miCoach is an athletic training system combining the miCoach Pacer with the chance to train alongside athletes including Tyson Gay, Jessica Ennis, Ana Ivanović, Eric Berry, Kaká and Dwight Howard. Users can engage in training regimes designed for each sport such as running, tennis, football, American football and basketball.
"Now you're getting trained from a professional athlete, and you're doing the exact same things that they're doing." Howard said. "I think it's great."
Learning from the pros is a big part of miCoach. Athletes will urge users on with encouragement, as well as providing tips for improving form and how to better stay in shape.
"The stuff that you see during the game are things that I do during the off season to get stronger, to become more explosive," Howard added. "All the exercises in the video game are actual workouts that I do."
miCoach goes beyond the living room with the miCoach Pacer. Users can wear the pacer while going for runs outside, then wirelessly synchronize the pacer data either to a website for easy tracking, or directly into the game.
"Adidas and THQ are creating a remarkable fitness solution that can be with you before, during and after your training workouts," said Martin Good, THQ's executive vice president of kids, family and casual games.
"miCoach transcends the definition of 'video game' and brings a truly innovative experience to game consoles."
miCoach will be available for Kinect on Xbox 360 and Move on PlayStation 3 in early 2012.
View the first MiCoach screenshots below: