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  • 00:24

    2016 update for Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (For Absolute Beginners)

    in Fitness

    Call me crazy, and you wouldn't be alone, but I've been at this Wii exergaming business since 2007. That's, well, I have to go get my calculater, but that's a long time. 

    Yes, the Wii U is out and yes, no one is talking about the Wii console, and yes, I know you have one that is sadly collecting dust. Why else would you be tuning into this show? 

    PendaGoddess turned 60 years old and is still flying high and kicking butt. Virtual Fitness Wii FAB, a comprehensive program of Wii exergaming, is still evolving and refining techniques and training curricula.

    I'm going to talk about some new games I purchased recently. Tune in to find out which ones or I guess you can just look at the slide show. 

    If this is your first time listening in, welcome. This show is geared to group fitness professionals and is an ongoing effort to inform and recruit fitness instructors to train in Wii exergaming.

    Make money training Wii exergaming teams! Yay!


  • 00:31

    Review: Teach Math with the Wii

    in Fitness

    Greetings all!

    Hope you have gotten your Wii on today. I sure have. I wanted to share a review I wrote on a book I received: Teach Math with the Wii. There is so little educational Wii literature that this book is a welcome addition.

    The authors love technology and they wish to engage students in the math classroom at the highest level. How to get a greater buy-in? Why, bring the Wii into the classroom, of course.Imagine the students response when they see a Wii in the classroom!

    What about you? Do you play the Wii seriously and professionally? Please, we'd love to share your story. Contact Raina at wiifitnessexaminer@gmail.com. Let's schedule an interview on BlogTalk Radio. 

    For more Wii Exergaming Expert information please click on the links below

    National Wii Fitness Examiner

    Wii Fitness Examiner Facebook

    @Penda on Twitter

  • 00:30

    Update on the business of Wii Exergaming

    in Fitness


    The Wii is the best tool that is underused around the world. Listen in and perhaps you will be inspired to dust off your Wii and get playing again, seriously. Some topics we'll chat about today include:

    Wii Exergaming Expert
    Seniors and Wii exergaming
    Wii Exergaming teams;

    You can always talk exergaming with us:

    Facebook: Wii Fitness Examiner

    Twitter: @pendagoddess

    Examiner.com: Raina Casarez, National Wii Fitness Examiner

  • 00:16

    Wii Fit Plus - Troubleshooting Balance Board

    in Fitness

    Since yesterday, I have been unable to get my Balance Board working correctly. 

    Have you ever tried to weigh yourself and kept getting an error code telling you to just stand still? I kept getting these messages as I tried to weigh myself. This short segment describes how I tried to correct the problem and didn't succeed. Yet, I still managed to get my workout done yesterday and today with a malfunctioning Balance Board.

    This show includes:

    steps to troubleshoot your Balance Board

    suggestions for workouts with Wii Fit Plus even when your Balance Board is not working properly.

    In the podcast I mention that I will include several links:

    Virtual Fitness Wii FAB stepping

    Virtual Fitness Wii FAB running

    Virtual Fitness Wii FAB hula hoop

    Don't judge me. I'm not a professional videographer; I'm sure you get the point of the exercise though. Go ahead and try these techniques and let me know how they work for you. My dream is to get a group of us together with Balance Boards and have a little fun!

    Visit my FaceBook page Wii Fitness Examiner for more tips and to connect with mii. Thanks!

    Contact mii at: rainacasarez@gmail.com


  • 00:17

    Join Wii Exergaming book club

    in Fitness

    We're going to start a Wii Exergaming book club exergamers. Are you ready? It's not every day that I find a book dedicated to using the Wii with innovative programming. 

    Similar to Virtual Fitness Wii FAB which was developed by a professional fitness instructor, (yours truly),  this book is written by a mathematician and educators. 

    Meghan Hearn, to quote the back cover briefly is "a mathematics educator and specialist" and Matthew C. Winner a teacher librarian, former elemetary educator holding a BS in elementary education and MS in school library media. 

