All industries have benefited from the advancements in technology. It has not spared even the health and fitness industry.
For many years gyms were known for body building, weight lifting and other such physical activities that would help people to stay fit by burning those extra calories. Advancements in virtual reality podiums have brought about innovation to the gyming industry. The concept of ‘exercising while you play’ has been possible with the help of virtual reality.
Virtual Reality is a tech that utilizes images generated by the computer so as to craft a realistic virtual situation. Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive etc. are some of the well-known rivals in the market.
VR has made it possible to give an ‘entertainment touch’ to make exercising and fitness more of a fun-filled activity. For example: Games such as ‘Fruit Ninja’ uses virtual samurai swords to chop flying fruits. ‘Holodia’ which is a Swiss start-up fabricated VR worlds in which a player can enjoy gaming while exercising on rowing machines.
VR is changing the trend of gyms:
VR as your personal trainer: Instead of going to the gym or hiring a personal coach who could help you with your workout; you could just put on your virtual goggles and have the personal coach right before your eyes.
customized exercise plan: This personal trainer can guide you with what type of exercises you need to do and provides guidance through your workout. This could turn out to be cost-effective over a period of time. With access to unlimited data sources and your personal history information VR can craft customized programs that fits your requirement.
Get analysis of your workout with feedbacks:VR devices would log in automatically and analyse your entire workout. The palmtop would evaluate your movements and will guide you on where you are going wrong and what you need to do the next time.
Once you are out of your gym, you can still stay connected with VR by being linked to your phone. This can help you with information related to recipes and brunches based on your workout.
Gives you the chance to workout anywhere with fun and ease: Instead of just running over the treadmill which could turn out to be a dull activity, with the help of VR goggles you can get lost into a story plot and make exercising fun.
For example while you exercise over the treadmill with your VR goggles, it would create an entertainment based situation where you feel like you are chasing a villain similar to a game thereby aiding you to accomplish a monotonous task in a fun-filled style.
The ‘future of fitness VR’ is all about absorption into the world of entertainment away from the humdrum reality and the hustle and bustle of the day. Many gyms have started to invest in virtual reality to stay above the competitive edge from their competitors in terms of technology advancements, fitness gadgets and devices as well as to keep their customers fit and happy.