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Virtual Reality Fitness Workouts

Workout the Fun Way with VR Technology

Introduction

Virtual reality (VR) was a quantum leap in the field of technology for a lot industries. There is a lot that technology helps us with and once we start understanding it’s possibilities, there is no reason to not use technology to make a better life. VR 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 has seen its own evolution through technology. 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 utilize without having to leave your room. The joy of virtual reality workouts are that they can be in the form of a game or a private, training session. VR makes working out fun and realistic. 

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Are you made for virtual reality workouts?

VR workouts, often referred to as immersive fitness, are taking the whole world by storm. Lots of people like the idea of VR workouts, but there aren’t many people who are participating in VR workouts yet.

So who can use VR workouts? 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 sectors of people who cannot benefit from VR workouts.

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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 your virtual world.

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, a VR workout system can be expensive and wearing a headset can become uncomfortable especially when sweating. 

Equipment

So let us talk about the equipment that is needed for a VR workout.

Headset – A VR headset is required for the workout. Investing in one that is comfortable for you and will be easy to wear even when you are sweating is very important. Make sure you understand which apps are 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. The specifications for the devices are different for each headset. 

Other equipment – You can choose to invest in additional equipment like a bike built by VirZoom or Icaros, a lay on top machine. These systems take VR workouts to the next level, because you can either cycle over realistic terrain with VirZoom or take ocean dives and interstellar flights with Icaros.

Conclusion

VR has definitely arrived and it is here to stay. 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 to burn calories.

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