New Wii Fitness for Dummies Review on Wiiloveit.com

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"KnucklesSonic8" has posted a new review of Wii Fitness for Dummies on Wiiloveit.com. Be sure to check it out!

Wii Fitness for Dummies (aka, Fitness on the Wii), available from booksellers everywhere, as well as online discounters like Amazon.com, focuses on three of the top Wii fitness programs, Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010, as well as provides additional coverage of the entire Wii fitness phenomena and general exercise theory.

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Matt Barton
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Great to see this project

Great to see this project getting more attention. The author seems to have a good grasp of the book, though I might take issue with his assertion (however intended) that the readers need to be "dummies." I know he was being tongue-in-cheek there, but I think he's exaggerating the amount of knowledge the particular hardcore gamer has *about fitness.* Sure, you may know a lot about games and such, but how many of us really know that much about muscle tone and what have you? I think this book would be valuable for both gamers who lack fitness expertise AND fitness gurus who lack gaming expertise.

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KnucklesSonic8 (not verified)
Hi there. Please allow me to

Hi there. Please allow me to clear up whatever issues you have with my thoughts on this guide.

For one, I kept the general gamer in mind, not distinguishing between their years of experience or their style of play. So I'm not sure how you ascertained that I was exclusively referring to "hardcore" gamers.

Secondly, some of the information available in this book is readily available on gaming sites and, more importantly, in the game itself (if not, the manual). Those who play Wii on a regular basis are likely already familiar with some of the information brought out in this book. And you don't need to necessarily be a dummy to benefit from this resource, because as I pointed out, those lacking "some knowledge" can still find this book to be quite useful.

I can kind of see where you're coming from, and I appreciate your feedback just the same. But I feel as if you may be misconstruing points a bit.

Matt Barton
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Misconstruing?
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If you're an avid gamer, I can't say that this is a worthwhile investment. Because even with all of the useful tips, there's lots of information that will be seen as common sense, to the point you may think the writers are insulting your intelligence. But the thing is, this book isn't geared for you, since you're evidently not a "dummy".

Seems pretty evident for me. However, I certainly aren't arguing that you shouldn't post your true feelings about the book.

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KnucklesSonic8 (not verified)
I'm not sure what your point

I'm not sure what your point is. What exactly is evident? :S

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