EA Sports Active, which will be in stores on May 19, provides a very different approach to fitness than Nintendo's Wii Fit. In the words of EA Sports president Peter Moore, EA Sports Active has more of a "Western approach to fitness, versus the more Eastern concepts seen in Wii Fit like yoga and stretching."
EA Sports Active features a wide variety of activities that target upper body, lower body, as well as cardio exercises and each daily workout routine is designed feel different than the last while increasing intensity. The game tracks movement by monitoring the motions of both the Wii remote and the Nunchuk attachment, and it comes packaged with a special strap that allows you to attach the Nunchuk controller to your leg so the game can "see" how much you're moving around. The game is also bundled with resistance bands for strength training routines, and is compatible with the Wii Fit balance board for specific exercises.