10. 06. 2004
Yourself Fitness - Virtual Personal Trainer
The Xbox game, "Yourself Fitness", which just started shipping, provides customized workouts via "Maya", the virtual personal trainer.
Yourself!Fitness(TM) is an innovative combination of existing technology and the current body of knowledge surrounding physical fitness creating a new game genre: Interactive Home Fitness with a Virtual Personal Trainer. The content is dynamic and fully interactive with a complete fitness analysis, personalized goal setting, customized meal planner, fitness calendar, multiple workout environments, multiple music options, over 200 health and fitness tips from Prevention Magazine, and a responsive trainer. responDESIGN has defined the concept of "Fitness Gaming" as a system of motivations and rewards built into Yourself!Fitness which helps users achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
I like the idea a lot, but I wish "Maya's" voice didn't make me shiver in fear. You can hear and see her on the Yourself Fitness site.
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