EA Sports Active Bundle
My issue is that I have played Wii Fit, and enjoy it. Comparing this to Wii fit may not be fair, but given that it came out after it, it is the comparison that will take place. In almost every way this falls short of Wii fit. The exercises are, frankly, things I could do without the game interaction. The point of it being in a game format is to get rid of the boredom of working out, coupled with the ease of instruction and showing me how to do it correctly. It fails the majority of the time in both of these categories. The exercises are challenging, in selection. The exercise band that is coupled with it, near useless. I couldn't help but feel this was the poor man's Wii fit. In fact, after giving EA's sports active bundle a week, I went back to the Fit. I found it to be a waste of money, even the leg band that is suppose to hold your nun chuck stretches when your muscle flexes and is constantly sliding down, making the one enjoyable game (the run) a nuisance if you have any lower body definition.
The best yet!
I've had Active for 3 days now and I'm in love. I own wii fit, gold's gym boxing, and my fitness coach and I vote for Active. Don't get me wrong, they're all good but Active is taking it to a whole other level. First, the workouts 3 days into the 30 day challenge are getting intense and I am so addicted. My wife and I are doing this 2 player so every exercise presents a chance for competition. Second, there are soo many exercises and they will keep you on your toes begging for a water break. Be prepared to drip sweat all over you living room and go ahead and turn that a/c on blast before you have a heat stoke because this program will kick your sore butt. I like how the workouts keep you on your feet, you burn more calories that way. Also, the daily journal is really cool, you fill out brief surveys and it graphs your health in those questioned areas for you. It's a must buy in my book, and the extra set of straps is worth it to be able to really push it 2 player, for support you know.
Kicks Your Butt! In a Good Way
I bought this two hours ago. I have never owned Wii Fit or anything of the sort, but I saw the reviews, was interested, and figured this was worth the try. I did my first workout on the 30 day challenge on Medium Intensity (I was feeling pretty macho), and this thing absolutely kicked my butt. I consider myself pretty active and pretty athletic, and I was sweating puddles. I decided to try a second workout plan even thought I was exhausted, it is really fun and you feel it working, and halfway through I had to quit because my thighs were absolutely shot. Be prepared, you can't cheat any of the exercises, I was shaking because my thighs were aching and it was telling me to stand still lol, but that is a good thing and it will produce good results in the end. I did have a little bit of trouble with the strap at first, It's not very good with basketball shorts. It loosens and slides off. So I put some athletic pants on and I had no problems. I would absolutely recommend this to anybody.
Great for those who are already super fit
My parents were the ones who bought this product for thier own personal use. After they both tried it they welcomed myself to give it a go. Thier complaints were that the moves were too difficult and would be better for someone like myself in thier late twenties and fit. I have a gym membership and workout hard seven days a week as I'm in the professional sports and fitness industry. After I tried about 15 minutes of the easy workout my legs were killing me! Definately not for someone who is just starting out or who is over weight! I had a hard time with the controls. They seemed in the way and it made you focus more on how you were holding the remotes more than how well you were performing the exercise. The stretchy bands were too easy for me. I perfer something with more resistance. The leg strap does hold the remote nicely. This workout is aimed more for a lower body workout and not upper or core. I don't recommend it. Go for a walk instead and invest in some free weights or a pack of resistance bands.
The Best Fitness Game Out!!!
This "game" is the best ever!!! I have the Wii Fit and became very bored with the aerobic and strength training portions. I still love the yoga, but needed an extra challenge and the EA Active is that! You design a person, strap on the leg band and pretty much go. If you are a "bigger" person, there is an extra piece of velcro that is included to extend the leg band, however I wear size 16 and the regular leg band fits me just fine. The only disappointment i have is the resistance band is not as "resistant" as i would like BUT a different one could always be purchased. My legs were SORE after 1 use of doing many of the leg excersises!! So if you are just getting back into the gym or are new to the whole fitness routine BEWARE of what level of workout you are doing!!! One VERY awesome addition is the ability to design your own workout. There is also a daily journal and awards that you can earn when you reach goals. Buy this without hesitation, your body WILL thank you!!!!
Even though it may not use the Wii Balance Board or focus on tour diet, it does give you a great workout. I have lost 5 pounds in 3 days and I only use it for about 25 minutes a day. It also has taught me to drink herbal tea because I don't like water. It is also very incouraging. I like this game better than Wii Fit. If you want to get the improved version though, I would wait 2 months for the second one to come out. It focuses on your diet a little more and it has a heart monitor. So does More Workouts but you have to buy the first one first. The great thing about this game is you can put in other activities you have done the day before and a lifestyle survery. I recommend this game for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time on their hands and wants to stay fit.
Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds
This game is awsome for exerciseing and helped me lose 20 pounds and im still losing weight. This is the best way to lose weight a have fun doing it. Its realy helped me jump start my weight loss. EA Active has helped change me and it can change you too SO GO GET IT TODAY!!!! You will not regret it.
Watch Out Wii Fit!
When I saw EA Sports Active in one of it's first commercials, I was skeptical. I never thought ANY workout game for the Wii could really work. Sure there are those view who have lost a lot of weight with Wii Fit, but I don't think it's serious enough about getting in shape as EA Sports Active is. I started out with the thirty day challenge, on a medium intensity, and boy did it get me to realizing how out of shape I am. It worked me hard. I started out with running, and walking. And I was already getting just a tad tired, then a lot of other exercises followed. I know I will never sell, or regret this buy. Because it is my new best friend. As I am sitting, I am sore all over. This game has already begun to motivate me, to eat healthier as well so I can get into shape. I don't have a single regret of buying this game. I recommend this to everyone. The only con I can think of is that you can't weight yourself like in Wii Fit. Otherwise, it's amazing.
I absolutely love EA Sports because it gives you a different workout every day. It is like going to see your own personal trainer every day. Great exercises and a lot of fun. I have used this almost every day and enjoy it every time. The exercises are very challenging and work your whole body. You can set your own goals or you can let the game set them for you. Once you reach your first goals, you can reset them or choose another goal. I am also a big fan of the Wii Fit, but EA Sport active is more challenging and gives you a lot more choices and variety for your workout. I also like the fact that you can workout with a friend or family member. My daughter has tried it and found it to be a great exercise for her to do. You can also customize your workouts for how high the intensity you want to work at. If you are a beginner, you may want to start on the easy level. If you like to exercise and liked the Wii Fit, then definitely invest in this game.
Go buy it!
This is an amazing workout! I really like how it gives you a variety of exercises and targets different areas of the body on different days. It tells you when your rest days are and all of the exercises are in doable, bite size chunks. I'm half way through my 30 day challenge (20 workouts and 10 rest days) and I'm enjoying the intensity and the variety. When the exercise starts to get easier, you can self adjust to increase the intensity or increase the game difficulty to increase the reps. It keeps track of the calories you've burned, the #'s of reps that you do...for example...tonight I got a trophy for 1000 calories burned and another one for 100 squats. You can customize a whole workout at any time to include only the exercises YOU like and to target specific areas. There are also preset workouts in different target areas and intensities. You can also workout with a friend right beside you! LOVE THIS WORKOUT!!! THANKS BOB GREENE!!!