Summary: As someone who has lost over 100 lbs in the past year(just some background), I am always looking for a way to switch things up so I don't get bored (hence I bought this game). I have a love/hate relationship with this game. I am a fan of the kinect and realize that the tracking can be.....spotty at best but jeez. Love: the fact that this game WILL work you out and it IS possible to lose weight using this as a primary form of working out.
Summary: I'll start with the positive: 1. I love that it tests your fitness level every 30 days and adjusts your program and tracks your progress. Awesome. 2. It gets consistently more difficult and is always a challenging, butt-kicking workout. I look and feel better after using it for 2 months. The negative: I don't know if it is the kinect or the game, but it is super glitchy.
Summary: I've done training with a personal trainer. I've taken classes. I've been a runner, a weightlifter and a gym rat. One thing I've never done is work out in front of the TV. I was surprised by how quickly this program got me sweating. I felt like I got a good workout in a short amount of time. There are some big downsides: 1. You can only do so much strength training without weights, so unless you're in it for the weight loss and cardio, join a gym. 2.
Michael J. DeFelice "Apocalyptic Afficionado", Amazon
2 April 2013
Summary: I decided to get Nike+ Kinect Training and YourShape at the same time. I'm glad I chose to get YourShape because Nike+ was way too advanced for me. I barely got through the fitness test. Luckily I'm currently getting in shape using the YourShape game and I am able to do some of the Nike+ activities now. The Nike+ workouts are great, but not for beginners.
Summary: I loved this program when I was using it. It is very much like having a personal trainer in that the program does a pretty good job of correcting your form. I had used Wii Fit before, and there is no comparison here. I'm an athletic person, and found the excises to be plenty challenging. My wife really likes it too and started using it.
Summary: I would always be the type of person to go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week and hop on the elliptical or treadmill and it would always take forever to see results. So just to be frank, I was tired of paying for a gym membership and wasting gas and leeway time to drive to the gym so I wanted an alternative.
Good program for starting out or trying to get back into working out
19 March 2013
Summary: This "game" is good. I enjoyed working out for the most part. It's good as a start to a personal training program. The exercises tend to be repetitious, which isn't that great. Also, I paid $5 for a downloadable additional workout thinking they would have different exercises. It had the same exercises as the regular programs so don' waste money on that.
Summary: I really like this game. I don't think its fun, because working out is not fun for me. I am challenged by this game (I will say I have lived a very sedentary lifestyle). The trainer does a great job of prompting you to correct your position, in order not to hurt yourself, and never says anything negative. I will say... for my busty women... there is a lot of jumping, especially in the cardio.