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EA Sports Active

It's a personal trainer in a box for the Nintendo Wii.

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The 2008 release of Nintendo's Wii Fit revolutionized the way we workout in our homes. The EA Sports Active takes that a step further with its new personal training fitness program. Working with the Nintendo Wii, this "personal trainer in a box" makes working out more convenient. You will truly test your strength and stamina in this surprisingly hard-hitting video workout.

Respected health guru Bob Greene was actively involved with the development of the EA Sports Active, garnering the product a Best Life seal of approval.

EA Sports Active works with the Wii to give you a stimulating workout at home, surpassing privacy and convenience concerns typically plaguing busy people. The EA Sports Active comes with 25 exercises and activities that will burn calories and tone muscles, helping you to achieve gym-like results from your living room, den or game room. Virtual personal trainers will guide you through Bob Greene-approved workouts, and daily progress reports will keep you motivated to stay on track.

The latest version, EA Sports Active More Workouts, emphasizes abdominal and core exercises, features a Six-Week Challenge, and an all-new presentation. The latest version was released in the late fall of 2009. More Workouts can be updated to include trophies and workouts from your existing profile in the Active Personal Trainer.

PRO
  • Endorsed by Bob Greene and Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney
  • A challenging and results-driven workout
  • Fits any busy schedule
  • Promotes privacy and convenience
  • Single-player or multi-player options available
  • Perfect for adults and children
  • Movements are replicated on-screen to provide feedback on technique
  • Virtual trainer offers instruction, feedback, motivation and tips
  • Log foods you eat and activity outside of EA Sports Active
  • Compact size is perfect for travel
CON
  • Must own a Nintendo Wii gaming system
DIET and NUTRITION

There is no specific diet or nutrition guidance provided by the EA Sports Active. The program does allow you to use an extensive food journal, to monitor your calorie intake alongside your calorie burn.

The program was designed in part by Bob Greene, author of the Best Life Diet. If you wanted to include this as part of your new regimen, this balanced, healthy lifestyle approach is worth consideration.

EXERCISE

Fitness really is the focus of the EA Sports Active. The game comes with 25 exercises and activities that will challenge you and certainly leave you feeling the burn. Some of these include tennis, dancing, inline skating, boxing, volleyball and 20 others that will target upper body, lower body and provide a real cardio workout.

The latest More Workouts version features 30 new workouts, a new presentation and a Six-Week Challenge. More Workouts is compatible with the EA Sports Active first edition and existing workouts and trophies can be easily carried over to this second edition.

Give yourself a more strenuous workout by incorporating the resistance bands included with the EA Sports Active, perfect for doing bicep curls or shoulder presses. The included leg strap will mimic your actions on your TV screen to provide additional expert feedback. While not required, using the Wii Fit balance board will increase the challenge of your workouts.

The virtual personal trainer is what really makes this game ace. You'll define your fitness goals, and the EA Active personal trainer will provide instruction, encouragement and feedback to help you improve and maximize your technique.

CONCLUSION

Can't afford a gym or personal trainer? No time to make it to the gym? Pressed for more family time? All of these are common and legitimate excuses for not getting in your daily dose of exercise. Now, the EA Sports Active and EA Sports Active More Workouts leaves no room for excuses. This revolutionary fitness "game" works with the Nintendo Wii to bring you a convenient, challenging and expert-lead workout from your living room, office or any place your Nintendo Wii calls home.

You can workout alone, involve a spouse or friend, or even get your kids up off the couch to dance, skate and box right along side you. The advanced food journal lets you track the foods you're eating, as well as monitor any activity completed outside of the game.

At only $60, this is worth the investment of your time and money.

Common Misspellings

EA Sports, EA Active, EA Sports Active Personal Trainer, EA Sports Personal Trainer, EA Sports Active for Wii


Related Diets: Bob Greene's Bestlife, Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum , My Weight Loss Coach for Nintendo DS, Wii Fit


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AAnderson

Looks awesome, I think this is the type of thing i need to stay motivated to workout more often.

posted Oct 7th, 2011 2:31 pm



men7al

I love video games.I am saving to buy wii and will plan on buying this instead of wii fit.I will get it next month for sure and do workouts with all the family.I shall cancel my gym membership yay!! I am video game junkie so,this shall keep me in tune to stay in shape.I am doing turbo jam on the side too for now and eating balance diet.

posted Jun 17th, 2010 6:12 pm


Maria

Omg it works so good and cardio is great better then wii fit :-D

posted Jan 20th, 2010 10:40 pm


out of shape

I bought my wii just for this game. I am not fond of normal video games, but I do like this one. Even though I am not in good shape I stll like the workouts and feel that they are working. I feel so much better after doing the workout. I am on my 3rd day of the 30 day challenge and have found that since starting I consume more water, and I am more conscious of what I am eating. Also the value of this game is great compared to others.

posted Jan 12th, 2010 7:28 pm


Amy G

I'm not really sure how having to own a Nintendo Wii can be considered a "con" of the EA Sports Active game. Wouldn't that be a con for any Wii game? I think most people would assume that's fairly obvious.

posted Oct 28th, 2009 8:09 am


Mark A.

I bought this a few weeks ago and used it for the first time yesterday. It's really effective and fun! I use this in conjunction with my indoor cycling. My only complaint would be the resitance band that comes with the game. I am using a different rubber band with increased resistance for myself. Love that you can choose between low, med, and hi intensity workouts. The cardio is great here too. Would recommend this fantastic Wii title.

posted Aug 20th, 2009 6:59 pm


Derrick

I bought it for my wife because she is a stay at home mom and was complaining of the extra weight she put on after giving birth to our adorable son 5 months ago. After seeing her use it I tried it and felt the results so we decided to use it together everyday.

posted Jul 31st, 2009 9:52 pm


greedygirl1

I just purchased Wii Active and signed up for a personal trainer.

Check out greedygirlsguide.com I'll be doing a comparison of the 2 and if Wii Active really is like have a personal trainer

posted Jun 14th, 2009 9:33 am


Kira

I do enjoy the Wii Board but this is alot more active and fun because it works out my whole body and I don't always have to go to the gym.

Even my step mom loves it!

posted May 29th, 2009 2:49 am



fattyemmie

My husband works for EA and brought this game home the other night because he knew I wanted it since I tested it. I have had the game for a week and my arms are looking good. I have lost 1 pound since starting playing the game. It is great because I play for 30 minutes every night and enjoy every minute of it. Great Game!

posted May 27th, 2009 9:28 am


redlissa

Great Workout

posted May 26th, 2009 7:10 pm


Elissa

Great workout program. Really pushes both cardio and strength

posted May 26th, 2009 7:05 pm


Quentin

Thanks for the great review, the EA Active seems like a no brainer. I need to get in shape and I have a Wii, so.... I think I might just buy one this weekend. If anyone's on the fence about it, check out the Wii Active website

posted May 21st, 2009 3:19 pm



   
 

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