The Kinect for the Xbox 360 Console consists of cameras, motion sensors, and microphones designed to put players into the action. Because of its capabilities the Kinect is a superb platform for battling the enemy for many gamers: inactivity. Several fitness titles were available at launch, plus more are planned for upcoming release. All are created to get gamers off the couch and be more active.
Your Shape Fitness Evolved
Your Shape Fitness Evolved is a premiere fitness title available on the Kinect. Available at launch, Your Shape Fitness Evolved by Ubisoft is a follow up to Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy on the Wii. Using Ubisoft’s player projecting technology which reads over 50,000 points on your body, Your Shape Fitness Evolved puts you into the game for precise motion tracking possible. Your Shape Fitness Evolved performs an initial scan and asks a series of questions, and tailors a workout program to your specifications. Other activities like Cardio Boxing, Zen Tai Chi training, and fun gym games are available. Your Shape Fitness Evolved feedback system will let you know how you are doing, and will tell you if your squat just isn’t deep enough. Your Shape Fitness Evolved comes with with exercise routines designed by renowned fitness gurus in addition to the experts at Men’s Health and Women’s Health Magazine, and is available on Amazon now.
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
Based on the popular Show on tv, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout is another great fitness title available for Kinect. A follow up to The Biggest Loser Challenge on the Wii, Ultimate Workout offers more than one hundred exercise moves focused on upper body, lower body, cardio, yoga, and cardio boxing – featuring the expertise of fitness professionals Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels along with the encouragement of Alison Sweeney and over 70 former contestants of the hit show. Stay motivated with personalize routines, feel empowered with full motion body control, record a video diary to track your results, and workout with friends and family. The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout is available today and promises to take your workout to the next level.
Zumba is the high energy dance exercise routine, gaining interest in over 100 countries and 90,000 fitness centers. Zumba blends Latin and international music like salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, samba with dance to create exercise fun. In Zumba Fitness, players can learn and perfect nine different dance styles with 30 different infectious music tracks and routines – some exclusive to the game celebrity instructors like Gina Grant and Tanya Beardsley. Regardless of what your level of skill, Zumba Fitness is accessible to all with Learn the Steps tutorial, plus Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines. Zumba Fitness was released November 18.