The 6 Best Kinect Fitness Games (2023)

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This list of the best Kinect fitness games will help you choose the right game to get fit and stay fit!

If you haven't tried Kinect yet, you'll be surprised how well it helps you exercise. And if you have a Kinect, you'll want to know which games are best for maximizing your workout productivity. After all, unless you find an exercise kit that suits your own abilities, interests, and needs, there's no point in trying to get fit with Kinect!

To update:Zumba has surpassed EA Sports!


  • jillian michaels aventura fitness:This latest entry in the Kinect fitness genre allows you to work your core while exploring a variety of fun on-screen environments. I think Jillian has decided not to stick with the Biggest Loser franchise this time...
  • Núcleo de Zumba Fitness:Do you love Zumba? Want to focus on strengthening your core? Check out the latest Zumba Kinect game that offers new ways to enjoy dance-inspired madness.
  • baile central 3:Says Trey in the comments below: "Dance Central 2 works better than anything else for me. Sure, I feel like a dork half the time, but these hard dances really do pack a punch." While not strictly a Kinect exercise game, provides an excellent workout.It was also voted the second best Kinect game out of all available titles in the comments.

#6:The Ultimate Biggest Loser Workout

The Ultimate Biggest Loser Workoutfor Kinect uses the star power of trainers like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper to motivate you through your workouts. Motion control and voice recognition work well.

The activities are varied and interesting, following your measurements over time. Some users like that this game focuses more on the training aspect thanyour physical condition, its main competitor.

#5:EA sports active 2

EA sports active 2is the only fitness game currently equipped with a heart rate monitor. Monitoring results are displayed on your game screen so you can make sure you're within your target area.

Other than that, it's pretty similar.your physical condition(See below for more information). It's more focused on getting fit than having fun, regardless of what the trailers and trailers are trying to tell you.

#4:Zumba Fitness Run:enjoy health

This game brings Zumba, the new fitness class dance craze, to the comfort of your own living room. You can use this great Kinect training game without anyone else having to watch you get good at the moves first!

Many people have gotten fit with Zumba over the years since it was first introduced; It's a great mix of music to get you excited and movement to get your heart pumping. They've fixed the movement issues that plagued the original game, and this new version has received rave reviews on Amazon and elsewhere.

#3:UFC personal trainer: Kick and punch your way to health

If you're not the type to dance or do aerobics, then maybeUFC personal trainerand for you Based on a variety of MMA-inspired moves across all disciplines and featuring fighting personalities from the UFC, this game definitely stands out from the crowd of Kinect fitness games. Just make sure you're not too close to the TV when you're making your moves!

#2:Nike+ Kinect-Training: A new way to feel the burn

Nike has always been a brand associated with athletic excellence, and its latest foray into motion-controlled gaming is no exception. In-game progress leads to real-world rewards in the form of NikeFuel Points.

There is a strong focus on being part of the community and you can receive messages from Nike athletes and coaches to keep you up to date. If you want more outside support and accountability for your home fitness regimen, this game is for you.

#1:His developed physical form: 2012

if you like meYour physical condition has improved, then you will definitely be delighted2012 version. New activities include "Zen Classes", Latin dances, boot camp, and a feature called "Run the World" that allows you to run in different environments without leaving your home.

Todd H.Williamson March 6, 2020:

Great lens, this is a unique piece of content from Emmaklarkins. Like many fantasy experiences, this fitness experience from puts you in the shoes of a newly formed hero trying to rid a magical kingdom of newborn evil. You adventure to varying degrees, fighting dire beasts while earning money and experience to hone your skills. It looks like a typical parlor game.

J101on June 29, 2015:

I remember playing dance center when I was a kid. Try the new online fitness game that uses your video workouts to boost your personal development. Have the community review your videos and generate stars to climb

KathyZ1on October 20, 2013:

Great lens, very informative.

Nebel218on July 5, 2013:

a good way to train the mind from video games.

socialcx1on July 4, 2013:

I can understand why people like these fitness games. It seems they are working.

Pedro Messerschmidtof Port Townsend, WA, EE. UU. on 07/06/2013:

Some very useful information here! I've heard about these fitness games but never tried them... but it sounds like a winner, especially for those of us who really hate going to the gym.

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jim moreApril 29, 2013:

Great recommendation. I like EA Sports Active 2 with the heart rate monitor. Very good man.

