Soaring above the clouds like Superman or brawling in disreputable bars could become a part of your regular fitness routine within a few years.
Gyms are beginning to invest in virtual reality (VR) to immerse clients in scenarios that can work up a sweat without the monotony of an ordinary session. Some believe the technology will be a more effective motivator than trends such as zumba and spinning.
Options include high-energy games that are also available to those who have their own headsets at home, such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, and a high-powered PC and hand controllers. Such a set-up costs £1,400-plus.
Players of Fruit Ninja use two virtual Samurai swords to cut up fruits as they fly at them. VR Fitness Insider said: “You will be constantly moving once you enter a game mode.”