Microsoft and Nike to change the way fitness works at home
Now, this might be a bit of an old hat, but did not the fitness revolution worked alongside video games when the Nintendo Wii was released, not to mention having the Wii Fit title accompany it? I suppose Microsoft literally took things to the next level with the introduction of their Kinect system, where your entire body was used as a motion controller, now how about that? This is certainly worth looking into, and this time around, we have fitness giant Nike work alongside Microsoft in an attempt to usher in a new era of home fitness, calling it “Nike+ Kinect Training”.
“Nike+ Kinect Training” is made available for the Xbox 360, where it boasts Nike trainers who will work alongside some of the company’s top athletes. Basically, “Nike+ Kinect Training” is a custom training program that is rooted in elite Nike fitness, and was specially designed to assist athletes of all levels arrive at their potential without having to brave traffic jams while on their way to the gym, but rather do so right in the comfort of their own homes.
Hmmm, it does make me wonder whether the program itself has enough parameters to develop a truly customized workout for everyone and anyone. I suppose nothing quite beats a human personal trainer at the gym, but the tradeoff would be the amount of money that you would need to fork out by the hour, and I would say many are willing to make a compromise for something that costs far less, and yet offers decent enough fitness returns.
It does not matter what your fitness goal is, “Nike+ Kinect Training” will offer you the right tools in order to help you arrive there. Thanks to the magic and wonder of Kinect, the personal trainers in the experience are able to check out how your body moves, make an assessment of your physical strengths and athleticism, identify areas for improvement, while churning out a personalized workout plan so that you can achieve your personal best. The inclusion of real-time feedback does wonders to ensure positions and movements are correct, which means the “Nike+ Kinect Training” custom program is able to evolve alongside you.
No idea on pricing, but “Nike+ Kinect Training” will arrive as an Xbox 360 exclusive later this holiday season.