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Kinect/Wii Fit, etc. as replacement for the gym

JesseJB

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What do you guys tell people that get really excited about how Kinect and Wii Fit will mean that they will never need to step inside a gym ever again?
 

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I tell them they're a fatass...actually I haven't met anyone that's said that. But, I think it would be dumb if anyone did say that one of those video games could give them the exercise that I get in the gym or outside.
 

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Originally Posted by JesseJB
What do you guys tell people that get really excited about how Kinect and Wii Fit will mean that they will never need to step inside a gym ever again?

I've played wii fit and it seems really nifty for balance/stretching but not so much for cardio (and cmon...doing pushups on the pad is the same as doing pushups on the floor). Kinect seems even less fitness focused.

That being said, you can get some reasonable cardio from playing DDR (once you get past the point where you suck balls and barely move).
I have a computer knockoff of DDR (stepmania) with all of the real sings and a USB pad...If I put it on in endless mode and go until I fail...I spend a reasonable amount of time with an elevated heart rate.

Sure, I could do more efficient cardio in less time but DDR is fun so I am willing to do it longer (I have only played with the point of doing cardio a couple of times...but it seemed to work).
 

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brilliant marketing campaign.

- What is the audience that is least likely to want a game from us?
- Fat middle aged housewives with their Virginia hams.
- What do they all aspire to be that a video game can provide? Stock car racers? Monster assasins? Professional athletes?
- No, they aspire to be not fat but still eat their hams.
- Do we have anything that could dupe them into thinking it will make them not fat?
- We have a few game ideas that involve pedestrian actions often envied by fatties - water skiing, bowling, golf.
- How can we market this to make it sound like it's good for people?
- Call it Wii Fit.
 

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You still need to lift some weights to lose weight
 

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If you are a 5'5 180 pound female looking to lose 20 pounds .. I'd say "Great, you are unhealthily overweight and anything that gets your heart beating is good for you".

On the other hand .. if you are a 6'0, 180 pound male, looking for muscle definition .. I'd say "You are retarded".
 

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