Drmorkon March 22, 2013:

I am having so much fun with Zumba Fitness! Great lens! Good suggestions.

pilgrim-1on February 21, 2013:

Kinect exercise videos are a great way to get fit with a trainer without the huge expense of a gym membership. Some people will like it, others obviously won't. I think they're great.

laurenrichon January 29, 2013:

This is a great list of Kinect fitness games. You have an excellent selection to choose from and thanks for sharing.

emmaklarkins (author)on January 14, 2013:

@BenJacklin LM: Absolutely! The interest in these games increases every year around this time :)

emmaklarkins (author)on January 14, 2013:

@jonijones: You can't go wrong exercising for pleasure!

Ben Jacklin L.M.on January 14, 2013:

Great lens for anyone looking to drop a few pounds this new year!

ions ionson January 12, 2013:

Fun and exercise sound better to me!

emmaklarkins (author)on December 28, 2012:

@anonymous: The game certainly has mixed reviews. You might prefer Kung Fu High Impact, which offers much better motion tracking.

anonymouson December 20, 2012:

This MMA game sucks. I can't believe it's second place! It's practically not a game, just a guided video. The motion detection is so bad that you have to hit two or three times for the game to recognize that you hit. He doesn't even know if you're throwing a punch or an elbow; only the "something" on the left has moved to the right. For example, if you need to throw a right jab and a left elbow jab, it's better to hit the cunt with both hands and the game will recognize that you got it right. And those repetitive comments from the trainers make the whole experience contrived.

I agree that Fitness Evolved is the best the Kinect has to offer when it comes to fitness.

emmaklarkins (author)on December 17, 2012:

@avigarret: Thanks! It's certainly a great way to get some exercise in without really realizing it :)

avigarreton December 17, 2012:

Excellent recommendations, a very creative and fun way to lose weight.

Vistaazulon December 14, 2012:

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Thanks for the great ideas!

cjbmeb14 lmon December 8, 2012:

Some great titles.

emmaklarkins (author)13.11.2012:

@healthyidea: Thanks for the tips, I'll add them to the list!

kiwi girlBy Franklin on Nov 13, 2012:

These are a bit dated now there are Zumba Core and Nike + Kinect workouts they are in my top 5.

anonymouson October 27, 2012:

Ask everyone who uses them, do they really work or are they just kind of fun?

anonymouson October 1, 2012:

Great lens!


I don't have Akinect but I love fitness but I love movement games. These titles look like fun.

anonymousam 08.09.2012:

Gentle. I definitely agree that Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is the best. I have a huge stack of Kinect games. Yes, kids love Kinectimals, but I mainly use Kinect for exercise. Of all of them, the one I use the most is Your Shape 2012. With a wide range of workouts available for everything from warm-ups to strength training in specific areas, you can get the results you want. And Ma!!!

emmaklarkins (author)26.08.2012:

@MrMojo01: Glad you like it!

emmaklarkins (author)26.08.2012:

@maxidef: Thanks!


very interesting lens.



Nice lens. I have tried a few and have yet to check the others.

emmaklarkins (author)09.08.2012:

@behealthycoupon1: Kinect is great for getting people involved in regular physical activity, something most people just can't get enough of! You can switch to more intense games or even non-Kinect activities at any time. Sometimes all it takes is a little push to "get off the couch" :)

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sersaludablecupom1am 07.08.2012:

I'm still not there when I want to get a Kinect. I think it would be more for my family because it's something the mother could do. The only problem is that I think you need to exercise a lot to really make a difference in your health. Movements in most games are quite slow and insufficient.

emmaklarkins (author)on July 21, 2012:

@StewartClan: Yeah, boyfriends/husbands usually want something like that! If you love dancing on Wii, you'll love Dance Central!

Clan Stuarton July 19, 2012:

Well, I'm a Wii fan, but my husband wants to buy an Xbox and you make it look pretty cool. I love all the Wii dance games and I'm sure I would love some of these fitness DVDs. Thanks for a great lens, I really liked it.

benbsimpsonon June 25, 2012:

These are fantastic for losing weight and getting in shape because they free you from having to pay for a gym or trainer to get started.

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anonymouson June 21, 2012:

Wide range of games to choose from. Nice lens.

Rongreenwoodon June 18, 2012:

I love this game I play it with my son every day, very fun, interesting and fun too.

highly recommend!

emmaklarkins (author)on June 7, 2012:

@anonymous: That's a good point. I could add it to the list, but for now everyone who visits this page should know that Dance Central 2 is a great game that gives you a great workout.

anonymouson June 7, 2012:

Dance Central 2 works better than anything else for me. Sure, I feel like a dork half the time, but these hard dances really are a cardio blast.

sonho1983on June 7, 2012:

Great collection, well done!


