She looks pretty harmless, don't you think? Don't let her fool you - that electronic little body can stretch into Yoga gyrations never known to modern man - and she expects you to be able to do so as well, all while measuring your "steadiness" and "balance" and "core muscle strength".
If you haven't seen the game yet, I'm talking about Wii Fit, the latest brainstorm from Nintendo that will have parents buying their kids a video game system so they can skip the gym payment each month. It's awesome. There are over 140 different activities you can do, in 5 categories - Strength Training, Yoga, Aerobic, Balance, and Favorites.
I believe this is the sorest I've been since college basketball days - if you take the time to do it, it's a really good workout!
It is a bit disconcerting on the first day, as it measures your weight, BMI, and balancing abilities. Then, it plumps up your Mii accordingly. :(
It keeps track of all the scores in the different activities, so you have a little family competition going on as well. The boys haven't played another game since we got it.
For the record, I am the MASTER at Running In Place, Basic and Advanced Step Aerobics, and Super Hula Hoop - let's just not talk about Slalom Ski, Ski Jumping, or Penguin Balance Board, or Tightrope walking.
Check it out if you have a minute - I guarantee it's worth the three months gym membership.