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Fitness Friday: Wii Fit Part III, Tips and Tricks

Parts One and Two of my Wii Fit by Nintendo review focused on reviewing the game. Part III looks at unlock times and tips.

Nintendo Wii Fit

Waiting to unlock things can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know long you will have to wait, so here are the unlockable events and times:

Unlocks Based on the Piggy Bank:

  • Aerobics: Rhythm Boxing: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Aerobics: Super Hula Hoop: 30 minutes
  • Balance: Balance Bubble: 1 hour
  • Balance: Penguin Slide: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Balance: Snowboard Slalom: 2 hours
  • Balance: Tightrope Tension: 15 minutes
  • Balance: Lotus Focus/Zazen: 3 hours
  • Strength: Arm & Leg Lift: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Strength: Parallel Stretch: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Strength: Rowing Squat, Single Leg Twist: 10 minutes
  • Strength: Sideways Leg Lift: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Strength: Single Arm Stand: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Strength: Tricep Extension: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yoga: Bridge: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Yoga: Chair: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yoga: Cobra: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yoga: Crocodile Twist: 4 hours
    Yoga: Downward Facing Dog: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yoga: King of the Dance: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yoga: Palm Tree: 1 hour 20 minutes
    Yoga: Shoulderstand: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yoga: Standing Knee: 45 minutes
  • Yoga: Sun Salutation: 10 minutes
  • Yoga: Triangle: 2 hours 50 minutes

Advanced Versions of Games:

  • Balance Bubble: Complete Balance Bubble on the Beginner setting.
  • Table Tilt: Complete the first eight beginner stages.
  • Free Jogging: Complete the Island Lap several times.
  • Free Step: Complete Step Plus Aerobics several times.
  • Snowboarding Slalom: Play two hours of total game time.
  • Step Plus Aerobics: Complete Step Aerobics several times.
  • Tightrope Advanced: Complete Normal Tightrope.
  • Tightrope Super Advanced: Complete Advanced Tightrope.


  • Jackknife challenge: Get a “Four Star” rank in the 10 Second Workout and 20 Second Workout.
  • Parallel Stretch challenge: Get a “Four Star” rank in the 30 Second Workout and 60 Second Workout.
  • Pressup challenge: Get a “Four Star” rank in the 6 Reps and 10 Reps.


  • OK: After 2 Body Tests.
  • Star: After 5 Body Tests.
  • Heart:  After 6 Body Tests.
  • Flower: After 10 Body Tests.
  • Smiley Face: After 14 Body Tests.
  • Mii: After 30 Body Tests.

Fit Piggy Bank Color:

  • Bronze: 10 hours
  • Silver: 20 hours
  • Gold: 40 hours

Fun Stuff and Cheats:

  • Click on the balance board that is running on the treadmill on the statistics page. That will take you to the ultimate balance challenge.
  • Follow the dogs in the running games to get alternate and more interesting routes.
  • Look for Mario characters in the running games
  • Need quick piggy bank time to unlock something? Play and fail the first round of the table tilt. You will still get a quick credit for each play and fail.
  • My husband tells me that you can cheat ski jump by holding onto a chair in front of you when you stand up. I haven’t tried it.
  • You can cheat the single leg balance test by putting your free food on the floor behind you

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