Leading video game publisher, EA Sports™, introduces a new workout style video game, EA Sports Active™, featuring workouts designed to get you in shape as well as have fun. With the help of Bob Greene they have designed workouts unlike any other "get fit" game on the market.
The EA Sports Active™ comes with the game disc, a leg strap and resistance band. The leg strap is well made of thick breathable neoprene material. It fastens onto your upper thigh and is held in place by a Velcro strap and come with another band of Velcro to shorten the brace to fit even the smallest of legs. The band although made of thin and flimsy material is actually quite strong. I did have a bit of trouble understanding how to put the band together. After that was worked out it has held up, in house of six kids whose sole mission in life is to break things, that is really saying something. You can also buy an accessory pack, if you want to work out alongside someone else. This is a feature that I personally enjoy. I like being able to work out next to someone, it really ads to the fun and gives a bit of competition to give you that extra push.
EA Sports Active™ isn't just about the workout, it also compiles a journal that tracks the number of meals/veggies you ate, glasses of water/soda drank, number of hours and intensity of those activities. All combined to give you little goals to achieve and trophies awarded for achieving these goals. The trophies range from one hour of working out to 10,000 calories burned. If your family is anything like mine, you know that there is much gloating going on when one has obtained one of those little glittery light up trophies, when the others have not.
When choosing your workout for the day you can choose the 30 Day Challenge that puts together 30 days of workout routines designed to get you fit, preselected workouts that target different areas of your body, or choose your own workout, picking the workout or sport you choose. These custom workouts are then stored and can be used again. All of which can be done alone or with your workout buddy. You can also incorporate the Wii Fit board to intensify some of your work outs, but it is not neccesary to have.
When I first heard about it, I thought, "Oh no, not another wimpy work out game." After working out with this for the past week (of my 30 Day Challenge), I can say that this is not some wimpy game, nor is it like Wii Fit™, my kids- as well as myself, I'm ashamed to say- have figured out a way to "cheat" on the Wii Fit™. There is no cheating on this game, there is nothing but sweat and calorie burning exercises.
Head over to the EA Store to pick up your copy and accessory kit.
EA Sports Active™ is giving one of you the chance to win your very own!
Visit EA Sports Active™ and do the following TWO things:
1. Tell me which workout would help you stay fit.
2. Tell me why you're active.
For additional entries:
Please leave a comment for each additional entry you complete. (current followers and subscribers count as well if you already have my button)
- Follow me (5 additional entries)
- Follow me on Twitter (2 additional entries)
- Tweet about EA Sports Active™ giveaway (unlimited)
- Blog about the giveaway and link to EA Sports Active™ and Runnin Late, Again! (10 additional entries every time you blog!)
- Follow Active Girl on twitter (2 additional entries)
- Grab my button (2 additional entries)
- Add me as a favorite in Technorati (3 additional entries)
- Subscribe to my email list (2 additional entries)
- Comment on any NON contest post and add the link to your entry comment. (unlimited)
- Sign up on the EA Sports Active™ Forum and let me know your user name(4 additional entries)
This contest will close Friday, June 26th at 10am CST. Winner will be announced shortly after!