Get Fit at Home: Try these 4 Exercise ‘Games’ in 2020+

Ade M. Campbell
4 min readMay 28, 2020

‘Healthy body, healthy mind.’ Some may or may not suffer from flashbacks of jumping around with the Nintendo Wii to titles like Wii Sports, Sports Island etc. The graphics were not very great, and if your room or apartment happened to be on the small side, it was never easy to keep it up, or properly enjoy.

However, if you have got the space at home, and a console as good as the recent Nintendo Switch, or the Xbox, PS4 etc, then you should definitely give any one of these following dance titles or sports ‘games’ a try. As the fine days of the Wii were aiming for, they do inject some real motivation and fun into achieving that regular fitness routine. (Especially in these post-Coronavirus lockdown times, when many restrictions are still in place.)

Being one of the more recent home entertainment devices, most would say the Nintendo Switch is most suited to exercise titles these days, due to its great portability and movement-tracking capabilities (thanks to the Joy-Con controllers).

However, there’s something for everyone nowadays, on nearly every console, so there’s no excuse not to give one of these a go…..

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Ring Fit Adventure

For: Nintendo Switch

Don’t let the price put you off: this ‘game’/fitness experience will give you some great workouts that include the usual running, jumping, squatting etc. However, you’ll also be squeezing the ‘Ring Con’ accessory, to test your resistance. You can customise all this to fit your current level of fitness, but nevertheless, it will get you moving!

This is due largely to the Ring Fit Adventure itself, which is basically an RPG that will lead you to fight opponents via exercise, as you gain in experience within a vividly realised world.

Note: a free, recent update expands the game to include a Rhythm Game music mode (exercising to 17 different tracks) and also a jogging mode through the adventure sections, without…

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Ade M. Campbell

Writer, artist, permaculture explorer of new tech, generative AI, VR, web3, NFTs: Ade’s Press: adespress.blog