EA SPORTS Active Event in NYC

easportspicI hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend.  I had a nice, kind-of relaxing weekend.  I spent all weekend cleaning, organizing, fixing and moving furniture (hubby did the moving but I supervised, lol).

I’ve been meaning to publish this post all week but I haven’t had the time to finish so finally, here it is.

Last Monday, I attended the EA SPORTS Active event in New York City. The event was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Times Square.  First of all, the hotel is fabulous. It was my first time ever in that hotel. The inside of the Marriott reminded me of a resort in Disney World.  It was that spectacular.


Besides the hotel being so nice, I was really excited about attending the event.  Since I’ve been following the 12 challengers that signed up for the 30 Day Challenge on the EA SPORTS active game for the Nintendo Wii,  I wanted to see what the hype was all about.


I was excited because not only was I going to see my friends whom I met during the 1-800-Flowers event, I was going to finally meet other mom bloggers too, from blogs that I read all the time.


This event was to get all of challengers of the 30 Day Challenge to meet up at the end of their challenge.  I met Renée from Cutie Booty Cakes, Monica from Mommy Brain Reports, Julie from Momspective & The Wii Mommies, Jennifer from the Mom Bloggers Club, Kathryn Peck, a PR Manager for EA Sports Active & also Ms. Active_girl on Twitter and Jen Riley, also a PR manager for EA SPORTS Active.  I know I didn’t mention everyone that I met but you all were not forgotten.   It was nice meeting all of you.


The Tweleve Challengers

My daughter and my sister was even there!

My daughter and my sister were there too!

I had such a great time. I even had a drink named after me.

It started by me asking the bartender there if she had Prosecco or champagne, pineapple and/or cranberry juice. To my amazement, she had all three. She then explained to me that it was called a Champagne Bay Breeze but someone said we should name it the New York Chica. Hey, nothing wrong with that.   It turned out to be a huge hit.  I saw practically all the ladies with one in their hands. It was that good!


Monica, Nikki and me (with the drink of the nite).

It was also great to see Carol, Nikki and Nichelle again.  They are very kind, friendly women.  It’s like I’ve known them for years.  I can’t wait to see them again.


Nikki, Nichelle & me.

OK, before I get carried away with my newly found friends, let’s back to the real deal here.

Basically, the EA SPORTS Active game is like having your very own personal trainer right in the comfort of your home.  Being a stay at home mom, I think this is going to be huge because a lot of moms like me either don’t have the money to hire a personal trainer, can’t afford a membership to the gym or just don’t have the time to go.  This is perfect for virtually anyone, even if you’re not a mom.

This is what EA SPORTS Active says:

Developed exclusively for the Wii™ by EA Canada, EA SPORTS Active is an innovative, virtual fitness product that offers personalized, customizable workouts that can be done from the comfort of home. Developed in collaboration with fitness experts, including Bob Greene – renowned exercise physiologist, author and Oprah’s personal trainer – EA SPORTS Active is a fun and cost-effective way to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The product will be the first in a new line of EA SPORTS virtual fitness products to improve the well-being of people of all ages.

*For more information, click HERE to check out videos and to read more about it.

Now for the best part of this post.

Kathryn Peck & Jen Riley, the EA SPORTS Active PR Managers, gave me an extra EA SPORTS Active for one of my readers.

Yes, people, you can win one right here at New York Chica. All you have to do is follow the rules below and hope for the win!

Mandatory Rule:

*Name one thing you would love to change about your body.

Extra Entries:

  1. Subscribe to New York Chica by email. Click on the link on the right sidebar. Leave a comment afterward.
  2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment.
  3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: I just entered the @NewYorkChica EA SPORTS Active giveaway for the Wii! http://tinyurl.com/opcvfp #newyorkchica You can Tweet about this giveaway up to 10 times on 10 different days. Every time you Tweet, leave a comment.
  4. Grab my button and add it to your sidebar. Once you have done this, leave me a comment.

REMEMBER, leave a separate comment for each entry.  I will use Random.org to choose the winner.  Only valid entries will be included.

The EA SPORTS Active giveaway is open to U.S. residents ONLY!

Contest ends  Sunday, June 7th at Midnight EST.  The winner will be announced Monday morning June 8th.  Good luck!

Contest is now closed. Thank you everyone for entering!!


  1. I need to change the size of my body. I am at my heaviest ever and I feel terrible. Time to get active!

  2. Subscribed.

  3. following on twitter, tweet http://twitter.com/drala625/status/2064928854

  4. Added button to my sidebar @ http://naddezsgoodycorner.blogspot.com

  5. Tweeting again…let me tell you I am dying here. 😉


  6. Tweeting before I head out of the houe and out of town. 🙂


  7. Tweeting while watching DVR. 🙂 Crossing fingers


  8. Last tweet. Fun times. Good luck to everyone. 🙂