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geeksugar Kicks Off Her EA Sports Active 30-Day Challenge

geeksugar's EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge Begins!

Get ready, get set, because I've teamed up with the ladies over at Green Pixels for our 30 Day EA Sports Active challenge! I'm all warmed up after a some fun cardio and strength training exercises, and am excited to see what week two will bring.

Included in the EA Sports Active kit (which costs $57) is the Sports Active Wii disc, a leg strap which will hold the nunchuck in place while you hold the Wiimote, and a resistance band to increase the intensity of certain exercises like bicep curls and shoulder presses. To get started, I was able to create my very own personalized character, customize circuits based on my interest and fitness level and I even got some words of advice from my personal EA Sports Active trainer — Bob Green (as in Oprah's fitness guru Bob Green). This game not only provides you with various workout routines, but that it combines nutrition and lifestyle factors into your challenge as well! And if you have a Wii balance board, Sports Active is balance board compatible — which means you can decide whether you want to include it in your workouts (some days I use it, some days I don't).

Unlike Wii Fit (remember geeksugar's challenge last year?), this game is intended to get you moving and sweating with exercises like cardio boxing, volleyball, squat exercises, cardio dancing and more (tennis is one of my faves!). Let me tell you, the exercises got me sweating so the short cool downs after each workout were very much needed! The intensity you select will determine how long your workouts are (medium intensity routines can range from 25 — 40 minutes).

If you have EA Sports Active it'd be great if you could join our challenge as well! No matter where you are at — starting or finishing your challenge — it'd be great if you could participate. All I ask is that you leave your feedback about the game and some progress notes in the comments below. Keep checking back every Wednesday to read my updates and progress!

Check out how the ladies (and man) over at Green Pixels are feeling after their first few days!


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LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
Did my second work out on low intensity (previous - high intensity) It wasn't nearly as rough although i still feel like i exercised. I'll see how i feel tomorrow hopefully I won't be sore.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
I did my first work out on friday and I've been sooooo insanley sore than i can barley walk! much less do another session of the game. I'm just stunned at how much this obviously works. Hopefully I'll try it again today or tomorrow if i feel like i can move.
glynislily glynislily 7 years
soupie--I had some troubles in my first work out, but i read the booklet and I was doing it like backwards from what they said to do. Also, leave a little slack so it can have some room to stretch.
gabz978 gabz978 7 years
please keep us updated i would love to hear how this goes since i am thinking of buying the game.
soupie soupie 7 years
Hey! I just started the program today. All in all very good workout! Anyone else have any trouble with the resistance band? Mine is constantly detaching from the straps during the workouts.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
Hey everyone, i just bought the game today and started my 30 day challenge 5 mins later. IM SHOCKED! It works you out so much better than the Wii Fit. I was sweating like a pig! I'm nervous i'll skip a day or something and ruin it but we'll see how it goes. So far I loved the tennis and the inline skating works you out crazy! if you have ay curiosity in the game just go buy it!
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 7 years
Hey everyone, i just bought the game today and started my 30 day challenge 5 mins later. IM SHOCKED! It works you out so much better than the Wii Fit. I was sweating like a pig! I'm nervous i'll skip a day or something and ruin it but we'll see how it goes. So far I loved the tennis and the inline skating works you out crazy! if you have ay curiosity in the game just go buy it!
glynislily glynislily 7 years
Toddie I know what you mean about the pain. The first few workouts I felt every muscle in my lower body and wanted to cut off my own legs to make them stop hurting.
misscococherie misscococherie 7 years
I started on monday and i still feel the pain in my legs! But i guess that's a good sign.
glynislily glynislily 7 years
It's not an option or anything. I just have no muscle on my body. This game has A LOT of strength exercises and the band that are helping build some muscle in my legs and arms. I actually see some muscle definition in my arm for the first time in years. I have one of those bodies that has very skinny limbs and what fat I do have collects around the top of my thighs, hips and on my belly. So I always feel like I look like the Grinch. I used to do Yoga everyday and I love it , but nothing seemed to happen with the fat and my muscles really didn't feel that much stronger. But in three weeks I see a difference and it has motivated me a little more.
glynislily glynislily 7 years
It's not an option or anything. I just have no muscle on my body. This game has A LOT of strength exercises and the band that are helping build some muscle in my legs and arms. I actually see some muscle definition in my arm for the first time in years. I have one of those bodies that has very skinny limbs and what fat I do have collects around the top of my thighs, hips and on my belly. So I always feel like I look like the Grinch. I used to do Yoga everyday and I love it , but nothing seemed to happen with the fat and my muscles really didn't feel that much stronger. But in three weeks I see a difference and it has motivated me a little more.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
Yay! I can't wait to hear how you like it. I've been hesitant about getting the game.
eckeltricity eckeltricity 7 years
glynislily, does it have an option to gain weight for thin people?
LOVErickii LOVErickii 7 years
i'm itching to get one of these!
meumitsuki meumitsuki 7 years
Its a pretty decent workout. I run and lift weights and some of the workouts leave my legs dying...especially when they do back to back lunges and squats.
Tech Tech 7 years
Wow, that's great glynislily! I'm curious to see what it will do to my body!
glynislily glynislily 7 years
I am already on week three. So far I have gained 6 pounds (which is what I need) and I have lost 2.5 inches on my waist. I work out on medium, do a cardio, and then do Wii Fit yoga and games for a cool down.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
I'm excited to hear how this goes!
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