The next step is to start working out. Based on your goal - mine is weight loss - My Fitness Coach will develop a routine for you. You can choose your workout environment - currently my choices are a Dojo and an urban gym. As you progess in the program more environment choices open up. The same is true for music selection, there are 8 different types in all but at the moment I have 3 at my disposal.
In addition, if you have your own fitness equipment (hand weights, stability ball, step), My Fitness Coach will incorporate it into your workout program. I currently own a step and handweights and I've used them in every workout thus far. During the workout each move that you do scrolls across the bottom of the screen, giving you the ability to see what is coming up next and if you need to be prepared to use the equipment. I really like this aspect of the game.
Also, during the workout you are given rest and water breaks, the timer in the left corner of the screen is helpful - I always know how much time I have left in my workout.
Finally, after each exercise segment, My Fitness Coach asks how you feel. Based on the response she will adjust future workouts. This is probably the most beneficial aspect of the program. I love having a game that takes both my ability and my growth into account when choosing workouts for me.
Overall, I am overjoyed that I have chosen to use My Fitness Coach. The ease of use (I didn't read any instructions), the choices regarding length of workout, intensity adjustment, music and environment choices, really make this game worth the investment. And at $29.99, I think that this is a great alternative to going to the gym. Convenience and time are two things that busy moms keep in consideration when choosing to incorporate exercise into their lives. I can honestly say that My Fitness Coach fits the bill complelety!