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Best Kinect fitness games 2015

Updated on January 17, 2015

Xbox Kinect Fitness and Workout Games

Have you recently purchased an X box Kinect and unsure of what to buy? If you are looking for fitness games to help you tone up and lose weight you have come to the right place. There are many available on the market and this page will feature the best ones.

This is one of the best selling highest rating gaming consoles. It will provide hours of fun as well as an excellent way to lose weight. The good thing is that you do not have to leave the comfort of your living room to play it. If you feel like playing the at 1am you can do so without having to worry about a trip to the gym.

There will be a range of games featured on this lens including dance, sports, workout and other fitness weight loss related games.

These make a great Christmas gift for those of any age

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Game Reviews

The best way to decide if you will find a game useful or not is to read the reviews. Below you can find a selection in text or video form.

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Image credit is Amazon

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Image credit is Amazon
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Image credit is Amazon

Buy The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout

The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Xbox 360
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout - Xbox 360

This is a must have fitness game for the Kinect. It features 125 exercises to help you lose weight and improve your physique. Exercises include yoga, circuit training and the usual core exercises. It also provides 50 healthy recipes and a way to track your calorie intake. You can make up your own fitness program using the exercises given or use one of the preset exercise programs.


Number of calories burned in an hour dancing

Dancing is a fantastic way to get fit and burn calories. The number of calories burn depends on how much you weigh and the type of dancing you do. A person weighing 160 pounds would burn 219 calories an hour dancing.

Dance Central Gameplay Video - See Dance Central on demo

If you are not totally sure what Dance Central involves, watch this video. This video includes clips of a guy doing a few of the dances. He dances to Poker Face and a few other songs. During the song you have to mirror the dancer on the TV screen. There is also a prompt to tell you what to do next. You are scored based on how well you follow the dance routine.

Buy Dance Central

Dance Central 2 - Xbox 360
Dance Central 2 - Xbox 360

A must buy game for those that love dancing and those that want to get fit. The reviews tell the full story about Dance Central; 4.5 star rating from 166 reviews. There are 90 different dance rountines from stars like Lady Gaga. The game is also on sale at Amazon for a reduced price.


Buy EA Sports Active 2

EA Sports Active 2 - Xbox 360
EA Sports Active 2 - Xbox 360

This is one of the best Kinect fitness games that allows you to create your own workout from the 70 available games and exercises. You can also track your heart rate. Exercises included are squats, lunges, bicep exercises, boxing, mountain biking and more.

There is no better time to buy this game as currently it is available with 40% off at Amzon compaed to normal retail price.


How many calories can you burn using this console - an example

Many people are using the Kinect to get fit and one thing they want to know is how many calories can you burn while working out. This video shows a guy working out on Kinect Sports. He does some boxing and some track and field and works out how many calories he burns. In just under 20 minutes he burns around 118 calories using Kinect sports, meaning that in an hour he could average 354 calories. This pretty good and much more fun than the gym.

Buy DanceMasters

DanceMasters - Xbox 360
DanceMasters - Xbox 360

Burn calories while you dance to a range of different music such as rnb, hip hop and pop. There is an unlimited number of dances as you are free to download more as and when you want.


Zumba Fitness Kinect Dance Game

Zumba Fitness - Kinect - Xbox 360
Zumba Fitness - Kinect - Xbox 360

If you enjoy dancing you may prefer the Zumba fitness game to the other sports games available for the Kinect. This game is a little different to Dance Central or DanceMasters as it features Latin music. If you are unsure what the game may be like I would encourage you to watch the Zumba Fitness demo video below. As with all forms of dancing this game will help you burn calories and achieve weight loss provided you are following a healthy balanced diet.


Zumba Fitness Dance Demo

Want to see what Zumba Fitness game involves then watch this short video of a girl performing some of the dances.

Michael Jackson The Experience

Michael Jackson: The Experience
Michael Jackson: The Experience

Michael Jackson The Experience for Xbox Kinect is a new dance game planned for release in February 2011. Although this is dance game it can be technically thought of as a fitness game too. In this game you get to star in a Michael Jackson video along with some backup dancers. But do not worry there is a special Michael Jackson dance school to teach you how to do his moves. You can even sing along while you are dancing.

This is a great game for those that love Michael Jackson, or those that just love dancing in general. It is suitable for all ages and those that can and cannot dance.


