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Bryan Edge 01-21-2009 02:22 PM

Article I wrote on the Wii Fit
 
In case anyone is interested, I wrote a short rant about the Wii Fit -- and also took the opportunity to pimp CrossFit at the end of the article. :)

You can read the article here:

http://www.examiner.com/x-892-PC-Game-ExaminerYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

Mike Goldberg 01-22-2009 09:55 AM

Re: Article I wrote on the Wii Fit
 
Bryan,

It's a good article. Sadly, I'm afraid your message will fall on deaf ears, when it comes to the people who really DO need to hear what you have to say.

Of course, most of US will agree with everything you said. However, people are going to jump on the Wii-fit trend the way they jump on every other fitness gizmo. "Look! It promises to get you ripped! It says so right here. It must be true!"

Now I'm sure in theory it might might do some people some good. After all, it's better than sitting on your butt playing video games all day. I'm a realist. Not everyone has the dedication/motivation/fortitude to try and stick with CrossFit. For the lazy masses who follow the path of least resistance, the bar has been set the bar so low, I'm just happy they're doing SOMETHING.

But realistically, what will end up happening, is people will play with it for a little while, decide it's too much work, get bored, and stop using it. It'll collect dust along with their thighmaster.

As for the elderly woman who commented on your article, I just wish she could meet some of the older people at my affiliate, especially the ones that came in with arthritic hips and such a limited range of motion that they couldn't even squat. To watch them smoke others on workouts now is truly inspiring.


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