SparkPeople EA Sports Active Team - Wii / PS3 / XBox 360 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32994 The new EA Sports Active 2, the original EA Sports Active, and EA Sports Active More Workouts. The #1 rated fitness program available on all gaming platforms. "Be Active!" SparkPeople EA Sports Active Team - Wii / PS3 / XBox 360 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32994 Awesome August Challenge :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x54341688 Okay... I have been really lazy posting to this group...like for most of July so I figured I better get my butt in gear and try to create another...hopefully fun but challenging challenge. <BR> <BR> For the month of August lets try to burn at least 500+ calories a day. It does not all have to be done with EA Sports Active, but please include those cals as well. It is still nice out there and plenty of miles to walk, run, bike, or sports to play, etc. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is staying ACTI... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:02:19 EST Jumpin' Jiggy June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x53633388 Okay...I might have to work on my titles ... LOL <BR> <BR> This time I offer two circuits. I will keep the one from last month and add one...then you guys can choose which one to do or mix them up a bit. <BR> <BR> Okay here's the layout this time around <BR> (suggest doing this in easy or medium level...you tough workout warriors can try this on hard...you will feel it in the morning.) <BR> <BR> Circuit 1 <BR> Perform 4 circuits of: <BR> Squats <BR> Mountain Climbers <BR> Side Plank <B... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 14:46:53 EST Move that body May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x53192770 This will be similar to Aprils challenge with just a few tweeks. <BR> <BR> Okay here's the layout this time around <BR> (suggest doing this in easy or medium level...you tough workout warriors can try this on hard...you will feel it in the morning.) <BR> <BR> Perform 4 circuits of: <BR> Squats <BR> Mountain Climbers <BR> Side Plank <BR> Skipping <BR> Reverse Lung <BR> Reverse Crunch <BR> <BR> Dial in as a custom workout and have fun :). You pick the warm-ups and cool downs you wish an... Thu, 2 May 2013 12:20:15 EST April Weekly Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x52844400 Here is a challenge that is being presented over at Fitocracy. It is called the Spark challenge and it lays out like this: (it was design to be able to do anywhere, but I have adapted it to EA Sports Active 2) <BR> <BR> The routine as described at Fitocracy: (Do the routine in 4 circuits with 30 second rest between exercises and 90 second rest between each circuit) <BR> <BR> Body Weight Squats - 8 to 10 reps <BR> Push-ups - 5 to 8 reps <BR> Plank - 15 secs <BR> Jumping Jacks - 15 reps <BR> ... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:38:32 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x51462322 Just purchased this game along with the calorie burn kit to kick up my workouts!! Any tips would be appreciated! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:45:49 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x51344340 Hello everyone, I am new to the team. I got EA Sports for Christmas. I have not tried it yet, but I thought joining a team of others using it would help me get an idea of what I am in for. <BR> I received it for my PS3. <BR> I am a 32 year old female living in the Dallas metropolis. I have lost 27 or so pounds so far, but I have 60 to go. I want 2013 to be the year I reach my goals! Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:23:54 EST Jump-Run-Dan e-Stretch-or Lift those Holiday Cals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x51188149 The New Year is fast approaching and so are those new years resolutions. To jump start us on our goals in this new year I propose we dust off those Nintendo's Wii or WiiU - Xbox or Xbox 360 - and PS2 or 3's and start or continue to Jump-Run-Dance-Stretch-or Lift all those pesky Christmas and New Year Party calories away. <BR> <BR> First we need about 5 or more challengers to get this party started. <BR> <BR> We will set a start date for January 7 so everyone can have time to get sobered u... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:48:52 EST November Challenge- Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x50715723 Happy November Everyone! <BR> <BR> This month in preparation for Turkey Day, the challenge is to stay within your calorie range each day as well as exercise at least 15 mins. <BR> <BR> To join, post the following: <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Today's Exercises: <BR> Exercise Minutes: <BR> Something you are thankful for:: <BR> <BR> 11/6 <BR> 11/7 <BR> 11/8 <BR> 11/9 <BR> 11/10 <BR> 11/11 <BR> 11/12 <BR> 11/13 <BR> 11/14 <BR> 11/15 <BR> 11/16 <BR> 11/17 <BR> 11/18 <BR> 11/19 <BR> 11/20 <BR> 11/... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:15:17 EST Questions on xbox kinect "Your Fitness Evolved" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11486x32994x50375205 Hi All...I am just starting to use the "your fitness evolved" game and it asks about objectives in the beginning of the game. So after you chose your objectives do you do one exercise in each colored category or do you do all of the ones that are flagged? Not sure how this works yet. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help <em>362</em> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 18:42:17 EST EA Sports Active 2 - 9 Week Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x50344082 So here I am after 60 weeks in a row (51 weeks of EA Sports Active 2 and 9 weeks of NFL TC). I have finally reached the point... I hope... Mentally and Physically to take on the beast that is..... EA Sports Active 2....HARD....9 weeker. <BR> <BR> I began on Oct 8th, 2012 and so far I have done the first two workouts (1 of 36 and 2 of 36) and so far it has been kind to me...LOL. I suppose though it will ramp up pretty darn quickly here in the next weeks. BRING IT ON!!! <BR> <BR> I will pos... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:04:14 EST Weekly Challenge 9/30-10/6/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x50176661 For this week lets look at our Active survey and try to improve one area each day(or at least be mindful of a bad habit or something you need to work on). <BR> For example lets say you aren't getting enough sleep, try to go to bed earlier or drink that extra cup of water. <em>306</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:00:47 EST Breaking New EAS Active Forums are now closed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x50139770 Got a PM yesterday from EA stating that the EA Forums for the EA Sports Active program is no longer in operation. <BR> It is very true and so I am kinda bummed <em>46</em> <BR> But this evening I will do my NFL TC session 31 of 36 ... so I should be a lot happier after that. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> !! <em>381</em> !! Team <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is staying ACTIVE and is progressing on the fitness Journeys. <BR> <BR> Peace <BR> <BR> JAC Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:17:30 EST Let's Talk About It: 9/16-9/23/12- What games work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x49960295 What games are we all still using to get in shape? What's worth the price, what's not? What about the accessories you are using ? Let's talk about it! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:54:48 EST Weekly Challenge 9/16-9/23/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x49960252 This week, lets enjoy the lovely weather this time of year brings! <BR> <BR> Outside of any workouts you are doing on your Wii, Xbox or PlayStation take a few moments to smell the roses. Do 15 minutes of activity outside of your game system. Whether that be walking to the corner to get the mail, taking the stairs instead of the elevator(scary thought), or playing outside with your kids on the playground. The sky is the limit! Remember it'll be cold soon, so lets enjoy the weather while we ca... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:51:45 EST "Get Fit For Halloween" Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x49941323 Here's the scoop: <BR> <BR> Looking at setting up a challenge to shed some pounds, inches, or just try to maintain. That halloween CANDY is calling and I am looking at shedding a few pounds before I get to put some of it back on with CANDY... yummmmmm. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> ------------------------------ <BR> This challenge will feature EA Sports Active, More Workouts, EA Sports Active 2, and NFL Training Camp. (Note: Your weekly routine must feature one of these programs to particip... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:15:52 EST Weekly Challenge 9/9-9/15/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x49843502 This week we can make it simple! <BR> <BR> Complete your three weekly program goals. <BR> <BR> For example mine are: <BR> Work out at least 4 times, work our for at least two hours and burn 600 calories! <BR> <BR> Goal progress show up after every workout and if you complete one, it will ask you to set a new one. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post how your progress is going and of course when you meet one, two or all of them!!! <BR> <BR> HAVE FUN THIS WEEK!!!! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 12:39:49 EST How is everyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x48497504 Hello my name is Donna. I have been on sparkpeople for a while now and really enjoy it. I have joined different groups along the way. I have had my wii for a while too but recently got my ea active 2 workout program. I have been doing it here and there but lately I want to do more. I joined our local Transformation Nation @ our local Y and my numbers fell to the good.fNow that this program is over I need to keep them down. So doing my wii is going to help. I am 54 years young I have 2 childre... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 19:58:18 EST Hello Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x48132805 Hey guys, <BR> My name is Monique. I am going through and joining teams I know I fit into, not the ones that I want to fit into. So since I use my EA Active 2 off and on when I can't get to the gym I figured I'd join here. I haven't completed any of the goals yet as I got severely side-tracked, but I go to the gym. So I am not not working out. <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 May 2012 21:40:47 EST Shutting down of the servers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x47576865 How do you feel about this??? I'm pissed Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:28:49 EST Server shutdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11486x32994x47223379 It's a sad day, after april 13th we can't use the online fuctions of EA Sports Active 2 anymore: <BR> <BR> http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/19/online<BR>-pass-game-included-in-latest-ea-serve<BR>r-shutdowns/ Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:57:50 EST On day 3 of the workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x47222168 Hi--I'm Heather! <BR> I'm on day 3, I'm trying to do the Active 2 during the day, but added in the NFL component as well last night. <BR> I'm achy but moving <BR> <BR> I do hate the side planks with a passion, though! Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:41:57 EST Hi, my name is Jeff and I'm .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x47030565 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you don't mind that I have joined this group since I don't even have EA Sports Active 2 going yet. I just bought a Wii and they screwed up my order so I'm waiting to hear back and see if I have to send the whole package back or if they will just send me the part that's missing. Meanwhile, I have had to look at the Wii and EASA2 sitting in their boxes all weekend and I am chomping at the bit to get started. I'm hoping to get extra motivation from this group ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 02:05:18 EST Favorite and least favorite active exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x46867479 So what's everyone's favorite most dreaded exercises in the EA Sports Active series? <BR> <BR> I really like all the boxing ones. I add a little bounce with my feet and ducks and dodges to boost up the calorie burn and I feel like Ali or maybe Foreman. There are still ones I haven't tried yet though. Just tried mountain boarding last week and it's tough for me. Jump pivoting this body does not come naturally. However my absolute most despised exercise is stride jumps. Grrrr. Skipping rope i... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:31:57 EST Custom Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x46850851 What kind of fun workouts have you created? I have two so far one I call Hike and Bike with Mountain Biking and Fitness Trail activities and one I called Boxer Rebel with Sparring and Combo Stations and Kickboxing Step Aerobics. The Hike and Bike I was a little overambitious on the first time and had to edit a bit. The boxing one I love though. I use it on my rest days sometimes. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:59:09 EST BHEALTHY Wii Workout Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22766x32994x46811313 Hello fellow BHEALTHY members! I am really amazed when I check out our stats! We are workout machines! Hope everyone is having fun and getting fit! Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:23:45 EST March's challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x46798184 Okay clearly we need a new challenge for the month of March so let's hear some suggestions. I'm thinking a monthly challenge might be something more general like completing a certain number of workouts in a week. Another challenge I had in mind was to try a certain number of Fitness activities or workouts. I will need input from people with Xbox and PS3s for that one though as I am only familiar with the Wii. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:43:28 EST Team Leader? Team worth reviving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x46748690 Is there still enough interest in this team to revive it? I'd be happy to take on the challenge of being the team leader if there is enough interest in reviving the team. So how about it? What would the members like to see? Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:06:05 EST Back in The Saddle Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x46024154 Hi there! I'm looking to get active on the team again... <BR> I had been doing EA Active 2 until my leg strap pooped out on me, but I got a new game for Christmas and just started up again yesterday! I find that this system makes a great cross-training exercise routine for my running. <BR> Looking forward to chatting with everyone soon! Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:00:01 EST New to Wii and EA Sports Active 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x45987803 Hi all, just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. Got the EA Sports Active for Christmas along with Wii Fit Plus. I love it and a great way to supplement my sunny day 3 mile walks. Today I had to cut it short because of the weather, but I didn't feel guilty because I came home and finished my workout with EA Sports. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:13:38 EST Healthy Meals Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45933483 I love getting Ideas for healthy meal so I am thinking everyone else would. So I am going to post this great meal we had tonight. Monday Night is Italian night. <BR> <BR> I made Whole Wheat Herb Italian Bread in my bread machine. <BR> Prego Heart Healthy Sauce <BR> Jenno-O Spicy Italian turkey sausage <BR> Ronzoni's Garden Delight Fettuccine <BR> Caesar Salad <BR> <BR> Husband loved it <BR> <BR> The Bread I made was one of the best I have ever made. I will post the recipe. I just subbe... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 20:00:19 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x45780979 Happy New Year everyone! I just re-started my regular exercise and I'm using the wii active 2. I have the wii active personal trainer and did a 30 day challenge in the past with that and loved it. The EA active wii programs really work into my lifestyle, I can work out at home, feel motivated and work out when I want. I seriously want to do this now and lose the 12 lbs. I've been hoping to. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:14:57 EST 6 week challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45770260 Ok so I have fallen off of the whole exercise thing and I want to get back on the horse this year. I am starting the 6 week challenge on my wii active. How do I log the minutes ad caories for this. It mixes up the routines and I love it. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:26:29 EST BHealthy Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45739370 Join my group if you are committed to your workouts on EA Sports Active 2. Group name BHealthy password: password <BR> <BR> Let's keep each other motivated!! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 01:31:02 EST Lurker - finally making a move http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x45665758 Hello, <BR> <BR> I’ve been a lurker for way to long now and as a result have done nothing in regards to my weight loss. But I’m beginning to wake up to the reality that I’m never going to do it unless I put in the time and the work. <BR> <BR> I’m a single mom and even though my life is crazy – I know I need to do this for me. I’m getting to the point where I’m tired of not liking myself and by not liking myself I haven’t been living any kind of life. <BR> <BR> I’m looking for all of the ... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:56:33 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x45560621 I am Melissa,I am almost 22 with 50 to lose. I got Active 2 for Wii back in Sept. and felt pretty good for a while than got sick, tests came up and than laziness. I have been trying to get to the online portion, but I am always told its down, but our other wii internet stuff works fine. Any help would be great! Good luck to everybody! Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:16:05 EST Hello and my progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45555275 deleted Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:42:35 EST new to this site and EA sports as well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x45527704 My name is Brandon, mid 20s, years old live in Missouri. I am at the front desk at a hotel in town. The main reason for joining this group, and sparkpeople, is that I'm tried of having a double chin and my family history shows I will develop diabeties if I do not lose weight. <BR> <BR> You all should feel proud, as without this group being one I was able to join on EA Sports, I would have gone with some other group that would not provide such great support as here on spark people! <BR> <BR... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:44:21 EST What keeps you from working out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45483729 I bought EA Active 2 when the price dropped to $25 a while back at Walmart. I love the game. I think it provides a great workout. But why wasn't I able to stay motivated and keep using it? <BR> <BR> What kept me from working out was the excuse that I wasn't willing to do it 4 days a week. I only want to do it 3. So why then didn't I just do it 3? Perfectionism. Would rather do it no days than do it three and know I missed the fourth. How silly is that? <BR> <BR> So what stops you? <BR> <B... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:14:07 EST I am really bummed this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45479802 I barely made it through my EA workout on Friday and so I thought I would be ready to tackle it again on Monday. Monday morning came and I was NOT ready. So I decided I would do a different video and I couldn't even make it all the way through that. I don't know what is going on. For the first 2 weeks I was doing great and now it's like I don't have the energy to get through it. What is going on??? Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:26:37 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45443252 HELLLOOO TEAM! <BR> After starting over with EA Active the other day, I came to search out what the team was doing, if there was a challenge to join, and sadly found that the team leader had abandoned the team. After a few moments of consideration, I took the plunge and requested to be team lead. After three days, the original leader had not responded so HERE I AM! <BR> I am going to be really honest here and say that I have NEVER had a team and don't know the first thing about being a team l... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:46:50 EST So what are we doing with this group? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x45401013 Anyone have any ideas? There are many members, but the group fell apart. I just started back with EA today, in fact. I'd lead but I don't know the first thing about motivating others and setting up challenges and such. <BR> What is the consensus? Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:29:55 EST HI MY NAME IS CAMARO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x44762258 HI EVERONE. MY NAME IS CAMARO. WELL I WAS BAD THIS SUMMER I GAIN 20POUNDS. I ALWAYS PUT MY SELF LAST. AND TAKE CARE OF EVERBODY. BUT IM BACK TO MY EXCISE. AND EATING RIGHT. EVERONE HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:24:06 EST October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x44370549 What's everyone doing this month? I am doing my EA stuff, going to the gym on Saturday, walking on my breaks, and doing a run program. EA is great for the fill in workouts. Which EA workouts are you doing? Sat, 1 Oct 2011 14:39:10 EST New to SP and EAA2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x43775970 Hi, my name is Rusty. I have just joined and am looking forward to getting in shape (like round isn't a shape?) and healthy. <BR> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 12:56:35 EST Coming back to EA2/360 and Spark, but new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x43683563 Hello everyone. Now that the kids are back in school, its time to get that routine going again. <BR> My wife and myself use EA Sports Active @ for the 360 & Kinect, and have had success with it up until the kids got out of school and put a crimp in our routine. We both plan to restart with the Cardio kickstart program, and then I'll be moving on to the regular 9 week program. <BR> <BR> Alwasy looking for new friends- my gamertag for the 360 is hutchdb and hers is sweetmsbehavin. Send us a... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:11:05 EST Leg strap keeps falling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x43644547 Hi <BR> <BR> I've only recently bought EA Sports Active 1. I'm enjoying it and getting up a sweat but my leg strap keeps falling down. When I'm running I can feel it slipping and as soon as I take the nunchuck out, it falls all the way down. I spend most of my time re-tightening the strap. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had this problem? Does it work better over leggings or on a bare leg? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:49:27 EST August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x43534967 What have you been doing this month. I am on the same program but it including a few more summer BBQ. What have you been doing this month? Sun, 14 Aug 2011 15:00:44 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x43534949 Let us know your goals this month or what programs your on. I'm on my 10 th round of active and am swimming 3 times a week and walking 4 times a week. I am back into running again. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:59:18 EST Hello, everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x43502099 My name is Temesha, and I am from Virginia. I joined Spark to help me lose weight in order to improve my blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol and to improve my chances of conceiving. I have always loved video games, so I am hoping the Wii fitness games will keep me motivated to work out. I look forward to taking this journey with all of you! <BR> <BR> I have already completed a 30-Day Challenge on EA Sports Active. I will be starting the 6-Week Challenge on EA Sports Active More Work... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:57:23 EST New to team, not to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x43252563 Hi everyone! <BR> I have been a member of Spark for 18 months now, but just was reorganizing my groups and came across Y'all! I do my EA Active 1 and/or 2 on the Wii only about once per week, but I am looking to up my training in this area. <BR> I also run and do martial arts. <BR> I am close to my goal weight, but think the strength exercises with these programs are great and want to incorporate them more. <BR> I look forward to interacting with everyone in the future! Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:28:31 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x42890785 Hi guys! <BR> <BR> My name is Felicia, I'm 21 and working on losing the last 63 pounds. I've already lost a total of 50, gained some of it back and I hate feeling like this. Sooo....i've decided I'm not going to let anything stop me. I'm using wii fit which I love. Anyway there's alittle background on me! :) please feel free to add me as a spark buddy! Everyone needs support every now and again :D <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 13:38:12 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x42752522 Hi Everybody! <BR> <BR> I have been away fro Sparkpeople for far too long and am the heaviest I have ever been so it is definitely time for a change! my husband just bought me EA Sports Active 2 for the PS3 and I am excited to get started. I am looking to build a consistent exercise routine into my life. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 17:55:16 EST greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x42728807 Well joining Sparkpeople and trying to make some changes in myself to be around for my incredible wife and kids for years to come. I am starting heavier than I have ever been and I am in the "danger zone" to developing Diabetes. Time for a change! Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:58:42 EST July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x42453477 What are your summer goals? I plan on running more. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:08:52 EST new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x42445281 Im new to the team but not necessarily to spark....I have been struggling with my weight for sometime now, and I have both ea sports games for the wii. I have been using them on Tuesdays and Thursdays, walking on Monday Wednesday and Friday. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:41:21 EST Please stop advertising your other EA Active team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x42443058 It's bad manners. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:28:31 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x42442608 Let us know what your up to. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:05:50 EST hiya everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x42168018 Hello everyone. Happy June 1st. I am a 27 year old woman living at the Jersey Shore. * Please dont think that i have any characteristics like the characters on the show, the locals and natives are nothing like the bennies, that come in the summer months*. <BR> <BR> I have been on this site, on and off for awhile, and every time i have been on here as a active member it has worked well with my regimen, so time to get back into the swing, with summer being three weeks away. <BR> <BR> I enjo... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:33:05 EST The Active EA Sports Active Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x42151660 I set up the team. You should receive an invite. Feel free to invite others. Tue, 31 May 2011 18:02:54 EST New Joiner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x41817515 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I just got my EA Active, More workouts and EA Active 2. I am really looking forward to staring them. <BR> <BR> <BR> What challenge are we doing now? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks, Sat, 14 May 2011 10:05:42 EST Anyone still do More Workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41795151 My new copy of More Workouts arrived yesterday and I love it!!! But there doesn't seem many topics on here about it and I was wondering if anyone still does it or if you have all moved on to Active 2? I couldn't get on with Active 2 as the monitors kept disconnecting on me. <BR> <BR> I did 30 min step routine last night on More Workouts and found it a real workout!! <BR> Kelly Fri, 13 May 2011 04:14:39 EST Don't have a leg band - any suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41774508 Hi, <BR> I have bought More Workouts and I knew that I needed the accessory pack to go with it. But as I already have three different sets of resistance bands it's only the leg band that I actually need. So instead of forking out £10 on a complete set I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of what to use to attach the nunchuck if you don't have a leg band? <BR> Cheers <BR> Kelly Thu, 12 May 2011 02:59:22 EST Active Life Outdoor Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41764182 Does anyone have this game for the Wii? I received it as a mothers day gift from my daughter. Yeah I know -gift?" - but I had it on my amazon wish list. Question is - has anyone been using it and what do you think of it? I just got mine yesterday and can't start till Friday per doctors orders. <BR> Wed, 11 May 2011 15:34:15 EST EA Sports Active 2 Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41738136 Hi, <BR> I was hoping someone could help me. My Wii Fit board has given up the ghost and I was wondering if I can use the step exercises on EA Sports Active 2 without it? I was going to put it on the riser and use it like a stepper but it wouldn't be connected because it doesn't seem able to. <BR> Thanks for any help, <BR> Kelly Tue, 10 May 2011 11:18:22 EST Hello from a Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x41431963 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope all of you are doing well. My sister told me about the group, so I thought it was a good idea that I join. I look forward to speaking with all of the members here and hope to get encouragement, tips, tricks and other helpful information that will assist me in achieving my goals. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:24:50 EST Another Newbie here who is crazy about EA Active 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x41296262 Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and I'm from Furlong, PA. I've only owned my EA Active 2 for one week now and I really like it. Whoever said you can't get a good workout from the wii is mistaken. I've been pushing myself and averaging 90 minutes a day and I've lost one pound so far. One more pound off and I'll be out of the overweight zone. Anyways, I'm looking forward to reading some of the posts and getting to know the regulars better. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:46:22 EST For how long does the leg strap works? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41217575 This is for people who have the leg strap from the EA Sports Active 1 and More Workouts. <BR> <BR> I just noticed that my leg strap is getting broken. First I noticed it was around the Nunchuck pocket and now I noticed it is near the belt (where the velcro is). I was wondering how long did yours last? <BR> I was considering buying More Workouts but with my leg strap like this it's probably a bad idea to do so. What do you think? Is it better to wait until it is completely broken and then get... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:11:46 EST After I'm done with 30 Day challenge should I.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41198810 Hello! <BR> I have EA Sports Active 1 and I'm doing the 30 day challenge, which I'm going to finish next week. I did it in medium (easy was too easy for me), except for a few days which was on high (to compensate for missing days or many calories eaten - too many birthdays in march!). I also do an extra workout (custom or not) after the challenge exercise. My favorite is the marathon workout! ;) <BR> <BR> While I loved the game, I really missed the warm up and cool off and it's too much focu... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:41:35 EST Hello from Philly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x41098547 HI, I'm Clesha and I'm a SparkPeople virgin. <BR> <BR> Just discovered you yesterday and decided to join today. Got my page semi-set up, but did take the time to set up goals and trackers. I'm looking forward to getting fit, healthy and focused. The support here seems great and hoping it will keep me motivated. I'm taking the 30 day challenge and if successful, it will be the first time I didn't stop in the middle. Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:27:19 EST April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x41040385 Let us know your goals this month or what programs your on. I'm on my 8th round of active and am swimming 3 times a week and walking 4 times a week. I want to get back into running again. Wed, 6 Apr 2011 02:06:12 EST PS3 v. Wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41029880 Can anyone give any insight to which console is "better" with EA Active or is it pretty much the same? I have some cash from a gift that needs to be spent! <BR> TIA! Tue, 5 Apr 2011 15:29:23 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x41023472 Just got EA Active 2. I'm Ted. I just joined up with the sparking workout group. Starting slow but hope to ramp up quick. See you there! Tue, 5 Apr 2011 10:42:02 EST I found a group!! for the ps3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x41018054 I just joined spark-it password spark. For the ps3. Unfortunately I missed a workout yesterday but I will do it today. My goal is 4 a week so luckily I missed one in the beginning of the week so I have time to make it up. <em>244</em> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 05:51:16 EST ps3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40986476 hello. I just finished day 1 of the 9 week program! yeah me! is there a group for ps3 users??? Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:56:40 EST How do you track your fitness mintues you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40979854 There is no category under strength or cardio for an EA Sports workout. How do you track it in Sparkpeople? Sun, 3 Apr 2011 14:11:53 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40967598 I am so excited to have found this team page. I am looking forward to my Active 2. I was all set to try it out and I did not realize it needs batteries! and a lot of them.. :-( so I will start this journey tomorrow. Hopefully I can still join th on-line group <BR> <BR> Tamara Sat, 2 Apr 2011 21:56:29 EST Just started the 30 day challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40945045 Sorry for being such a sporadic poster. I am trying to get fit and thin again so am returning for the support. <BR> <BR> I just started the original 30 day challenge. I chose 'intense' because the other levels don't seem to burn many calories per workout. However I'm not sure how many days in a row my heart, lungs and wobbly stomach can deal with the torture that woman threw at me in my first workout today! <BR> <BR> Please tell me it gets easier? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 18:24:07 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40822494 Hello!! I've just arrived to SparkPeople. I want to lose 56 pounds (26kg) until September 2nd 2011 and I would like for your help. This group seems to be great for me to achieve my goals. <BR> <BR> I'm doing the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge and I'm in day 4. I use medium intensity exercises except for today and yesterday that I used high intensity because I didn't use it for 2 days straight. After the challenge workout I do an extra one, a little bit more soft, but more focused on runni... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:01:18 EST Finished my 30 Day Challenge yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40695370 Altogether I lost 10 pounds, 2 inches off my hips, and 2 inches off my waist. <em>345</em> I'm soooo glad it's over though, I was so tired of the repetition. Haha. I thought it was a great kick-start to get back into working out, and I'm happy with my results. <em>58</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:12:22 EST List of EA Active 2 Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40622686 Hi All, <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a list of all the EA Sports Active 2 exercises? I'm trying to customize some workout for the next couple of months and a list of all the exercises would help. Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> S Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:10:05 EST weights/r esistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40402791 With our EASA how do you do your resistance workouts? Do you use free weights, a resistance band ... if you use a resistance band do you use the one provided by EASA, or Have you purchased a new one? Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:43:27 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40398711 My name is WriterMaven and I just got EA Sports Active for the PS3 this past weekend. I just used it for the first time this morning and I love it! I could never get back to my usual workouts at the gym due to me having twins and my husband's erratic work schedule. <BR> <BR> I also joined PS3Sparker under the name AkaneKitty. It's nice meeting you all! <BR> <BR> -WM Mon, 7 Mar 2011 13:36:11 EST New to Group and to EA Sports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40377136 Good afternoon! My name is Jocelyn and I live in Northern California. My husband and I just purchased a Wii last week, and I got the sports active 2 to compliment my workouts. <BR> <BR> I look forward to talking with all of you. Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:54:37 EST not enough cardio, too much leg work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40340733 I'm on like, day 12 or something of EA Sports Active 1, and while I really like it, and have already lost a few pounds, I feel like it doesn't have enough cardio at all. And even on the days it says I'm "resting" my legs, it still has me doing squats and lunges, and that dreadful inline skating...does anyone else feel that way? (Forgive me if it has already been mentioned, I haven't looked very far down.) I also feel that it could use more cardio, and has NO ab work at all. Is anyone also... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 20:16:46 EST Weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40306503 When weight loss doesn't show on the scale check your measurements!! See how clothes fit. <BR> <BR> Don't get discouraged!!! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:13:13 EST New to EA Sports Active PS3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40298570 Hi, I'm Jess! This will be my third go around on SparkPeople. The first two times I did well each time, then I fell out and gained back some weight, but not all of it. I'm coming back this time with one difference, I added something to my home that I could do no matter the weather if I can't make it to the gym, no excuses ;-) <BR> <BR> I looked at a bunch of different fitness games for the PS3 and after all the great reviews I decided to get the EA Sports Active 2 because it looked the m... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 01:14:25 EST New to Team and Wii Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40286160 I'm so new to Wii Active, I haven't even got it yet! I am hoping to pick it up today. I ordered it from Walmart and it's in!!!! <BR> <BR> I found this team and immediately wanted to join but thought I would at least wait until the game came in before I did! Wed, 2 Mar 2011 15:05:11 EST Back on the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40144358 Hi Everyone - I'm rejoining the team. I love the custom workouts in EA Active. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:42:33 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x40077419 Hey there! I'm Chelsea and am 20 years old and have started the 9 week program through the Wii Sports active 2 workout about a week ago. I am hoping this really does help me reach my goals to lose weight for my 21st birthday trip in June! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:06:49 EST level http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x40041362 I am unsure how it works with other versions of EASA, but I know EASA2 have levels. Did you start with a preset challenge from EASA? if you did which level did you choose? Sun, 20 Feb 2011 09:28:22 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39989233 I'm Damon from Seattle and I am planning by Active 2 for my PS3. I am looking forward to getting started and speaking to you all. <BR> <BR> Damon Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:26:03 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39944225 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team but not SP. I've been a member of SP since Dec 2007. I enjoy playing my wii and would like to add people to workout with. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:18:19 EST Squats with calf raises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39936258 Does anyone else have trouble with it reading you? I squat do the calf raises and hold the squat at the end of the exercise and it tells me I am not doing it. I can hold the squat for forever (or at least it seems), shake my legs, stand up and squat again and it won't read me. The frustrating part is a complete the exercise but I have to end up skipping it because it won't read me as finishing. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have this problem? It sometimes has a hard reading me on some exerc... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:29:23 EST Looking for people to workout with. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39862328 I usually start my workout on Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri around 4:30 PM Pacific. If you are online at that time please add me. ByondF1. <BR> <BR> Thanx. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:39:18 EST Shoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39862263 Ok Ea Active is an indoor activity.. but in your house does that mean you wear shoes or not? do you have a reason for your choice? Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:35:34 EST Active, More, or 2? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39860601 I have been going back and forth about which Wii Active to buy since christmas... the original, 'more', or 2. So, I haven't bought one yet! Any suggestions? Is there one you love? one you hate? Are they very different? I might even buy 2.... <BR> Thanks! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:11:52 EST Active 1 Noob Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39769979 I'm still on the first week of the challenge and am wondering to the exersizes ever change? I am getting so tired of that stupid inline thing I want to just grar Tue, 8 Feb 2011 04:58:00 EST EA QUESTION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39500694 My Active 2 is set saying I am expected to do 4 workouts/2 hours - A DAY I think it is!!?? Or is that what it says to do for the week. Is there a way to change that? I want to do 30 minutes a day. I run too and I want the expectation to be reasonable. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:58:51 EST Hi from NYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39500518 Hi. I got mine yesterday. Thought I was going to die today - 2 hours on the program, then I ran 30:00 on the treadmill - 2.5 mi. On low sleep and low calories. I overdid it today. <BR> <BR> I'm Sue, 54/f/Upstate NY. Nice to meet y'all. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:50:32 EST fitness test http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39432211 I have EA active 2 for Wii. I am a few weeks in to the 90 Day challenge. A few weeks ago, I had the fitness test pop up and it tracked my weight. I have no idea how it triggered but haven't seen it since. I would like to track once a week but I haven't been able to find the fitness test again. Are there predetermined intervals for the test or a place I can click on to start the test. Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:42:11 EST Favorite activity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39356350 Often we find that there is an activity or 2 that we really hate seeing in the challenges, but what is your favorite one to see? Sat, 22 Jan 2011 09:38:01 EST New to team and EA Active2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39333557 Hey everyone! I just joined the team. I just got the EA Active 2 (i had done Wii Fit previously), and did my first workout last night. I am pretty sore today! It was a great workout, i started the 9 week program. Looking forward to getting to know all of you and hearing about your successes! <em>213</em> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:13:54 EST changed name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39311810 Hi, <BR> <BR> Just to let everyone know I changed my user/screen name from mom2mandy to mcamomto3. <BR> <BR> Have a good day! <em>41</em> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:26:36 EST New to the Team - New to EA Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39234146 I had the pleasure of 'borrowing' a Wii Fit Plus for several months, and got addicted to that as a fun way to extend my daily workouts in the gym, but it was 'repossessed' by the original owner last week. Thankfully my husband bought me the EA Sports Active and 'More Workouts' for my birthday back in December, and I've finally gotten the Wii hooked back up after our recent move - BUT - have yet to try out the Active. Someone reassure me that I'm going to love it - and hopefully more than th... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:08:20 EST Custom workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39210190 Do you make custom workouts? <BR> <BR> What do you focus on in those workouts? <BR> <BR> How do you choose a name for yours? <BR> <BR> Will you share your favorite custom workout? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:55:28 EST Team goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39158958 Ok I am looking at the team goal "do the active challenge 1x per day". Does that mean when tracking it we check the box if we have a rest day as well as checking the box if are exercising. Does it mean we only check if we exercise? In order to check my box do I need to workout even on days I have a scheduled rest day? I want to participate in it, but I want to make sure I track it properly. <BR> <BR> When I look at the 12% who have completed the goal thus far I can't help but think they migh... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:42:45 EST Anyone see Weight Lost w/ XBox Active 2? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39155708 I just got Active 2 for the Kinetic Xbox 360. I was wondering if anyone has seen results with it and has anyone seen/ or have the Active 2 Strength Training kit, and do you think it makes the workouts more intense?? <BR> <BR> Thank you all for reading and if you respond thanks for the response. <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:32:30 EST Trouble with More Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39151373 I went to do my 9th workout in the 6 week challenge today. It got stuck on the squats with leg lifts and then the squats with the band. I couldn't get it to move or nothing. I restarted the excerise twice. I ended up skipping these excerises then to finish my workout. Has this happened to any of you before and if so what did you do to fix the problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kerry Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:57:40 EST Yo Yo YO Cassie is in the house! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39132621 So my name is Cassie. I got a EA Sports Active 2 package for ps3 for Christmas. I really like it but I haven't been using it. Why? Erm... It makes me sweaty? Yup that's about my only excuse. That's a pretty lameo one. So I'm going to get back into the habit of daily exercise. It's so much harder to git it between school and work but this is something I have to do for ME and I'm GOING to do it. So anyhow wish me luck! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:12:06 EST New to the Team - just got the PS3 to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x39044696 Had my 2nd workout today...(first was before the glitches hit last week)... <BR> <BR> I'm doing the 9week challenge, Medium setting (tried out the easy and well...that was too easy). <BR> <BR> I'm Christine, WAHM of three girls (9,7, and 4). Aspiring triathlete (its in August this year) and fitness junkie. <BR> <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Oh and I live in Canada. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:27:34 EST EA Active 2 on sale $49 at Best Buy this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39042109 I just got mine yesterday.. cant wait to start! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:00:31 EST Heartrate and Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x39021790 My heartrate drops when I am doing the running activities. I am pushing myself really hard trying to keep it but its not working. What up with that? Sun, 9 Jan 2011 19:24:13 EST Any groups for Xbox 360 ..