Started Working Out with Wii Fit EA Sports Active
Tonight I started my first workout using the EA Sports Active on my Nintendo Wii in my search to lose weight and get fit. Even though I have been riding my bike to work for over a year now, and been a regular runner the program managed to kick my ass.
Started with Wii Fit
I have been using the Wii Fit “game” that came with the Wii Balance board for about three weeks now and I had been pleasantly surprised with the flexibility and additional strength I have achieved using the program. However, I knew something was missing and that I could get a much better workout using something a little bit more robust and even more of a workout! Don’t get me wrong, the Wii Fit is pretty good in terms of overall exercises but it definitely emphasizes flexibility and balance and not necessarily strength and cardio.
Bring on EA Sports Active
However, with all these games on the Wii I did not think I would get a really good workout. By the time I was done with the first workout on the “30 Day Challenge” I was soaked. I worked up a great sweat and felt like I did a very intense workout.
The program takes you through a workout program that includes a mix between cardio and strength exercises. The pace is constant and the program exceeds at moving your heart rate up and down. Since it was my first time using the program there were a lot of videos explaining in detail (sometime too much detail) which was a bit of a time waster, but as I progress through the program I suspect these videos will not come up again.
With the EA Sports Active package you get a huge elastic band that helps with the strength exercises as well as a leg band that allows you to put the Wii Nun-chuck into so that the program can track your lower body movement. While you hold the controller in your hand, the system does a pretty good job of tracking your body movements. The elastic bands seems really cheap and I actually would prefer one that provides more resistance as for some of the exercises I think that over time the resistance will be too little for me. I may look for a stronger elastic in the future.
Overall , I am looking forward to working through the program and seeing what results I can achieve. Of course I will keep you updated.