The Xbox Fitness app, one of the big Xbox One launch titles that featured workouts from famous trainers like, Tracy Anderson, Jillian Michaels, and Tony Horton (the creator of P90X), is being shut down. 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,” the blog post explained. “Therefore, the decision has been made to scale back our support for Xbox Fitness over the next year.”

Starting today, June 27th, you can no longer buy any Xbox Fitness content. However, existing users can continue to play their content for a full year, until June 30th, 2017.

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.

Xbox Fitness Community Manager, Erica Bell, has said,

“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. We released Xbox Fitness as a service with Xbox One on Day One and have since added custom content from well-respected trainers and have added new features such as Leaderboards, the option to download purchased workouts, and the option for users to play with or without 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.”

You can visit the Xbox Fitness Forums or contact Xbox Support to learn more about the game and its yearly shutdown. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for all your gaming needs.

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