    Disclaimer: I did request and receive a Not for Sale/Preview Copy Uncorrected Sample copy of the book in the mail. 

    The book is available in a number of formats on Amazon.com. Please order through the Wii Fitness Supply Store .

    Links mentioned in broadcast:

    Khan Academy


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    Facebook - Wii Fitness Examiner

    Examiner.com - National Wii Fitness Examiner

    Twitter - @pendagoddess

    Support WEE's everywhere!


  • 00:21

    Wii Balance Board on the blink and what I have to do next

    in Fitness


    If you've been following the saga of the Wii Balance Board then you will want to tune in to this segment. I actually speak to a Nintendo Customer Service representatitive.

    And I sneeze; I need to learn how to edit a show for real...

    Questions asked and answered

    Does Nintendo repair Balance Boards?
    How much does it cost?
    What's the process?
    What did I miss when I was troubleshooting the Balance Board?
    What happens if your Balance Board cannot be repaired?
    How to spell my name and my email address.

    Even though I'm disappointed that my Balance Board has to be repaired, I'm okay with packaging the Balance Board and sending it in. Will, of course, keep you posted.

    In case you are wondering, I purchased the Wii Fit Plus Balance Board accessory package at Burlington Coat Factory. Less than $20!

    Connect with me:


    Wii Fitness Examiner on Facebook

  • 00:31

    Wii exergaming for Federal employees play day

    in Fitness


    Recently I was asked to provide interactive entertainment for a Destress Recess day. A range of activities offered included massages, a movie theater to watch old sitcoms while eating popcorn,  a golfing instruction station, a room to play board games and more.

    Because Virtual Fitness Wii FAB is not widely known, I took this opportunity to educate the participants about Wii exergaming protocol, techniques and becoming a professional WEE.

    Tune it to hear how I planned, practiced and prepared for the event. I'd love to hear your feedback!

    WEE on my way out the door

  • 01:32

    Show 24 Smash Bros wii u

    in Entertainment

    I'm Joined by Mike, Dan and Joel. This week we discuss Super Smash Bros for the Wii u. 

  • 01:01

    KRIBbing After Dark

    in Entertainment

    Bella Nightingale (Twitter:@BellaNightingal)! This #DopeChick brings to you the HOTTEST video game news, gossip, release dates and reviews. Interviews with HOT up and coming and well known artists. As well as playing some of the HOTTEST music for you to get the party started with if your kickin it in the #KRIB, or pre gaming to head out! You don't want to miss KRIBBINAftaDark!! Join Bella #LIVE each and every Friday at 10pm est, 7pm pst! After all you never know who's gonna be stoppin thru the #KRIB

  • 01:18

    Top Five Nintendo Characters

    in Comedy

    Nintendo, a pioneer in the gaming industry. Everyone has owned one, or played a Nintendo game. With so many titles and characters to choose from, how could you pick just five? Well we're here to do just that. Strap in as we recount our all time favorite Nintendo characters and rank them from five to one. 

  • 01:56


    in Wrestling

    Today on The Boochcast, Elvis runs the show all by himself as he talks about his Lottery Job, an upcoming job interview, taking his daughter to school, reveals the spoilers for Smackdown on Thursday, Rumor Roundup : Triple H Title Run, Heat On Lana, WWE/EVOLVE Relationship, More! and Nikki Bella Undergoes Successful Surgery. Elvis then Recaps TNA, Watch Lucha Underground take over ESPN SportsCenter, WWE Proves That They Can't Be Trusted On The Anti-Bullying Issue AGAIN, Dwayne & Kev's Trip To The Gym, Or Why We Need A Rock/Owens Tag Team Immediately, Chris Jericho Reveals Who Booked His RAW Match With AJ Styles.

    Next, Elvis talks about playing Assassin's Creed, Booch calls in to check on Elvis, talk him out of spoiling Lucha Underground and NXT, and Video Games. Finally, Elvis closes the show by playing random clips and discussing The Family Feud Curse.