EA Sports Active - More Workouts (works with Balance Board)

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best just got better

on 5/16/2013

This game also comes with a small book of excerpts from Bob Greene's The Best Life Diet & The Best Life Diet Cookbook. The cynical among us may think it's more of a marketing gimmick to sell Bob Greene's books, but I admit there was enough substance in there to be useful to me as far as motivating me & giving me a couple good recipes to try. And I thank EA Sports for giving this to us in book form.

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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.


Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Mfg Part# 4F1E473C
SKU 211591343
UPC 014633194098
UPC 14 00014633194098
Format Wii
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review 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.
Reviewer Kristine Steimer
ReviewRating 8
6 Week Challenge: A total body, structured fitness plan that accommodates both experienced 30 Day Challengers and new users of EA SPORTS Active. It works out all major body parts, adapts to your level of fitness and lets you track your progress week by week. With the weekly check-in you can track your weight, calories and workouts and compare your progress to previous weeks.
Abdominal Workouts: 4 new workouts that target the mid-section and will help you tone your abdominals. All detectable by placing the nunchuck on the leg strap.
Compatibility with EA SPORTS Active Personal Trainer: Get rewarded for your progress with EA SPORTS Active Personal Trainer, More Workouts will transfer your details like age, weight, name and gender. It will also recognize your workout information from the previous 4 weeks with EA SPORTS Active Personal Trainer, so you get to keep your trophies and completed goals.
Fitness Book: Get fitness and nutrition tips from professionals with the included Fitness Book. This book will help you keep going on your journey to better health with tips, tricks and advice on good nutrition and fitness.
Warm Up and Cool Down Stations: 4 new exercises designed to warm up your body before a workout routine and 4 cool down exercises designed to stretch the muscles after a workout and help maintain flexibility.
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Game Genre Sports
Danielle Riendeau, GameShark ...shove aside all of the pretenders. This is EA's throne now -- so go buy a resistance band and start sweating.
Ryan Olsen, Kombo.com This is the finest example of an exercise game available.
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best just got better on May 16, 2013