The Kinect for the Xbox 360 consist of cameras, motion sensors, and microphones designed to put players into the action. Because of its capabilities the Kinect is a great platform for battling the enemy of countless gamers: inactivity. Several fitness titles were available at launch, and more are planned for upcoming release. All are designed 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 the most precise motion tracking possible. Your Shape Fitness Evolved performs a preliminary scan and asks a number 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 well you are performing, and will let you know if your squat just isn’t deep enough. Your Shape Fitness Evolved comes with with routines created by well-known fitness gurus as well as 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 availble for Kinect. A follow up to The Biggest Loser Challenge on the Wii, Ultimate Workout provides more than one hundred exercise moves aimed at upper body, lower body, cardio, yoga, and cardio boxing – featuring the expertise of fitness coaches Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels combined 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 program, gaining popularity 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 any or all with Learn the Steps tutorial, plus Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines. Zumba Fitness was released November 18.
Get Fit With Mel B.
Based on your requirements, your goals and your characteristics, Scary Spice Mel B will select for you personally a personalised exercise routine consisting of cardio, advanced cardio, pump and tone, step and combat programs. By combining the 199 available exercises, developed in collaboration with Mel B and Fitness First, you’ll be able to put your ability to the test and get fit while having fun every day with different activities every time! Available in Europe now, its North American release date is yet to be announced.
In addition to the above, other announced games are Michael Phelps: Push Limit, endorsed by the multiple gold medalist swimmer as well as the fighting and fitness game UFC Trainer are due to be released next year. With these current and upcoming titles, the Kinect Fitness game library will definitely have something for everybody.