Author: Ed Baily, Sales Team Leader & Nordic Business Development Manager at HyperX EMEA
As it continues to be important for many of us to work from home, there are certain routines that can be good to maintain, such as getting physical activity. Fortunately, exercising at home is a great alternative for many of us. Ed Baily, Sales Team Leader & Nordic Business Development Manager at HyperX, gives 5 tips on gaming-inspired workouts that can be done from home.
Ring Fit Adventure
The news from Nintendo is a fun adventure game that turns into a workout. Instead of button commands, you tackle challenges like fitness exercises to advance the character of the game. The Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories along with connected Joy-Cons detect when you run, walk, squat or jump. The game also includes several mini-games and training routines that suit both beginners and those who have more fitness experience.
Zumba Burn It Up
Are you a fan of Zumba in real life? Then the game version is just as fun and maybe even more challenging. In the game there are 45 pre-set workouts designed to train the body and raise the heart rate. In addition, there are also customizable workouts, for those who prefer to design the workout according to their own routine. The game comes with a variety of dance styles, such as Bollywood, Irish Step, Cumbia, Hip Hop and Calypso. All exercises are available at beginner, medium and advanced levels.
Beat Saber is an intuitive VR game that needs attention. The game is about using lightsabers to slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you which keeps the player in motion. The game mechanics are easy to understand, and anyone can jump in and play in various difficulty levels.
The game enthusiast has probably heard about the popular game series Just Dance. In this dance game there is a large selection of songs, and the goal is to follow different choreographies as accurate as possible. The game also has a training mode, Just Sweat, which has even more physically active dance routines with varying intensity. Just Dance is available for PS4, Xbox One, Wii, and Nintendo Switch.
If you do not have access to a gaming console, there is a plenty of different training sessions online, where a stable Wi-Fi connection is all that is needed. YouTube and Twitch have training profiles with their own channels that constantly publish or stream various exercises and tips. With its 5 million subscribers, FitnessBlender is one of the most well-known channels. Choose between different exercises that focus on either whole-body workouts or specific muscle parts. There are both short and long work outs to choose from.