach then designs a fitness program specifically for your level of fitness and fitness goals.
When you start the program you choose workout, the next few screens allow you to choose the venue where you will be working out, the music you would like to exercise with, and which area of fitness you would like to work on that day. These include upper body, lower body, cardio, yoga and core strength. The Wii My Fitness Coach will then recommend a particular workout, but you are free to change to whichever workout you choose.
My husband and I have been using the program for two weeks now and have found it an inexpensive way to get the workout of a class in our own home. The exercise programs designed for us by the Wii My Fitness Coach are enough to work up a sweat but not enough to exhaust us and make us want to give up. As you go through the Wii My Fitness Coach program it will continue to unlock new workout venues and new types of music to exercise with.
I heartily recommend the Wii My Fitness Coach for anyone who wants to start an exercise program without spending a great deal of money.