Michael Jackson The Experience Video Demo

Here is a short clip of Michael Jackson The Experience Kinect Dance game. See a duet in which two people can dance to Dirty Diana.

UFC Personal Trainer

This martial arts themed game is due for release on June 28th 2011. Preorder yours today.

UFC Personal Trainer - Xbox 360
UFC Personal Trainer - Xbox 360

The Kinect is famous for its fitness games and here is another one of these. This fitness game helps users tone up and lose weight through the use of mixed martial arts techniques.


Zumba Fitness Rush Videos - Kinect Fitness Game Video Review

Do you want to see the gameplay and what Zumba Fitness Rush entails? I always find video reviews are the best way to see a game in action

Kinect PlayFit

Sometimes the best way to burn calories and to lose weight is to play and have fun and not calorie watch. Well the PlayFit is a great new tool that counts all the calories you burn while you play your favorite games.

It is available for free download to Xbox live customers in the USA from July 10th 2012, and will be available to other countries in the future.

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Kinect Fitness Videos

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Calories Burnt

How many calories do you burn each week using the Kinect

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New and Upcoming

There are some great new games coming onto the market. Why not pre-order yours now to ensure delivery as soon as they are released.

One of these will make a great gift.

Did you find something that will help you lose weight here?

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    • brianvallois lm profile image

      brianvallois lm 3 years ago

      Cool lens

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      KathyZ1 4 years ago

      I like Xbox. Nice lens.

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      Salsa Dancing 4 years ago

      I love the Kinect, it has a lot of great dance games and they're so fun to play at parties. Thanks for sharing!

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      yourlocalpt 4 years ago

      i'd tried this and it really works on me.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @shellyreitkop: They do work!

      I know it all seems a bit fake, but after trialing this for two months I found that i started to burn up to 5000 cal per day!

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      Maribel Forayo 4 years ago from Philippines

      It looks like I found what I am looking for to help me shed my fats.

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      shellyreitkop 5 years ago

      I never used kinetic games and don't know if they are really helpful in weight or not. If anyone have real experience please share their views.

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      I don't own the x-box but after watching the video about how the guy lost 120 calories in 20 min got me thinking...a very nice way to stay healthy. :D

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      avigarret 5 years ago

      This is a great lens, so many fun ways to stay in shape, thanks for sharing.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      If it gets people motivated and moving toward a healthier life it gets my thumbs up. Good one. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      Bob Zau 6 years ago

      "You connected with this one" Great idea for a lens and well done.

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      sheezie77 6 years ago

      What a great lens! Great work thumbs up

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      shoefiend 6 years ago

      Dance Central is the best good game to watch my parents embarrass their selves but I love it I hope they come out with more Kinect game in 2012

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      PUATraining 6 years ago

      Nice lens, I might just have to pick up a kinect if the titles are this good!

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      antoniow 6 years ago

      Great collection! Keep up the good work!

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      Lisa Musser 6 years ago from Kansa, USA

      I have played dance central and love it. It gets to be addicting after awhile.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wonder if you would get the same impact as with a regular workout, but I have to say this looks like fun!

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      Kaafscorner 6 years ago

      My friend swears by the Kinect, she's hooked!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      I would love to try this. It seems really fun.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You should see this old lady busta move on Dance Central!!! hmmm we used to say get giggy with it....Now we say, call the paramedics!!

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      Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

      i can now play videogames and burn calories what a world we live in

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      As this games are motivated to fitness regimes , people will surely benefit from them.

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      miriamjimenez 7 years ago

      I love Kinect Games!!! Went to Microsoft Visitor Centre in Redmond, WA & tried few. There's so much fun at same time getting fit.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Kinect Fitness Games look like a way lot of fun to get fit!

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      LauraMarie LM 7 years ago

      @squid-janices7: I have a wii too and wish I had waited for a few months longer and bought the Kinect.

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      I currently have a Wii, but the Kinect looks great. It would be nice to do stuff without having to hold a controller!

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      LouisaDembul 7 years ago

      I could think of using the Dance Kinect Fitness Game! I love dancing and I could do with a few pounds off!

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      danny79 7 years ago

      Cool stuff, does it really work?

      I want to buy my self one

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      Oracle Post 7 years ago

      i really need some fitness games, thanks for sharing your lens with us, my christmas meals and new year celebrations made me gain a lot of weight >.