I Talked about the Wii Fit on The Radio

Kim Vallee and Karine Larose at Sans Détour with François Bugingo :: Wii Fit

Friday morning,  I did an interview for Sans Détour, a show on Radio-Canada hosted by François Bugingo. I was there as a fan of the Wii Fit. Karine Larose, a fitness expert at Nautilus Plus, participated to the discussion.

My Assessment

I am happy to have one. The Wii Fit has great value as a motivator. It is fun to see the avatars of your friends while you are bouncing the soccer balls.

Wii Fit also scores all your exercise performances. I noticed than when I did not execute well the exercises, my score is lower. Like any computer game, higher marks or playing for a certain time will open new exercises.

The Hula Hoop is quite fun and can make you sweat. I enjoyed doing the balance exercises of the Wii Fit program. The balance exercises are the most playful. The slalom ski, table tilt and ski jumping are my favorites so far.

I used the Wii Fit regularly after my surgery to gain back my balance. I used to put less weight on my injured leg and the Wii Fit spotted this fact. It forced me to correct my posture.

Right now, I do not use it every day because I already follow a strict exercise routine for my ACL rehabilitation. I do not like going to the gym. Once I am back in form, I am planning to practice yoga and a program with the Wii Fit. By that time, new sport games will probably use the Wii Fit Board.

Click here to listen François Bugingo interviewing Karine Larose and I. Take note that the interview was done in French.

Picture: Kim Vallee and Karine Larose in the studio of Sans Détour
Wii Fit Pictures by Nintendo

  • Renée
    August 2, 2008 at 08:05

    J’ai écouté attentivement ton entrevue – et suis en train de me demander si le WiiFit ne serait pas LA solution à mes problèmes d’entraînement: vivre entre deux iles rend difficile l’accès à un gym – et comme toi je n’aime pas trop ça – un WiiFit, ça voyage bien et je pourrais ainsi avoir un entrainement plus constant.
    Bref, c’était très intéressant, bravo!

  • Sophie
    August 4, 2008 at 10:49

    C’était un plaisir de t’avoir en studio et de te rencontrer après de nombreux mois de lecture de ton passionnant blogue!

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    August 4, 2008 at 13:10

    Sophie: It was nice to meet a reader. The pleasure was all mine. I am glad that you asked me.