If you’re digging deep to find inspiration in the sweaty backside of another gym go-er whilst you pedal along in a darkened room with too loud music and flashing lights, you might want to try virtual reality (VR) fitness.
It’s part of a growing trend called immersive fitness that incorporates your senses, including sound, sight and smell.
Now commonplace in America, elaborate videos are displayed on floor to ceiling 3D screens and synchronised to music. And it’s to these scenes that you spin. For the length of the class you aren’t in a studio, you’re out on the open road, climbing up mountains or cycling through forests.