Many of us rely on treadmills, exercise bikes, and elliptical machines to exercise indoors. Thanks to them, we can exercise any time of the day and any day. Exercising outdoors can be more fun but not everyone has the opportunity to try it every day. These 5 virtual fitness apps for iPhone and iPad make you feel like you are exercising outdoors, or at least keep you from getting bored:
BitGym: upgrades your cardio machine by introducing interactive trails from around the world to your workouts. Works on bikes, elliptical machines, and treadmills. BitGym tracks your speed using the front-facing camera on your device.
Virtual Active: has 16 locations to breathe new life into your workout routine. It can tell how hard you are exercising and adjusts the video playback speed to synchronize with you.
Virtual Runner: it brings high definition videos to your tablet, so you can run your favorite routes even when the weather is not cooperating. It is compatible with ANT+ devices.
TreadmillVR Max: lets you experience the outdoors while exercising inside. The idea is not new but you can now try it on your iOS device. Just pick the scene you want to be in, select a companion, add your music, and go.
GameFit Bike Race: a 3D cycling game that pushes you to work harder. It has 8 cycling locations, daytime, sunset, and midnight rides, and supports your music.
I still prefer running outside. It is much more fun and challenging. But if the weather is not cooperating or you simply don’t want to do it, these virtual fitness apps can keep you from getting bored while you exercise on your treadmill or exercise bike.