In 1985, Nintendo asked children to suspend disbelief and embody the suspenders of an Italian plumber. He was in love with a princess who had been stolen by a giant green monster from a fantasy land, and united with his brother, went in search of her. Thus opens Super...
For something that was never designed to be used as a piece of bonafide fitness equipment, the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift hold up extremely well to the rigors of exercise use. It’s reassuring to know that as the technology progresses, and future iterations released, that the same aspects...
Athletics have been a part of human society ever since the first cave dweller challenged a rival to a spear-throwing contest. It’s almost impossible to imagine how different the world would be today without the tests of strength, speed, strategy, and skill collectively known as sports. But that world is...
Justice League VR and the Movie Prepping for the studio release of the Justice League movie that’s out November 17th, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are busy promoting the action movie Justice League by using VR gear and gaming. If you’re one of the lucky attendees at New York Comic...
It was announced at Google’s 2017 I/O Conference that they've partnered up with HTC and Lenovo for their next round of virtual reality innovations. There are also other standalone VR headsets being developed by Oculus Rift. What does this mean for virtual reality and fitness? Let’s discuss it. VR Gear...
Doing hundreds of situps and pushups will improve muscle tone and increase overall physical strength, but working out using VR will get you there quicker. New exercisers and even established gym pros will benefit from pairing VR-friendly accessories like weights and resistance with a VR work out. By doing...
If you get bored easily by new workouts and go through them like you’re changing your clothes, you’ll find that trying out a VR workout won’t be just another feather in your cap. Be prepared, Holodia’s Holofit virtual reality exercise experience might actually make you commit. VR Makes It Easy In the...
Crypt Hunter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROz1WhqOWFw Crypt Hunter is a first-person single player and VR fighting adventure game that has a pixel and blocky character and level design that will remind you of Minecraft. You’ll be fighting your way through quests inside dungeons and passageways where you’ll be fighting bats, skeletons, rats, and other...
If you are up for a fun, don’t take yourself too serious type of game, then check out Dracula: Vampires Vs. Zombies. This game is a mix of cartoonish gore meets b-movie type characters. The game is a typical “wave shooter” but it has just enough variety that it...
Who doesn’t want arms capable of delivering a powerful knockout punch or unleashing a deadly flurry of blows at dizzying speeds? I know I do. VR can make that happen and without getting bloody knuckles. Here is an arm and shoulder workout that will leave your arms feeling like boiled...
PlayStation VR is the virtual reality platform with the largest install base, but Sparc is the first time we've done a fitness review on a PSVR game. We've been anticipating this title since they began releasing images and video last year. The developers have spent a lot of time...
What FITCADE VR Is All About FITCADE co-owners, Kristoffer Granger and Maly Yang Granger, are part of a Sacramento based VR game and fitness startup that has set their sights on raising money to bring people a full body VR work out or gaming experience that’s perfect for individuals, families,...
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How VirZOOM VR Bikes Began VirZOOM founders Eric Janszen and Eric Malafeew joined forces in 2015 to create a virtual reality compatible exercise bike that was developed for use in the home. They succeeded in this endeavor with the VZ Bike, but they wanted to bring the health benefits...
When you climb onto a treadmill or a recumbent bike and set the speed or resistance level, you can expect a consistent level of output. In other words, if you’re on a treadmill and suddenly speed up or stop, it won’t give a damn. You tell the machine how...
Child Obesity Epidemic Children are our best hope for the future, yet 1 out of every 6 children and teenagers are obese in the United States. This unnerving and scary fact that’s been confirmed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is the cold hard truth that everyone must...
Whether you’re sprinting, walking, or crawling during your VR workouts, we all have to start somewhere. Regardless of your budget, one of the best purchases you can make can be found in this Top 10 list. Improve your physical health (inside and out), increase your sense of well-being (thanks,...
Virtual Reality Fitness is here, and it will make your heart pound! Thanks to the resurgence of virtual reality we're all one step closer to The Matrix. While we might not always get the opportunity to say cool one liners like Morpheus and Neo we may be able to workout...
The Brain on VR When we walk around in our everyday lives we are constantly processing what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. This sensory information is also processed through our experience with objects that are seen and touched in a VR gym. The body and brain are so...
VR is a great way to get people who don’t like the idea of exercise to achieve fitness gains, but what about the rest of us? I love running, biking, and swimming. For me, one of the principal benefits of VR fitness was to get me conditioned to do...
When you are watching a professional football game, you may think you are witnessing a mighty display of physical and athletic skill. Well, you are only half right. Without the right strategy, intelligence, and competitive insight, all the muscle and speed in the world won’t help you win at...