Marching Into Fitness: Upcoming Wii Releases

So I was browsing the Toys R Us ad and I saw Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout for Wii for $19.99. I’d never heard of it and that’s because it doesn’t release until 3/31. Well, I checked around and it looks like Amazon has it for $27.99 and Best Buy for $29.99. So if you are planning on buying it, Toys R Us has the best price. Not only the best price but….FREE Shipping! Can you tell I’m excited? Here’s some info on it:

*A personal training experience – schedule workouts, track burned calories and body weight evolution

*Offers a more intense cardio workout than most Wii fitness games. Includes exercises such as: cardio boxing, running, sit ups, and other activities.

*Tracks your progress and maintains a calendar of your exercise activity.

*Multiple Training modes and fitness levels – Difficulty evolves as your fitness level increases.

*Wii Fit Board compatible exercises, such as Squats, Back Training, Abdominal Training, Push Ups, Log Cutting, and Punch Dodge.

*The game includes a BONUS 7-Day VIP Golds Gym Membership.

Not only that, but when I went to check this out on Amazon, I saw another one releasing on May 19th called EA Sports Active.This looks like it’s right up my alley. I am going to have to keep that one on my wishlist. This one is pricier at $59.99 on Amazon. (I wonder if I am worthy of that expensive of a Mother’s Day gift? haha) And I wonder if this will fly off the shelves like the Wii Fitdid last year in May when it first came out? We did a pre-order on that one and I’m glad we did! The great thing about pre-orders is you don’t pay until it ships and Amazon has a price guarantee that it will only charge you the lower of the prices (even if it releases higher)

I am totally willing to spend my “allowance” on things that keep me fit and healthy! (As long as they still fit into our budget.) I like to switch up my workout routines to keep me motivated. (Which I won’t lie to you, gets harder and harder in the winter!!) In the end, staying healthy saves you money because it helps ward off health issues and medical bills. Not to mention the most important thing…it keeps you around for your kids! (And it’s sooo much cheaper than a gym membership!)

So I’m throwing these new findings out to you so you can check them out and determine if they are going on your wish list or not, too! In case you missed me going on and on about it in the past, I am a big fan of My Fitness Coach.This was one of the best things I could have spent my Christmas present $$ on. (Thanks again, Mom!!) But if you are wanting to buy it, sometimes Best Buy will mark it down to $19.99. So keep your eyes open!

I’m going to have to check with Jenn from Wii Mommies to see if she has any lowdowns on these new releases!! Please forgive my excitement. I just love what the Wii comes out with. Who would have thought exercise and fun could be said in the same statement?

Wii: Nascar Kart Racing

This one isn’t a frugal posting but another “Did You Know” posting for all you gamers and Nascar fans.

Nintendo is going to release a NASCAR Kart Racing game on February 10th for the Wii. It appears to be very similar to their Mario Kart game.

Designed exclusively for the Wii, NASCAR Kart Racing enables players to grab the steering wheel as a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and speed through treacherous landscapes, wind around rocky cliffs, jump rivers and dodge falling boulders. Up to four players can go head-to-head, via split screen, in a mad dash to the checkered flag, making NASCAR Kart Racing an ideal game to play with family and friends.

Amazon is currently taking pre-orders below the list price. How cool of Nintendo to release this game right before Daytona 500! I can see some people buying this to play at their Daytona 500 parties.