Are you stuck at home with no way to exercise?
Of course you can do push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups like they do in prison movies, but surely there must be a better way to get some good cardio exercise.
That old XBOX 360 with Kinect sensor or your kid’s Switch might be the ideal solution for a fun workout.
Here are some gaming consoles and games that you can play on them so that you can workout while having fun.
PS4 with a VR Kit
Since you wear a VR headset while playing, you see through the eyes of your boxer and fight against different opponents. By moving around, punching and trying to win boxing matches, you’ll find yourself sweating in no time. Active games like this stand as excellent examples of the exercise that you can get with VR headsets.
As an added bonus, you can also get this game on Steam, so those with a PC VR set can get in some exercise as well.
PS4 with a Motion Camera
In this game, you pick the song that you want to dance to and then a dancer appears on the screen. From here, you follow their dance moves and earn points based on how well you follow along with the dancer and the timing of the song. To add to all of this, you can play with up to four people and the game is available on multiple consoles.
The Just Dance series has plenty of other games that you can enjoy on different consoles, so check them out and do some dancing.
The game is an RPG where you run to different destinations and use fitness moves to fight enemies. To make it even better, the creators recently released a free update that adds a Rhythm mode to the game. Enjoy some Nintendo songs and a fun RPG while getting some excellent exercise with this one of a kind game.
Ring Fit Adventure stands out because it takes a different approach from other exercise games, so this gives you a great chance to enjoy a unique experience.
Xbox 360 with a Kinect Sensor
This game also focuses on having you do dance moves along with the music. However, as an added bonus, it also teaches you the names of dance moves. As you follow the patterns on the bottom and the character’s moves, you can learn dance moves that you could also do in real life.
If you like Dance Central 3, then make sure to check out the rest of the series for more awesome music and opportunities to dance.
This game provides you with plenty of mini-games that you can play to workout and enjoy yourself. This game will also teach you yoga and help you set up different routines for yourself. This allows you to learn those different poses by watching the Wii Fit Trainer on screen.
If you have a Wii Balance Board, then you should look into this game and try to create your own workout routines.
While people associate video games with sitting around, you can actually use these powerful systems to get moving and workout. This includes old and new consoles: from Wii motion controls to VR headsets, you can use these gaming consoles to burn some calories. See what options you have and give these games a try.