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EA Sports Active Personal Trainer for the Wii

ea sports active personal trainerDuring the past year the Wii Fit has become a breakthrough in fitness for many would-be couch potatoes. And while some reports say that the reality of the Wii Fit is that most of them aren’t being used for fitness, but rather gathering dust in the more than 1.5 million homes with one, more games keep coming out.

This past year, Jillian Michaels’ released her own Fitness Ultimatum for the Wii to lack-luster reviews, and there are rumors that the Biggest Loser will release its own game. But before that, the show’s host Alison Sweeney is giving EA Sports Active Personal Trainer a try.

“When do I have time to go to the gym? It really is like a personal trainer in a box. It’s perfect. I recommend it to all mothers!”, raves the new mom about the game that releases May 19. Alison is also joining 11 others in a 30-Day Challenge, to be the first to try the new game and report their progress. The challenge begins with a spa retreat hosted by Bob Greene, and it’s no surprise that his involvement earned the product a Best Life seal of approval. Other participants include web celebs, mommy bloggers, gamers and daddy bloggers.

EA Sports Active works with the Wii to give you a stimulating workout in the privacy of your own home. With 25 exercises and activities that burn calories and tone muscles, you’ll be able to get gym-like results from your living room, den or game room. bob greene with ea sports active for wiiVirtual personal trainers will guide you through your Bob Greene-approved workouts, and daily progress reports will keep you motivated to stay on track. Other features you’ll enjoy:

  • Multi-player mode lets you workout with a friend, spouse or even the kids!
  • Includes a resistance band for more intense workouts.
  • Use the included leg strap to have your movements replicated on-screen, and receive feedback to improve your technique.
  • Use in conjunction with Wii Balance Board.
  • Virtual trainer offers instruction, feedback, motivation and tips.
  • Activities includes tennis, dancing, inline skating, boxing, volleyball and 20 others.
  • Log foods you eat and activity outside of EA Sports Active.

Pre-order your EA Sports Active Personal Trainer for the Wii now.

March 23rd, 2009

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We have had the Wii Fit and Wii Sports for exactly a year now and after an initial few weeks of daily usage, the system sat pretty much unused until a couple of months ago. I wanted the benefit of a continuous workout routine not the starts and stops of the Wii Fit and also a workout that included the sports drills I enjoy so much from the Wii Sport( but of course with a little more action and variety). I was sitting on the couch four and a half weeks ago watching tv when I saw a commercial for the Wii Active and ran right out and purchased it. I used it sporadically for the first week, the workouts were pretty difficult at first because I thought high intensity would be fine for me which was a big mistake BUT I started the 30 Day Challenge the next week and after two weeks my husband joined me in my workouts. We supplement the workouts witih a second Wii active workout as well as a custom cardio workout with all of my favorite sports drills added here and there. My husband also does an hour of Wii yoga and strength training every few days. It can be a bit of a pain to switch back and forth from Wii Fit to Wii Active and it would be great if the two were integrated somehow but for now, we switch back and forth. Because we both use the equipment that came with the Wii Active, after one month the bands are already tearing and the leg strap has also torn but we'll just keep using them until they die. I haven't lost any weight yet, I know that is due to my eating habits which are next on the agenda to improve,but I can feel a total difference in my legs and arms. My core needs more work though and the Active doesn't target that so much hence using the Wii fit and I plan to add Pilates to my routine. I can honestly say if it wasn't for the Wii fitness games, my husband and I wouldn't have embarked on this fitness journey and now together we have an aggressive regime with a lot of variety to look forward to! It's a really good way to get people off the couch and if it's a video game that will get people started, then so be it! It's about getting out of a sedentary lifestyle and being active and having fun doing it!

posted Jul 31st, 2009 4:11 am


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6 Responses to “EA Sports Active Personal Trainer for the Wii”

Mar 24th, 2009
4:15 am

The only thing you loose with this game is time.

Mar 24th, 2009
8:39 pm

Anything to get up off the couch and get active is great by me. I hate the gym; it’s dirty. Who knows what the sweaty guy on the treadmill left behind before you got on. The weather isn’t always cooperative to go out and run (think snow, ice, sleet, hail, or anything over 80 degrees for me). I love the positive reinforcement of Wii Fit and I can’t wait for the ability to personalize my workouts with EA Active. Even if I don’t lose weight, I will get in better shape (or at least maintain) and have fun doing it. Anyone who badmouths this type of fun activity probably has no life anyway.

Apr 1st, 2009
8:31 am

My husband works for EA. And I got to test this game for the company. I enjoyed the strength training and the band’s and using my core ball on this game. I cannot wait for us to get our own copy but testing this game was fun and it works great with the controllers. UNLIKE the Jillian Game that totally sucked.

Apr 28th, 2009
6:42 pm

This looks like a pretty cool game, especially the virtual trainer part –

May 12th, 2009
10:32 pm

its LOSE not lOOse, you loser.

May 21st, 2009
7:55 am

I bought this game yesterday. I much prefer the fact that you can design your own challenge that will run for 30-40 minutes, rather than having to stop and choose and get little rewards every 3 mins like in wii fit. Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase.

Areas for improvement on the game: Downloadable song tracks for the audio settings!! Also, things like downloadable outfits for the player to personalise it more and i’m thinking there will be downloadable exercises because there area already spaces left in carido section. Maybe a weight measuring function, like in wii fit, that comes with security (logins etc). The journal needs some work too. Perhaps a little area to write a brief note about the day or something like that.

EFWJfattie – please tell your husband!!!