Microsoft announced they are shutting down their Xbox Fitness service.
Microsoft will slowly phase out support for the title throughout the next year. As of writing, players can no longer purchase new content for the service, and the title has been removed from the online store. Existing users can use any purchased content for the next year. Xbox Live Gold users can still access over 30+ workouts for free until December 15th. Xbox Fitness will shut down entirely on July 1st, 2017.
“We know that many of you have used Xbox Fitness to begin your fitness journey, to supplement it, or as a way to redefine your own fitness story,” says community manager Erica Bell, in a press release. “We’re glad we could be a part of the journey. We’ve seen Xbox Fitness fans take what they’ve gained with Xbox Fitness and share it with their own communities to encourage others to find their fitness and their own path to a healthier life. We thank you for sharing your story and your life with us. It’s been a fantastic, fun, and fit journey to share with you all.”
Xbox Fitness was released in November 2013, alongside the launch of the Xbox One. The service allowed users to participate in various training routines from popular fitness trainers like Jillian Michaels and P90X creator Tony Horton. Xbox Fitness also helped track players’ calorie counts and heart rates through the use of the Kinect sensor.