Monday, August 8, 2011

Wii Fit Plus Aerobics: Part 8, Free Step

Part 8 of our Wii Fit Plus Aerobics Playthrough is broken down into 3 Parts...

Part 8 features the Free Step, it is eseentially just a basic on-and-off Step exercise that goes on for a set duration.  There are no side-to-side moves, or kicks...just the very basic.  Let's take a look:

Wii Fit Plus Aerobics Part 8-1 Free Step, 10 Minute

Wii Fit Plus Aerobics Part 8-2 Free Step, 20 Minute

Wii Fit Plus Aerobics Part 8-3 Free Step, 30 Minute

Free Step: 10, 20, and 30 Minute Durations

What can I say...not much, lol.  The Free Step isn't exactly the most exciting exercise in Wii Fit Plus.  There is minimal foreground or background activity to distract you, there is no background music to enjoy, and you only have two beats, the trainer's voice, and "no sound" to select for sounding out from your Wiimote. 

The 10 Minute version really isn't too have a target goal of 800 Steps.  The goal increases proportionally.  The 20 Minute version targets 1,600 Steps, and the 30 minute round sets your sights on 2,400 Steps.

These numbers may seem intimidating at first, but I assure you, they are not difficult to obtain.  You can actually hit each of the three goals on the "slow" pace.  You do at least have the option to select Slow, Medium, or Fast paces.  There is not much difference between them.

If you take this on with your Wii displaying on the screen you will probably grow bored, especially with Advanced Step being so upbeat, energetic, and just all around FUN.  This really lacks that soul, but you get a great workout in the process.  The reason is simple, you are doing a moderate exercise for a long duration.

Here is my advice...if you get in late, remember your favorite show comes on, or need to see the local weather etc, turn the Wii on, navigate to Free Step, and then workout while watching your select programming.  Heck you can even do Free Step during a movie. 
If you want to stay in-tune with the exercise, just keep it in a Picture-in-Picture window.  This is what I did while recording the playthrough and it worked out great.

There really isn't much advice for this exercise, you step on and off, over and over and over and over again, lol.  I do reccommend you work your way up to the 30 minute version.  It isn't the most stimulating exercise, but it works great for multitasking, which is exactly what Nintendo intended the exercise to cover.

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