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38965213 <em>30</em> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:14:37 EST Hello from the WC of Canada! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38907112 Hey everyone, <BR> I got EASP for the PS3 for Christmas and tried it for the first time yesterday. I loved it!! It was so much fun! I'm doing the easiest version for now. Does anyone know if the workout changes/progresses throughout the 9 weeks? <BR> My hubby is going to get his own wrist band thingy today so we can workout together. <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone on the team! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 13:59:49 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38884063 Since I have set about posting to the general team forums I should probably properly introduce myself here. My name is Mary, and I'm a home body. I home school, have had home births, exercise at home etc. I have yoyoed back and forth on my weight for years, and have not remained committed to sparks over the past few years during which I have held an account. I can openly admit to losing much interest in attempting to lose weight after my last baby and move. I had done well in the post partum ... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 19:05:54 EST New to the team :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38876381 Hey all my name is Jessica and I am new to this team and Wii Active! I am 22 and a graduate student. My husband brought home active 2 and he is doing the nine week program while I am doing the 3 week one. I am so excited to be here and cant wait to see results. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:52:29 EST batteries? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38860430 How many workouts do you get before you have to change batteries? <BR> <BR> We had to change batteries on our arm strap today (during my work out 3 of nfltc). This was during the 6th work out. So we are thinking that we will need to change batteries after every 4th workout. But I am just wondering if the batteries that came with the monitors were cheap, or if we would really need to change batteries that often. <BR> <BR> anyways thanks for the input, <BR> Mary Mon, 3 Jan 2011 23:22:14 EST My Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38859180 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today was day 1 for me in the 9-week challenge for the Wii EA Sports Active 2. <BR> <BR> I have done the EA Sports Active and EA Sports Active More Workouts. <BR> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 22:39:16 EST Newbie from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38857468 Hello everyone. I am Melissa. My husband just got a Wii for Christmas and he also got Wii active. We started the workouts today. I thought I was going to die, but I made it through the while session. We will see if this works to help get some pounds off. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:47:27 EST NFL traning camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38817845 I saw a couple of messages lower saying that they planned to purchase this before Thanksgiving, but was wondering if anyone did? I searched sparkteams and this was the closest I could find to a group that uses it. <BR> <BR> My hubby and I started doing the exercises on the 29th and joined its 60 day challenge. I have to admit that after the first 2 workouts my legs were toast. So I'm hoping to find a few others who have attempted this software, which btw We have had little issue with the sof... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:48:15 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38791281 My son just bought the EA Active (version 1) and we tried it today. I really like it and one day I will probably go ahead and get the the Active 2. Anyway I look forward to meeting all of you Sat, 1 Jan 2011 18:36:24 EST 30 Day challenge day one (third time around) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38717380 Hi there, <BR> New to the group but I have been on SP off and on for a while now. I have started the 30 day challenge twice on the original game and once on active 2..... each time something got in the way of finishing. Hoping to make it all the way through this time... no traveling... no being sick! <BR> First workout today, medium intensity, finished in 21 minutes and burned 118 calories. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 13:43:09 EST EA sports active two--question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38653528 I am planning on buying this soon but I have a question <BR> <BR> can you choose to use bands or weights, and if you do, does the avatar/directions change slightly? I think I would rather have weights then the strap. Sat, 25 Dec 2010 22:23:11 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38574236 Hi. I just joined the team today. I've been on spark people since 10/08. I've had my wii active for almost a year. I like it but don't use it often as I usually have to fight my three sons for use of the wii! lol. I'm ready to get back on track and on the wii... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:59:52 EST New here at SP/New to this group/New to the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38450669 Hi there! I'm Sarah :) I had WiiFit a lot time ago but I sold it cuz I didnt use it... I missed it late so I just bought a new one AND EA Active 2 :D lol So I'm on day 2 of the 21 day program :D Wish me luck! Mon, 13 Dec 2010 10:18:29 EST 30 Day Challenge Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38436345 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> I'm 28 years old, 6'0, and 191.8 pounds. I gained 36 pounds since my wedding last August, and I've GOT to get it under control! My goal is to get to 183 before we go to Jamaica on January 15 (that's two pounds a week...). My ultimate goal is to get back to 160. Along the way, I want a healthier lifestyle and I want to become a morning exercises so I know I can git 'er done and start the day out right. <BR> <BR> Today was my first day of the 30 day challenge. We got it as... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 14:34:46 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38433937 Hi all! I am a new to this team and new to Wii fitness but not new to sparkpeople or battling my weight. As an early Christmas present from my husband we got Wii Fit Plus and EA Sports Active 2. We did workouts on both programs yesterday and today. I'm very excited about exercising and feeling better. I have not noticed anyone on here who weighs 300+ like myself but I imagine I'm not the only one with the limitations that all the extra weight brings. Anyway, wish me luck! Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:49:32 EST Newbie EA Active calorie burner.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38371237 Hello Team. My name is Tammy and I am 32 years old. I am working on a goal weight of 169 pounds. Hopefully I can keep up the scaling rolling down with the EA Active program. I really enjoy working out with it. <em>104</em> Wed, 8 Dec 2010 19:45:18 EST Do you feel guilty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38369499 So my workout days are Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri. But I feel so guilty taking Wed, Sat, and Sun off that I have to almost force myself not to turn on the Wii and just do it. Anyone one else feel guilty on your "rest" days? Wed, 8 Dec 2010 17:52:55 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38339575 Hi everyone! My name is Amanda. I've been working out with the Sporst Active 1 since April this year, and the Sports Active 2 is sitting wrapped under the tree for me to have Christmas morning. I can't wait to try the new one. I've been a SP member since August, but didn't find this team until today. Tue, 7 Dec 2010 10:01:34 EST Active w/ a buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38207855 Has anyone tried to do EA active with a buddy? I like EA Active for individual exercise. I get a great workout and like the jogging/sport breaks from the strength stuff, but since the weather has turned, I thought my jogging buddy and I could do this inside. <BR> <BR> It was horrible. We spent 20-min basically having the computer girls tell up we weren't standing still, or keeping us in a crouch. The whole time though, the encouraging voice told us we were doing great. I only had one ... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:58:04 EST Jassy Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x38188437 Hey, I got the Sports Active at BigLots for $25 on Friday but didn't really get a chance to play with it until this morning. I started the 30 day Challenge this morning and figured I would use that to see if I liked it. I've tried so many other Wii fitness games and have been SO disappointed! I'm hoping that won't be the issue here. I figured if I really like it, I'll get the expansion pack and the Active 2 games later on. Mostly, just trying to make sure I have variety in the workouts t... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:38:43 EST Wii Active2 users http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x38110407 If anyone has wii active2 And would like to join My group The name is Spark and the password Is bubbles all lover case lol My daughter picked the password :-) Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:35:59 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x38108959 Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie. But I just go by Steph. I'm 25 and I live In WA With My Husband and 3 kids! Katie is 2 And jack & Chloe are my twins and they are 10 months old! I really need to get my baby weight off and then some :-) I just got the wii active2 for my birthday! so Time to get my butt in gear! I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you :-) Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:27:16 EST EA Sports Active2 9 Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x38086104 Join me in this 9 Week Challenge. Let's see how strong we really are. We can do it!!!! Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:48:22 EST EA Sports Active 2 - Work Out Groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x37980600 I have the new EA Sports Active 2. Has anyone already started any Work Out Groups? Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:28:30 EST EA SPORTS Active NFL Training Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x37941064 Have any of you seen the previews of this game? I saw it yesturday while watching football. It comes out tomorrow. I'll be buying this. It comes with motion detectors. It also has a heart monitor and it automaticly tracks your stats online. here's the link. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ea.com/games/ea-sports-active-nf<BR>l-training-camp </link> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:55:19 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x37939581 Hello everybody, my name is Garin. I just celebrated my 29th birthday yesturday. I love the Wii. I also have a PS3. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:48:51 EST Hey all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x37847026 Right now I am using Wii fit for my exercise because I like the variety. Anyhoo.. I was considering getting the Active and I was hoping to get some answers. <BR> First, I am still quite large and I was wondering if the thigh strap is adjustable to fit a plus size gal (I wear a size 16 womens) <BR> <BR> Second... Does the workout vary from day to day? I get bored easily and I don't want to be doing the same thing every time. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:17:00 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x37788278 What do plan on doing this month. Besides eating, drinking and xmas stuff. I'm going to put in extra exercise effort this month to battle the winter darkness. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:12:04 EST Novemeber Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x37788246 Let's hear what your doing this month. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:09:58 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x37693940 Just a hello to the team. Have started to use Active but keep breaking the bands so has been stop start a bit for me but think that I have it sorted now, and there will be no more excuses Tue, 2 Nov 2010 18:23:38 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x37538786 Hi my name is Dawn. I am looking forward to getting to know other members of this team. I really enjoy the Ea Active activities, they make working out fun. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:30:16 EST Just Starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x37359426 Hi everyone! I've been on Spark for almost 10 months and have about 10 more lbs. to lose. I walk and ride a stationary bike daily, but would like to add some strength training, so I thought I would start using my wii Sports Active Program again. I used it previously for about 2 weeks, then stopped. I look forward to being part of this group and getting some good information. Good luck to all! Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:30:30 EST Stepper vs Balance Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36994504 Does anyone know if a regular stepper would work on the balance board exercises? I have a stepper and don't see the reason to buyer a board if I don't need to. <BR> <BR> I know EA wouldn't register the increased calorie burn but I use my heart rate monitor for that. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:27:25 EST Chest??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36748584 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just curious about something. Are there in the EASA 30-day challenge, or other workouts, that directly work the chest muscles? I'm only on workout 8 of the "30-day Challenge" and so far I've done exercises that work the back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, of course the legs, minor core, but nary a chest exercise. Does that change further in, or in other workouts in the process? Do I need to consider adding a set or 2 of push-ups to the routine? Some day I'd like to h... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:16:29 EST Just joining the team - hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x36689449 Hey! I've been on SP for a little over two months now but just signed up for this team. I also just started the 6-week challenge Active (more workouts)to get myself off of this plateau I've been on. Hoping to get that scale moving next week and for weeks to come! <BR> <BR> Day 1 done, several more to go! Wish me luck! <em>137</em> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:38:33 EST No Drama Today! YIPPPEEEEEE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36604489 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Since I groused and whined so much yesterday about my trials and tribulations in trying to figure out the interface, I figured I'd go ahead and post about my workout today. I did workout 4 of the 30-day challenge, on the easy setting. And there was nary a hitch with the interface. Everything went smoothly, and it was really a fun workout. There were a couple of surprises: <BR> <BR> 1) The darn program decided to add jump squats and jump lunges to the routine. Jus... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:25:16 EST Getting SERIOUSLY frustrated, please advise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36582882 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Well, I'm about a millimeter away from trashing my EASA software, which would be a shame as the workouts are great. Any advice you could offer, at least to lower my blood pressure, would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> The workout started fine. Workout 3 of the 30-day challenge. I saw the time at the beginning and though, "cool, only about 15 min, mostly upper body stuff, no problem." And it would have been a great workout, if the (tempted to put an expletive here, but I... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 13:13:34 EST NFL Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x36572306 To honor the kickoff of the NFL regular season this Thursday night, and to celebrate the upcoming release of EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp, I'd like to pose a couple of medium-to-long term goal deadline possibilities. <BR> <BR> First off, EASA NFL TC will be released in almost ten weeks on Tuesday, November 16. By that time, what change(s) will you have made in your health/fitness? <BR> <BR> Football fans (and commercial enthusiasts...) also look forward to Super Bowl XLV (45), which w... