"Hello again! My name is Alexis and I've just completed my first four week program with Nike+ Kinect Training exclusively for the Xbox 360.
At the beginning of the challenge, I noticed my form for some of these drills was terrible. After only four weeks of the challenge, pushing myself 7 days a week for maximum results, I noticed about halfway through that I was actually in the right positions. You can really feel when you are doing it right, and this game makes sure you know when you're in position.
As someone who played ice hockey throughout high school and college, I was a bit skeptical of whether this game would really get me "athlete fit." I figured there was no way a $50 game could get me into the best shape of my life. Boy was I wrong, and I'm only on the first month.
As I mentioned in the before video, I have Lyme disease and just came off my antibiotics two months ago. I had an IV line in my arm and was restricted from lifting more than 10 lbs. I had gained quite a bit of weight and lost muscle tone. Despite my weak muscles, this game put me right where I needed to be with drills that were challenging, but able to be completed if I worked hard enough.
Nike+ Kinect Training uses FuelPrint, which is an ingenious system that measures your Fitness and Athleticism, which are broken down even further into categories like endurance, balance, and so on. My end result was a much higher score than i began with.
This game was user-friendly and the assessment put the drills within my physical limitations at the start, boy was i out of shape, and by the end of the 4 week program, I don't just feel fit, but rejuvenated! I've lost a few pounds after first gaining back some muscle, but the biggest changes I've noticed are that some of the muscles I work most are actually changing shape. Even when i was playing hockey, I never had these cool little bulges when i flexed my legs. I've also noticed my body fat percentage has gone down a few percent, because i have a really cool scale that measures these things. I am incredibly pleased with myself for not only sticking to the program and not missing a session, but also with giving it my all and seeing results!
I liked this game so much that throughout the month I convinced two of my housemates, a few cousins, and an aunt to join me. They all loved it so much, my housemates work out with me every day, and I'm ordering a few copies of the game as holiday gifts!
Thanks again, Nike and Microsoft, for giving me a chance to turn my life around and be healthy again!"
*This video was created to enter the Nike+ Kinect Xbox VIP Challenge*