I just began phase 3 of EA Sports Active 2's nine week program. The workouts are definitely getting harder.
I am fairly satisfied with my experiences with Active 2 for Wii so far. There have been minor setbacks. The heart rate motion sensor did not always work as hoped for in one of the exercises. However, it did work 23/24 times very well, so I will give it a passing grade. It also takes a bit getting used to the motion control sensors. I was diappointed by the low quality of the exercise band. There are very rare program glitches, but nothing has been completely game breaking so far. Quirks, like moving the motion sensor to avoid timing out, require minor adaptations. Overall, the positives definitely outweigh negatives with this product. The trainer is very postive and while none of the exercises is "ground-breaking", the variety of exercises is decent. It is very nice to have some structure to the activity.
As for the program, it seems challenging enough. In fact, I almost wish the program took a slightly slower pace to advance phases. I am definitely getting real exercise. It is very nice to have an alternative to an expensive gym and the ability to exercise indoors during the winter months.
3 weeks to go!