Is home interactive fitness efficient?

Two video games offer to play the coaches at home: Wii Fit Plus and Domyos Interactive System. The effectiveness of these programs depends on the frequency and regularity of your practice. Take stock of the levers of motivation.

Contents of this article
  • Am I player / player?
  • Fitness: Am I willing to invest time?
  • Is the interactive fitness to everyone?

The interactive fitness is the opportunity to practice movements similar to traditional fitness ... sheltered from the gaze of others. A shock argument for people that the atmosphere repels gym and foremost seeking more privacy.

Exercises from home in good conditions

The Fitness Dance Domyos Interactive System game cartridge looks just like an aerobics session; another game cartridge, Fitness Training, can be done with a step and even dumbbells. The coach indicates the correct position to adopt, gives advice.

The Balance Board Wii Fit Plus calculates, meanwhile, the center of gravity, and indicates on the screen if you adopt the right posture for each exercise. In addition, you follow, with each of these games, a program suited to your body type.

Am I player / player?

The Wii Fit Plus and Domyos Interactive System is primarily ... video games! The interactive fitness refreshes the creed of any game and any sport: "May the best win! "Objectives to reach, collect points ... The Wii Fit Plus takes this logic to the end, with a roll of honor indicating the highest scores for each exercise. If you have the sense of competition, it is likely that this aspect deceive you.

Small problem: Your engine is not likely to sport as such, but the next game Once the records broken and unlocked the different levels, it is possible that you find less interest to practice ....

Some fun programs

Flying mimicking a chicken, make additions to his hips, juggling in a circus ... The Wii Fit Plus has paid particular attention this play, with no less than fifteen games resolutely entertaining balance, which can compete in multiplayer mode, in addition a fitness program more conventional. Play Fitness program puts DIS, too, play in the spotlight, with the possibility of playing a family game of goose, shots on goal ...

The game cartridges Fitness Training Fitness Dance and DIS are more sober and focused on physical activity. However, with the latter, by plugging your MP3 player to the console, you exercise with the music of your choice. A real plus!

Fitness: Am I willing to invest time?

The interactive fitness not strengthened the line in ten minutes, no more than one running session is not enough to recuperate! For physical activity, interactive or real, yields results, it is them engaging with regularity and duration.

Gym too far from home, high cost, inconvenient scheduling ... Many reasons may dissuade get to sport. The interactive fitness is an interesting alternative, since you practice from home at a time that suits you and quickly rentabiliserez the initial investment.

However, if the lack of time that made you quit the sport in the past, it is likely that the scenario is repeated with interactive fitness. It may be on the side of the agenda he would then look ...

Is the interactive fitness to everyone?

Interactive fitness programs are designed to be accessible to all, even the most sedentary. The exercises are progressive, little risk of stiffness. With Wii Fit Plus, you begin and end each program with a few minutes of yoga to relax the muscles and test your balance. The exercises proposed by the Domyos Interactive System start slowly and gain in intensity as you go.

The precautions

The Balance Board Wii Fit does not accept weighing more than 150 kilograms; DIS, 110 kilos. In addition, the Wii Fit and DIS are video games: their use is not recommended for people with epilepsy. Finally, as a precaution, especially if you are sedentary, better to seek medical advice before embarking seriously.

How much does it cost ?

- Domyos Interactive System, marketed by Decathlon Domyos or on the website: Domyos Interactive System Console: 39 euros; DIS intensive mat: 60 euros.

- Fitness Dance Game Cartridge, 49 euros; Fitness Training: 59 euros. Fitness Training Kit: 39 euros. Domyos Step Concept: 89 euros.

- Nintendo Wii: 180 euros. Wii Fit + Balance Board Software: 89,90 euros. Wii Fit Plus software: 19,90 euros.