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Kinect Fitness Games – Better Than Dvds Or The Gym?
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Kinect Fitness Games – Better Than Dvds Or The Gym?

There are pros and cons to Kinect fitness games when it comes to the gym or your classic DVD workouts. However I think you will see that the Kinect has a lot to offer when it comes to fitness. All the Kinect games out are aimed at getting you out of the couch potato position and up and on your feet moving.

There are currently 4 Kinect fitness games that have been released to date. These games are: Zumba fitness, Your Shape Fitness Evolved, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Challenge, and EA Sports Active 2. Get a total body workout or create a customized workout suited for you.

Kinect Fitness Games VS DVDs

With your traditional DVD you do not have the option to create your own workout. You are stuck with what the DVD has to offer or you have to purchase another workout video. With the fitness games you have the option of creating your own workouts and you can download more exercises for your game on Xbox live.

There is also no way to track your progress or your stats on a DVD without keeping your own records. With the Kinect fitness games your stats and progress are uploaded to the online community of the game and kept there for you to keep you motivated and on track of your workout.

Most of the games support up to 4 players online and 2 players offline so you still have the option of working out with a friend. However you can not have more than 2 people in the playing area so if that is a problem then you will have to stick to the traditional DVD workouts.

Kinect Fitness Games VS The Gym

When you compare the gym to the Kinect games it will depend on how much of a people person you are. Depending on what game that you choose you can become a member of the online community and chat with other members and work out with them online. If you are a person that needs others to stay on track then the gym might be better for you.

However if you are a competitive person then you might like a couple of the Kinect fitness games that are out such as Your Shape Fitness Evolved where you can hold online competitions. Once you are a member of the online community for your game you can upload your stats and scores and challenge others.

In EA Sports Active 2 you can make use of weights and bands for your equipment. Then there is the monthly fee associated with the gym. There is a one time fee for your Kinect Fitness game and then depending on the game a small fee for downloading more exercises and workouts.

This comparison has shown you that Kinect fitness games are better than your traditional DVD workouts and cheaper than the gym. You get a full body workout and get to build your own routines. Track your progress and compete against others. Workout whenever you want to in your own home. The whole family can take part in the Kinect fitness games.


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