‘FitXR’ Levels Up VR Fitness With New High-Intensity Interval Training Workouts

Oculus Blog
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May 26, 2021
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You’ve learned to box. You’ve learned to dance. Now FitXR is adding a third option to its virtual fitness club: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) studio.

You may have taken a HIIT class before. It’s a popular format that involves short bursts of intense activity to get your heart rate pumping. FitXR’s HIIT classes are designed exclusively for VR, generating glowing targets that you smash through as quickly (and powerfully) as possible.

It’s a bit like whack-a-mole, but grounded in sports science. FitXR’s HIIT classes are actually designed to mimic a device used to train F1 drivers. You don’t need to be a professional racer to get the benefits though. FitXR’s HIIT classes will test your reflexes, your endurance, and your agility, no matter your fitness level.

But for VR fitness experts, the biggest change is probably the fact that FitXR’s HIIT classes aren’t rhythm-based. Most VR fitness apps—including FitXR’s Box and Dance classes—still take cues from music and rhythm games, but HIIT studio breaks free from the beat and lets you push your intensity higher than ever before.

“With HIIT studio, FitXR is truly pushing the boundaries,” says Sam Cole, Co-Founder and CEO of FitXR. “This is the start of the next phase of what’s possible to achieve in VR fitness.”

Like all FitXR workouts, HIIT classes can be taken simultaneously with up to six friends. Compete for the highest score, or encourage each other over voice chat. Whatever you need to keep you going on your fitness journey.

So lace up your shoes and grab FitXR on the Oculus Quest Platform. You’ll find the new HIIT studio waiting for you in FitXR starting today with three introductory classes available to everyone. And if you like how you feel after those classes, a $9.99 USD/month FitXR subscription gets you a mix of seven new HIIT, Box, and Dance classes every week.