Xbox Fitness announced for Xbox One
posted on 09.26.13 at 08:34 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Free for Xbox LIVE Gold accounts through December 2014.

Microsoft is readying an online fitness service for Xbox One called Xbox Fitness.

The app is an “extensive library” of interactive videos from “the world’s biggest fitness brands,” including Beachbody’s P90X and Insanity, Jillian Michaels, Tracey Anderson, and more. It will offer a personalized program based on your workout history and past performance, and highlight the most popular workouts among other users.

Workouts range from 10 to 60 minutes in length, integrate challenges, and track your performance history and awards to deliver competitive social challenges. You can best your previous scores or challenge your friends to beat your performance.

Xbox Fitness will launch this holiday and be available free with Xbox LIVE Gold Memberships through December 2014.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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  • Syltique

    Sounds neat actually. Nothing you can’t find online for free though. When they start charging for this, then it won’t be worth it.

    And I would never want to workout in front of my TV, but I’m sure it works for some people. More power to them.

    • gulabjamal

      No, it really does work. I always use the HASfit channel on YouTube for my workouts and hookup my laptop to my TV for it.

      In this time of super Xbone hate (which is totally understandable due to Microsoft’s constant flip-flopping) I feel like the Kinect and dance/workout experiences like these are their shining ray of hope. Hell, I bought a Kinect just for Dance Central 3. Nothing beats their hands free technology

  • Alkhan


    • Syltique

      “Pick up the pace Alkhan! I can see your heart rate slowing down!”

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    • Budgiecat

      preorder a boner? wut

  • rockman29

    You might call it cynical….

    This really just is jumping on the bandwagon that is the endless money printer of fitness-food industry.

    (fyi…. the largest fitness companies make money selling people food)

    And yea, you guessed it, nothing to do with games.

    MS is already vastly overrating how much Xbone will actually be a center of people’s living space and life that is already occupied by laptops, phones, and tablets.

    Kind of like how they overrate the appeal of their own OS to sell PCs or Surface tablets today (they can’t sell any).

    Yea, you might call it cynical. I’d just say it’s accurate.

    Other companies like Valve and Sony understand that the one unique thing you do better than anyone else (sell cutting edge videogames)…. is a better thing to focus on first.

    • Bryce Blalex Douglas

      I agree. Microsoft is overestimating just how much people want another kinect. They don’t understand the one fundamental staple of the video game industry: Only people who play video games buys a video game console in the first year while it’s still at original price.

      People give Sony shit but they understand they are one of the top tier video game companies and at the end of the day people want to play video games and that’s going to be their main focus: providing a great game experience.

      • Elvick

        And since people have Kinect 1 and 360 plus exercise/dance games they probably stopped “playing” a week after buying, it’s going to be hard to convince the casuals to upgrade.

  • CosmicNova

    O BOY! Now, I won’t have to leave my home for someone to yell at me to keep doing those push-ups. Now I can have someone on screen do that for me… THANKS MS!

  • Learii

    no thx I will just run around the blocks so I can get some fresh air too

  • McPoo

    As crap as this is, at the very least it’s free to those with Gold. Nintendo Wii Fit U will cost the software (after a free trial I think), plus you need a balance board and another bit of kit I believe.

    Edit: just read its free til November 2014. That’s a pretty long free period, but still a bit crap. I guess they want it to become a regular part of people’s fitness routines, so they’re more likely to pay a sub fee.

  • Budgiecat

    How bout….you just go to a gym…

    • McPoo

      I guess it’s for the same crowd that do exercise DVD’s.

  • Elvick

    Not surprised. These types of ‘games’ work well with camera controls. Same as dance games.

  • tubers

    Nice.. Really see MS hitting a broader audience.

    We’ll soon see if the market approves well of the $ 100 premium for these borderline-out-of-gaming features.

  • Barrit

    Having done both Insanity and P90X that is pretty damn cool, and a good deal considering it will be free with Gold. The ‘tracking your progress’ feature sounds cool, but I personally don’t have much hope for the Kinect 2. Those are both really good workout programs as it is, and if the ‘tracking progress’ feature works correctly that’s just a bonus.