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Don't waste your money!,
This review is from: My Fitness Coach 2: Exercise and Nutrition - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
I was so excited about the new My Fitness Coach 2, and braved snowy roads to purchase mine today. What a huge dissapointment! First of all, I paid almost $30 for it at Walmart, so I really had high expectations. I got home, read the instruction manual and created my profile, easy enough, a few questions and weight. (It does incorporate the Wii balance board). I did my first *workout*, it only took about 15 minutes and included 8 super easy excercizes. Never even broke a sweat or breathed hard! There is alot of lag time between excersizes, you take a look at your progess, feedback, etc. Each of the excersizes used the Wii remote and some incorporated the balance board. The pace was so slow, the number excersizes and reps so few, I think only those who hadnt got off of the couch in years would be challenged. Im a 52 year old, overweight female, only excersize occasionally, and My Fitness Coach 2 was a total breeze. I have used the original My Fitness Coach for a year now, and it is far superior. My Fitness Coach 2 does contain a nutrition section, that I did look at, but didnt see anything I didnt already know.
Update: After six workouts nothing has changed. Even though I have consistently scored between 85-95% I am still doing the same 8 excersizes. One workout still takes around 20 minutes and is over before you are even warmed up. One positive thing is I have discovered that pushing the A button moves you through all the fluff between each excersize a little faster. Still havent found anyway to control the time or quality of your workout.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2010 9:41:15 PM PST
does the MFC2 allow you to incorporate the balance ball, H/R monitor and step as the first MFC does?
Posted on Jan 7, 2010 9:52:54 PM PST
A. Kilimnik says:
Does it have the same fitness test MFC1 has? If so, did you do it? I noticed that the intensity is too easy if you don't do the fitness test for MFC1 and was wondering if you were running into the same problem.
Posted on Jan 8, 2010 2:05:48 PM PST
It is supposed to be a copy of the Europe software NEW U. Many people have commented that it is way to easy to start with but it ramps up quickly.
Posted on Jan 8, 2010 4:16:33 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 6:43:33 AM PST
Ms Patricia says:
MFC2 is similar to the NewU workout that they sell in England and totally different than MFC. If you want a workout similar to MFC that keeps you accountable, the get Your Shape by Ubisoft. It is MFC with a camera.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 6:45:47 AM PST
Ms Patricia says:
Yup and there are challenges (Boxing, Dancing, Army...) that get your heart rate up.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 6:51:29 AM PST
There isn't a fitness test. It just asks what your level of fitness is. There are 5 Challenges that I have not yet done yet. They are Dance, Army, Cardio Test, Boxing, Baseball. It does not appear that your activities will change based upon the results. I'll be trying one today and if it is anything more than just a somewhat more intense collection of the daily activities I'll write again.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 6:52:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2010 6:55:39 AM PST
"does the MFC2 allow you to incorporate the balance ball, H/R monitor and step as the first MFC does?"
The answer is NO to all of them.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 6:53:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 9, 2010 6:56:35 AM PST
"It is supposed to be a copy of the Europe software NEW U. Many people have commented that it is way to easy to start with but it ramps up quickly."
I hope that is the case but I won't know for a while.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2010 11:09:07 AM PST
L. Murphy says:
no fitness test other than a few questions and your weight