The holidays are out, the Christmas tree has been brought down and now it’s time for the real work to be done. For most of us, getting in shape is a big deal hence workouts and gym subscriptions are part of our resolutions. But what if I told you that we can make fitness fun this year thanks to the power of gamification?
What is gamification?
It's the process of taking something that already exists – such as a workout regimen – and integrating game mechanics into it with the intent to motivate, improve engagement, and increase loyalty.
Gamifying your workouts means choosing gaming apps that allow you to play games during exercise. You might compete against yourself or other people in competitions to win money and other prizes — or simply achieve goals (in a fun way) set by you or a team you've joined. According to recent research, “gamifying” exercise can improve motivation and make fitness more effective at all levels.
We wouldn’t close this session without a few recommendations would we? Zombies run is a running app that will keep you on your toes and increase running speed to win games. You'll be running from Zombies, and forced to boost workout speed and intensity to avoid getting caught, so please make sure you check it out.
If you need a little motivation boost to stay pumped for workouts and other healthy lifestyle choices, consider Fitocracy as your next workout gamification app of choice. This fitness game helps you live healthier by participating in role-playing games where you can reach next levels by eating healthy and working out regularly. You can also find other players and fitness groups to gain a little extra encouragement, which helps you stay on track with fitness goals. You can join teams for challenges as well, which acts as a way to keep you accountable (so you don’t let your team down).
No pain no gain, this is indeed a fact when it comes to workouts but this can change. You can convert your fitness routine into a fun experience by using any of the games that we have mentioned!