5 video games to get in shape from home


If you miss those days in the gym, when the life fitness was your thing, check out these games that will challenge your body to the rhythm, routines and various exercises that besides boosting your physical activity, you will have a good time from the safety of your home.

To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the World Health Organization created the initiative #PlayApartTogether, in which companies in the industry gamer as Unity, Riot Games, Zynga, Blizzard Entertainment, Ubisoft, Koei Tecmo, among others, invite people to stay at home to explore the extraordinary virtual worlds of video games.

But not all games are a sedentary activity. There are some proposals that can become an attractive substitute to your gym favorite, in addition to make you burn calories, you steal some laughter to break the monotony of the exercise routines that you never imagined before.

These are five games that we recommend to resume physical activity, either solo, in couple, or with your entire family, but yeah, keeping the proper distance.

Ring Fit Adventure

With the Nintendo seal, Ring Fit Adventure is a proposal that breaks the mold of what conventional by having two accessories that you will need to play: the Ring-With a ring of plastic that responds to the effort you make to tighten it with your hands and record your heart rate with the sensor of the Joy-With, and the tape of the leg, which records the movement of the lower part of your body.

When you place a Joy-With every one of the accessories, you’ll be ready to experience an adventure athletic unmatched, the explore 20 different worlds, with more than 250 levels, where you will complete different squats, push-ups, and others, to attack the monsters that cross your path, with a gameplay similar to RPG, so your character, as your body will level as you progress.

The game will challenge you to face different monsters, as if it were a RPG in which the attack and defense depend on your movements.

If you want to go straight to the exercise, accounts with mode, Quick Game, with different mini-games to challenge your body with rapid exercises, or you can also create your own routines that conform to the shape most suitable for your training. You can even work out with the Switch in standby mode, so that while you watch a movie, or series, the Ring-With record the exercises you do with the arm.

If that weren’t enough, recently got a free upgrade that integrates a mode of rhythm game to exercise with songs from TLOZ: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey.

Available in physical for Nintendo Switch (from $1,800).

Rated E10+.

The free update lets you play to the rhythm of the great successes of Nintendo Switch.

Just Dance 2020 and Just Dance Now

The dance game is back this year with a repertoire of over 40 songs, with artists such as Ariana Grande, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Panic! At The Disco, and many more, gathered to celebrate 10 years of making dance to the players.

But the game is not just about following in the footsteps of the characters as if you were a mirror, it also has “Sweat Mode”, where you exercise with choreography, while showing an estimate of the calories burned and the time you spend dancing.

Just Dance 2020 also features playlists, where you wonder just how much exercise time you want to do, to establish some routines to keep you motivated to activate your body on a daily basis.

If you are not convinced, repertoire of songs, you can hire the service of dance-on-demand Just-Dance Unlimited, that through streaming allows you to play, for an additional cost, with more than 500 songs in Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stay.

On the other hand, if you do not have a console, the option is Just Dance Now, which allows you to dance more than 500 songs on a PC, Apple TV, tablets, or devices that integrate Chromecast to serve as a screen to connect to the internet, while you use your smartphone iOS or Android-like control to play.

Although Just Dance Now lets you try some songs at the beginning, subsequently you’ll have to buy a VIP pass, either 24 hours or 1, 3, and up to 12 months, so that you can enjoy the game in its entirety.

Just Dance 2020 available in physical and digital for the Nintendo Switch (from $1,000), PS4 (from $882), Xbox One (from $860).

Rated E10+.

The service of Just Dance Now requires the internet and the payment of the subscription.

Fitness Boxing

Learn how to throw blows at the rate of 20 songs unlockable in this game based on boxing, and customize workout routines to select different goals for fitness so you can train your way.

Training sessions ranging from 10 to 40 minutes, in the normal mode, and fast,
Although it may seem that you just exercise the arms, the game demands you hit, get in a squatting position and move to the hold the Joy-to receive a full body workout.

The game makes a rough estimate of your body mass index, in addition to the calories you burn as you progress.

In addition, if you’re fed up of someone from your house for so much time of cohabitation is bound, can settle their differences in a ring virtual, when confronted in a fight of two players.

Available in physical and digital for the Nintendo Switch (from $1,300).

Classification E.

Use the Joy-With as gloves, box to start to throw punches and get in shape.

Zumba Burn it Up

With a more accelerated pace, this game includes the routines, and the 30 songs most recognized program Zumba to get in shape when you move your hips and follow the movement with Joy-With.

You can choose the intensity of your workout by opting for new routines, or the classics of yesteryear, with styles of dance, toning and rhythms that will give you motivation to achieve your goals by following the famous instructors of real life.

The challenge can be shared with up to 4 players, to increase their physical skills, as, while dances with more energy, style and enthusiasm, you’ll get higher rewards.

Available in physical and digital for the Nintendo Switch (from $800).

Classification E.

Although it looks similar to Just Dance, the games of zumba are characterized by movements that require a little more effort.

Beat Know

This is not a typical rhythm game. To use a viewer of virtual reality, either on the computer, or on the PC, you’ll see a few cubes of rhythms that will come closer to your position, similar to Guitar Hero, or Rock Band.

The coordination is elementary for you to move your arms as if you hold her a couple of lightsabers to cut to the rhythm of the songs to feel like a superhero musical.

The songs are composed to be in complete harmony with the different levels specially designed. In addition to the rhythms futuristic that it contains, and you can buy seperate playlists of bands like Imagine Dragons and Panic! At The Disco.

Available in digital for PS4 ($30) and PC (from $280).

Classification E.

Beat Know is the best example of that fun is not fought with the exercise.