Here's a thought. Want to save money? Get a Nintendo Wii. Yeah, like I needed an excuse. Well, actually I did need an excuse so I bought it for my son's birthday. He loves it, and so do I. I knew the Wii would be lots of fun for the entire family, but what I didn't know was that playing the Wii can be real physical exercise.
People who know me, know that I cannot be bothered with physical exercise, with the exception of skiing which is an expensive and unfortunately all too rare activity for me. However, yesterday evening I spent three hours straight playing tennis, boxing and baseball against my brother who is in town for a visit. Best of all I did it all on the Wii.
You know what? After two rounds of Wii boxing you work up a sweat and your heart starts pounding. After three games of Wii tennis you feel like you just finished a good 3 kilometer run. In fact, after the first few Wii tennis games with my wife, my muscles were sore for a couple of days. It's a real workout.
So here's a heretical thought. Want to save $50 a month? Drop your gym membership. You can get a great cardio work out for the one time fee of $249. All you need to do is buy a Wii. It's fun and even better, it's a bargain.