The campaign is designed to give people real motivation to get moving

While not many of us need motivation to watch Netflix, a lot of us need that dose of extra motivation to work out. As a potential solution to this problem, Netflix is releasing Netflix Personal Trainer, a program that connects to fitness trackers like Fitbit that lock you out of your Netflix’s account if you aren’t making progress on your personal exercise goals.

The project allows users to choose Netflix characters to be their personal coach for extra motivation. Depending on your style you can choose characters ranging from a tough coach with Jessica Jones, the leonine-haired heroine from the Marvel TV show, a comedic coach with Titus Andromedon from the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or a positive reinforcement character like Queen Elizabeth II, who appears in The Crown. The project also enables you to connect your Netflix Personal Trainer to your tablet or phone via Bluetooth so you can watch Netflix while working out. The show you choose to watch will only keep running if you are moving though.

Setting up Netflix Personal Trainer requires some basic electronics building and programming skills. Anyone interested can go to makeit.netflix.com for instructions and a list of materials.

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While not many of us need motivation to watch Netflix, a lot of us need that dose of extra motivation to work out. As a potential solution to this problem, Netflix is releasing Netflix Personal Trainer, a program that connects to fitness trackers like Fitbit that lock you out of your Netflix’s account if you aren’t making progress on your personal exercise goals.

The project allows users to choose Netflix characters to be their personal coach for extra motivation. Depending on your style you can choose characters ranging from a tough coach with Jessica Jones, the leonine-haired heroine from the Marvel TV show, a comedic coach with Titus Andromedon from the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or a positive reinforcement character like Queen Elizabeth II, who appears in The Crown. The project also enables you to connect your Netflix Personal Trainer to your tablet or phone via Bluetooth so you can watch Netflix while working out. The show you choose to watch will only keep running if you are moving though.