Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wii Fit

For those of you who don't know, the Wii Fit is a relatively new game for the Nintendo Wii, and instead of using a traditional controller, or even the usual motion sensitive Wii controller and nunchuck, there is a sensitive "balance board" which the participant stands on and the board records how well you keep your balance. Wii Fit has lots of different things to do, like Yoga, Strength Training and other fun Balance Games like Downhill Skiing and acting like a penguin trying to catch fish. It's very fun! John uses the Wii Fit just about every day and Kelly and Renee get to it every once in a while. Renee will usually mimic Daddy while he's working out on the Wii Fit and her favorite activity with the Wii Fit is the running in place exercise.

So last night Renee said "It's my turn Daddy!" and Daddy got everything setup for Renee to do a little bit of the yoga she had been watching Daddy do earlier. The first pose you see here is called the Half Moon posture. The idea is to maintain your balance so that the red dot stays withing the yellow circle on the screen.

First Renee tried it with Daddy's help, then she did it all by herself.

Notice the red dot is still not in the yellow circle yet...

And here is Renee's score after completing the left and right side of the Half Moon posture: 0 points!! The game traces your movements while you hold the yoga pose, that is the squiggly red line on the left and right side of the screen. The Wii trainer told Renee, "You're a little shakey".

Now for the Warrior Pose, first on the right side. As you can see, for this pose you only put one foot on the Balance Board at a time.

Now on the left side. Look she even remembered to point her fingers!

Now she's focusing on keeping enough weight on her front leg. Nice bend in that front leg! It's just so adorable to see her try! So natural and still so sweet when your little one wants to do everything that you do! Even though it is "technically" a video game, I think this still qualifies as setting a good example for her!


Lexymom said...

I want a Wii Fit!

But how come you didn't post John's score? Negative numbers?? ;)

Kelly said...

ha ha, old people are always a little more secretive I guess... maybe we'll make that a new sideline post, John's Wii Fit progress and scores. At least he practices, though! I'd be nervous about my scores since I rarely practice. Let's just say, although my Mii looks really cute in a penguin suit, I'm lousy at catching the fish!