EA Sports Active Bundle
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.
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.
Finally got around to it.
I have owned this game since it came out. My wife loves these games, She loved Wii Fit and did it all the time. I liked the games in wii fit but never really did exercises, mostly ecause when I get home from work I am lazy. Baseball season is almost here and this winter despite my being a construction worker I put on a few extra pounds. I am trying to burn thm off and I think that EA SA is just the thing. I have an eliptical at home and a membership to a gym. I perfer to do EA SA. I never thought I would say that. As someone who has spent most of his life working out and playing sports I never thoguht I was going to get a decent workout from a video game. Pro. 30 day workout. is challenging. I am a few days in and started on moderate and glade i didn't try and over do it. Building your own routines is VERY nice. Some of my rest ays I like to play just the sports games and i can with out having to pick a game play it and then go back to the menu and pick again. Cons. Weight is not tracked. I know it is easy enough to throw wii fit in or jump on a regular scale but why did they over look this in a fitness game. Also for the running I perfer the Wii Fit way where I am running on an island looking for NES stuff. Gives me something to think about other then the run like with active. Either way I think everyone should own this. It has been a good tool for me and I am almost already in playing shape. Now its time to get out there and shake off the ring rust.
I have been using the wii fit 2, loved it but got board. Found this at it's great! The only thing the I have found that I don't like is when doing (forget the name) knee kicks and heel to buttock, when you have to do it fast it's not registering. It stays at a slow pace even whne the trainer is caling for you to go fast. The band around your thigh sometimes feels like it's slipping. I have been eating 5 small meals a day (bout the size of your fist and healthier then I have been) and started with the wii fit 2 now this game and have lost 22 lbs in a month. If your serious about losing some weight and toning this is the game for you. My thighs and hips are hurting but it is a good hurt. I have already orderd part 2 of Ea sports active. Can't wait to get back on tomorrow.
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.
Day one and already wanting more
I just bought this game this morning. I had seen the price drop and couldn't wait for the store to open. I was thinking about it all last night. I brought it home and had to use my Wii Fit to weigh myself and then imput that into EA Sports Active. I started the 30 day challenge and even on the easy mode I was sweating almost instantly. I didn't like the running but I'm wondering if it was because the leg strap has to be pretty high on your leg. That's another annoying thing is the leg strap. It seems that, because I have a good amount of leg muscle, i have to cut off my circulation to make it stay up so high. I enjoyed the workouts and really want to spend time tomorrow making a custom workout so I can hit my target calorie burn for the day! I am in love with this game.
I received this as a gift. The first time I played the game I was out of breath. I like that every time you play it changes up the exercises. You can do the 30 Day Challenge, mode, where each circuit feels different and increases in intensity as fitness levels improve. You can also create your own custom workouts that vary in activity, duration and intensity, and you can add the Wii Balance Board if you have one. You can set your own goals for calories burned & number of workout hours. And you earn different trophey's along the way. The leg strap is ok, but i find it hard to put the nunchuk in the pocket at times. And the wires that connect the controllers together seem to get in the way. I will try going wireless and see if that helps. I like that it REALLY gives you a GOOD work out. I hate going to the gym. I will be keeping this game.
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.
Great Workout but sometimes annoying
I think that this game gives you a great workout but there where 2 things that I found annoying about it. The first thing is that sometimes with some of the excersices you need to use both the nunchuck and the remote but the wire between the 2 gets in the way making it diffucult to complete the set. If you have the wireless nunchuck you should be okay. WIth that being said it sometimes tells you that you are doing the excerise incorrectly when in fact you are following exactly what they do. Overall I do like the game and it makes you work up a sweat, but I wish they would incorporate the wii fit more. If you are looking for a game that uses the fit a lot this is not the game for you. I do also like the fact that you are not doing the same excerises day in and out, they alternate them everyday.
Am on my 6th day of the 30 day challenge and i think it is great. The only thing that I would say is bad is the band isn't the right size for me so I didn't get as good as a work out so I just went and got a smaller one and it works great now. Sometimes when I am working out it says that am not doing the exercise but am in the position they want me in. But that is just usually one exercise. For the first couple of days I couldn't move after doing this but now it is getting better. I love it though. I sweat more doing this then I do at the gym. I can't wait for my husband to get back from Iraq so that he can do it. He is going to love it. I would recommand this is anyone and I usually do when I talk about it with people. I have a lot more energy now and I love it.