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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's schedule an interview on BlogTalk Radio.
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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!
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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:
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Examiner.com: Raina Casarez, National Wii Fitness Examiner
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!
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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 .
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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
Today's show will be a presentation of sorts. Penda, Goddess of Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (For Absolute Beginners) will be taking you on a tour of her Wii charts and workouts for Wii Fit Plus.
Wii Fit Plus highlights include:
Lotus Focus (uses Balance Board)
Penda's Calendar statistics
My Routine Leaderboards revealing Penda's most played games to least played
Yeah, over here, we take playing Wii seriously!
Join the Virtual Fitness Wii FAB community. We'd love to hear from you.
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email: raina [at] mindbodyfitness [dot] ws
This verbal journal has been talking recently about the professional fitness niche - Group Fitness. Group Fitness classes require trained instructors who provide groups a movement experience that is harmonized, synchronized and synergized, consistently, everytime.
Since my discovery of the Wii and over these 100+ shows I've recorded, I've been obsessed with integrating the Wii into the Group Fitness niche. The result is Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (For Absolute Beginners) - a Wii-designed Group Fitness Format. Yes, you can use one Wii to lead any-sized group in a Group Fitness Format. Rhythmic movement is the key to Wii and it's critical to a good workout and score! in many of the fitness games. So, today I'm going to tell you about becoming a Virtual Fitness Wii FAB Group Fitness Professional Instructor. Any body can be one. You need to have Wii though, because you have to put in your practice time. This is a brand new format, so come on and get in on the ground floor. Join me, won't you? PJ's okay.
Penda is back and chatting. Catch up and hear about upcoming guests, new games, initiatives in the world of virtual fitness. Tommy Seilheimer of Exergame Fitness (July 2008) who talked with us extensively on BTR will be back along with Richard Coshott of Gamercize. Also find out about my new gig as the Wii Fitness Examiner in Atlanta.
House music is what the world and group fitness needs.
Why? Because music is the key of movement. Popular fitness formats depend on the music to get people up and grooving; and for many instructors, music is our lifeline to a great class experience.
What is house music? Well there are many interpretations. Listen to the mix playing in the background. No, these mixes do not use 32-count phrasing or 8-count blocks as in professionally-mixed aerobic music. Yet, these mixes naturally flow this type of rhythmic musical phrasing making it ideal for instructor cueing.
Lady G is our special guest because she is one of the few that has experienced the fusion of house music and fitness in the form of Rhythm Walking. Rhythm Walking is fueled by house music.
Lady G is also a fixture of the Atlanta house music scene and is dedicated to spreading the love of house music far and wide. She also walks her talk, always out on the dance floor. Listen in while she talks about the power of house music.
Lady G talking about Rhythm Walking
Lady G warming up
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