Category Archives: Weight loss
Now that it’s Resolution Month, the people at Xbox Live are offering an incentive to work out in front of Kinect instead of driving to the gym or jogging on icy roads. According to this page, if you sign up for Xbox Live Rewards, you can get up to 200 points in January for working out for at least 20 hours to certain active games and buying certain fitness game add-ons.
Eligible Game Add-ons:
- Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
- Zumba Fitness
- Your Shape Fitness Evolved
- Zumba Fitness: Rush
- Zumba Fitness: Core
- Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure
- UFC Personal Trainer
- EA Sports Active 2
- My Self Defense Coach
- Harley Pasternak’s Hollywood Workout
- Nickelodeon Dance
- Michael Phelps: Push the Limit
- Kinect Sports
- Kinect Sports: Season Two
- Nike+Kinect Training
- Rapala for Kinect
- Dance Central 1
- Dance Central 2
- Dance Central 3
- The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout
If you’re new to Xbox, you have to sign up for both Xbox Live (the basic account is free) and Xbox Live Rewards. Also, you may want to download the free Kinect PlayFit app which automatically tracks when and how long you played certain Kinect active games, and lets you compare your calorie burn with your online friends and the Xbox world.
The makers of Dance Central know that dance-gaming is a fun and effective way to lose weight and shape up, and they’ve started a Dance Central Fitness Club that is looking for fitness success stories via Facebook, Twitter and their forum. Dancers are reporting weight losses as much as 55 pounds in the past year, as well as hitting performance goals such as passing gym tests. Nice!
Carrie Swidecki, a 35-year-old grade school teacher from California, set a world record last week with a DDR marathon – 15 hours, 12 minutes and 44 seconds. Wow! And like me, she’s a DDR weight loss success story; she lost 75 pounds over the past decade smashing those arrows.
Wonder what the over-50 record is? I got two years to train for it! (Via Charleston Daily Mail – there’s also a video at the link.)