I had no idea what it was until I saw the video you have here. I just wander around Squidoo to see what people are up to and I'm glad I found this. I need something like this. Now I have to see how I can get the Kinect, right?

emmaklarkins (author)on February 22, 2012:

@giltotherescue: Well, there are a few reasons why Zumba isn't number 1. For example, the only workouts you can do are Zumba based. So if you are not a fan of Zumba yet, you will not like this game. Plus, it's hard to get the moves "right" unless you already have decent Zumba experience. I think maybe Zumba is getting so much hype because it's not number 1 yet and they want it :)

gil hildebrandfrom New Orleans, LA on February 22, 2012:

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Just curious where there was a poll for the games? Given the amount of TV advertising, I would have expected Zumba to be #1.

hossbyon February 17, 2012:

I love Dance Central 2, a fun game and a great workout!

Edutopiaon January 26, 2012:

The founding genre and the easiest selling point for the Kinect. A great way to get the "hardcore" gamer off the couch while also satisfying your gaming addiction haha.

cneely294587on January 25, 2012:

Kinect Sports is a great workout.

CruiseReadyEast Central Florida on January 25, 2012:

I'd like to encourage my husband to play some of these Kinect fitness games.

brada7xon January 14, 2012:

Here are some great Kinect games that will help you get in shape. I'm thinking of picking up one or two for weight loss in the new year. Here are some of the best Kinect games to make that happen too. Thank you!

antonioon January 13, 2012:

Great lens! Positive!

josek47on January 6, 2012:

I've seriously thought about trying Your Shape Evolved... sounds like a fun way to get moving!

jade horseshoeon December 29, 2011:

Very useful lens!

Simon55on December 1, 2011:

@anonymous: You're missing out if you don't already have a Kinect. I used to be very lazy, but now I'm really training.

Belongs_Zazzleon June 10, 2011:

Anything that moves people is a good thing. I hear that Zumba is a lot of fun.

emmaklarkins (author)on June 9, 2011:

@anonymous: you are amazing! You should definitely consider getting a Kinect if you have an Xbox.

anonymouson June 8, 2011:

I don't have a Kinect, but as KM wrote, these games look fun.

spottdrossel999on June 8, 2011:

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I haven't tried any of these yet, but they look like fun.


Does Xbox have any fitness games? ›

Tired of going to the gym and repeating the same boring workout routine? Good news – getting fit just got fun. Introducing Shape Up, a video game for Xbox One, where every workout is a game. The more fun you have, the more you'll want to work out.

Which game that help you stay fit? ›

Both Ring Fit Adventure and Fitness Boxing are excellent choices for Switch owners looking for a workout. And with Nintendo Switch Sports releasing later this month, you'll have another option to add to your routine--one that will get the whole family up and moving. We've rounded up the best fitness games in 2022.

What is the best exercise video game? ›

The 10 Best Fitness Video Games (Updated 2022)
  • Editors choice. Nintendo Fitness Boxing. See On Amazon. ESRB PEGI 7. ...
  • Premium pick. FWFX Electronic Dance Mats. See On Amazon. ESRB E 6+ ...
  • Best value. kinect adventures. See On Amazon. ...
  • Ring Fit Adventure. See On Amazon. ESRB E 10+ ...
  • Nintendo Switch Sports. See On Amazon. ESRB E.
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How many Kinect games are there? ›

With over 35 million units of the Kinect out in the wild, and over 130 games that support the device… gamers have a lot of fun options out there if they are interested in trying their hand.

What is the rarest Xbox game? ›

The 18 Rarest Original Xbox Games
  • OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast.
  • Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth.
  • Def Jam: Fight for NY.
  • Spikeout: Battle Street.
  • Futurama.
  • Teen Titans.
  • Jet Set Radio Future.
  • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse.

Do you need a Kinect for shape up? ›

SHAPE UP is a collection of 90-second fitness-focused mini-games. Using the Xbox One Kinect camera (required), your likeness is scanned and imported into the game.

What is the number 1 best exercise? ›

1. Walking. Any exercise program should include cardiovascular exercise, which strengthens the heart and burns calories. And walking is something you can do anywhere, anytime, with no equipment other than a good pair of shoes.

Which game is better for weight loss? ›

Boxing |Calories Burned Per Hour- 800

However, you need not take a punch in return. The overall body movements in boxing help you to cut extra body weight by burning calories at a high rate. Hence, it is considered one of the best sports to lose weight.

