EA SPORTS Active 2 & House Party Review – Frugal Novice

EA SPORTS Active 2 & House Party Review

I’ve written about House Party before back when we hosted a Hasbro Game Night. I’ve gotten the chance to work with them again on an EA SPORTS Active 2 party. I can’t say enough about how great I think House Party is. You don’t even have to have a blog to participate! Once you’re selected to host a party, simply share with the online House Party community all the details of your party, including photos & video. There are always a lot of parties available to apply for, too. It’s a great way to discover new products, share them with your friends, and enjoy fun freebies.

I thought I’d share with y’all a little bit about the latest product we received – EA SPORTS Active 2 for the Wii. I’ve tried other fitness games for the Wii before and I can honestly say this one is my favorite. I knew it was going to be a little something extra just by seeing all of the peripherals included with the game:

There’s a leg band to track motion, an arm band that tracks motion AND your heart rate (LOVED this feature), and a flash drive that plugs into the Wii and can also plug into your computer so you can participate with an online community of other people using the game. You also get a resistance band that helps with many of the exercises.

I signed up for the 9-week program and am excited to track my results. The workouts are challenging and there are a ton of different options so you can avoid getting in a rut. There are different intensity levels to set so you can get the challenge you need without going overboard.

This is a great workout option for me, because it’s really hard with two kids to find the time to sneak out to the gym. With EA Active 2 I can work out in the living room after the kids go to bed. I mentioned earlier that the arm band tracks your heart rate – I think this is my favorite feature, because I can really see how my body is responding to the exercises. There are even tests you can take to see how fast your heart rate recovers after an intense activity, giving you an idea of how your fitness improves over time.

I’d definitely recommend this game for anyone who wants to add convenient workouts to your routine.

Note: I received the EA Sports Active 2 game and extras for participating with House Party. I was not required to write a blog post, and all opinions included in this post are honest and my own.

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