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Workout at Home with XBOX360 Kinect - Your Shape

Updated on April 11, 2011

XBOX360 Kinect

XBOX360 Kinect is a game console that women can use and will want to use.  It uses the technology to measure your body as the controller.  No more controllers to hold onto while you play the game.  It's natural because you use your body.  It's easy and fun to use! 

Your Shape Fitness Evolved

With Kinect technology it makes it easy to workout at home with your own personal trainer.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved is a great starter workout game for men and women alike. Here are the 5 top reasons why I like working out at home with XBOX360 Kinect.

1. Workout Anytime

Since XBOX360 Kinect is set up in the comfort of your living room, so it makes it easy to workout at home. You can stay in your pajamas if you want to and do a quick morning workout. There are no more excuses such as "It's raining" or "Too cold outside" if you don't have to leave your house.  Convenient home workout.

2. Great for Beginners

Are you getting back into shape?  Sometimes the gym and fitness centers can be intimidating and it's difficult to know how to start.  Your Shape makes it easy because it starts out nice and easy for those who haven't been working out in a regular basis.  The exercises are short and you can always choose to do more.  It's nice to start off doing short exercises so you feel that you can do it.  Seeing the countdown for 5 mins or 10 mins is much better and more realistic than for 30 mins or 40 mins for beginners.

3. Variety of Workouts

You can choose three different types of workouts or games which include:

1) Personal Trainer - you decide what you want to concentrate on (ie. cardio, toning, stretch) and your level and then you follow the trainer through the exercises. 

2) Fitness Classes - here you can try classes such as Cardio Boxing, Tai Chi Yoga, Bollywood Dance (and you can buy additional add-on packs).  Hint:  I like to finish off my workout with a Zen class (Tai Chi/Yoga). 

3) Gym Games - quick, fun exercises that's more like playing games rather than working out.  You don't even feel like you've worked out til the next day. 

4. Stay Motivated

Your Shapes makes it easy to stay motivated.  I like to unlock the fitness class levels.  Once you've finished one workout successfully, then they unlock a new exercise.  It's nice to see progress and do something new.  In personal training classes, you have a score on how well you do the exercises.  It's rewarding to see how you can get better at the exercises.   You can see a calorie counter of how many calories you have burned in a session. 

5. Fun

Most importantly is that there is a lot happening in this game.  You can add game packs to add different type of fitness classes and new workouts.  I like the variety and it's fun!  Some days, if I don't feel like working out at all, I'll just play gym games.  You don't even feel like you're working out!  Just like other Kinect games, they are fun!


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    • whaturmissing profile image

      whaturmissing 6 years ago from Canada

      I don't have Dance Central yet but that one's on my wish list. It's highly rated and great for dancers of all levels. For me that would be beginner. (Whereas Dance Masters is NOT for beginners).

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      HealthyFamilies 6 years ago

      I've been wanting to buy a Kinect for my Xbox 360 for quite some time! Have you tried the Dance Central Kinect game? It looks like a great workout.

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      lyjo 6 years ago

      I'll have to try these out, I workout at home, and love it, but I only have dvd's, a ball(which I love) really works the core, a mat for pilates/yoga, a some weights, we have a playstation, but I would really love to get Xbox or Wii...thanks for this! Take care!

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      whaturmissing 6 years ago from Canada

      I totally agree. Best part is that they are so much fun that you don't think you're working out til the next day. I love the Kinect Sports too - great for parties and you get to feel like an Olympic athlete.

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      chasemillis 6 years ago

      Ha, the Kinect is s workout no mater what game you play. I have the dance game, a sports one, an adventure one, and all of them get me tired in a matter of minutes. And I was a starting Running back in football. The workout games probably target specific muscles, but any game on the Kinect is s sufficient workout in my opinion, at least on a cardio standpoint.