Last night I flew on a winged horse in a magical land, piloted a helicopter through a peril-filled river canyon, road a horse in an old West stampede, and blasted tanks in a desert landscape. Oh, and I burned a few hundred calories too, all from a stationary bike in my bedroom.
The best part?
I barely noticed I was working out.
The game is VZfit by VIRZOOM, and you play it on Oculus Quest or Go. The VR headset shows you the gameplay, a sensor on the bike increases or decreases your speed based on how hard you pedal, you turn by leaning your head, and activate in-game features (or shoot the tank’s gun) with a little controller that you can attach to the bike’s handlebar.
It was a lot of fun.
And science says that when you’re having fun, you don’t notice that you’re exercising.