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 22:54:38 EST Hello, All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36559842 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tom, a 45 year old hubby and daddy of 3 amazing kidlets who's working to get rid of the gut and get healthy (after all, I'd like to see the kidlets graduate High School, hold grandkids, etc). <BR> <BR> On the exercise front, just bought the EA sports active about 6 months ago and promptly put it into a drawer to age for a while before use :-). Just took it out and began the "30-day Challenge" on Monday. For me, however... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 11:35:58 EST re-introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x36361797 Hello my name is Maria and I am new to your group. I thought I would take a quick sec to introduce myself. I am a mother, married and loving life. I am starting over again with this weight game. The one thing about playing this game is you can only fail if you don’t try. I have tried and tried and each time I get a little closer to my goal. So here I am trying again and with your help I know I can a little further. Will be starting 30day challenage today. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:40:39 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x36306033 This the place to get started in September. Are you planning a 6 week or 30 day start here? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 01:38:14 EST Frustration with remote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36305979 I'm wanting to give my EA SA another go bc so many people rave about it. The reason I gave up the first go round was bc of the hand held remote sensor, esp on the moves with the resistance band. I kept trying to do what it said to and it kept telling me I was doing it wrong and it wouldn't let me continue. <BR> <BR> Obviously the rest of you do it right bc it's working for you, so what am I doing wrong? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 01:27:34 EST HI ALL,NEW GRANNY PLAYING THE WII.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x36288813 I never thought I would get a Wii ...I love it...I have had it about a month now...My grandchildren had theres for a year now and never knew what a Wii was for...So this granny has it now...Boy does it give you a workout too... <BR> I am Carolyn from Leesburg,Flordia,I have 3 grown sons 9 grandchildren and a wonderful partner my hubby. I work at Big Lots and go to Curves,,Love to take car rides all around Fl.So much to see too..I had Gastric By-Pass in April..Feel great lost close to 70lbs so... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:36:22 EST Sometimes You don't always need the Leg Strap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36218889 Yesterday, I forgot to put on the strap to put the nunchuck in. Guess what? I was still able to do my front and backward lunges. I tried today with the side lunges, but it don't work as well (LOL). Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:25:46 EST One Day @ A Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36206828 I've decided that I'm only going to take my workout regiment one day at a time. It seems that when I try to do a challenge, I don't ever do it. So I started doing the workouts by selecting the preselected training. Today, I did Workout 2, hard. There are 20 workouts. I plan to do them all. <BR> <BR> I also need to get me some cardio. I normally walk after walk, but its been raining every evening when I get off work. If I get home, I'm not going to do any exercising, that is why I try to get ... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 14:38:29 EST Just started the Active 30 Day Challenge Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x36193617 Hello everyone! I just started the Active 30 Day Challenge today, and wanted somewhere to post my progress. Anyone else out there just started and want to join in with me? Sat, 21 Aug 2010 19:29:19 EST New Guy to EA Sports Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x36098676 Been messing around with Wii Fit Plus for a while and was looking for more of a challenge. Just picked up EA Sports Active and More Workouts for my wife and I to use. Played with it a little yesterday and felling a little burn in the legs today. I am impressed so far and excited to add to the mix of exercises I do. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:54:20 EST New Here, Just started the EA Active 30 day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35885296 I just started the 30 day challenge and I'm on my 5th day. Can't wait to go home and workout! I had started this a while back but gave up because it seemed too time consuming and I hated holding the wii remote and nunchuck while doing the exercises. My goal this time is finish the 30 day challenge. Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:45:11 EST New Here! On my 3rd week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35873802 Hey Everybody! <BR> <BR> Im a newbie to this group and SO happy to have found it! Im on my 3rd week of the 30 Day Challenge and BOY is it kicking my BUTT. Especially the lunge holds...for 30 seconds?? Im dying at 10! LOL. Fri, 6 Aug 2010 00:27:38 EST How do you track EA Active on Sparkpeople? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x35841645 How is everyone tracking your EA Active workouts on Sparkpeople? I always do my own cardio first, but EA Active is a combonation of Stregnth and Cardio, so I am not sure how to enter it on myfitness. Wed, 4 Aug 2010 16:12:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35818460 Hello all, I have had the EA Sports Active for about 2 months now. I love it but I have never, ever been able to finish the 30 day challenge. Im so glad I found this team, now I don't feel like I'm alone at this and I can keep motivated. Maybe now I can do the 30 days and reward myself with more workouts!!! Yay wish me luck!!! Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:23:50 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35610386 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm a huge fan of the Wii active since my husband bought it for me when it first came out. I have been using it for quite some time but never manage to complete the 30 day challenge in 30 days. Now i have started again and actually having a lot of fun. My main challenge is to actually be able to get up at 6am. I have set a goal for myself: complete the 30 day challenge and I will reward myself with the Wii active more workout. Sat, 24 Jul 2010 16:49:50 EST Arrggg! Latex bands? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x35602139 I just put my resistance band together to get ready for my first EA workout, and my hands are now tearing itchy! Are the bands made of latex? There is nothing in the leaflet to say one way or another, and I have already thrown out the box. If they are, I REALLY think that should be in big bold letters on the box. Latex allergies can be life-threatening. <BR> <BR> So, I'm thinking of either finding latex-free bands or perhaps wrist weights? Anybody have a suggestion for how heavy the latt... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 07:18:43 EST Hello I am new to Ea Active More Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35570931 Hi. I just started EA Active More Workouts and am very impressed with the calorie burn. I did have a little trouble holding the Wiimote, but soon had a handle on it. I am hypothyroid and it can take a lot for me to drop the pounds. I am looking to exercise (with the help of my Wii) to make the difference. I also use Walk It Out, My Fitness Coach, Just Dance, and have now gotten Gold's Gym Cardio Workout to help with all of this. Looking forward to discussing this game with all of you. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:21:22 EST getting back in the grove http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x35545272 Hi it’s been awhile since I have done the wii active so yesterday I decided I have to get back in the grove and on track with it because I was noticing the difference in myself and my body when I was doing it daily. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else that has stop for awhile but now would like to get back on track with the 30 day challenge? <BR> <BR> I just started yesterday with day 1. is there anyone that would like to join me? It’s a good start to start fresh right now today at this second. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:48:51 EST New to the workouts, and just working out period http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35457826 i have actually had the program since christmas, but didnt really feel like doing it. And then a few days ago i saw some old videos of myslef from a few years ago...ok I start today :D Sat, 17 Jul 2010 08:59:08 EST Just starting.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35328642 Hi everyone.. I'm new to using SP, but looking forward to using EASA for my workouts. <BR> <BR> Just started a 30-day challenge today 7/10/10. My goal is simple: actually make it through all 30 days for once! <em>20</em> Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:26:49 EST How to input into Fitness tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x35320007 Hi all, how can I input my wii active exercises into the strength training part of the fitness tracker? Thank you. Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:35:29 EST just started EA Active yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35258169 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am almost 35, and trying to lose 50lbs. I've been on Sparkpeople for a while, but just got the EA Active. I got it because wii fit just wasn't enough, and I needed something for Cross Training days. I am the slowest runner I know, but am training to run a 5K (I used to run more, but haven't in the last year). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I started the 30 day challenge yesterday, and the only change I made was to use weights instead of the rubber strap. I just got done with day 2, a... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 13:09:46 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35130230 Hello everyone!! I'm excited to find a group for the wii, my new favorite toy!! Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:16:32 EST Frustrated by Missing Trophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x35128047 So, after several failed attempts at completing the 30 Day Challenge in 30 Days or less, I decided to make June my month. I started the 30 Day challenge on June 1st, and I decided to tackle the hardest level. I'll admit that I did customize the workouts a bit -- I cut out the running exercises because the sensors never detect my movements right and then I get frustrated. In my defense, though, I've been walking and jogging on a treadmill every day for 30-60 minutes, so I don't feel guilty abo... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:54:06 EST shin pain when running in place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x35076769 I followed the Couch to 5k program in order to train for a 5k. Last week, I started a 6-week EASA challenge and upon running in place during one of the exercises, I experienced pretty bad shin pain. For the rest of the week, I rested and iced, thinking I had shin splints. Thankfully, I was able to run the 5k two days ago. <BR> <BR> Today, I did another workout, and when I had to run in place, again I felt shin pain (though not as bad as last week). I'm definitely going to skip any running in... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:08:12 EST new to sparkpeople.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x35027881 just found this site and am so excited! I have ea and i am starting the 30 day challenge on Saturday June 25th. <em>244</em> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:16:37 EST New to here and new to EA Active Sports expansion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x34965638 I just bought the EA Active expansion and hopefully it will be arriving June 28-July 1st. I have never used EA Active. <BR> <BR> Can anyone tell me how you like it, etc? <BR> <BR> I have used the WII Fit and WII Biggest Loser Tue, 22 Jun 2010 16:57:13 EST What would you do if you were me??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34948040 I have EA Sports Active (the first one) and am almost finished with my first 30 Day Challenge on the medium setting. A few weeks ago, I started the Couch to 5K program, so now I am running/walking 3 days per week. On those days, I cannot do EA Sports Active. But I would like to use EA Sports Active on my days off (either 3 or 4 days per week). <BR> <BR> How would you do this if you were me? Would you start a new 30 Day Challenge (hard setting)? Or would you just use some of the exercise... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:36:04 EST EA effective for weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34899911 I just started EA personal trainer,I've done 4 workouts with it and really love it! I can see it's going to be great for muscle building especially in the legs! <BR> <BR> My question is - is it effective by itself for weight loss? My calories stayed in range this week and I did not do any other workout except EA, and noticed my weight stayed the same.. <BR> My usual form of exercise is treadmill walks(45 min/4 days a week) plus upper body strength training(not a lot) <BR> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:42:05 EST EA Sports Active 2 - All new version http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34874336 This looks awesome! It will be available on all game consoles with new motion tracking and heart rate monitors. See the new trailer: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FM_8jLRea0 </link> <BR> <BR> I can't wait to get it. I may buy the Xbox 360 as it looks like the new Kinect motion capture camera looks like it would be the best. Tell us what you think. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:22:36 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x34874061 Whats new? How's the workouts going? Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:59:12 EST Rest Days?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34821072 The rest days for the 30 day challenge, are you supposed to take that day off from work out??? Cuz I have been for a couple of weeks now, and now I'm worried that I was supposed to do it everyday!!! Plus, I havent excerised for 2 of the "work out" days does that screw me up? :( Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:01:54 EST New To Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x34820526 Hello All, <BR> I've been working out on Wii Fit, and am excited to add EA Active to the mix! Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:35:05 EST New Here (Hi) and I have a Question??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x34738257 Hi Everyone! So glad to see that there's an EA Sports Active Team here!! It's a fabulous program. As I said, I have a question... how do you log your fitness minutes on Spark? I just started (with the first EA Sports Active program) and I did 26 minutes of cardio AND strength mixed together. What do you guys do to log you fitness on this program. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Debra Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:13:44 EST Wii Fit plus balance board $69.99 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34723350 If you are interested. <BR> <BR> I found the Wii Fit Plus and balance board for $69.99 at Dell.com today. <BR> <link>accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products<BR>/Wii/p roductdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=1 9&sku=A3082488 </link> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:58:44 EST NEED HELP:: Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34553577 Which is better:: The original EA Sports Active Personal Trainer or the all new EA Sports Active More Workouts. <BR> Should I get both or just the latest one and the leg strap and resistance band? <BR> Are they worth it? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 23:32:22 EST 30 day challenge better than the 6 week one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34543340 Is it just me or is the 30 day challenge easier to complete than the 6 week one? I find both very challenging but around the 3rd week things always seem to come up while I'm doing the 6 week challenge and I find it hard to complete in time. The 30 day seems more manageable, it might just be a state of mind thing, having to commit to 6 weeks is a long time. I've gone back to the 30 day challenge and upped the intensity to high. does anyone else have trouble finishing the 6 week challenge in 6... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:30:42 EST Just wanted to intoduce myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x34509423 Hi everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I am looking foward to getting to know all of you and maybe learning some new stuff through all of you. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:56:56 EST omg my butt hurts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x34478546 *laughs* <BR> <BR> So I started my 30 day and i busted out 22 minutes on Medium intensity and the sweat was pouring off me. I felt good and worked. It wasn't a push over work out, i felt like i accomplished something. <BR> <BR> When i first got the 'game' i tried to do the squats, not only did it HURT but my son tried to help by running into my butt. I put the game away and started up again last night, and was able to do the squats and was really proud of how low i was able to go. <BR> <... Sun, 30 May 2010 18:32:30 EST DAILY Fitness Streak starts today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x34442815 Hi All! <BR> <BR> I'm so sorry for not posing my workouts.. I didn't manage to keep up and eventually faded to NOT working out! Boo Hoo for me! <BR> <BR> Today, i'm commiting myself to doing a DAILY workout with my Wii fitness games for 30 minutes! <BR> <BR> I will start with the "Biggest Loser" today and schedule tomorrow with the "EA Active"! and will continue to alternate the games as the days go on! <BR> <BR> <BR> I actually miss using these fantastic tools to help me get fit and I'm... Fri, 28 May 2010 14:49:50 EST Where to go after 30 day challenge (Beginner) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34310851 I have almost completed the 30 day challenge on the beginning level. Is the best progression to go to the medium level or should I do the beginning level of the 6 week challenge? Sat, 22 May 2010 11:51:33 EST Amazon Gold Box Deals Tuesday May 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x34196990 I got an email from Amazon today that Tuesday May 18th is a Wii Gold box day. The last time they did this I got some great deals on games. Not sure what they're offering yet but I'm sure it will be worth checking out!! Mon, 17 May 2010 10:56:37 EST About to start the EA Sports Active process! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33989805 Hi everyone! So here I am deciding to change my life for the better and there are a number of feelings running through my body (hunger lol, excited, scared, and a little anxious to name a few) <BR> <BR> I'm looking for any great ideas, opinions, etc out there to help me out! I am looking to lose 53 lbs (I weighed 203 on 5/5/2010). I started my nutrition/diet counter on 5/6/2010 and am doing great so far lol.... <BR> <BR> I've ordered a Wii and EA Sports Active, which I plan to use to get me... Fri, 7 May 2010 22:01:05 EST Anyone start 6 week challenge today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33900773 Hi I started (restarted - worked out 2 days and missed 7 so restart!) the 6 week challenge today. Did anyone else start today or recently and want to be buddied to track progress? Let me know! Thanks Tue, 4 May 2010 09:52:26 EST A few EA Active Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33877559 I just got the "game" a couple weeks ago and I have a few questions? <BR> <BR> 1.How far is a lap when you are running around the track? <BR> 2.People talk about running around the lake...what lake? where is it? do you need the extra workouts? <BR> 3.Is the extra work outs really worth it? Why or why not? <BR> 4.What can I do, the leg strap is too small for my upper thigh? <BR> 5.Do you use better resistance bands, the one that they have doesn't do anything for me? <BR> 6.Does the dancing r... Mon, 3 May 2010 12:28:12 EST 30 day challenge question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33872269 I have a question about the 30-day challenge. <BR> <BR> Is the schedule you set at all flexible? For example, at the beginning you need to set which days you exercise and which days you rest. At times, I find that I have to change those days around in a particular week (e.g., exercise on a rest day/rest on an exercise day) but that automatically makes me look like I'm not meeting the challenge. So, the message I always get is that my goals are expired and I haven't met the challenge. <BR>... Mon, 3 May 2010 09:28:32 EST Pedal to the Metal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33854639 Hi, my name is Jason and thanks for visiting our blog. I have struggled with obesity almost my entire life. My father got sick with cancer when I was seven and died soon after my eighth birthday. I did not show my emotions, but ran to food as my only source of comfort. I would consume $30-$40 per week of junk food (twenty years ago that was a lot of money) from Little Debbie's to potato chips. <BR> By age fourteen I hit 285 pounds. When I was a senior in High School I was working three jobs, ... Sun, 2 May 2010 14:07:12 EST Trying Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33853919 Hi, everyone. I'm Becky, a 26-year old recent graduate. I've tried using Spark before, but usually forget to track a day and then spiral away from it all together. I've had EAS for just a few months now and keep restarting the 30-day because I get a few days in and something comes up. I want to be able to do it straight through (M-F for six weeks) and now that I've graduated, I think I'll have to time to fit it into my daily schedule. I look forward to convos with other EAS fans and wish ever... Sun, 2 May 2010 13:31:15 EST I just started the 30 day challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33824534 Day 1 - 122 calories on the easy setting. 22 mins. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:47:25 EST Hiya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33824495 I'm Jenn and I just started the 30 day challenge. I'm also going to my gym in the mornings and I play sand volleyball once a week. I have a 15 month old daughter and a 6.5 week old son, so I've got some cumulative baby weight to lose. Thought I'd join up here and see what I could get out of others using the Wii. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:45:21 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33810842 I've been sparking for 3 months and decided that I needed to amp up my fitness routine. I have owned the EA Sport Active for about 6 months, but I have not been using it because I didn't know how to track it. I completed the first day of my 30 day challenge a few minutes ago. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:31:28 EST Im new to the TEAM and Sports Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33727133 Hello I have been a member of SP since my little girl was born and I was ready to start losing the baby weight. Well 2 years later I am really ready. I purchased WII Active and love it. I am going to finish the 30 day challenge and as a reward purchase the second version. I love this site and I also now love Wii Active. I am hoping that with the help of the team I can stay motivated and get to my ultimate goal. <em>30</em> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 23:08:47 EST Bodylastics + EA Sports Active = Awesome Workout!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33716060 First off let me say I love EA Sports Active and More Workouts. My only beef with the program was the resistance band that came with the game. It's fine for those that haven't worked out in a while, or have never worked out at all. But, for me, it provides little or no resistance at all. That's when it hit me, why don't I just use the Bodylastics bands I purchased a while back. They're durable and offer way more resistance. So I just took the black hand grips off and hooked them on my Bodylas... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:24:12 EST yes, you can use your bike with EA SA!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33646664 I had knee surgery recently and probably the hardest part of using EA SA has been the running. I never enjoyed running before then, but now I have a knee that aches more than it used to, especially after exercising. Today, I decided to see if I could use my stationary bike for the running sections of my workout and it worked! Yes, I know the distance is easier to cover than it was while running, but I can counter that with increased tension on my bike and longer distances. It is so much eas... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:37:44 EST Hi...The re!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33630145 Hi I am new here I joined so that I be like a challege to me to exercise ..because I want to make it enjoyable cause I bore easy and drop it...I am a mother of two very active boys and want to be able to play with them without feeling short of breath...with this I evern challenge my sons and we make it like a game..... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:11:15 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33518875 I am new to the Wii work out but hey it seems to be working so I am sticking with it. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:31:25 EST April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x33448784 Let us know what you have planned for or how your current work outs are going for April. Let's challenge each other to be more active this month. <BR> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:03:56 EST NEWBIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33432566 Hi everyone! I'm Paula from Ohio. I just started the 30 Day Challenge yesterday. After being a slug for so long, I can already feel it working me over. Good luck all! Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:53:37 EST question on daily totals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33426089 Is there any way to see daily calories burned and minutes worked out? I've been using EA for a couple of weeks and can only seem to find the totals to date. Yesterday I did a 30-day workout then later did some cardio boxing and tennis drills on custom, but did those at 3 separate times over the day. I would like to be able to log my time/kcal here but I couldn't find the total for the day anywhere on EA. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 07:51:45 EST Wooo Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33368190 Ha ha! i cant believe there is a team for this! I love EA Active and it has helped me stay active and there is something about being accountable for working out.. when i see something on a calendar it motivates me to keep my appointments. I'm a mother of 2 with about 50 lbs to lose and have tried before but became so unmotivated that i stopped.. but im back and in fact doin better than i have before! looking forward to meeting new people with the same interests and making new friends! <em>33... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:42:09 EST Gold's Cardio Boxing: Any Reviews? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33283955 I love my Sports and More Workouts but I would love to add another couple programs to my collection. Since I love the boxing in EA Sports I'm leaning towards getting Gold Cardio Boxing. Has anyone used it? <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 8 Apr 2010 01:34:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33281859 I am starting my second week into the 30-day challenge. I started out at 245 and I am now 238. Please take a look at my page. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 22:57:36 EST Medium level??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33280829 I just finished my first 30 day challenge on the easy level, how much harder is the medium level? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 22:10:33 EST EA Sports Active 30 Day vs. 6 Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33238258 Is it just me or are the 6 week challenge work outs more difficult then the 30 day challenge work outs of the same intensity? Tue, 6 Apr 2010 11:06:22 EST Anyone else getting sore ankles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33233668 Everytime I do the wii active my ankles get sore and tender to the touch. Does this happen to anyone else? I do the workouts bare foot so I am wondering if this could be the cause. Any input is greatly appreciated. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 08:29:19 EST New, Competit on-Based Team for Wii Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33219075 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've managed to exercise a lot more lately because I've been using Wii Active: More Workouts. Love it! Looking forward to hanging out in this Team with all of you. <BR> <BR> I also started another, challenge-focused team to get some friendly competition going around Wii Active: More Workouts. There will be sub-teams competing against each other and daily, weekly, and monthly challenges related to Wii Active: More Workouts (and also related to nutrition, other goals, e... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:21:15 EST I'm Jim--Anyone Want Some Friendly Competition? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33218971 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just getting back to SparkPeople after on-and-off with it for a few years. I think it's a great site. <BR> <BR> I've been exercising a lot recently thanks to my purchase of the Wii Active: More Workouts game. I was glad to find this Team focused on the Wii Active stuff. I've created another team for some friendly competition related to using Wii Active: More Workouts. Let me know if you're interested in joining that team. <BR> <BR> I've had trouble with my weight sin... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:16:04 EST Wii Fat - Comedy AND Fitness Combined! WHOOHOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33179651 Wii Fat - Comedy AND Fitness Combined! WHOOHOO! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=41491 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this isn't 'unwelcome spam' here folks - apologies if it's perceived as this... As you know I'm a HUGE fan of the Wii (hopefully not 'huge' for much longer thanks to exercise lol), and I decided to do some 'spoof' comedy stuff... <BR> <BR> I would like to invite you all to this team which is NOT about 'poking fun' at weight issues - but it's a... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:26:04 EST My first week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x33171492 Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am a wife and mom of 2. I love love video games, which contributed to some of my weight gain. So I was THRILLED when the Wii came out - finally something active other than DDR. <BR> <BR> I had no idea whether to get the WiiFit or Wii Active so my 14 yr old son looked at both (he's my game/electronics expert) and he saw that EA Active was more of a 'workout'. I'm so glad I got it and I have just completed my first week of the 30 Day Challenge! <BR... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 10:27:54 EST "Just Dance" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33058344 I got this the other day and think it's great - a good laugh too! <BR> <BR> What do you reckon folks? <BR> <BR> :) Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:53:02 EST New tools for Wii Fit and EASA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33041477 I'm so glad I went grocery shopping over the weekend. While there, I found a few new tools for the Wii on markdown. The boxes say they're for the Wii Fit, but I would think they'd work for EASA, too. I have both the Wii Fit as well as EASA, but Fit didn't seem like much of a workout (though, I honestly didn't give it a chance, so I really don't even know). <BR> <BR> I found light weighted dumbbells to hold the nunchuk and remote. I'm glad because I cannot stand the strap. I've worked ou... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 07:49:39 EST Running with EASA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x33041222 I'm an EASA newbie, and have been doing the EASA on our carpeted floor while wearing my running shoes. There is something going on that's making the arches of my feet hurt. I noticed that this happens when I'm trying to run in place, but not when I run around the room. Anyone else have this problem? It gets so bad that unless I have enough space to run around, I have to take my shoes off. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 07:35:06 EST Active adict in Oregon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32934308 How did I not find this group sooner!?!? I'm in my second 30 day series. I bumped up the difficulty and am looking to bump it up one more. I just need to find a way around the jumping exercises... My knees just don't like them! <BR> <BR> Does anyone out there use free weights instead of the bands? I am tired of catching the remotes and wires on the bands and would like a little more 'umph' in my workout. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:50:05 EST Help it's stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32903994 Help, Cant figure out what to do. Sometimes during my EA sports active workout, the trainer stops and it keeps telling me I am doing it wrong. But I have the remotes correctly positioned and it continues to tell me it is wrong and I end up having to skip the exercise and go on with the nest, because no matter what I do it wont start up again Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:34:22 EST how do i get myself up and going again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32877001 Hi my husband bought us the wii fit active after January 1st and i was doing it just about every day. i really enjoy doing it and its not boring to me its like playing a wii game and then i get the fitness part too ya know lol. <BR> <BR> I am wondering how can i get myself to start doing it again lately i just haven't felt like doing anything i just sit in front of the tv after work <BR> <BR> please help???? Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:41:07 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32876296 Hi all. I'm new to this group. I just did my first workout on the 30 day challenge and I am excited to hear success stories from others that are using the wii active. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:18:18 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32875241 Good morning all <BR> <BR> My wonderful husband brought me the Wii Fit Active. <BR> <BR> It was my 1st 30 day challenged it was great. <BR> <BR> I was wondering what do you track the personal trainer workout as on the cardio page for sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> If some could let me know i would really appericate it. <BR> <BR> With thanks <BR> <BR> Conchita <BR> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:43:02 EST Love the EA Sport Active! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32845029 Hello! <BR> I am new to SP but excited to find a new way to connect with people on the same journey i am on. I bought the EA Sport Active and the "more workouts" games when they came out and LOVE them! The best part is that as i have used them i have lost weight (60# in a year) and feel very confident that i can lose the rest...I was even featured as a challenger on the website at christmas time!! I hope everyone finds success with their programs and sees the results! Good luck! Sunshine Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:35:36 EST What other games/exercise progs do you use/like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32832721 Just wondered what other games/exercise progs. that you like for the Wii? <BR> <BR> Here are some of mine. <BR> <BR> "Wii Fit Plus" - not as good as Sports Active... but there are some fun games on there... the 'step' prog. is good for use with the balance board though, as is the cycling... and the 'hula hoop' game really has a good effect - best thing about it though - it's FUN! :D <BR> <BR> "EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis" - this is an excellent game that uses the Motion Plus and is pretty ... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:58:30 EST Does this sound right or possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32812414 I just got my EA Sports and I did day 2 of the 30 day challenge last night. I wore my HR monitor and the game said I burned 111 calories, but my HR Monitor said I burned 326 calories. I periodically looked at my HR watch and my heart rate was up a lot of the time. I was so excited with the results. I was breathing heavy and sweating so maybe.... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:34:24 EST Howdy from the U.K. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32773289 Neil here - nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> Big fan of 'Active' - I use it when I don't go to the gym... I do my own 'custom' routines which I find both fun and great exercise. <BR> <BR> More from me later. <BR> <BR> :) Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:04:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32703248 Hello team! Glad to be a member. I love EA Active, and while I don't do it but about once a week due to my outside of the house workout schedule, I do it every chance I get. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:05:07 EST Newbie Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32628836 My name is Shannon, and I've been wanting to get the EA Sports Active for quite a while now. Found it yesterday at a used game store, with all the accessories, for just $30! So, I haven't started it yet, but I will be soon. Just finished a class I've been taking at the gym. Haven't seen any weight loss but have lost inches around the waist mostly, some in the hips. I'm needing to cut back on spending, but I need to continue exercise, so I got this. I'm hoping to exercise outside as much... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:24:48 EST 30 day challenge and missing days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32545791 I started my 30 day challenge a month ago, I should have finished yesterday but got really sick last week and ended up having to take a break. I've eased myself back into exercise and tonight I went back to my 30 day challenge. When I went on it told me I would not complete my 30 day challenge in 30 days and did I want to start new or continue. I opted to continue as I wanted to finish what I started even though I had no choice but take a break. Even so I can't help but feel maybe the gam... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 23:56:29 EST Starting the 6-week over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32532511 So I "failed" it last time. I mean I completed all workouts but in 8 weeks. This time I plan on doing it in 6 weeks! Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:30:14 EST started last sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32476591 Glad I found this group! Started my 30 day challenge last sunday. Got so motivated Thursday nite I did two workouts, very disappointed that the challenge didn't recognize both. But that wont get me down. Gonna turn 39 on the 19th and am determined to get below 170lbs. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 03:53:55 EST Hi everyone! I am doing this while seated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32378396 Hi I wont got into details about me because that would take to long. However I will say that due to multiple problems with my foot right now I have been instructed to be off my feet...since around October but really started in September. I bought the Wii in December for the goal of weight loss for all my family members and quickly found that I could not stand up for very long on it without being in pain. Well I did a ton of research and Wii Active seemed to be a great choice. Well I have done... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:08:41 EST Anyone else HATE Squat Holds??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32370869 Oh my gosh those things about kill me. I don't care for the jump lunges either, but at least I can DO those!! When I see the squat holds on my workout routine for the day, I just cringe. I AM getting better at them, yesterday I was shockingly able to hold for 40 seconds!!! I was proud of myself, but it was so miserable I just want to cry while I am trying to hold. This is my 3rd 30 day challenge that I am doing. It's good that I am getting better at them, but I just absolutely HATE HATE... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:02:25 EST Can anyone help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32365261 I just started a new 30 day challenge and it says all my goals are expired. Does anyone know how to reset the goals. It bums me out to see that every day. It started about 10 days in to my last challenge. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 06:01:20 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32352008 Let us know what you have planned for or how your current work outs are going for March. Let's challenge each other to be more active this month. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:19:06 EST Balance Board Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32331969 There is an option to use the balance board with the 30 day challenge. I chose not to, but now I am wondering, does it make the workout more challenging to use the board? Has anyone compared results? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 05:39:37 EST Just got my EA Sports Active...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32315624 I only was testing it out.. Im very new at this.... my first problem...the strap fell off.. kept falling down while I was running. Now I was wearing jeans so maybe that is why i was just checking it out. <BR> <BR> Also I was trying to do the squats and it wanted me to go real low and I just cant do them that low.. is there no way to adjust this? Sun, 28 Feb 2010 14:37:29 EST 6 Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x32243800 I have the Wii active and I only see the 30 day challenge I did the 30 days and thought on the 31st day it would give that as an option, but all it did was ask if I wanted to do it again? Is the 6 week challenge only on the new Wii Active I think it's in a blue box, I only have the orange box. <em>303</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:39:49 EST calories burned on ea more workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32239096 hi <BR> does anyone know how accurate the calorie burn is on ea, i did a custom workout of 30 mins step fast, then some aquash, boxing, running and a few more bits, total time 50 mins and it said i had burned 999 calories - this is great but is it real - a bit too good to be true i think. <BR> <BR> any information on this anyone <BR> <BR> thanks carole Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:46:07 EST Can't wait to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32234015 I just bought it last nite on my way home from work and set up my profile when i got home, i can't wait to use it tonite! Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:57:05 EST Just got a Wii and EA Sports Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32222474 I just bought a Wii today along with EA Sports Active, Wii Sports Resort, and the new Super Mario Bros. <BR> <BR> Just started the first day of the 30 day challenge and burned 200 calories over 21 minutes. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had any problems with the thigh strap staying in place. I have to admit that my thighs are a "problem area" so I am not sure what to do, it just keeps sliding down to my knee, which takes away from some of the exercise time. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:46:53 EST Compare "easy" with "medium"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32219121 For those who completed the EASA 30 day workout on the easy level, and then went to medium, what was the difference? Was it increased repetitions on strength training, or increased cardio, or both? Do the workouts get longer? <BR> <BR> The 30 day challenge has been really good as a strength workout for me, but I always have to add more cardio during my day, and I was wondering what to expect when I do my next challenge. <BR> <BR> Thanks for any advice! Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:16:58 EST Riser for Fit Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32215870 I've been thinking about getting the riser for the Fit Board for some time. I really like doing the step routines on Fit Plus but really don't want to spend that much money if i only use it on one thing. <BR> <BR> I was looking at it at lunch today and it listed the games that it's compatible with and one of them was EA Sports Active. I'm only 6 days in EASA and I haven't seen yet where it would be used. Are there activities within the game that would be enhanced with the riser??? <BR> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:58:58 EST KNEES ARE HURTING AFTER 3RD OF 6 WEEK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11486x32994x32199689 Am I doing something wrong? There are a lot of lower body workout. Maybe I'm positioned incorrectly while lunging. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:25:58 EST Anyone notice the owl sounds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x32195174 Some of the activities have an owl sound in the background. Correctly me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you very often will hear owls during the daytime <em>198</em> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:19:40 EST starting over....again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32139504 ok, so here I go again. Every time I try to lose weight I fall into the same pattern and I really need to stop it now or I will never succeed! I do really great during the week then the weekend comes and I blow it. I am realizing this is because I am pretty well organized during the week and have everything planned ahead. But I get to the weekend and have nothing planned or prepared and we end up eating out and just being lazy and indulgent undoing all of the hard work I put in during the ... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:04:46 EST day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32097272 Hi everyone, gald I found this. I have been doing wi fit for a year and decided to buy the active personal trainer instead of upgrading to wi fit plus. <BR> I plan on doing it along with walking on treadmill to help with my weight lose. <BR> Off to do those lunges! Sat, 20 Feb 2010 08:29:53 EST Hi Everyone ~ Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32054387 Morning all! So happy to find an EA Active group on Spark. I have just started (4 days in) my first 30 day challenge. I love EA Active!!! Already seeing results - amazing! And of course I feel great as well. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. One quick question - I see a lot of people who talk about the 6 week challenge. Is that something that will become avialable to me after I complete the 30-day or am I missing something? Thanks! Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:15:00 EST EA Sports Active Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32026949 I don't actually have EA Sports yet, but I'm going to get it soon. But I need to know what to get. I have resistance bands, so I don't need those, but I can't really tell what the leg band is all about. Do I have to have that for something? I was looking for just the original EA Sports game, but all I could find was the bundle. If I buy just the More Workouts disc, will I not be able to use it without the leg band? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:55:35 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32012029 I'm new to the EA Sports Active group. I enjoy my EA sports when I can't hit the gym. Or even after I hit the gym. I've lost close to 10 pounds since joining SparkPeople and am looking forward to the rest of my weight loss journey. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 19:35:39 EST Startiing 30 day challenge This evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x32001483 Ok so i have had my Wii Active 1st one for a while but i was doing the gym.. But i really cant afford the Gym so im back to my wii. Im gonna start my 30 day challenge this evening. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:32:41 EST Starting my 6-Week Challenge Today 2/16/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31996618 I finished my first 30-day challenge on January 27. I loved it and lost 10 pounds. Then I went on vacation for 8 days and got sick. I haven't done much in the way of working out since but I'm feeling better now and think that I am ready to start a new challenge. <BR> <BR> I'm starting my first 6-week challenge today and can use some support. Is anyone else planning on starting soon or has started recently? <BR> <BR> Leslie Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:01:33 EST Today's EA Active Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31995463 Taking note from the Dance Dance Revolution team, I thought we could start a thread sharing our results from today's workout. <BR> <BR> I go 26 minutes in with 251.1 calories burned (a new record). <BR> <BR> I also earned my 7th Complete Journal Entry trophy! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:28:48 EST EA Sports Active More Workouts -List of Exercises? