Atari Fit, the new mobile fitness app from video games veteran Atari, has an interesting method of motivating users to work out. It bribes you with classic arcade games.
Atari Fit’s over 100 exercises include full-body circuit workouts, as well as running programs, all certified by Michael Porter, certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Atari Fit is a free download, and additional fitness routines can either be unlocked via points you earn for burning calories, or via in-app purchase.
Atari Fit supplies incentive via coins you earn for raising your fitness levels. Those coins can then be used to unlock Atari classic games including Pong, Super Breakout, and Centipede.
The app also works with wearable health and fitness devices, such as those made by FitBit and Jawbone, and also connects to Apple’s iOS 8 Health app.
Since Atari Fit is made by a video game company, it makes sense that the app also includes multiplayer capabilities where you compete with other users around the globe, with leaderboards and rankings features. That is in addition to the usual social networks connections, with Twitter and Facebook.
As well as earning coins toward arcade games, you can also earn loyalty points in the Walgreens Balance Rewards program, with points that can be redeemed at Walgreens and Walgreens.com.
Atari Fit is FREE (with in-app purchases), for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]