Tuesday, September 13, 2011

EA Sports Active 2

imageEA Sports Active 2
Created by EA Games

About the product

EA SPORTS Active 2 with Total Body Tracking features an innovative wireless control system powered by motion sensors in leg and arm straps that provide complete freedom of motion.

It also feature a heart rate monitor that provides constant on-screen monitoring, allowing users to capture intensity and optimize performance over time.

Users are able to track and share their workout data online through automatic uploading from their online connected console to their personalized EA SPORTS Active profile.

EA SPORTS Active 2 with Total Body Tracking makes working out simple, fun and effective wherever you are.

More details at http://www.easportsactiveonline.com .

My Thoughts

This little jewel will bring you more than seventy exercises and activities to help you get in better shape and develop more endurance in the long run.   It includes foundational exercises like squats, lunges, and bicep curls as well as cardio exercises like mountain boarding, basketball and boxing.    You can also add challenges in your routine by incorporating the Wii Balance Board.   eas-active2-screen1_656x369

The built-in heart rate monitor is fabulous!   It will capture the intensity and optimize your performance over time.   Simply strap it on your left forearm and voilà! 

The first time I use the EA Sports Active 2, I was pathetic…   I was able to complete only 56% of my routine.   I was discourage but not to the point to drop it.   The second time, I did a bit better – still I realized that I was out of shape.    Only 70% of my routine was completed.   That was also the time where I enrolled in the 9-week program which is providing a total body conditioning using progressive challenges everyday.   But I think I had set one of my options too high.   So the next day I decided to lower one of them and proceed to attack my routine half expecting that I won’t finish it.

Well guess what…. After three days of working out with the EA Sports Active 2, I was able to finish my routine this time.    It was challenging but I did complete it.   I was so proud.  Since then, it has been two weeks I am using the EA Sports Active 2 four times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and I am not planning to stop it.    I have seen the progress I am doing and I am encourage to pursue my journey toward being more fit.   I do it for me but also for my kids.    I know that I am overweight and I need to loose some of the extra pounds.    A couple of years ago I was able to loose about 39 pounds.   Since then I took a few pounds but this week I have seen that my efforts on the EA Sports Active is getting there.   I am shedding some pounds.  Yeah for me!

I have done the mountain bike, soccer training, basketball (first time this week), and even mountain boarding which is a challenge in itself when you do it on the Wii Balance Board.


When you start your training, you will know exactly what you will go through during your routine.   Every new exercises presented to you are done with a little video explaining how to do it.    Once you have mastered the exercises the videos won’t show up automatically but you have the possibility to return to them anytime you want.    You can also use the elastic band or some weight if you want to.    Personally I prefer having the weight than using the elastic band included in the package.  So far, I have having a blast doing my exercises.   I will admit that there are days that I wake up and don’t feel like doing it but I quick my covers, get up, dress up and go in our basement to do it.    After my routine, I feel energize and hit the shower…  I also find that I am more at peace during the day with the kids when I exercise on a regular basis. 

I love the encouragements as well as the tips that my trainer keeps giving me.  Part of me almost wishes that my Phys Ed teachers would have given the kind of tips that she tells me during my routine.   It would have been nice to know more about how to breath and such when I was in primary and high schools.   Oh well….  

I am on a journey and I know it won’t happen in a day.   Consequently I am planning to continue my training on the EA Sports Active and give you an update in a few months.    Oh and if you decide to embark on a similar journey with the EA Sports Active 2, I strongly suggest that you bring some water with you.  You will need it believe me!

EA Sports Active 2 is available at your favourite store, even amazon.ca.  It is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Wii.  

Disclaimer: I received the product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. I think that attitude will take you far!! Having completed many 9 week challenges myself, I can guarantee that you will benefit greatly from sticking with it, and, in the end, raising your own expectational bar. I wish you the best of luck with your challenges, and just believe in yourself, and it will all happen!!