What exercise gets you fit the fastest? ›

The most popular form of vigorous exercise at the moment is no question, HIIT or high intensity interval training. "High Intensity Interval Training is the best bang for your buck when it comes to a high calorie burn in short periods of time," Forrest said.

What is the number 1 sports video game? ›

When it comes to sports video games, FIFA is by far the best-selling game, with the franchise selling over 260 million copies worldwide as of 2022. The next best-selling sports video game franchise is Electronic Art's Madden, which has sold well over 130 million copies since its first edition in 1990.

What is the number 1 workout app? ›

Our top picks:
  • Best Overall: Beachbody On Demand.
  • Best for Women: SWEAT.
  • Best for Men: CENTR by Chris Hemsworth.
  • Best for Free Workouts: Nike Training Club.
  • Best for Variety: Peloton App.
  • Best for Wellness: Grokker.
  • Best for Personal Training: FUTURE.
  • Best for Yoga: Glo.
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What is the 10 best exercise? ›

Why these 10 exercises will rock your body
  • Lunges. Challenging your balance is an essential part of a well-rounded exercise routine. ...
  • Pushups. Drop and give me 20! ...
  • Squats. ...
  • Standing overhead dumbbell presses. ...
  • Dumbbell rows. ...
  • Single-leg deadlifts. ...
  • Burpees. ...
  • Side planks.

What replaced the Kinect? ›

Azure Kinect

What was the last Kinect game? ›

It's called Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, and as far as we can tell, it's currently the last ever mainstream game developed for the Kinect.

Why did they discontinue Kinect? ›

The Kinect was a huge bet for Microsoft, but it didn't pay off — the technology wasn't quite reliable enough, the games weren't as good as they could be, and the novelty wore off.

What is the number 1 Xbox game right now? ›

What Xbox Games Are People Playing Right Now?
Game TitleChange
2.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II/Warzone 2.01
3.High on Life
4.Grand Theft Auto V1
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What is the oldest Xbox Gamertag? ›

According to Microsoft, "e" is the first Gamertag ever created on Xbox Live, having been created on August 13, 2002. Neustadter picked the Gamertag in the early stages of Xbox Live as an abbreviation for his first name. On October 23, 2015, Neustadter announced via Twitter that after 14.5 years, he was leaving Xbox.

Can Kinect detect fingers? ›

The algorithm starts by detecting the Hand joints and the HandStates of a given Body. This way, the algorithm knows whether a joint is properly tracked and whether it makes sense to search for fingers. For example, if the HandState is Closed, there are no fingers visible.

Can you still buy Kinect? ›

The Kinect sensor and Kinect Adapter have been discontinued. You can still use your Kinect with your Xbox 360 or Xbox One, but the sensor is not compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles. Microsoft no longer carries inventory of either device. Check other shops for adapter availability.

Can you get in shape with just a pull up bar? ›

When your gym is packed and there's no way to use your usual equipment, head to the pull-up bar. This essential, but often overlooked, tool is perfect for getting a strength workout that requires minimal space. Follow the three-part workout below to build strength in your back, chest, arms, and abs.

What exercise burn the most belly fat? ›

Your first step in burning off visceral fat is including at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise or cardio into your daily routine.
Some great cardio of aerobic exercises for belly fat include:
  • Walking, especially at a quick pace.
  • Running.
  • Biking.
  • Rowing.
  • Swimming.
  • Cycling.
  • Group fitness classes.
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What is the single most fat burning exercise? ›

Running is the winner for most calories burned per hour. Stationary bicycling, jogging, and swimming are excellent options as well. HIIT exercises are also great for burning calories. After a HIIT workout, your body will continue to burn calories for up to 24 hours.

Which exercise is king of all exercise? ›

Barbell squats are called the king of all exercises because the entire body gets worked by this exercise. But learn to do the bodyweight squat first. Then, add load and reap the benefits. As renowned strength coach, Dan John, says – movement, volume and finally, load.

What sport burns fat the fastest? ›

Top 10 Fat Burning Sports To Lose Weight
  • 1) Swimming. Calories burned per hour: 500 to 800. ...
  • 2) Sprinting. Calories burned per hour: 900 to 1,500. ...
  • 3) Racquets. Calories burned per hour: 390 to 780. ...
  • 4) Soccer. Calories burned per hour: 600 to 900. ...
  • 5) Basketball. ...
  • 6) Martial Arts. ...
  • 7) Gymnastics. ...
  • 8) Boxing.

What is the number one rule to losing weight? ›

Since food equals calories, in order to lose weight you must either eat fewer calories, exercise more to burn off calories with activity, or both. Food that is not used to fuel the body is stored as fat. A major component of losing weight is to make smarter food choices.

