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Fancy trying out a virtual personal trainer? (NB You need to be able to get to Covent Garden, London without children...)

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 27-Apr-09 19:46:51

EA Sports are looking for 30 Mumsnetters to come along to a special event being held in Covent Garden on Wednesday May 13th between 11am and 4pm.

The event consists of:

~ A free nutritional lunch (always a priority!)

~ A chance to meet celebrity sportsman Austin Healey and nutritionist Nigel Denby plus an unconfirmed celebrity mum

~ A chance to win a Nintendo Wii and an advanced copy of the EA Sports Active game (the one that's like a virtual personal trainer)

Everyone who attends will receive a fitness bag with goodies and a chance to be among the first to play the game. They'll also be given the chance to sign up for a 30 day trial of the game. All those who sign up to the 30 day trial will be given a free copy of the game to test.

Travelling expenses up to £10 will be paid, but unfortunately they can't accommodate children on the day (something to do with it being held at the PR company's offices so health and safety issues). Dress is casual - you can come in full fitness gear, but you can also play the game in office clothes/ jeans etc.

You can spend as long or as little time as you like but they recommend that you have at least an hour or two free.
If you're interested, please sign up here

hobbgoblin Mon 27-Apr-09 19:52:53

Can you come if pregnant?

CountessDracula Mon 27-Apr-09 19:54:21

omg
I would do it just to get Austin#s autograph for dd!

Bink Mon 27-Apr-09 20:23:06

I've applied shock
Really just because of the appeal of an unconfirmed celebrity mum

Don't have a Wii though. Re-reading I suspect that makes me not a contender.

SadieSunshine Mon 27-Apr-09 20:23:20

<chokes on double cheeseburger>

Dozymare Mon 27-Apr-09 20:28:35

I would love to do this - however, have no idea whatsoever how to work a Wii! I am however into health and fitness having lost 2 stone since Jan and training for a 10k next month grin

CountessDracula Mon 27-Apr-09 20:39:38

if it's sheherezade goldsmith I am backing out
Her dh annoys me with his tory aspirations in my ward

GumsNRoses Mon 27-Apr-09 20:44:12

Have a Wii and signed up grin

Vaguely Mon 27-Apr-09 20:46:29

cd - you HAVE to get austins autograph for dd, even if it is sheharazaaaaaaaaaaaaaaade

Vaguely Mon 27-Apr-09 20:47:08

can i just buy the game and play it at home??

southeastastra Mon 27-Apr-09 20:49:46

tempted but don't have a wii, so won't be able to test the game grin

AnnieShamrockInYourEar Mon 27-Apr-09 21:51:35

I'm in. Will there be wine?

SOLOisMeredithGrey Mon 27-Apr-09 23:20:19

I don't have a Wii either, but I've done it. Maybe they'll lend me one hmm <hopeful>

MrsMerryHenry Tue 28-Apr-09 00:17:13

I clearly didn't read the instructions properly; I was just so psyched about doing something unusual and new! I don't have a Wii either. Tried a friend's one a while ago - great laugh! So maybe I'll get one one day...knowing me it'll be when the Wii has been usurped by some new-fangled thingy and is on the way out. <<luddite emoticon>>

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 28-Apr-09 07:33:37

Don't think I could wangle 2 nights away from here grin and don't have a Wii either

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Apr-09 10:08:37

Just thought I'd clarify that you don't need to own a Wii in order to go to the event in Covent Garden - and indeed everyone who turns up will be entered into a draw to win one. But if you want to do the 30 day trial of the game (ie get a free copy of the EA Sports Active game) you will need to have a wii.

Hope that makes it a bit clearer and thanks to all those who have signed up so far.

Fimbo Tue 28-Apr-09 13:35:39

If you can't get to London, can you sign up just for the 30 day trial?

<<hopeful but not likely emoticon>>

naughtynoonoo Tue 28-Apr-09 19:19:14

when do we find out if we are successful or not?

TweetleBeetle Tue 28-Apr-09 19:54:11

I'm in just for Austin! And I quite fancy a Wii too!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Apr-09 20:15:56

naughtynoonoo - we'll send an email out by 7 May

RubyrubyrubyRodent Wed 29-Apr-09 11:13:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TweetleBeetle Wed 06-May-09 18:15:18

Yay I'm going!!!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 10-May-09 20:57:32

If you volunteered for this please can you check your email (esp junk folders) as you may have been selected - the email didn't ask for you to RSVP but would be great if folks could let us know yes or no just so we get an idea of numbers! smile Thanks.

GumsNRoses Mon 11-May-09 16:14:11

Wooohooo Just got an email, i'm going grin

futurity Wed 13-May-09 15:24:44

quick message as on the train on the way home:-) thanks mumsnet for giving me the opportunity to do this..had a right giggle! Highlights include meeting all the other mums, watching austin doing the dancing part of the game and shaking those hips, meeting emma forbes..what a lovely lady who really should be hosting this morning:-)meeting nigel denby who
gave me good tips for my running diet..and finally seeing marslady..who has 5 kids
don't you know:-)..do inline stating in heels..jumps and all!
Thanks again and looking forward to trialing the game.

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