This research study had two aims, firstly, to track changes in affect and secondly to explore intentions to exercise as a result of regular exposure to programmed exercise. Seven sedentary women used a Wii Fit for eight 30-minute sessions across three to five weeks. On-going measurements of affect were plotted on the circumplex model. On average everyone moved towards a positive valence pre- to post-exercise but fluctuations in valence were evident during exercise sessions. Thematic analysis of future exercise intentions found that five participants intended to change their exercise behaviour but at a four-week follow-up only two had changed. In conclusion, exercise using the Wii Fit appears to have a differential impact upon affect and an eight session programmed use of the Wii Fit was not enough to increase the likelihood of exercise uptake in this sample of sedentary women.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Sport and Exercise Psychology Review|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2010|
- Wii Fit
- exercise intentions
- regular exercise