What exercise works the most muscles at once? ›

Squat. The squat is the king of all exercises. Squats hit most muscle groups in the body, with emphasis on the core and large lower body muscles. The more muscle mass and motor units recruited during an exercise, the better the exercise for burning body fat, and the squat is the best of them all.

What exercise works everything? ›

Burpees. Burpees combine the benefits of a pushup and a squat, so they are an excellent full-body exercise. To do a burpee: From a standing position, drop down into a squat.

What are the 5 fitness moves everyone should do? ›

The 5 movements you should perform are: push, pull, hip-hinge, squat, and plank. Each of these movements requires multiple joints and body systems to work together, and they are also incorporated in activities we do every day.

Does Xbox fitness still work? ›

Xbox Fitness was a service for the Xbox One console, developed by Microsoft Studios in partnership with Sumo Digital, which featured fitness and exercise videos from trainers Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton of P90X and Shaun T of Insanity.
Xbox Fitness.
DeveloperSumo Digital
StatusClosed on July 1, 2017
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What happened Xbox fitness? ›

The Xbox Fitness app, an Xbox One launch title that featured workouts from famous trainers like Jillian Michaels and the creator of P90X, is being discontinued. Microsoft made the announcement today on its website.

Why was Xbox fitness discontinued? ›

It seems that there just wasn't enough revenue coming in through the program to keep it going. One reason this may have happened is because the Kinect (the system's hands-free controller that's required to use the fitness programs) no longer comes with a purchase of an Xbox One and must be bought separately.

Does Xbox have just shapes and beats? ›

Online multiplayer on console requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately).

Why was the Kinect discontinued? ›

The Kinect was a huge bet for Microsoft, but it didn't pay off — the technology wasn't quite reliable enough, the games weren't as good as they could be, and the novelty wore off.

What can I use instead of Kinect? ›

VicoVR. VicoVR is a sensor targeting mobile Virtual Reality and mobile gaming. VicoVR has a very decent body-tracking SDK that will make you forget about Kinect. Using the Vico sensor, you can transmit Depth and Body data from the device to your Android or iOS smartphone!

Does Xbox help with anxiety? ›

Video games can act as distractions from pain and psychological trauma. Video games can also help people who are dealing with mental disorders like anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What is the latest fitness craze? ›

TOP 10 World Fitness Trends of 2022
  • Outdoor activities.
  • Strength Training with free weights.
  • Exercise for weight loss.
  • Personal training.
  • High intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Body weight training.
  • On demand and online training classes.
  • Health/Wellness Coaching.

Is Xbox good for mental health? ›

The study found that 84% of respondents agreed gaming has positively impacted their mental health over the past year, while 71% said gaming helped them feel less isolated. Those findings are particularly resonant as people worldwide mark Mental Health Awareness Month this May, some 16 months into the pandemic.

Why did Xbox stop 12 months? ›

Microsoft offered no reason as to why it has dropped the 12-month subscription option. It has been speculated this is an effort to shift more people towards Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Is Xbox removing 360 games? ›

Microsoft is delisting nearly 50 Xbox 360 games from the Xbox 360 store on Feb. 7, 2023, though thanks to backward compatibility, they aren't all lost forever. Xbox made the announcement in a brief support post with a roundup of delisted games for each region.

Will Xbox ever be discontinued? ›

A few of the consoles have already been discontinued, but this marks the end for all Xbox One consoles, including the Xbox One S and One X variations. This means the company will no longer manufacture any of these, allowing it to focus on just the new Xbox Series S/X consoles.

Is Xbox Gold not a thing anymore? ›

Ahead of the launch of the Xbox Series X, Microsoft has also discontinued its Xbox One S and Xbox One S digital consoles.

Is it worth buying just shapes and beats? ›

Just Shapes and Beats is a fantastic music action game that is far-reaching and immensely engaging for all players. Its inventive level design that fuses music and gameplay is simple yet extraordinarily rewarding and will keep players coming back for more.

What is the Xbox that doesn't take discs? ›

The key thing to know about the Xbox Series S before you buy it is that there's no physical disc drive whatsoever, which means that you'll have no way at all of running games from your discs on the new compact console.

Do all Xbox have a power brick? ›

The Xbox One S and Xbox One X have an internal power supply that works in all regions worldwide. Warning Microsoft does not license any non-Microsoft accessories that plug into the Xbox One power socket. Using any accessory other than the standard Xbox One power supply may damage your Xbox and void your warranty.


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