New Trends Emerge for Fitness with Kinect for Xbox 360
Health and fitness are at the top of the New Year's resolution list for many people and a new fitness trend is emerging where you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home.
According to a national survey commissioned by Xbox, one in three Australians surveyed said they prefer to exercise at home and 61% have played a fitness game on a home entertainment gaming console.
Getting started can be the hardest part, but gaming consoles like Kinect for Xbox 360 offer full body fitness experiences, proving that kick starting your fitness regime can be as simple as turning on the Xbox.
With an overwhelming 92 per cent of Australian households surveyed owning gaming consoles there is ample opportunity for people to get up off the couch and get active.
"Kinect for Xbox 360 is the only controller-free gaming console, providing a full body fitness experience, meaning you can do anything from cross-training and fitness to dance and sports," said Kimberley Francis, Head of Xbox Marketing, Microsoft Australia.
"No mats, no balance boards or controllers. Whether you want to meet fitness goals or simply break a sweat, get a jump start on your New Year's resolutions with games like Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012, Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports: Season Two."
"With the help of built-in calorie counters, you can now track your progress while working towards those fitness goals and participating in activities like boot camp, tennis and dance-offs with friends," added Francis.
Now there is no excuse for delaying that New Year's resolution to get fit with great options available right in the living room.
Fitness games for Kinect for Xbox 360 available include: Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
The sequel to Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, the #1 fitness game on Kinect. With consumer feedback in mind, the game structure was entirely revisited to make it more user-friendly and bring more of what players wanted to see. As one of the most extensive fitness offerings on the market, Your Shape includes over 90 hours of improved and new content. With everything from martial arts to dance or boot camp, Your Shape will provide users with a very broad variety of activities. The tracking has also been pushed to the next level with brand new floor movements as well as a better feedback system where instead of only telling you what you are doing, your coach will also tell you how to do it right.
Rated G.Dance Central 2
The sequel to the best-selling dance game for Kinect for Xbox 360! Premier music video game developer Harmonix expands the "Dance Central" universe with new simultaneous multiplayer and all-new routines set to an unstoppable soundtrack featuring Usher, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Montell Jordan and more. Meet new dance crews and get down with friends to prove once and for all who really has the best moves!
Rated PG.Kinect Sports: Season Two
The sequel to last year's No. 1 hit for Kinect is back with enhanced full-body gameplay, in-game voice commands, and six exciting new sports: Football, Golf, Baseball, Skiing, Darts and Tennis. Turning up the friendly competition with a new Challenge Play mode and extended gameplay options on Xbox LIVE, "Kinect Sports: Season Two" gets the whole family into the fun.