When you think about using your phone to help with fitness levels, you probably think of using some sort of running app to track your jogs around the countryside; but it doesn’t have to be like this. Zumba Dance is a rather unique fitness app that uses your Windows Phone’s camera as a Kinect-style sensor!
If you are already involved in Zumba, you may recognize names such as Beto Perez, Gina Grant, and Kass Martin — these are the instructors who will guide you through a series of workouts. Choreographed dance routines are the secret behind the “exercise in disguise”, and it’s as much about fun as fitness.
When you buy the app ($4.99, by the way), you’ll initially get a single 20 minute workout included, but there are more available as in-app purchase. In total there are three 60-minutes dance workouts for you to buy and extend your choices with.
The app is a fairly hefty 172MB download, but it’s well worth giving over the space. There’s some great music to keep you motivated — the likes of LMFAO, Pitbull and Tiesto — but it is the use of the cameras to track your movements and a score your dancing that’s really impressive.
Check it out and see what you think.Windows Phone