My Fitness Coach Review: Part 1

Saturday, April 25, 2009

This is my review of the Wii game My Fitness Coach.

First of all, I want to point out that you DO NOT need the Wii Fit to play this game. If you have the main Wii Console, you can play this "game".

Okay, the first screen you see when you start up My Fitness Coach is this:

You have to build your personal profile so "Maya" the personal trainer can learn everything she needs to know about you. (Yes, for those of us who are struggling, this part is a TAD painful.)

You choose New Profile and enter the following information:

Your name.

Choose which exercise equipment you have at home.
If you don't have any of these things, that's fine too! (I really need to get a heart monitor.)

Go weigh yourself and tell Maya how much you weigh.
(Doesn't she know it is rude to ask a person such things?)

You might need a partner to complete this next part.

Maya asks you for a bunch of body measurements.
So go grab a tape measure and a friend and give Maya your measurements for your:
  • biceps
  • chest
  • waist
  • hips
  • thighs.
Glad that is over with!!

Then you follow the directions to find your resting heart rate.
After you've entered that, you get to do a fun thing called

You click to start the timer, do jumping jacks in time with the model for 2 minutes
(if you don't die first), and then take your pulse again.
You enter your accelerated heart rate.

After than, Maya asks you a few more questions,
but don't think you're anywhere near to being off the hook.

Tell Maya what your activity level has been over the last 6 months.
Be honest. Believe me.
Otherwise, she'll kill you.

Now comes the really fun part.


You do squats in time with the model, as many as you complete using proper form (up to 50) and then enter the amount you were able to complete.

Then you do the same thing with push-ups (up to 40).
(And yes, she lets us girls do the modified ones.)

Then you do crunches (up to 60).

Then, you do a flexibility test and match which picture
is most like how far you were able to reach.

Finally, you tell Maya what your primary goal is for using this program.
Maya recommends that I choose weight loss.
THANKS A LOT. Like I didn't know that! ;-)

You can then choose a goal weight that you want to strive for.

Maya recommends a workout schedule for you. You can click on each day and change the days you want to work out and the amount of time you want to work out each day.
(I changed mine around so I worked out on different days,
but kept the amount of time the same or added a little bit more.)

When you're done, you have a profile that Maya will update with each workout.

If you aren't used to working out - this first initial setup is quite a workout on its own.
So far, this is really like having a personal trainer
(except you can actually shut this one off!)

Tomorrow, I'll go through the steps of a workout with you!


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