If you have a Wii, maybe you're like me and bought it for the main purpose of working out. I thought that the Wii was so cool and unique and would finally get me over my habit of procrastinating when it comes to exercising. The Wii does definitely make working out a lot more interactive than watching an exercise video at home and it can even track your progress in several different areas of fitness.
What has always been lacking though, is a way to incorporate resistance into these exercise fitness games. I personally use the EA Sports Active game and although it does come with resistance bands, these don't seem to work very well for me.
Now, the folks at PowerPlay have come up with a solution which provides plenty of upper-body resistance while exercising or just playing games with your Wii. It's the Riiflex 2 lb. Dumbbells which are incorporated with your existing Wii remotes! Read on to learn more!
The Riiflex controllers are a great way to add upper-body resistance into your play time on the Wii. There are many different kinds of boxing, baseball and tennis games which instantly become more challenging by adding the 2 lb. resistance. I like how ergonomic these weights felt in my hand. They were very easy to control and grip and didn't interfere with my controlling the Wii remotes either. They are also compatible with Wii MotionPlus, so you won't lose any of the interactivity of your Wii controllers simply by attaching these dumbbells.
The Riiflex provides you with a dumbbell for both the Wii remote as well as the Wii nunchuk. Unfortunately, I have some games which only use the Wii remotes, so if that is the case for you too and you want a dumbbell for both Wii remotes, you will have to buy another set of the Riiflex. Maybe in the future, Riiflex could start selling these controllers individually as well so that anyone could buy just one extra dumbbell for the Wii remote.
Now you might think that the Riiflex is just another toy add-on, which just isn't correct. You see, the Riiflex actually qualify as "Gym Quality" gear! Wondering what that means and why this product is so much better than anything else like it on the market? Just watch this short video for all the details!
STAY IN TOUCH: Want to be in the loop? You can also check out the Riiflex for Wii on the following sites:
RIIFLEX DUMBBELLS FOR WII
As you can see, the Riiflex is one piece of gym equipment that is serious about having fun and bringing you results while exercising with your Wii! I couldn't be happier with this product for it is very durable, comfortable, easy to hold onto and doesn't interfere at all with your gaming experience. If you know someone who is currently working out using their Wii or just needs a way to make their current games a little more challenging, then I highly recommend this piece of "gym quality" equipment!
Disclosure: I received the Riiflex 2 lb. Dumbbells for Wii from PowerPlay in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!