2016's Most Misguided Fitness Trends (And What You Should Be Doing Instead)

Load Previous
Gamification
8
YouTube6/8

Gamification

An influx of new virtual reality devices and apps tried to make working out more fun and whimsical by transporting users to alternate realities (your elliptical machine becomes a magical Pegasus!) and adding elements of gamification.

Instead: Run a mile. Push a sled. Lift a barbell. Seriously — do anything else. It doesn’t matter how advanced or cutting edge a VR headset is — you will still look like an idiot wearing it. Wipe that dumb look off your face, and stop swatting at the air. You’re not a child, and this isn’t an arcade.

Back to Top