KS is adamant that the Wii Fit is just a *game*... and to some degree, I have to agree. Many of the exercises are based on games, and instead of using your fingers, you use your whole body to do the motions. Balance is key and understanding how your body move and shifts its weight is a big part of it. Sure, for every 1-3 minutes of game-time exercise, there's just about the same in game-loading and menu selecting.. so the work out is not "constant".
However, I challenge most (un-fit people like me) to try the yoga and strength-training poses for a minimum of 30 minutes. By the end, my legs are usually shaking and I can feel a slight burn in my sides. (If you're holding your core muscles still throughout the exercises, more so.) This, I can feel more than jogging in place for 5 minutes or doing the free-step on the fastest mode for 10 minutes.
I usually try to clock in 30 minutes worth of exercise daily - in one shape or form - in one time slot or two. We'll see how things go at the end of the first 2 weeks.
I started off with a Fit Age of 33 and BMI a little higher than 21, weight at 129. So far, results are pretty stable.
Other thoughts - Kaimuki seems to be undergoing a lot of change. Urbanz Toys moved out - and we have no idea where they've gone. o_o; The new age store on the corner of 12th street (with the dragons and stone wall paintings on the side) moved out and Gecko Books has moved in. (I must say, this is a MUCH nicer location for them - larger and spacious. Perfect for table-top gaming, I say.) Shops come and go with a rather alarming turn-over rate. I hope the remaining business stay where they are!
And another observation... WHY are there so many mani-pedi spas opening? In Kaimuki, there must be at least 5-6 in a 2 block radius.
Welps - back to work for me!