The fine folks at Nintendo asked me if I wanted to host a Wii Fit party for 12 blogging friends in advance of the Wii Fit US release. In exchange for opening up my home, they gave me a Wii Fit. They also gave me one to give away which I did last month.
We played with the Wii Fits for about an hour, then we had some Mediterranean munchies and sangria. Then we played some more. I am pretty sure that just about everyone who attended eventually bought their own Wii Fit.
Nintendo is a great company to work with from a mom's point of view. They understand that we are the decision makers in the family. If you get Mama hooked on the Wii chances are one will find its way into that household. Smart.
What I like about it: It really does get you up and moving. You feel it later after you've hula hooped or step-boxed. I really dig the balance games and the slalom and ski jump. I also like that it's fun to do with the whole family. Bunny and Wallie love it even if they aren't really playing it "properly."
What I don't like about it: The yoga is terrible. There is no teaching of proper form so it's really easy to do poses wrong increasing the risk of injury. I have practiced yoga for a long time so I know what proper form for each pose entails (and am a stickler about it). I wouldn't not recommend people attempt most of the poses unless they have taken yoga regularly. Wii yoga is not "real" yoga. Don't hurt yourself.
Cost to me: Free
Cost to you: $100-$150 (varies)
CityMama's Wii Party flickr set.