Workout of the Week #1: Full-Body Focus

Oculus Blog
January 4, 2021

The New Year is upon us, making it a great time to focus on fitness whether or not resolutions are your style. Join the Oculus community in kickstarting this year’s healthy habits with some fun VR workouts!

With gyms and studios still shuttered or at reduced capacity due to social distancing, home workouts are a great way to work up a sweat. And you can level up the fun in your routine by combining gaming with a killer workout session.

This month, we’re helping you shake up your workout routine with Oculus Quest 2. Every Monday in January, we’ll post a new workout guide based on a different theme. And we may even have a bonus or two up our sleeves.

You can track all your workouts across any of these apps (and more) with Oculus Move, which automatically tracks your calories burned and physically active minutes. Every week, we’ll challenge you to target a certain number of Move Minutes to keep you on your toes. Find Oculus Move in your Library.

Without further ado, let’s dive into our first Workout of the Week: Full-Body Focus!

Synth Riders on the Quest and Rift Platforms gets your whole body in a groove. For the more adventurous, try playing with the “No Fail” mod on. FitXR recently launched a new Dance Studio on the Quest Platform. Now it’s your fitness hub for an effective form of cardio, even if you’ve never danced or boxed before. Last but not least, Supernatural on the Quest Platform gives you a new workout every day with music you love. Supernatural offers a free one-month trial if you want to try it out this January.

More on Oculus Move

Oculus Move helps you keep track of the calories you burn and how long you’ve been physically active across any game or app in VR. Set goals for yourself and track your progress over time.

You can find Oculus Move in your Library. If you’ve never opened it before, Oculus Move will take you through a short set-up experience to set your Move goals. You have the option to add personal information, like your age, weight, height, and gender, to help us better predict your calories burned. The more information you provide, the better the estimate. If you choose to skip any of these variables, an average will be used instead.

We’re still testing the real-time stats feature through the in-game overlay. If you have access to the overlay feature and choose to turn on “in-game” overlay, you’ll be able to adjust the placement of the overlay without quitting your current game. To do this in headset, go to your Oculus Settings > Experimental > Features > Oculus Move Overlay. We recommend placing the dashboard on the “bottom” location.

Track your VR fitness progress throughout the month. To do this in headset, open the Oculus Move app from your Library and then select View Calendar. You can also open the Oculus Move app from your Library and then navigate to History > All Stats > Monthly Stats.

Have a favorite workout in VR? Let us know in the comments below. You can also take a selfie after your workout and tag @Oculus and #MoveForReal to share your fitness journey with the Oculus community.