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6 video games to get you fit

  1. Beat Saber

Get your VR headset on and wave your hands to the beat. Just like classic games Guitar Hero and Just Dance, this intuitive experience needs plenty of stamina and a good sense of rhythm. Try to move fast enough to cut the blocks in half while maintaining the beat of the song – in single-player or multiplayer party mode.

Release date: 2018

Platform: Oculus Quest, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows


  1. Ring Fit Adventure

Your heart will be pounding as you explore a huge fantasy world and defeat enemies using real-life exercise. You’ll jog, sprint and high-knee your way through over 100 levels in more than 20 worlds. Players can control in-game movements thanks to Nintendo’s Ring-Con™ and Leg Strap accessories.

Release date: 2019

Platform: Nintendo Switch


  1. Just Dance 2020

Move your body and get your feet in step to more than 40 hot tracks from the past couple of years. Dance along to hits from Lil Nas X and Ariana Grande and keep the party going for hours with the co-op mode – so you can compete against friends. A free one-month trial is included with every purchase.

Release date: 2019

Platform: Nintendo Switch, Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia


  1. Zumba Fitness: World Party

Transport yourself to Hawaii, Brazil and beyond with this vibrant fitness journey. Move your body with more than 40 high-energy routines and 30+ calorie-burning styles of dance – not just Zumba. The soundtrack features Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and many more. Set your own fitness goals, earn rewards and dance with friends, along with celebrity instructors.

Release date: 2013

Platform: Wii U


  1. Wii Fit

Nintendo paved the way for ‘exergaming’ when Wii Fit was first released. The dynamic game uses a unique device called the Wii Balance Board, where the player plants their feet. The board is not a typical rocking balance board but can track the user's center of balance. The game features yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games to work your core.

Release date: 2013

Platform: Nintendo Wii


  1. Dance Dance Revolution A20

You’ll have to get over to a nearby amusement arcade to join the Dance Dance Revolution. The 17th installment of the beloved dance game was released summer 2019 with an expansion pack that adds exclusive songs, courses and other content. Players are awarded a martial arts-inspired "dan rank" based on their chosen difficulty level and expertise.

Release date: 2020

Platform: Arcade


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