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December 12, 2012 11:22 AM
Did anyone lose weight while using the kinect? (Such as zumba, dance games or anything like that)
  22222026
December 12, 2012 11:22 AM
*bump* - Im interested also, I asked for a kinect for xmas. :P
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December 12, 2012 11:23 AM
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*bump* - Im interested also, I asked for a kinect for xmas. :P

We are getting one for the kids for Xmas. I had DH get Zumba rush for me.
  22222026
December 12, 2012 11:24 AM
its a great tool to use if u wanna stay at home and workout
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December 12, 2012 11:24 AM
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*bump* - Im interested also, I asked for a kinect for xmas. :P


I'm interested too! I asked for one for Christmas as well. I have a gym membership, but on days that I don't feel like going out (especially during the cold winter months) it would be great to mix it up and do something fun!
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December 12, 2012 11:26 AM
YES!! I use quite a few of them and the muscles you use are unreal. The Your Fitness is good it works through your goals and has certain work outs for target areas but it takes a bit of getting used to. Honest the Kinect Adventures is really good fun and a great workout!!

Fin x
Edited by Foxyfin On December 12, 2012 11:27 AM
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December 12, 2012 11:26 AM
To answer your question...No.

Although I intend on it. We have one at home and every time I play it I work up a heck of a sweat. There's actually a thing on there you can download that will count your calories burned playing certain games. I haven't tried it yet but will soon.
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December 12, 2012 11:26 AM
We have a kinect and he just bought me Zumba. I'm so not coordinated for that. lol
  7427383
December 12, 2012 11:27 AM
As long as it's burning calories, it wouldn't matter if you were playing with the kinect or watching Food Network. If you have a HRM, use it while you're doing the dance dance / whatever else. Get the heart rate up and you're golden.
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December 12, 2012 11:29 AM
I've personally known a lot of people who have bought a kinekt for weight loss. None of them lost weight.

This isn't because Kinekt is a bad tool for getting your body moving, and I am sure there ARE people who used it effectively... it's because a lot of people buy it because they think a game will make it easier to lose weight without putting in real, frequent effort.
December 12, 2012 11:31 AM
Well I go to the gym so I can't say my weight loss has been totally because of kinect but boy does that thing kick my ass. I do zumba, dance central, and the sports game that came with the console. If I stay home then I do one of the games for a half hour *it is even better that dance central has a workout setting*. It really makes me sweat and I do enjoy doing them. Would I cut out my lifting or classes at the gym? No.
December 12, 2012 11:33 AM
Heck yes I did! The zumba game is fun and they also have other fitness games (YourShape Fitness evolved is amazing and HARD!) that are great.
  15905410
December 12, 2012 11:43 AM
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I've personally known a lot of people who have bought a kinekt for weight loss. None of them lost weight.

This isn't because Kinekt is a bad tool for getting your body moving, and I am sure there ARE people who used it effectively... it's because a lot of people buy it because they think a game will make it easier to lose weight without putting in real, frequent effort.

Oh I know I need to put in the work. It just seems so much more fun than traditional workouts. I am a gym member and find it so dang boring.
  22222026
December 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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Oh I know I need to put in the work. It just seems so much more fun than traditional workouts. I am a gym member and find it so dang boring.


If you make it work for you, that's what matters... Before I was able to really make progress, I tried games to lose weight and failed. Personally I feel more engaged at the gym or at a class, it's too easy for me to escape a session with the xbox LOL
December 12, 2012 11:58 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Oh I know I need to put in the work. It just seems so much more fun than traditional workouts. I am a gym member and find it so dang boring.


If you make it work for you, that's what matters... Before I was able to really make progress, I tried games to lose weight and failed. Personally I feel more engaged at the gym or at a class, it's too easy for me to escape a session with the xbox LOL


for me I sometimes go just to use the hot tub. I can not stay engaged there at all though I have used it to just get away from home. I also have no work out buddies. (I have 5 kids so the gym is something I started to do just to get away for a little while but it is SOOO hard to stay focused.
  22222026
December 12, 2012 12:06 PM
I sweat more with Zumba on my kinect than I do with Insanity by beach body, and that's intense. The Zumba games are fun so it makes it easy to do. I also have dance central that makes me sweat. I love to dance so when I want extra cardio I'll put them in. I use UFC trainer now and then but the sensor is off and it pisses me off every time in use it.
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December 12, 2012 12:18 PM
Hey! I am a college student in the mountains of nc and my roommate has the xbox kinect and she has a game called YOur Shape Evolution which is awesome once I started using it! It has boxing,cardio,jumping rope,and aerobics along with warmups and stuff. It feels like games but it tells you the calories you burn and it talks to you. It is really fun! You get a great workout and it doesnt even feel like youre working out, it just feels like youre doing games. I would reccommend it! I only got to do it for a week then I went home on Christmas break and I am finding that I dont look forawrd to any other exercise like I do that game. I have never been into exercising but I woke up the whole week and just couldnt wait to do it!

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