exercise

The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Four

Today marks the end of Chris and Mark’s four-week Shape Up playthrough. What have they learned over the past month? Did either of them gain any muscle or lose any weight? And who the hell are you to determine what constitutes a push-up, anyway? All will be revealed in this final chapter!


Welcome To The Era Of Virtual Reality Workout Programs

What’s better than doing your workout routine in your crappy, dank apartment? Oh, I dunno, how about doing your workout routine in a villa on the beach? Or on top of a beautiful hillside? Or in the middle of a black hole? Well, that day is coming, and Runtastic of Oculus VR is a sneak peek.


The Australian Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Three

We’re currently in the third week of our Shape Up Xbox One Challenge and things are starting to heat up. Last night, Chris and Mark took some time out from the Quest Mode to battle each other in the game’s grueling push-up challenge. Here is the video.


Fitmodo: Can You Get Fit Playing A Console? Challenge Accepted!

The Australian Challenge: Today marks the midway point of Chris and Mark’s month-long Shape Up challenge. In today’s episode, the boys share their initial thoughts about the core game mechanics and how it “shapes up” as a fitness application.


Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Part One

Ubisoft‘s Shape Up is a new fitness game for Xbox One that promises to take the “work” out of workouts (it says here). It uses the Kinect motion-sensor to accurately track your movements as you jump, squat and flail your way through assorted exercise challenges. Over the next four weeks, Kotaku’s Mark Serrels and Lifehacker’s Chris Jager will be taking on the game and each other in a bid to get fighting fit for summer. This is going to get painful, isn’t it?


Fitmodo: The Non-Physical Benefits Of Exercise

Exercise is good for you, duh. Perhaps less obvious is all the ways physical exercise is also good for your brain — how it improves memory, creativity, mood and more. So even if you aren’t looking to brag about marathon times or show off the body of a Greek god, you still have plenty of reasons to get off your butt.


Runtastic Orbit Hands-On: A Fitness Tracker With A Few New Tricks

Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it’s refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favourite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It’s different!


11 Machines That Exercise For You, From The Victorian Era To Today

Time was, humans didn’t have to worry much about getting exercise. When we had to kill, gather, grow, or herd our own food, working out happened naturally. Of course, as soon as we figured out how to avoid those laborious chores, we did. Not long after, we had to come up with new ways of staying in shape; hence, exercise.


An Insanely Detailed Map Of Where People Bike And Run Around The World

Earlier this year, Nathan Yau visualised some of the world’s most popular running routes, but with a fairly limited data set. But the information logged to Strava provides a wildly detailed map of people’s workouts across the entire planet — and now you can explore it to your heart’s content.


What's Your Favourite Piece Of Fitness Technology?

Often, we only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors?