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  • While originally designed for smartphone and tablet gameplay, Blue Goji has recently expanded its product into the realm of virtual reality exercise. The VR game I tried used the Goji Play and an elliptical machine to control an antigravity racer on a futuristic neon track — quite an exhilarating, mind-bending experience.

    Virtual exercise in the form of instructors and classes projected onto a screen has already penetrated some 3,000 clubs worldwide, according to IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association).

  • Virtual exercise in the form of instructors and classes projected onto a screen has already penetrated some 3,000 clubs worldwide, according to IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association).

    And this is just the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to virtual exercise, he predicts. Still, he says, "it doesn't replace going to the gym or playing on a softball team. It's yet another tool in the toolbox of active living."

  • While the thought of lifting weights literally anywhere in the world sounds amazing, I highly doubt we will ever see a “virtual weight room”. The thought of moving heavy weights around in la-la-land seems like there would be some liability attached. Each game would probably come with the business card of an attorney in the packaging. It appears that stationary cardio exercise will be the main niche for virtual reality exercise market as well as things like yoga and Pilates.

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Games like Dance, Dance Revoultion and Wii Fit System put the fun back in exercise, and that is what has been missing, he tells WebMD. "So many people became disengaged because exercise seems to be work and not a pleasant experience. [Virtual exercise] has touched on a cord that is important in fitness and that is to make things fun."