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Exercise has always been a challenge for me, but incorporating the Meta Quest 3 into my workout routines has been a game-changer. Here’s why.

For most of my life, I was physically active daily, working in a hot and sticky factory for eight to ten hours.

This constant movement meant I never had to worry about staying active.

Now that my life is less physically demanding, I’ve had to be more intentional about my activity levels.

While getting a gym membership seemed the obvious solution, the effort of actually going to the gym posed its own challenge.

In December 2023, I began learning karate as a way to stay active, but with classes only two days a week, I often found myself without sufficient physical activity.

I’ve always enjoyed gamifying fitness through platforms like Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Fit, and Ring Fit Adventure. However, these options are somewhat limited in their offerings.

So, when Meta invited me to test out the Quest 3 and some of its popular apps, I jumped at the opportunity.

First Impressions of Meta Quest 3 Fitness

Meta provided the headset and several apps for me to test, including boxing apps like Supernatural, Les Mills Bodycombat, and meditation-focused games like Tripp.

Setting up the devices and apps was a straightforward process, allowing me to dive right into Meta’s Supernatural for my first session.

Supernatural offers both boxing and a Beat Saber-like mode called Flow, where you can work out to popular songs by artists like Green Day, Queen, Eminem, and 50 Cent.

After my first 30 minutes of boxing, the cloth face seal was drenched in sweat, and the stock headband began to hurt my head.

While I got used to the sweaty face seal, I quickly replaced the headband with the Kiwi Design comfort strap.

To further enhance my experience, I also added Kiwi Design’s knuckle grips, which significantly improved my boxing workouts and were well worth the investment of less than $30.

Despite minor comfort issues, using the Meta Quest 3 for boxing was easy, thanks to in-game tutorials provided by each app’s instructors.

Meta Quest 3 Fitness Apps

The Quest Store offers a wide array of fitness apps, making it easy to find one that suits your interests.

Since my karate classes focus heavily on boxing, I particularly enjoyed using apps like Supernatural, Les Mills BodyCombat, and Litesport on my off days.

To supplement my weekly workout schedule, I also tested my dance skills with OhShape and took mental health breaks with Tripp.

All these apps include some form of instruction, whether through VR holograms of popular fitness gurus or calming background voices, making it easy for beginners to start working out.

Making It a Habit

Initially, establishing a regular workout routine with the Meta Quest 3 was challenging—it’s much easier to sit and watch TV than to put on a VR headset and exercise for 30 minutes to an hour.

However, after the first week, it turned into something I looked forward to rather than something I felt forced to do.

Over time, Supernatural became my go-to boxing app, mainly because of its excellent music selection, which helps keep me motivated during workouts.

While the Meta Quest 3 is fantastic for physical health, it also offers various meditation options for mental well-being.

I used Tripp for meditation, and after just one session, I found myself reaching for it almost every night.

Since making a habit of working out with the Quest 3, it has become one of my favorite ways to stay active.

The flexibility to work out at any time makes it much easier to ensure I’m active every day.

However, the Quest 3 is not just a fitness device. Its extensive library of apps and high-quality build make it versatile for various uses.

If you plan to use it for workouts, consider investing in some aftermarket accessories for a more comfortable experience.

Source: dexerto

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