Nike+ Kinect Training Personal Training Program for Xbox 360 Hits Shelves Today

Microsoft and Nike team up to make Nike's elite athletic training available to everyone in the comfort of their living room with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360.The "Nike+ Kinect Training," is "designed to emulate the benefits of working out with a world-class Nike trainer - the attention, the motivation, the guidance - but […]

Microsoft and Nike team up to make Nike's elite athletic training available to everyone in the comfort of their living room with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360.

The "Nike+ Kinect Training," is "designed to emulate the benefits of working out with a world-class Nike trainer - the attention, the motivation, the guidance - but in the privacy of your living room," Microsoft stated.

Nike+Kinect Training : A cloud fitness program

"Nike+ Kinect Training" is fully cloud powered. In addition "to social features and multiplayer options, the cloud power means if you have Nike+ account, you can sync your Kinect workout with your other Nike+ products," Microsoft adds.

"Nike+ Kinect Training" lets you pick your trainer - either Marie Purvis or Alex Molden, both of whom are real-life master trainers for Nike who have trained all manner of elite athletes from NBA stars to Olympic gold medalists.

"You select a goal for your training: get strong, get lean, or get toned. Then, your trainer gives you a fitness assessment to see how your body moves, and to assess your physical strengths and areas for improvement. That information is used to create a customized workout plan uniquely for you. Every four weeks, "Nike+ Kinect Training" gives you a fitness challenge to see your improvement against your initial benchmark. Then your program will dynamically change to keep you challenged, motivated and working toward your goals," explains Microsoft.

"While you do exercises (i.e., pushups, squats, high knees) or play games (i.e., dodgeball), trainers give real-time feedback, including encouragement and form corrections. But if you don't want it to be just you and your trainer, "Nike+ Kinect Training" also has social features - you can post your workouts to Facebook, work out with a friend via Xbox LIVE video chat, or even compete against anyone in the world in fitness challenges."