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I got this game as it comes from Nike and as they are a leading fitness brand I expected something big. I set up my kinect sensor as required to ensure my xbox would recognise me then I put the CD in and off we go. At first there is a talk through from the trainers, there is a male and female to choose from. As I am female I chose a female trainer to work with. The next step was a test to calculate fitness, there are a variety of short exercises such as dodgeball and squats designed to give a picture of your starting strength, fitness and flexibility. Once the tests are complete you see your scores and how they fit with averages. Following this you choose whether you want your work outs to be based on strength, toning or becoming lean. I chose the lean workout. It asked me to choose 3 workout days a week, you could do more or less as you wish. Each workout is about 25 minutes long including a warm up and cool down, 2 cardio and 1 strength session per week. The exercises include plank, jumping jacks, squats, burpees etc. I find the exercises quite basic for what I expected and definitely not up to athlete standard as suggested, it doesnt do much for me at all. Also I find it quite frustrating when it cuts out halfway through an exercise to pause mode and I am forced to start over.
I recently started my training program in Nike+ Kinect Training, and this game is kicking my rear end! I've tried many at home workout programs, but I found this one to be the most fun and challenging of them all. When you load up the game, it gives you a quick introduction video hosted by two trainers. After they explain how the game/workout program works, you get to choose which one you want to be as your personal trainer. After the selection, you start your first assessment test. This test gives the trainer information on your current fitness level, and how the program will be tailored to you. It asks you a few questions, asks you to do about 15 different exercises, and then gives you a score. After you catch your breath from the rigorous test, you get to select which days you want to exercise. The game suggests that you do at least 3 days a week, but you can pick up to 7 if you want. You select which days work best for you, and the trainer will schedule workouts for those days on the calendar that you can see. The calendar is helpful to know what you've done, and what is coming up in the future. It also tells you how long the workouts will be, so that you can play your life around it. The game itself is very informative. For the workouts, the trainer will show you how it's done first, and then you do it. The Kinect device is accurate in seeing you and knowing if you are doing the workout correctly. If you're form is off, the trainer will let you know to correct it. Overall, if you're looking for a fun game to really burn the calories, this is for you. I was skeptic when I bought it because I played other active Kinect games like Dance Central and Zumba, and I found them to be very inaccurate and non-responsive to the kinect. This game will not disappoint!