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31988158 Hi All, <BR> I hope I'm posting this in the right area. <BR> Before I sit in front of my tv, copying down a list of exercises from EA "more workouts", I was wondering if someone has already done this. I apologize if this info is located someone on the board - I did a search and was only able to find the list for the original version. <BR> Thanks <BR> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:15:12 EST Hand weights that hold remote and nunchuk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31983181 Has anyone used the weights that hold the remote and nunchuck? It sounds like a good idea, but I wondered if anyone had experience with it. I have seen a couple of different brands. Any comments? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 20:11:43 EST Wireless Nunchuk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31966709 I'm looking at wireless nunchuks and there are a LOT of brands. What brand of wireless nunchuk do you have and how would you rate it? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 09:38:12 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31962642 I just bought EA Active yesterday and started the 30 day workout. I liked the change up from Wii Fit Plus and felt the workout was a bit more intense. It's nice to have several options. I am new to this team, but not to SP. I took a long break, but I am back and more committed to a healthy lifestyle this time. My wife and two girls are counting on me for years to come and I want to be the best me (Mii) that I can be. I enjoy geocaching and gadgets and I am an elementary school educator. ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 05:58:58 EST Finshed day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31956499 Hi team, <BR> <BR> Glad to find an EA group here! I'm from TN and started SparkPeople in June of last year, but got really serious about it recently. <BR> <BR> Finished day 6 of the 30 day challenge today. I am finding it a little less enjoyable each day most because of the insane number of lunges that I have to do, and yelling at the instructor that I am, in fact, STANDING STILL, but I am determined to complete the challenge! Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:41:16 EST Combining EA Active with Other workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x31897937 I am getting ready to start a couch to 5k program to make up most of my cardio. I would like to keep up the EA Active program for the strength training and some of the other fun things. Does anyone have any suggestions for some good custom work outs that will work for that? Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:07:22 EST MORE WORK OUTS 6 WEEK CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31887022 JUST GOT MY COPY OF AE MORE WORKOUTS TODAY AND TRIED A CUSTOM WORKOUT REALLY LIKE IT BUT DECIDED I MUST NOT JUST DO THE THINGS I ENJOY SO AS FROM TOMORROW I AM STARTING THE 6 WEEK CHALLENGE - HAS ANYONE ELSE DONE THIS OR DOING THIS HOW IS IT GOING DOES IT BECOME A CHORE LET ME KNOW <BR> THANKS CAROLE Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:17:32 EST Hi Everyone - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31850570 I started Day 1 today & it seems like a great program so far. It was given to me as a gift last night so I opened it up today and started out on Medium Intensity - 30 day challenge. I love reading your feedback & am glad to be here. Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:37:51 EST Journal on EASA More Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31838364 I no longer "waste" my time filling in the journal since they changed the way it calculates the medals. The program tells you to take a rest day essentially every third day. The original gave you overall credit on the rest day. If you skipped more than one day, you daily goal decreased for skipping too much. I find now that I do not use the journal because althouugh I exercise the way they suggest, they no longer give credit. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else given up with the daily journal due ... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 22:39:05 EST Rest Day Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31833950 I am on day 4 of my 30 day challange. The problem is I am needing to change one of my rest days because I will be out of town on a day when I am supposed to workout. Is there a way to change them? or What happens if you don't workout on a day you are supposed to? Tue, 9 Feb 2010 19:54:10 EST question? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31818014 does anyone know if there are more work out games like biggest loser that you can do with the wii active without the board? <BR> <BR> i would love to buy a new game but i don't know of any that you can do with out the board <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Feb 2010 10:00:36 EST New to Group and have a few ??'s http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x31814284 I don't really do the Spark's workout I only do Wii Active and a couple of the Biggest Loser workout DVD's. How can i put what I did ion my fitness page and get caloric credit? Also how come they have the Wii sports but not the Wii Active as choices? And is there anyone from the Charlotte NC area that wants to workout together? <em>38</em> <em>304</em> Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:33:40 EST 30 Day Challenge Completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31811309 It took me 36 days to complete my 30 day challenge on the EA Active. I had a death in the family and had to go out of town for 4 days and I almost wanted to quit but somehow I couldn't do it and I was determined to finally complete a task in my life that was not work specific or job related. I am now starting a new 30 day challenge and I am on fire. My resistant band is gone to the dogs so I went out in the snow to purchase a new one. I am totally determined to get in shape. Tue, 9 Feb 2010 00:35:09 EST haven't Been on EA for 3 weeks... :-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31793170 I haven't had the power to turn on the WII and do EA for about 3 weeks now... I mean I was doing good for one week... then i just kinda like got bored of it.. I want to start doing it agian... I just dont know how to get myself to turn it on and JUST DO IT!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:33:25 EST Glad to be here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31787382 I'm so glad to join this team! I bought the Wii active yesterday and I couldn't be happier with it so far..even got my husband out of his computer chair and did his biggest workout in years !!! And he's as pumped as I am to continue the 30 challenge, I'm so impressed. We've only had the Wii since Friday( after months of waiting for it to be in stock :) and we've logged several hours each already! <BR> <BR> Have a Super Day! <BR> Arlene <em>214</em> Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:42:25 EST hello from vidya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31785879 hi my name is vidya, i am a home maker from chicago. i am new to this team, but not to spark people. i love playing my wii active, and i glad i found a team with similar interest. i am ready to tone, and get fitter.i just completed the first two days, of the 30 day challenge. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 08:51:03 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31750770 ji just got my wii last week with sperts and sports resort which are great fun was going to get the wii fit but then read some reviews saying that it was not that good ad the one to get was ea sports active, i got and i love it, i have created my own custom work ours with the stuff that i like cardio boxing i have lots of it in my work out, then there is all the other sports and inline skating, this is folowed by some strenght tranig - brilliat. it reckons i am using up around 300 caloroes in... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 19:48:42 EST Day 4 of 30 day challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x31740715 Just finished day 4 of the 30 day challenge. Those jump squats and jump lunges are KILLERS!!! I am going to feel those tomorrow. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 11:22:31 EST new and intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31690956 Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brandi and I am on Day 3 of my second round of the 30 day challenge. I completed the first 30 day challenge (medium intensity) in January so I decided to start over again on high intensity. While I have had a few minor kinks with movements registering, overall I really enjoy doing the challenge. However I will go on record as saying I absolutely HATE the fast kick -ups! No matter what I do they won't register. I am enjoying this journey to bet... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:52:23 EST Ways to get more out of it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11486x32994x31674808 Just wondering if anyone else has ways to "pump up" certain workouts even more...like the single arm lifts, doing both together is something that works. Ideas? Wed, 3 Feb 2010 21:28:13 EST Total EA addict! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31673823 I received EA from hubby for Christmas, and I've been hooked ever since! I started out w/ the 30 day moderate (or whatever it's called) workout. Just finished that yesterday, so started the more intense (called ???) one today. Just finished, in fact. This "game" has brought me out of a big winter workout slump and got me headed on SUCH a better track! So of course I was completely thrilled to see a team about it. Can't wait to hear all your comments and input 'bout it! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 20:51:48 EST How much did you lose on your 30 Day Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31639875 I am new to the group. I started my 30 day challenge last week and I am liking it a lot. I was curious, how much weight did you lose during your 30 Day Challenge? Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:05:38 EST Starting 30 day challenge today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31585970 Hey everyone I'm new here and I'm starting my 30 day challenge today. Looking forward to it and cant' wait to update on my progress. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 06:12:18 EST Halfway through the 30 day challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31579159 My name is Clara, I'm 33, 5'10" and have 92 pounds to lose. I am a SAHM to three great kids. I have been overweight most of my life. I'm looking to change that with the help of this great site. I have been exploring it the past few days and even bought the book "The Spark", love it so far! Looking for others to motivate me and keep me on track! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:22:53 EST The leg strap doesn't fit around my thigh . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31552346 it isn't long enough. I thought I could adjust it with the adjustment strip, but apparently that is used to shorten the leg strap. I haven't been able to work out because of this. I thought about going to a tailor to have the adjustment strip sewn to the leg strap but does anyone have any other ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks, I am new to this team. I joined today. <BR> <BR> Debbie <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:30:19 EST New in Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31544071 I came here from the Wii Fit Plus team. I saw a teammate had EA Sports Active as one of her teams. Glad to find you! <BR> Corrine Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:45:09 EST Balance board? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32994x31542429 Who has the balance board? Do you find that it makes a difference in how the system tracks your movements? What IS different when you have the board? <BR> <BR> I am debating going to buy the Wii fit plus (which I know is a lower intensity workout), but I would like to know what the balance board will do for EA sports Active. I want it to be a GREAT purchase and work for me in more ways than one. <BR> <BR> Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:35:01 EST New To Everything http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31493731 Hello all, I'm working on getting in shape for my upcoming wedding in Sept. We bought the Active just after Christmas, but have yet to open it and do something with it. So starting now, I will do this program at least 4 times a week. Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:02:08 EST Just started the 30 day challenge yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31474628 Hello! My name is Jamie and I received the Wii Active for Christmas. I am so excited because I just had a baby November 12th and this was just the thing I needed to help me get back into shape and lose those extra pounds. I started the 30 day challenge yesterday and I am very excited to see the progress that I make. I also took a picture of myself on the first day I started the challenge and I am going to take a picture on the last day to help me see how I am changing plus I think this will b... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:52:30 EST Newbie to EA Sports Active: More Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31472686 Hi All! <BR> <BR> Quick intro: I'm a 29 yr old SAHM with a great husband (who has also decided to lose weight), 4 great kids ages 7(dd), 6(ds), 2(ds) & 9 mths(dd), and 8 pets (consisting of 1 sheltie, 3 cats, 1 mini lop rabbit & 3 guinea pigs). I love animals, and if I ever have time, drawing, writing & singing. <BR> <BR> I got the Wii Fit Plus for Christmas. But, the whole game has been lackluster. I was hoping it would be more intense. Anyway, after much research, I'd decided that the... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:46:19 EST Hello! - new to team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31415675 I'm glad I found this team! The EA Sports Active really makes me work hard, and I'm excited to have a place to compare game experiences! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:45:55 EST Two days left on my first 30-day challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31405891 Hi everyone! My boyfriend got me a Wii for Christmas and right after I got EA Active. I love, love, love it! I finish my first 30-day challenge on Wednesday and on Thursday we are going to Mexico for 8 days :) I've lost all of the substantial amount of weight (8 pounds!) I gained over the holidays...yay! I still have about 35 pounds to go but I feel much more confident and am even looking forward to getting in my bathing suit and going to the beach! I look forward to getting to know the... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:08:00 EST So glad to find this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31400457 Hi all, I'm Ann. I bought a Wii to help keep me fit on days when the weather isn't cooperating or I don't have time to drive to the gym. I love working out but this is so much fun that I get excited when I turn it on! I'm not really looking to lose weight, more so just get more fit and tone up. I'd like to lower my body fat and I think this, combined with the gym and other workouts will help. Good to be able to have a place to chat about work outs though! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:57:42 EST day 3 of 30 day active! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31400445 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Erica and I just bought a Wii this weekend to celebrate passing my National Boards Examination :) Purchased EA active and I have done 2 days of the 30 day challenge. Didn't buy the new version yet (thought I'd start with the original). <BR> <BR> Any advice or suggestions for a new comer? <BR> Thanks and hope you have a terrific day! <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:57:11 EST Newbie from Charlotte, NC w/a question. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32994x31399060 I am not new to EASA, but am new to this team. Hello everyone. I love my EASA and my husband got me EASA -More Games for Christmas. My question is this: I started the 6-week challenge, but then got sick and wasn't able to do it for about two weeks. I'm ready to begin again. Is there a way to reset the challenge to start over and not just pick up where I left off? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:14:50 EST February Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11872x32994x31366912 Tell us about a challenge you will be starting as well as one other healthy exercise or lifestyle program you will be doing in the month of February. You could be starting or doing a 30 day or 6 week EA Sports Active workout as well as other things. I'm going to start a 6 week EA More Workouts as well as continue my walking. I'm also going to start a learn to run 10 km program and try not to drink any daytime calorie drinks. Good luck everyone. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:57:23 EST