The latest must have for the energetic Wii user is the EA Sports Active, and boy when it says sports active, it really means sports active. No sitting on the settee pretending you are doing it as with some of the other Wii games. No this is a title most definitely for the ex-couch potato, fitness fanatic or masochist! If all three descriptions adequately fit you then you will certainly be over the moon with the punishing list of boxing, jogging, squats, rowing and curls all dictated by the on screen trainer (or bully) to get you dripping with sweat (or glowing if you are a lady!).
The game comes complete with a resistance band and a special nunchuck attachment that can be strapped to the leg, so that the EA Sports Active knows exactly if you have decided to take a crafty sit on the settee. None of the luxury of the Wii Fit where you can sit there pretending that you are participating waving the hand control in the air, the EA Sports Active has your card marked and knows if you decide to have a crafty rest.
Add to the fact that the EA Sports Active gives the user a punishing list of activities that is bound to make you lose weight or get toned just thinking about it, the EA Sports Active also acts like the Gestapo and give you a grilling about how much you indulge – only eating and drinking of course! The EA Sports Active will give you regular information on how many calories that you have burnt whilst exercising so that you can tell if you have earned the right for that pint of lager after your workout.
The EA Sports Active retails for about £45 quid so quite a bit cheaper than a years subs to your local gym, now if you can just get the energy to get the thing out of the box and get started!
The reviews for this product have been very positive. I’m thinking about getting one myself, I just have to make sure I’m ready for some tough workouts first! For those who are on the fence, check out the Wii fitness videos on the Active website
This looks like it’s going to be a really popular product and should provide the perfect motivation for those looking to get into shape with the help of the Nintendo Wii – as you said, there’s no escape for the couch potatoes!