Things I like about EA Active is that it has a lot of options and a lot of their exercises help work your thigh muscles. My knees have felt kinda achy lately (damp weather? old age? inheriting my mother & grandmother's arthritis?), so I need to be strengthening my quads. I chose the Sports Drill Hard level, 'cause it's more fun to pretend you're playing volleyball, tennis, or basketball when really they are sneakily making you do squats, jumps, and lunges.
A friend mentioned to me one time that you don't even need to get off the couch to use the Wii...that it's all in the "flick of the wrist". So that leads to the question....can you cheat on your Wii Workout? I guess the answer would be yes, but really....why would you? If you don't want the results that exercise gives you, then wouldn't it be more enjoyable to lie on the couch with a book and a bowl of ice cream?
So if you're working out with EA Active like I am...you get what you put into it. Focus on your form, feel the burn, and push harder! The workout predicted about 182 calories would be burned and I made it over 200!
On another note, a friend of mine said she tried Wii Zumba...I'm thinking of checking it out...anyone else tried it?