Microsoft aims to get you in shape with Xbox Fitness

The online workouts come free with an Xbox Live subscription, but only for Xbox One users.


Xbox One owners will be challenged to shed pounds and build muscles with a new online workout program dubbed Xbox Fitness.

Available exclusively for the Xbox One, Xbox Fitness will work in tandem with the Kinect to check out your vitals and monitor your progress. It can examine your heart rate, measure your muscles, and evaluate your performance. The goal is to get you in shape through a series of interactive workout videos.

The videos feature such fitness gurus as Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton of Beachbody P90X fame, and Insanity's Shaun T.

"What makes Xbox Fitness so innovative is the feedback it gives you," Shaun T said in a statement. "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."

Due to launch in time for the holidays, Xbox Fitness will be free to Xbox owners with Live Gold memberships valid through December 2014.

Featured Video

iPad Pro after one week: Can it replace your laptop?

CNET Senior Editor Andrew Hoyle has been using Apple's gigantic tablet as his main computer for a week. Luke Westaway asks how it stacks up.

by Luke Westaway