Let’s talk about how much I hate going to the gym because I look like a fool. When I work out, I like doing it in the comfort of my own apartment, which is why work-out DVDs are my favorite.
And then XBox went ahead and brought me the Kinect, which meant I could work out AND play games? Winner winner chicken dinner!
So when I had the opportunity to review Your Shape Fitness Evolved [Courtesy of Clever Girls Collective & Ubisoft], I jumped on it. (Get it? I was all physical)
For a brief moment at the beginning of the set-up, I was discouraged because it is just like working out in front of a mirror. The beauty of this, I found, is that when you are doing a workout for the first time, it’ll tell you if you’re doing it correctly.
Take Yoga for example. (Oh yes, there’s Yoga). I would never go do Yoga in public because I know that I’m not 100% accurate with my movements. I would end up hurting myself, which would defeat the purpose of Yoga. What Your Shape does, with the help of the amazing Kinect technology, is show you exactly how your body is not positioned properly. During Yoga, there is literally an X-Ray of your body where you can see that you are not bending your limbs in the right way.
This also means you are not getting the completion rate for the exercise. It helps you get familiar with your body, down to your limbs, and teaches you how to move them so you get the full benefit of whichever workout you choose. [Your Shape™ Fitness Evolved’s Player Projection technology tracks over 50,000 dots on your body.]
Hint: If it’s green, you’re doing it right.
Of course, there’s the winning factor – SINCE I LOVE TO WIN. It’s a fantastic motivator.
You can do cardio exercises, as well as balance & hula hooping exercises.
Yes, I said hula hoop. Ladies, you want to get those abs in shape while having fun? The Loop-a-Hoop game in Your Shape is no joke. How many can you hold up at one time?
Had a rough day and feel like breaking something? Don’t worry…your walls can be safe. Just turn on your Kinect & play Virtual Smash.
Personal trainer? You don’t have to go to a gym for that! He’ll be right in your living room.
Your Shape Fitness Evolved is my work-out favorite and guess what? I have a copy for a very lucky reader!
Don’t have a Kinect yet? I got you covered. This Giveaway will have two lucky winners…One who’ll walk away with Your Shape Evolved for Xbox 360 [Courtesy of Ubisoft] and the other will win [courtesy of me!] a $25 Whole Foods gift card – Exercise isn’t the only factor in getting healthy! You have to eat right too!
Here’s how you earn entries!
1) Comment on this blog & tell me your favorite exercise! In the comment, also include if you’d like to be entered into the drawing for the game or the gift card. (1 entry)
2) Go & like “The World Is My Jester” on Facebook. Come back & tell me in a separate comment when you do. (1 entry)
3) Tweet about the contest once a day! Be sure to include #UbiChamps & my Twitter handle (DCPrincessQ) in the tweet so I can keep track. (1 entry per tweet – up to 3 entries)
4) Go & like In It to Gym It on Facebook. Come back & tell me in a separate comment. (1 entry)
The contest will end on Monday, March 14th at midnight (Eastern)! So get to commenting & promoting!