With a lot of gyms and outdoor activities being postponed intermittently, lots of people have been staying indoors and, for some, their exercise routine has come to a halt. Fortunately, exercise can still be done indoors and safely from home.
Video games and fitness have always had a history together throughout the times, such as the fan-favorite and popular game, Wii Fitness, that was enjoyed by many. Even when people are now mostly indoors, there are a lot of video games that aim to bridge that gap, and Ring Fit Adventures is one of them.
Developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, Ring Fit Adventures makes users traverse and travel through many worlds, all while battling enemies by using a ring accessory and a strap attached to your leg.
Generally, how it works is you have a ring that you apply force to by either compressing it or enacting a workout that takes advantage of the ring. When I first got the ring, it seemed like an object that would be finicky, but I was pleasantly surprised to feel how well–built it was. I tested how much force could be applied by really squeezing it in and I am happy to say, it’s a perfect fitness accessory.
Throughout the game, you are taken on an adventure through many different zones that make you run in one place while maneuvering through obstacles and traversing in style. On the way, you are then presented with battles against enemies. What’s unique about these battles is that it makes you follow a certain body workout and, when you perfect it, the monster takes a hit. Some of the body workouts incorporate legs, abs, and arms, forcing you to apply force to the ring accessory. Something that I really appreciate is how the game incorporated the ring accessory, so it’s not something you just hold, but it’s something that is actively seen in the game as an actual object. It’s a nice attention to detail and adds more to the experience.
Aside from the ring accessory, there’s also a strap that is applied to your thigh. This tracks when you are running in place and leg workouts. The strap stays securely in place, so there’s nothing to worry about on that front.
After incorporating all of these together and putting in a good amount of hours into Ring Fit Adventures, I achieved a tremendous workout and felt my heart pumping. I felt like my arms, abs, and legs achieved a good workout as if I was in a gym. While it doesn’t beat the experience of going into the gym and using actual equipment, it’s still a nice way to get fit and obtain some exercise indoors.
If you have a Nintendo Switch, it’s a definite must-buy game if you want to work on/get into some fitness activities indoors!