Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Attempt at EA Active: I Have Some Work To Do

I bought EA Active yesterday and booted it up this morning. I tried the "Easy" 20 minute workout. Let's just say it's going to take some work until I can call that workout easy. I was able to get through most of the upper body exercises and some of the lower body burning 42 calories in total.

I like the interface and controllers seem to be well in sync with the onscreen figures. Menus are easy to use and the software is easy to understand.

My goal is to work my way up until the "Easy" workout is truly easy. Then move to the Medium and Hard work outs when appropriate. I haven't explored the "30 Day" program option yet. If they have a level that is appropriate for me I might try that instead.

It would be nice if you could just access each exercise individually to practice them. Maybe you can and I'm missing something. It's a good product and I think it will be very helpful with getting me started on a fitness plan.



  1. I have EA Sports Active too! I am doing the 30 Day Challenge - on Easy mode lol. I really like it.

    You can access individual exercises you just need to go to the "Build your own workout" section. There it shows you little icons of all the exercises and you can just add them to a list. It creates separate groups of exercises you want to do.


  2. Try the "dancing." It's pretty low key but kind of fun at the same time! :)

  3. Everyone starts somewhere. Keep at it and you will see improvements in no time.


  4. We bought the Wii Fit and like it a lot - it has a lot of fun calorie burning stuff that doesn't even seem like exercise, soccer, ski jumping, golf, and etc. Wife wants the EA Active too though, so please continue to post about your experiences with it. Thanks!