Review: EA Sports Active Personal Trainer for Wii

I like exercising with the Wii Console with Mario Kart Wii Bundle – Black.  It’s an easy way for me to get in a workout without having to pay for a membership, feel compelled to buy exercise outfits (although I did learn by trial and error that I must wear a sports brassiere while running, heeee), and save money on gas since the nearest gym is 16 miles away from where I live.

I am starting to feel better since I’ve been on the GAPS diet.  I’ve lost weight and have started to actually have some energy so I thought I’d take a look at some of the exercise games that go with Wii.  I decided to give EA Sports Active a try.

This game allows you to pick your personal trainer, which can be a man or a woman.  Next you choose your workout and there are many to choose from.  You can select easy levels, which actually aren’t that easy.  The game estimates how many calories you are expending based on the data you enter on your particular body (height, weight) and how long you exercise.

I was also very pleased to learn that you can customize a workout.  Because of this feature, I was able to customize a workout for Big A since he has a hard time with exercise due to his low muscle tone (a characteristic of Down Syndrome).  I wanted him to feel as if he had “won” the game so we made the workout easy to achieve.  He especially liked the encouraging comments from the woman trainer he selected.

I am going through the 30 Day Challenge but I have also created a customized workout to do in addition to the 30 Day Challenge which includes dancing and boxing!  I love the boxing exercises!  :-)

One reason I chose EA Sports Active is because you don’t have to use the balance board.  I don’t have one, and I’d rather try it before spending the money on it. I have a friend who has promised to let me borrow hers, I’ll let you know when I learn more about it.

I’m really enjoying this game and there is a large variety of workouts to choose from so I feel like I will get my money’s worth.  The cost for a new game is fifty bucks or you might be able to find a used version for less.  I bought a used version, which included the Nunchuck holder and exercise strap for $26.  If I’m able to use the game to exercise for six months without getting bored, that’s only $4 a month (plus the electricity costs).

Do you have a Wii console? Have you tried this Wii game?

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