Sometimes it’s too hot, too windy or too wet for us to want to get outside and exercise. If you’ve got a PS3 , Xbox or Nintendo Wii then I’d highly reccomend buying Active 2 Personal Trainer kit for at home exercise. My review is based on using it through PS3.
At the start of the game, you are prompted to enter your personal statistics including height and weight, and then select your choice of personal trainer, Niki or Devon, both who have different motivational styles. You can also do a quick 5 minute fitness test that you can repeat at a later date to see you’re improvement. You can then select your workout, or let your personal trainer generate one for you. As well as individual programmes, there is a 9 week overall fitness programme or a 3 week cardio programme, both which increase in intensity over time to keep challenging your body and fitness level.
The game comes with a heart rate monitor and USB transmitting device so throughout your workout, the screen shows your real time heart rate. It also comes with motion sensors and a resistance band for the resistance exercises. Cheating isn’t possible in this game either. The motion sensors ensure that each rep gets counted and your trainer will encourage you to get through them all.
All in all I was really impressed with this as a fun and challenging workout that you can do in the privacy of your own home.
You can purchase it on Mighty Ape here for $169.99. Well worth the money.
Here’s a video of just a fraction of what workouts are available on the game: