The Next Step in Your Journey to Better Health and Fitness.
"...shove aside all of the pretenders. This is EA's throne now -- so go buy a resistance band and start sweating. Danielle Riendeau, GameShark
|This is the first expansion pack of content for the fitness game EA Sports Active, offering more focused and intensive core exercises to play. New to the EA Sports Active franchise is an emphasis on abdominal exercises including curl ups, crunch and punches, as well as a warm up/cool down feature. An all-new presentation brings users to the tropics and immerses them in warm weather activities like waterskiing and paddle surfing. The product also features the Six-Week Challenge -- another step in the journey towards better health and fitness with new daily workouts that ramp up in intensity each week. |
"This is the finest example of an exercise game available. Ryan Olsen, Kombo.com
IGN.com 8 of 10
Over the years the Nintendo Wii has become home to more fitness games than you can shake a stick at. Although Wii Fit is usually the first "exer-game" to come to mind, Electronic Arts successfully forayed into the genre with the launch of EA Sports Active last May. Not content to rest on its laurels, EA tweaked Active's formula for an aptly named sequel -- EA Sports Active More Workouts...Retailing for $39.99, More Workouts boasts an entirely revitalized six-week workout regime and a nutrition book by Bob Greene -- better known as Oprah's trainer. If you haven't experienced Active, there's no need to worry, you don't need the original to use the new one. However, the game does require the resistance band and leg strap, so newcomers to the franchise will need to purchase an accessory pack for $20 in order to play. The resistance band, which you'll use for upper body exercises, still seems flimsy, but you can increase the difficulty by shortening its length...A couple nice touches this time around are the ability to pick out your rest days and the weekly fitness tracker. Seeing your progress from week to week is encouraging, and offers an incentive to keep up with your workout routine. Just like the original Active, More Workouts includes 30 trophies that you earn when you reach certain milestones, like burning 1,000 calories...Finally, a word of caution: see all the people in the promotional photos for this game? They're all wearing running shoes. That's not a style choice. Trust me on this one, sporting the wrong footwear while playing this game can result in a few injuries, so gear up properly before you start...If you're too intimidated to exercise in public but want to change your habits for the better, EA Sports Active More Workouts can help. Combining workouts and advice from Bob Greene, this program promotes a healthy lifestyle from all angles. If you're already an Active fan, More Workouts is a good option to refresh your routines.
- Kristine Steimer