Tuesday, April 16, 2013

XBox Livingroom Workouts!

So as I mentioned in a previous post, I am a proud owner of an Xbox with the Kinect system attachment. The Xbox is my go to for just in time, in my living room, intense workouts!!

If you haven’t purchased an Xbox or Wii yet what are you waiting for?!

Another “game” I love that gives me an amazing workout is the Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout. The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout is an exercise simulation game for Xbox 360, based on the popular The Biggest Loser television series. This game is like having your own personal trainer at home! It does a great job of scanning your body to identify focus areas. This part was a bit scary….

You actually have to stand in front of the Kinect with your arms to your side. The Kinect does a full body scan while you are standing still and your body shows up on the screen. You will have a clear view of that belly, those arms and thighs. It takes your measurements and points out the areas in need!! After the “weigh-in” you can begin to customize your daily workout plan.
The game saves your information and gives you daily activities for you to complete based on your workout plan. During the workout Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from the show, coach and motivate you as you attempt to perfectly hit each move.  

The game's workouts include warm ups, cool downs, new cardio boxing, yoga, circuit training (upper body and lower body), as well as core exercises, and allows players to create a custom fitness program or choose from ten preset fitness programs such as Belly Buster and Boot Camp. Many of these exercises can be integrated with stability balls, resistance bands and free weights (sold separately).

Another thing I love about this game is that it features 50 recipes from the Biggest Loser cookbook to aid in all of your weight loss efforts.

What else could you possibly ask for?

Well here is more:
Key Game Features
·         Personalized Training - Utilizing the amazing Kinect motion control sensors, take part in a fully dynamic workout program created to target your goals and which changes as you progress.
·         Lose Weight, Gain Knowledge - Choose from preset workout programs for a quick, targeted workout.
·         Feel the Burn - Work your entire body including upper body, core, cardio, yoga, and cardio boxing.
·         Success in Numbers - Build an online community and compete in weekly challenges to see who really is The Biggest Loser.
·         Just for You - Customize your diet with 50 new healthy recipes and track your caloric intake.
·         Fitness Toolbox - Add in The Biggest Loser resistance bands, stability ball, or free weights to enhance your workout.
·         Track Your Progress - Visually record yourself and track your journey in your own video diary.
·         The Biggest Loser Club - The game includes a 30-day trial membership to The Biggest Loser Club, a $19.99 value.
 I went ahead and personalized my character and I am now an official participant of the Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout!

What are some of your favorite fitness workout games?

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