questionshas anyone purchased/used kinect for fitness?

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No. My son has an xbox 360 tht he uses for games. I'm still a Wii Fit fan.

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I bought one for my girlfriend and she punched a wall and cut my finger with her watch.

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playing dance central and BEP experience is a helluva workout for me.

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OK. I never intended for it to be a fitness program. But Hole in the Wall is fun and can get my thighs a-quivering. Kinect is FUN. Just enjoy the activity, whatever else will follow.

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I got a Kinect for my birthday, and I love it. The dancing games, eg Just Dance, Dance Central, are fun and will get your heartbeat going! For real exercise, I use the "Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012", which has gotten even better with updates. What I really like about it over the Wii options that I had used (but stopped) is that you can use actual weights for strength building. It does a great job of tracking your form, although it's not always 100% completely accurate. It has a variety of workout options and is great for days when I can't get to the gym, but sometimes I'll do both honestly.

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I have. I need to get back on it, but I used EA Active.
This isn't a game, it's an actual workout program that keeps you going the whole time. They have you warm up with stretches, then it's running, jumping, doing different types of workouts, than a cool down with stretches again. It comes with a resistance band to work with, and you can also set it to work with small weights for more of a challenge.

If your like me and don't have someone to workout with, this is a good motivator. It pushes you almost non-stop the entire workout. Sure you can just pause it, but you will get more out of it and feel better if you push through.

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@kamikazeken, @mrsbeny, @liss, @wickedd365, Thanks so much for your input. Good to know it can keep you motivated, I think I just need to find a game that does not depend on a large screen. I should have mentioned I have a 27" TV which kind of crimps the action.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience.

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@notanaardvark: T.V. size doesn't have anything to do with it, it's the space needed to play. You need a good 6 feet from the T.V./Kinect to be able to register to the Kinect.

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@wickedd365: I agree, but buying the adapter to put on top of the tv seemed to help in my small space some. It does tell me to step back pretty frequently though.