Technology is growing at a rapid pace and being integrated into nearly every facet of life – and fitness is no exception. Virtual Reality has made its way to the fitness industry and high-end Virtual Reality headsets are on the rise when it comes to hot new fitness trends. The traditional notion of playing a video game on the couch has shifted to a reality where video games can help you burn calories, get fit and sharpen your skills in a specific sport, such as boxing. Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is a leader in fitness technology and is a top innovator when it comes to embracing Virtual Reality. With state of the art equipment and first of its kind vision, the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Virtual Reality set is truly redefining what fitness will look like in the future.
The very first version of the Virtual Reality that we see today dates back to the invention of the Stereoscope in 1938, which used two photos and two mirrors to create a 3-D vision. Many years and models later, Floyd Mayweather saw an opportunity to become a pioneer in the fitness industry that he couldn’t pass up. Just as Mayweather changed and redefined the sport of boxing with his reign of dominance, he saw the fitness industry as a market in which he could lead and dominate once again. Introduced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, the World’s largest tech conference, the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Virtual Reality app quickly captured the attention and admiration of the global fitness community. Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is a groundbreaking Virtual Reality system, where users are coached to box by Virtual Floyd for a high-intensity interval training workout. While being able to fight Floyd Mayweather isn’t a realistic box to check off the bucket list, the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Virtual Reality app is the next best thing.
Besides the shocking and life-like visual aspect of Virtual Reality, there are several benefits of using VR as a part of your fitness routine. For one, Virtual Reality allows users to receive a highly effective yet low-impact workout. For boxing in particular, there is a lot of impact that the body endures in one single session. Virtual Reality helps boxers to still build endurance and stamina while allowing their bodies to take a break from the impact of repeatedly hitting a heavy bag or coaching mitts. Boxing, as is many sports, is all about repetition and drilling the proper technique into your muscle memory. Virtual Reality is an ideal way to work on your form of basic boxing punches, as well as practice longer combinations, so you are more prepared when you enter a class or one-on-one session. Similar to shadow boxing, Virtual Reality gives boxers the opportunity to raise your heart rate and establish proper techniques. Instructed by Virtual Floyd himself, the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness VR program is no joke – users will receive technical coaching to truly make them stronger and more confident boxers.
The option to bring a high intensity workout straight to your home is one of the most exciting aspects of Virtual Reality. Whether it’s due to a busy schedule, not having the means to travel to a gym or living in a remote area, Virtual Reality is a way to democratize fitness and deliver top tier workouts to people everywhere. While the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Virtual Reality app is currently in-gym only, technology has made it possible to deliver fitness to more people in more places. The future is exciting for what Virtual Reality can do for the fitness industry. Next time you’re in the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness studio, make sure to see to try our Virtual Reality fitness app and see what everyone is talking about!