Fitness games are a very specific genre: obviously, they are not suitable for sedentary gaming at a computer, and often such projects require special conditions. No, not a membership to a fitness club, but at least equipment for a PC or console and enough free space in the room.’
POWERBEATSVR – VR FITNESS (VR)
VR simulator that offers players a set of workouts accompanied by energetic music. The developers have prepared a series of tests aimed at the development of different muscle groups: you have to box, dodge obstacles, squat and bounce – all in fantastic scenery, from outer space to the landscape of a distant planet.
PowerBeatsVR – VR Fitness is compatible with Valve Index , Oculus Rift , HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality, contains a leaderboard where you can compare your progress against players around the world, and includes a level editor for creating custom maps. And rest assured – she will make you sweat!
RING FIT ADVENTURE (NINTENDO SWITCH)
Ring Fit Adventure is a very successful fitness game for the Nintendo Switch : it stays consistently in the top sellers, even though you need to buy a special controller for it .
How did the project deserve such recognition? This is an entertaining adventure in which you control a character moving in front of your TV. You need to run in place to move the hero through the fantasy world, raise the controller above his head to perform attacks, and engage in yoga poses to restore health. It is full of mini-games, there is a progression system, and the developers regularly fill the project with fresh content.
FITNESS BOXING (NINTENDO SWITCH)
This project, in accordance with its name, mixes fitness and boxing: following the trainer’s commands, you will perform jabs, hooks and uppercuts to the compositions of popular artists, striking an imaginary opponent.
The game sets clear goals and contains entire training systems suitable for specific scenarios – whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or tone yourself. There is also an opportunity to track your progress, plan future classes, increase or decrease the load.
JUST DANCE SERIES (PC, NINTENDO, PLAYSTATION, XBOX)
Just Dance is a dance game in which you follow the choreographer on the screen. Each installment in the series is full of fresh hits and classics, and Just Dance Unlimited allows you to extend the fun after completing the playlist of the main game.
Of course, Just Dance is not just a fitness game: the range of dances here is quite extensive, and they vary in pace – from slow to very dynamic. Nonetheless, these projects are great for a little warm-up or even a serious workout, and the playlists have dedicated tracks for intense workouts.
BEAT SABER (VR)
Popular virtual device simulator in which players must break blocks flying at them to the rhythm of the music. The game will delight you with dynamic gameplay, a large number of compositions and a wide selection of mods, with the help of which you can turn the training room into any fictional world – even fantasy, even fantastic.
Beat Saber is designed for PS4, Oculus Quest and Windows-compatible VR devices. This is not exactly a fitness game, but it makes you move actively, and therefore deserves, a place in this collection.