Microsoft today announced a new fitness program called Xbox Fitness. Xbox Fitness is a new online service built exclusively for Xbox One that takes the world’s most popular fitness videos and makes them interactive.
Microsoft has partnered with famous fitness trainers for this program,
The extensive library of videos from the world’s biggest fitness brands including Beachbody’s P90X® (Tony Horton) and INSANITY® (Shaun T), Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson and others, will be available for free with Xbox Live Gold memberships through December 2014.
Xbox One will make use of the new Kinect to read your heart rate without a monitor, see which muscles are most engaged by measuring the power, force and transfer of weight in your body, and track the quality of your performance by measuring your balance, tempo and form.
INSANITY’S Shaun T says, “What makes Xbox Fitness so innovative is the feedback it gives you. The Kinect sensor can evaluate your form, tell how high you’re jumping, how hard you’re punching and even read your heart rate. It’s that little missing piece of validation that hasn’t been possible for home fitness products before. Xbox Fitness completes the puzzle.”
Xbox Fitness Challenges are integrated into your workouts through Xbox Live, tracking your performance history and awards and delivering competitive social challenges. You can even compete with your friends, share your results, etc,. Xbox Fitness will be available this holiday season and with an Xbox Fitness Pass, included free with your Xbox Live Gold membership through December 2014, you’ll have unlimited access to the world’s best workouts on your Xbox One.
For more information on Xbox Fitness, visit http://www.xbox.com/xboxfitness.