Xbox One's Xbox Fitness Shutting Down, Here's What You Need to Know
"While our team is saddened by this news, we couldn't be more proud of what we've accomplished in the past two and a half years."
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The Xbox Fitness app, an Xbox One launch title that featured workouts from famous trainers like Jillian Michaels and the creator of P90X, is being discontinued. Microsoft made the announcement today on its website.
"Microsoft has given much consideration to the reality updating the service regularly in order to sustain it," it explained. "Therefore, the decision has been made to scale back our support for Xbox Fitness over the next year."
Starting today, June 27, you can no longer buy any Xbox Fitness content. However, existing users can continue to play their content until June 30, 2017.
There were more two-dozen workouts available for Xbox Fitness, including some from Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, and even NFL player JJ Watt.
Here is a further timeline for Xbox Fitness' last days:
- On December 15, 2016, we will be removing our "Free with Gold" offer. Until then, Gold members will still be able to access and play the over 30+ workouts available for streaming as a part of this offer for free.
- On July 1, 2017, Xbox Fitness (and all associated content) will no longer be available for download/play. This includes content you’ve purchased. At that time, Xbox Fitness will no longer be available for download from Xbox Marketplace and content will not be available for play from the Xbox Marketplace nor within the game. Xbox Fitness users will no longer be able access Xbox Fitness and the associated workouts/programs.
"While our team is saddened by this news, we couldn't be more proud of what we've accomplished in the past two and a half years," Xbox Fitness community manager Erica Bell said. "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. We're glad we could be a part of the journey."