Xbox Fitness, an app available on the Xbox One since November 2013, allowed Xbox users to “experience the world’s best workouts with famous trainers, right in the comfort of your own home.” As of today, however, Microsoft has decided to scale back support for the app, to prepare for its eventual removal.
According to their post, titled “Xbox Fitness Sunset Announcement,” as of today, June 27, Xbox Fitness content is no longer available for purchase. Purchased content will be available to users through June 30, 2017.
On December 15 of this year, the “Free with Gold” offer will be removed. Until then, Xbox Live Gold members “will still be able to access and play the over 30+ workouts available for streaming as part of this offer for free.” These free workouts cannot be downloaded onto your console – just streamed.
Finally, on July 1, 2017, Xbox Fitness content will no longer be available to download or stream – including content already purchased. The app will be removed from the marketplace and rendered unusable on your console.
Xbox Fitness supported features such as: custom content from well-respected trainers along the likes of Jillian Michaels, Shaun T, and Tony Horton; Leaderboards; integration with Microsoft Health; and flexibility to follow workouts with or without using a Kinect.
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. 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.