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HOME EXERCISE FANATICS can shortly turn to the Microsoft Xbox One for support and embrace Xbox Fitness, its personality backed training partner Kinect game.
Xbox Fitness will offer shirtless living room athletes the chance to train with someone that they might recognise if this is the sort of activity in which they indulge. To anyone else it offers the chance to be yelled at by chiseled gods.
The game will be released for the Xbox One and made available for any Gold level Xbox Live subscribers. It offers interactive fitness videos.
Training partners include a range of hard body types. These include Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson and someone called Shaun T who threatens us with "insanity".
"What makes Xbox Fitness so innovative is the feedback it gives you. The Kinect sensor can evaluate your form, tell how high you're jumping, how hard you're punching and even read your heart rate," said Shaun T.
"It's that little missing piece of validation that hasn't been possible for home fitness products before. Xbox Fitness completes the puzzle."
A variety of workouts are available and they range in length from 10 minutes to an hour.
Microsoft said that training programmes are based on a player's previous workouts and will be tailored for the individual.
"Xbox Fitness also helps you push yourself to work harder and stay motivated. Challenges are integrated into your workouts through Xbox Live, tracking your performance history and awards and delivering competitive social challenges," it said.
"Take on your previous scores, challenge your friends to beat your performance and compare with the Xbox Fitness community."
There is a video trailer, embedded below. µ
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