BitGym offers virtual locations and social interaction make cardio machines more appealing
Instead of spending your 30 minutes a day using a cardio machine that offers nothing more than view of other people’s heads, gym walls, or the same program plastered on everyone’s screens, try making your way through virtual worlds inspired by real-life instead.
BitGym is a piece of fitness equipment that transforms an ordinary cardio machine into beautiful trails, inspiring classes, and fun multiplayer fitness activities.
Just some of the options you have when exercising with the device include:
- Running through the Swiss Alps
- Biking down the California coast
- Taking an indoor cycling class on the roads of France
- Beating your friend’s high score challenge
The Virtual Active catalog will initially feature 24 different trails, with a new one added each week – all of which members have unlimited access to.
BitGym are also aiming to make exercise a more fun and social activity
These include guided workouts, games, classes and video tours, offering a new activity every single day, making sure that they can be done either cooperatively or competitively with friends.
In case you were worried about buying some expensive hardware, the experience works using just the camera and accelerometer built-in to your phone or tablet. That means all you need is a single app to get started with the virtual tours.
The tours will work on a subscription model, normally costing $8, but being available to founding members for just $5. Expected to launch in November, there is currently a Kickstarter Campaign being run which can get your discounted access if your pledge.
Check out the campaign video below: