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1/14/10 3:41 P

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I was in Dick's Sporting Goods store today to buy some cold weather gear for my son and wandered over to the exercise equipment to see what they had to offer. Low and behold, on the shelf was EA Active and IT WAS ON SALE!!! I figured for $20 I couldn't pass it up. (Besides I had a coupon off my total purchase.) So I pay the bill and while driving home I think there was something off with the amount I paid. I looked at my receipt when I got home and the price I paid was $10. With the coupon I got the Active for FREE! Not bad for a day's work. Can't wait to start. emoticon

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1/14/10 6:30 A

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On your spark page, you hit edit and its down towards the bottom. then you can set it up that way. I found it completely by accident.

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1/14/10 2:31 A

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Thank you Mamacannito and SegnorPrincess for your kind words of encouragement . . .now..how do you get that little illustration thing below your post showing your goal?!? emoticon

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1/13/10 5:38 P

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wtg Rabbieboy!

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1/13/10 5:17 P

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Bravo!! Rabbieboy! You are an inspiration. Good luck on your journey


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1/13/10 4:39 P

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I use Fit Plus and EA Sports Active - without the accessories. I like to do 30 mins on Plus and 16 mins on EA - The plus concentrates on my legs more and the EA one my arms more. I wear 2.5 pound wrist weights for all my routines on EA Sports which can be tiring but good for me! Since mid November I have lost 8 pounds and aim to lose at least 42 by end of this year- that is 3 stone to us from U.K....
I have just completed 60th day on exercise program and don't plan missing any days. I did put on 2 pounds new year week, but lost it again this week - I weigh only on a Sunday. Good luck all!

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1/13/10 10:31 A

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I have both and really like them. I had wii active first and like felt like I needed more of a challenge after several months. But I really do like the work out routines. And I love the idea of a sock pined to workout pants instead of the band. That is my one complaint is having to take the controller in and out of the little pocket!

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1/13/10 8:49 A

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thanks you guys again for helping me with my decision. I am looking into getting both.

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1/13/10 8:17 A

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I do not recall the EA Active yelling about anything. If you are not doing the exercise properly, it will put a brief suggestion on the screen on how to fix it or suggest watching the tutorial video if you are having trouble.

I actually find it to be pretty gentle with its instructions. Although, I did yell at it once. After doing a squat hold for 30 seconds, it told me "Your legs seem to be shaky" and I told it back "No ****".

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1/13/10 7:45 A

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Rainessa: Thank you for the information. I have been considering getting the EA Active and will definitely look into both that and the More.
My oldest told me that I wouldn't like either because they yell at you more than the Wii Fit/Plus. Is this true?

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1/12/10 11:17 P

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The EA Active and EA Active More Workouts would be a step up if the wii fit is getting a bit too easy for you, depending on where you are in ability. The wii fit may (or may not) be be plenty of exercise for you for awhile. But if you are ready for more, then the EA Active is a good place to start.

While the EA Active More Workouts, I guess would be considered an expansion to the EA Active, it does not completely replace it. It is not like the Wii Fit/Wii Fit Plus, where the Wii Fit Plus had everything the Wii fit had with additional activities/exercises. The EA Active and the EA Active More Workouts have different sets of exercises. While my first thought on that was blah, that sucks, since I assumed it would be like the wii fit/plus where one replaced the other, I have since changed my mind. Here is why...

You may often hear or read how you need to change your workout every so often because your body gets used to the same routines and gets too efficient at doing them (burns less calories, builds less muscle for the same amount of effort). The EA Active had a 30 day challenge with 20 different workouts combining a variety of different exercises. While each workout may have been unique (maybe), it was still using the same x mixture of options that your body may have gotten used to after 1,2,or 3 cycles through of the challenges (for easy, medium, and hard). Now we have the EA Active More Workouts, which has a 6 week challenge. The same old exercises would have made this boring both mentally and physically, even if they added a few new exercises to the old. Instead, they gave new exercises, even if they were adaptations to the old (cross over lunge instead of a straight lunge, side lunge during the squash exercise instead of a straight side lunge set, etc). Giving you a different set of exercises, or similar exercises at a different angle or in a different full body combination, helps keep the activity fresh both to the mind and to the body.

Basically, the babbling in the previous paragraph states that both the EA Active and the EA Active More Workouts are both worth using. No need to pick one or the other. Do a challenge from one and then a challenge from the other. The exercises are similar enough so that you know what you are doing, yet different enough to keep you mentally and physically challenged and interested.

If you only have the money to get one or the other..that would then depend. The original (EA Active) comes with the game, the leg strap, an exercise band, and the handles for the band. If you *need* the strap, band, and handles, then it would be worth getting the EA Active first, then getting the More Workouts when you have more spending money. If you already have a workout band/tube with handles that you are comfortable holding at the same time as the remote/nunchuck, then you can stick the nunchuck in a pocket or (as someone recently suggested in another sparkteam) pin a baby sock to your workout pants to hold the nunchuck, and start off with the More Active version. Either way, you need some way to stick the nunchuck to your thigh to montior leg movements and a resistance band for additional resistance that you can comfortably hold onto at the same time as the remotes (the usual bar type handholds that often come with pilate equipment do not work well here).

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1/12/10 10:24 P

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I agree with the other comments & love all 3. I have Wii Fit Plus & use it about daily. I've done a couple of the 30 day challenges with original EA Active and got the More Workouts version for Christmas and am currently doing its 6-week challenge. I like to use the Active & More workouts to add variety and intensity into my program. Good luck. I hope you enjoy and get some good workouts.

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1/12/10 9:38 P

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There are a couple of spark teams on here for the EA Active. Some good support and great tips.

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1/12/10 9:22 P

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ok cool! thanks for the feed back!

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1/12/10 8:55 P

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I have the first one and it will give you a good workout. I just kicked mine up to medium after 30 days on easy and boy did I sweat this morning!

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Love them both. I love my Wii fit but I needed more of a challenge and the EA Active was exactly what I needed. Well worth the money.

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1/12/10 7:52 P

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I found both at walmart today...has anyone tried them? Are they any better than the wii fit? I so far haven't had any problems with my wii fit, I just want to mix it up a little bit. Any feed back suggestions?

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