Workout the Fun Way with VR Technology
Virtual Reality was a quantum leap in the field of technology for most of the industries. There is a lot that technology helps us with, and once we start understanding its possibilities, there is no reason to stop short. Virtual Reality is a technology that helps you immerse yourself in a virtual world. You can play a game, take a tour or plan a workout session in the world of virtual reality.
Fitness on the other hand has seen its own evolution through technology and the fitness industry is usually the first to consider some of the technological advancements that happen in the world. Blend VR and fitness you have Virtual Reality Workouts which are immersive training sessions that you can go through without having to leave your room. The joy of virtual reality workouts are that it can be in the form of a game or a private training session. It sounds a lot better than anything else and makes it easier for you to sweat it out.
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Are you made for virtual reality workouts?
VR workouts, often referred to as immersive fitness is taking the whole world on a swirl. Everyone likes the idea of it but there aren’t many people who are using it. So who all can use virtual reality workout? Chances are that most of us are going to like it. Gyms are trying to incorporate VR fitness into their regimes and if you have a gaming PC or a PS4 at home, you can carry out your VR workout regime without leaving the comfort of your home.
It is for children who love gaming, teens who enjoy exploring new things, mid-age office workers who do not have time to spare for a gym, busy women at home who can work out without stepping out of their houses, Socialites who want to experience fitness through the latest gadgets and trainers who would like to be in sync with technology. The list goes on and there are hardly any groups or sections of people who cannot benefit from it.
If you have the entire setup at home then there is nothing better than that or else you can look for a gym to enjoy immersive fitness which allows you to trek the Himalayas, do some Wild West racing or ride Pegasus into the sky.
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Do the Pros Overshadow the Cons?
VR is fairly new technology which limits its accessibility to people. As it gets more widely available and as industries embrace the different ways in which it can be used, the pros are finally beginning to overshadow the cons. In fact, a lot of things that we heard may not be true about VR. Many people feel that nausea can be a problem, but with comfortable headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR nausea is hardly an issue when you are so lost in experiencing the world of VR.
Some of the advantages of the VR workout are:
- You can choose from a number of apps depending on the device you are using.
- If you have chosen to work out through gaming, then you wouldn’t even realize that you are working out. It helps in burning out some fat effortlessly.
- You also get the chance to workout at your own pace. You can choose from quick sessions to lengthy ones depending on the amount of time you have.
As for the cons, the only thing that you may have to worry about is the sweat making the headset somewhat uncomfortable. Not to forget you should have all the equipment you require.
So let us talk about the equipment that is needed for a VR workout.
Headset – A VR headset is required for the work out. Investing in one that is comfortable for you and will be easy to wear even when you are sweating it out is important. Try to check for the apps that will work for you so that you do not feel limited with the apps available for the headset you buy. At this time, some of the most popular headsets are Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.
Gaming PC or TV – A gaming PC or TV to which the headset can be connected and the apps can be used. The specifications for the devices are different for each headset. Depending on the one you buy, you may have to check for specifications as well.
Other equipment – You can either use an app which takes you through sets of exercises which do not require any equipment or you can choose to invest in additional equipment like the bike built by VirZoom game. Another one is being designed by German design company, Hyve and it is known as Icaros. These equipment take VR workout to the next level because you can either cycle on the bike to enjoy a VR game with the headset strapped on and you wouldn’t even realize how fun cycling got for you, and then there is Icaros which intends to take you through ocean dives and interstellar flights.
Where Can I Do A VR Workout in USA?
Since VR technology is still at its nascent stages, especially in the world of fitness, there aren’t a lot of gyms that are currently offering VR workouts. However, the best place to try it out is at the comfort of your home where you can work at your own pace and track your success through the different apps. With your own VR gear and equipment the advantage of VR workouts are that you can do it at your own house.
VR has definitely arrived and it is here to stay. We have enjoyed the experience and we know that workouts could only get better, especially if you live in a crowded city where you cannot step out for a walk or a jog. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages and the element of thrill ads to the experience. It also helps you embrace technology in one of the most fantastic ways. VR Workouts are your gateway to a fun way of sweating it out.
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