Product Type: Electronic Arts Wii games
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EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer (Wii)
Member Name: taramorg23
EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer (Wii)
Advantages: Great fun and a suprisingly good workout!
Disadvantages: sometimes difficult to get the moves right!
I bought this game back when it came out in December 2009 and I am still religiously sticking to it!. In the box for around about £30 you get a leg strap and a resistance band as well as the game. You can choose a male or a female personal trainer and you can also play two player. You can buy an additional tension band and leg strap on amazon for about £10 which is what I did.
You have a choice of pre set workouts or you can customise your own. When playing alone it's easier just to follow the 30 day challenge. There are various workouts, you can target the upper body using the tension band. The tension band itself is fantastic it really does work those arms and you can adjust the length of it to make the workout harder. This particular section consists of things like shoulder raises and bicep curls. There is also a lower body section which targets the legs and bum area you get the usual in this section, lunges and squats. The cardio section is my favourite. You can run which is great fun, you have to place the nunchuck in the leg band and hold the remote. The nunchuck registers your movement and the trainer will tell you if your going too slow or too fast. You can also play sports like volleyball and tennis. With the 30 day challenge you log your weight and height at the beginning and then the game calculates the calories you have burned each day. You can also put in any other activities you have done in the day it even has cleaning listed! and the duration that you undertook the activity for. You can also fill out if you have eaten a certain number of fruit and veg etc. You will then get awarded trophies based on your performance.
On to two player mode, this is definately the best way to play it. My other half even enjoys this game and he is in the army so is a lot fitter than me! You get a team goal to achieve. The screen is split in two. With this mode I find it better to choose activitied rather than use the preset ones. We always pick the fun things like running and tennis. You can also save your customised workouts for future gaming.
One of the main benefits of this is you can choose the intensity of the game so if you really want to push yourself and burn extra calories you can work harder. Or if you fancy having an easier day you can set the intensity lower.
I have stuck to this game religiously and I feel a lot fitter, I do go to the gym too but find this useful when I can't get there. The first few days I used it I did ache! The only thing that is slightly negative is sometimes it is hard for your moves to get registered this is usually because you are holding the wii remote or the nunchuck incorrectly. You can watch a tutorial video on each excercise which tells you how to position them both and do the excercise correctly so anyone can get the hang of this. Having played the wii fit game too and wii fitness coach this is much better! It is also compatible with the wii board if you have one.
Summary: A great workout game by far the best one for the wii
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