It will probably be included in EA Sports Active. I don't know for sure, though.
I do know that you can do free step and move as quickly or as slowly as you want, regardless of the rhythm they give you. I do the free step while listing to my Ipod. I can do almost 1000 steps in 10 minutes. It's a great workout, especially with the riser I just got at Toys R Us.
The advanced step and free step is pretty much all I do anymore. In 45 mins, I burn around 300 calories according to my BodyBugg. I am looking forward to the EA Sports Active Game but would also love a just step game.
On the free step, I usually will speed it up as fast as the pace will go and then still step a little faster. I am usually over 1000 steps in the 10 mins.
Actually, I wish for something a bit more... What I want is for Nintendo to mash together "Animal Crossing", "Wii FIt" and their Wii Talk accessory and create a Massively Multiplayer Online Fitness Game. Think how fun it would be to meet friends online and take a jog around the island with them (Talking to them using the microphone)...
Timothy, I'm sure that something like that is in the works. Nintendo didn't create the Wii Speak just for Animal Crossing. That's just the first thing they put it out with. Nintendo has some smart cookies. I'm definitely looking forward to some great things from them in the near future.
I agree...I love Wii fit step aerobics and usually do the 30minutes of free step everyday. Sadly, even if you speed up the pace as fast as it will go it still isn't fast enough once you've been doing it for awhile. Also, I have noticed that if you go too fast it doesn't count your steps accurately. I too am hoping and praying for a whole new game devoted to step aerobics with the balance board. On a sidenote...don't waste your money on the Jillian Micheals game...it is bad graphics, bad music, doesn't pick up your movements, etc. I actually returned it and the salesman told me that they were having many returns with it.
I really really really want a longer step workout and would love something to make the balance board higher. I love the step exercise and would like to get more out of it. I get fed up with it ending after 4-5 minutes.
There is a riser for the balance board to make it higher that just came out... It's on Amazon (I think it's $29.99 but don't quote me). As for making it longer - go to the "Free Step" and you can go all the way up to 30 minutes at a time....
The point of free step is that you can watch a tv show,or listen to music, while stepping. You can just step on and off, or you can decide to do side steps or kicks whenever you want. When you get to the point of stepping for half an hour or longer, it's boring to just watch the Mii. the instructions should tell you how to do it.
homecooking - thanks so much for answering my question - I am going to check that out - I have the Wii hooked up to my tv so I didn't know I could watch tv and do Wii at same time - that would be great if I can figure out how to do it.
I am going to check out the riser too - thanks - I enjoy this thread
I appreciate that they allowed the user to choose from a number of songs in Golds Gym.... I just wish that they had chosen a slightly better collection to choose from ("Eye of the Tiger" is about the only one that is okay)....
Dawn, I do the same thing. Put the wii board on an aerobic step (interested to see what the wii step is going to get for reviews). I turn the tv on and check back during commercial. I also use hand weight to get some upper body in as well. This makes it a real good cardio workout. I have found that adding the hand weights makes it difficult enought that I am not stepping too fast and getting unregistered steps.
I agree with you on the Jillian Michaels. I also returned it because I could not get it to pick up my movements. I thought maybe I had a bad copy, so it is nice to know someone else had problems with it.
I think someone needs to make a Wii balance board step arobics game where you can create your own step routine and length. That would be outstanding, and sounds like it'd be something that'd be so simple to program as well.
Things ideally this fictional game should have. Balance board support with ok's, miss's and perfects as well as goal tracking/scores. Ability to create your own routine with kicks, side steps, regular steps, sideways steps, etc. Ability to choose the speed of the routine and speed-up/slow-down during the routine. Ability to create any length of routine. Ability to save multiple routines (at least 20?) Perhaps even the option to play a routine x number of times non-stop. Ability to select different types of music, and maybe even have some good music instead of just generic types.
When someone creates a program like this, and if it actually works, I bet this would sell really well.