GAME ON! IDEAS FOR KEEPING ACTIVE INDOORS
If your family loves gaming, why not check out some of our favourite picks to get all the family moving. Who says exercise can’t be fun!
Our bodies love to move, but we know its sometimes hard to get the family up and about. So, if you are looking for inspiration, here are our top 10 interactive games you can all get involved in and enjoy from the comfort of your own home. They’ll be sure to make you all break into a sweat, but you won’t know it as you’ll be having lots of fun at the same time!
These indoor apps designed specifically for little ones, featuring favourite cartoon characters can make exercise fun
Nickelodeon Fit is the first fitness video game designed specifically for little ones, featuring favourite cartoon characters such as Dora the Explorer, Diego, Kai-lan and the Backyardigans. Play games like biking with Dora, rafting with Diego, running with Kai-Lan and jump rope with the Backyardigans! Why we love it? This game’s not just about exercise – it helps little ones learn how to follow directions, remember patterns and recognise colours too. A perfect game for pre-schoolers with educational benefits too!
These apps are great to kick start getting more active for kids and adults alike. You can all get involved and add an element of competition to the fun.
WiiFit is the original fitness game that motivates players to get up and moving towards a healthier lifestyle. Try your hand at yoga, strength training, aerobics and balance games, all from the comfort of your own living room! Why we love it? Its fitness diary and automatic progress tracker makes it a great way to set health and fitness goals – no gym or equipment needed!
Just Dance Now
Just Dance Now is the go-to dance video game that allows you to unleash your inner dancer. No need for a videogame console, all you need is a smartphone and a little space to get your toes tapping and shoulders locking to the beat! Why we love it? Perfect for all ages, there’s over 500 different routines, and if you have a competitive edge you can compete with other dancers from around the world!
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 brings action-packed Olympic sporting events to your living room – perfect for a weekend in with the family! Buckle up and bring your best moves to the track, gym, ring, or water in dozens of different party games everyone will enjoy. Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top! Why we love it? With more than 30 events to master at different difficulty levels, this is a family-fun favourite that everyone can get involved in.
RingFit is an adventure game that also gives you and your family a full body workout! Explore over 100 levels in your quest to defeat a bodybuilding dragon and his minion using real life exercises. Why we love it? The controllers are really sensitive to your movements, so the game can tell you exactly what you need to do to complete each challenge.
Walk It Out
Walk it Out lets you to move to the beat of 120 songs – the more you walk, the richer your world becomes. There’s new places to explore with every step, without ever leaving your home! You can track your family’s progress and achievements, including calories burned, distance travelled, steps taken and more. Why we love it? It’s a great way to tie physical activity in with rewards, especially when it’s raining outside and you’re not sure how to get your kids moving indoors!
Dance Dance Revolution
Dance Dance Revolution is a pulse-raising family-fun way to get fit by dancing! Step along to the beat and hit every note to claim the top spot. Why we love it? Dance Dance Revolution gives you the freedom to dance for hours on end without anyone staring! Plug in some of your favourite tunes and dance it out – why not host a competition with the little ones, kids versus adults?
Active Life: Outdoor Challenge
Active Life: Outdoor Challenge is a brilliant way to get fit using a game mat – players compete against each other in a series of mini-games for the top prize. Compete against your family to see who can claim gold! Why we love it? You can choose from a range of training options such as Full Body, 5 minutes, Easy or Hard, so this game is perfect for working around your family’s routine.
For Grown Ups
Here are some apps for the Grown Ups to have some fun whilst keeping active indoors
Fitness Boxing brings you fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises while bopping along to popular songs – get a cardio workout at home or on the go! Track your progress too as the game estimates your approximate body mass index and daily calories burned to keep you going and encourage healthy habits. Why we love it? This is a proper full-body workout that’ll leave you sweating. Your on-screen trainer also gives you specific tips on what moves you need to work on to get the most out of your workout!
BoxVR makes exercise fun again! Jab, weave and uppercut your way through workouts in time to adrenaline-pumping music. Led by fitness experts and specifically designed to burn calories, fight your way (literally) into fitness! Why we love it? Every class is choreographed by leading fitness experts and instructors, from short 3-minute warm-ups to 60+ minute endurance – there’s something for everyone no matter how busy you are!