Xbox Fitness Brings Plenty of Exercise Challenges to Xbox One

on September 27, 2013 7:03 AM

You have to take a little bit of a break and spend some time away from Ryse: Son of Rome or Dead Rising 3 once you get your new Xbox One, so why not get in some cardio and do it with Xbox Fitness?

Xbox Fitness is the newly-revealed app from Microsoft that consists of a fitness service offered through Xbox One, a new channel that offers a large amount of fitness programs and exercise videos that interact directly with Kinect. Xbox Fitness features various videos and training from programs like P90X and a host of trainers (like Jillian Michaels and Shaun T) in a variety of lengths, from short 10-minute workouts to more intense 60-minute sessions.

In addition to its selection of training videos and challenges, Xbox Fitness will track your progress and how you are interacting with the videos through Kinect by reading your heart rate, check which muscles are being engaged by each exercise, and more. Xbox Fitness will also integrate with Xbox Live to compare scores with friends and challenge them to do better in the exercises.

Xbox Fitness will release this holiday season alongside the launch of the Xbox One, and will also be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers until November 2014. In the beginning of 2015 and afterward, a paid Xbox Fitness subscription will be required in order to access the content. For more on Xbox Fitness, you can check out the announcement trailer from Microsoft below:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.