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8 December 2009

Remember how I said my Saturday night was going to be amazing?  Well, it was.

When Rachel asked me to co-host a Nintendo Wii Fit Plus party I: squealed, giggled, did a little dance, then said YES.  I have had only one other Nintendo Enthusiast experience — an absolutely amazing dinner during BlogHer that I am still ever so grateful to have been a part of.  However, after meeting the Brand About Town ladies at BlogHer who wouldn’t want to take part in anything they’ve got a hand in?

Anyway.  Time flew and before I knew it, the day had come for Rachel, myself, the awesome folks from the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus team, and a great group of lovely ladies to gather for a super evening.

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Look! My name’s on a sign!

We learned about the features of the Wii Fit Plus — customizing my routine? Thank you!  The new games? Sweet.  Multi-player? Bring it.  Profiles for my kitties? I love you.  After doing a customized routine we were set loose — each of us at our own station.  We played games, tried different yoga poses, snacked on yummy things (their fruit smoothies — amazing!) and had some wine…

I could do this every day.  Gather with awesome friends in a swanky studio in the West Loop, actually enjoy getting fit? Yes please!  The evening did have to end though, and thanks to Brand About Town and Nintendo, we all left with our own Wii Fit Plus and fabulous Wii Fit Plus jackets!

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Learning some basic yoga techniques

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check out my awesome pose, and tights

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Erin enjoying the routines!

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Leah doing what I like to call “Math Butt Bump”

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Leah’s cousin Karina navigating the Segway course

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Rachel and I

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Modeling our jackets

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A handful of the lovely ladies in our new jackets!

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Thank you Nintendo & Brand About Town!

Again, a big thanks to all the ladies who came out!  It was a blast meeting new Chicago gals and hanging out with some of my great friends!  Can’t wait to hear about your experience with the Wii Fit Plus!

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Today was Day 3 of my Wii Fit Plus routine.  I love it.  I can tell I’m getting better to since yesterday my Wii Fit age was 33 and now it’s 20.  Who rocks? Oh yea, that’d be me.

  • Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party!

    I love my Wii Fit Plus and so do my roommates! To date, the “Math Butt Bump” and the “Hula Hoop” are the only two games I’m even remotely good at! Going to have to keep practicing, and getting fit while I do it!

    • Thanks for coming and bringing Karina! 🙂

      I love the hula hoops and also the stepping games. Oh, and the snow ball fight! Where else can I actually peg my brother (or at least his Mii) in the face! 🙂

  • Thanks for hosting and the generally awesome evening. Also those pictures are hilarious, I was surprised to see that I managed not to look like a total idiot in the yoga pose picture, but of course I made up for it in that final group shot 🙂

    • I’ll post the link to the rest of the photos on facebook.

      One thing you’ll notice in all of them: I’m doing everything the exact opposite of everyone else — which is how I ended up facing you during one of the yoga poses.

      Glad you and Becca got to come out too!

  • new to your blog (it’s fabulous). just wanted to say hi and im jealous. i already have the wii fit, but, the more i hear about fit plus, the more i want it 🙂

    • Aw why thank you! and Welcome! 🙂

      I never tried the Wii Fit, though I think my stepmom has it. (We were too busy playing Mario Kart and Mario Party…) But I’m really loving this. Now all I need to the nintendo yoga mat — I swear they’re spongier than other ones — a nice carrying case for it, and a silicone cover ’cause my apartment is full of dust, cat hair, and leaves (stupid garden level).

      Anyway, I’m sure between here and over at Pink Dinosaurs I’ll be posting more about the game! 🙂

  • Sounds incredibly awesome. Only wishing I lived anywhere near Chicago and could have as much fun as you ladies always seem to. Jealous much? Ohhhh ya.

    P.S. The pink tights are sexy. Very nice.

    • Aw thanks! BAT needs to do some events in your area!

      That, and you seriously need to come up and visit us here! 🙂

  • I love the Wii and the Wii Fit plus. It is such a great game system and makes gaming a social event and not one where you lock yourself in a closet for weeks. Okay, so I used to work at Nintendo and therefore am not totally unbiased, but you got to give Nintendo mad props for the Wii. I love the pictures.

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