Kinect Will Save You A Fortune In Gym Memberships

Quote: "Here’s the thing, though. If you have an Xbox 360, you really don’t need a gym membership. All you need is a Kinect, and some cool games to play."

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theBAWSE1644d ago

That can go for every dance game..wii move fitness games...what a rubbish article

motion control will never take the place of dedicated gym enthusiasts

Army_of_Darkness1644d ago

I don't think this author ever stepped foot in a fitness gym before to even say that!
Kinect was probably the only workout he ever did and broke a sweat lol!

DatNJDom811644d ago

Well it is true that you dont need a gym membership to be in shape. But to say kinect will save you a fortune is horribly misleading. You dont need kinect to stay in shape either.

iamnsuperman1644d ago


I agree. The fact is the Kinect isn't a good fitness device. There is nothing better for you than going to you local swimming pool or a going outside for a run especially with apps on smart phones etc. Gyms are pointless if you are not going their to lift weights.

I find it insulting that people rave about these gaming devices as fitness machines. They are really not. Proper eating and going for a run either every day or every other does wonders to your fitness

nukeitall1644d ago

It's true you don't actually need anything that isn't naturally around you to get fit. However, if it ain't fun you won't do it!

So if Kinect or any other motion control device gets you going, then that is awesome.

MikeMyers1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

Kinect will never replace a gym but what it can do is get kids (and adults) active, that's the point. You could easily have a mat on the ground and some free weights and use Kinect as a trainer. People do this now with DVD's and such. So if they can utilize videogames that kids love and somehow intertwine it with getting people active what's so bad about that?

Kinect could also help people use proper form. By seeing yourself onscreen you can tell if you are doing the exercises correctly. So many times you go into the gym and see people lifting too heavy of weights or doing it wrong that is not isolating the muscle correctly.

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math1644d ago

Yeah, but I like going to the gym to look at girls and their butts in tight yoga pants.

Can you do that Kinect? Well can you?

shaun mcwayne1643d ago

You read my mind. tight yoga butts rock.

Wintersun6161644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

Wow, I didn't know it can transform to a plethora of workout devices.


mandf1644d ago

Exercise is free. The best is jogging. Not not to mention who wants to sweat all over their floor and stink up their house.

nevin11644d ago

I advised people to walk/jog every morning for 30-60 mins.

Soldierone1644d ago

It won't. I've used almost every single "gym" game there is, including dance ones.

If you are fat, then maybe it will help a bit, but other than that it won't do a lot. Pretty much 90 percent of all of it is cardio. It makes you burn tons of calories, that about it. Won't increase strength or anything like a gym would.

You are better off just running or jogging around your neighborhood. Then go buy a pull up bar and weight bench with the money you save on not buying a kinect and over priced game.

Belking1644d ago

"It makes you burn tons of calories, that about it. Won't increase strength or anything like a gym would."

Which is ok because being healthy is the goal. Sometimes burning calories is all it takes for some people. Kinect can definitely help with that.

Soldierone1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

It doesn't really increase endurance or push you though. I'm not saying its completely useless, but they still haven't replaced the gym for me at all. It might be good for beginners, but just because it makes you sweat doesn't mean its what you need. (personally I'm too skinny, so burning calories is the exact opposite of what I want)

It kind of gets into a pattern, and your body gets used to it, and it can be easy. And the assortment of exercises are rather lame. The thing that really pushes me away is how bad some of the game track you, and ends up glitching out or saying "do it proper"

Viper71644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

Agreed, but instead of bench I'd say Squat rack instead (in proper one you can bench as well)

But if you can't build a home gym where you can squat, dead-lift and bench then you are better off with Gym membership in a proper gym.
(E.g Gym that isn't equipped with Lunk alarm, and allows you to do the above exercises without a problem)

Bench is good, but squat and dead-lift are both far better. Squat is after all the king of exercises. But doing all 3 is just super.

And no, I can't do these move with Kinect so I still need my gym membership.

MGSmarioPRO1644d ago

"Here’s the thing, though. If you have an Xbox 360, you really don’t need a gym membership. All you need is a Kinect, and some cool games to play."

Really? As a professional in the matter, you only need a pc and watch some videos about fitness. Follow programs for 2 months with 45 minutes per day and you will like the results if is fat you wanna loose. It's even cheaper than have xbox 360, buy kinect and buy "cool" games.
Even cheaper is just run and make the exercises outside or inside if you have space...

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