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Technically Savvy Workouts

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When it comes to working out, variety can help you stick to your goal. If you workout solo and not in a heath club there are many technically savvy ways to get a sassy body.

The Wii Fit is a great starting tool to learn some basic body movements and components of fitness, if you’re new to working out. The workout segments are brief, so if you still have the stamina continue with another session. Don’t be discouraged if your Mii (the character used to represent you) puts on a belly if you’ve got a couple of pounds to lose. I personally do not think that this is positive reinforcement, but the goal as you progress is for your Mii to get smaller. Be prepared to create your own variety of Wii Workouts and stock your game library with a many options so you don’t get bored.

Dancing with the stars contestants may be afraid to fall or be dropped during the season, but they’re thrilled with how the weight falls off and the their scale numbers drop. There are so many ways to shake it up in your living room or den. Grab a partner if you’d like and learn some of the hottest moves on the dance floor. One of the games that I really like for the Wii as well as the Nintendo DS is "Dancing With the Stars: We Dance!" It not only allows you to get your ballroom on, you’ll also get a good sweat.

If you have an iPod, mp3 player, iPhone, or Blackberry there are hundreds of options such as trainer led programs and workouts for you to download. This is a good way to keep you on track and on a specific path toward your goal. There are also music mixes, which can push you uphill as you bike and run to your goal. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to even take a walk, let alone run without music. Apparently, both Nike and Apple agree and have created many compatible devices to keep you on point such as the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. They’ve created a sensor for your running shoes that communicates with your iPod Nano or iPod Touch. The screen will display your time, pace and calories burned. A motivating voice will also push you along and vocally cue you when you have few minutes left in your workout.

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