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Virtual Fitness

Session Length
30 min
What to wear
Exercise clothes.
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Virtual Fitness

About this service

Virtual Fitness combines mental health sciences and gaming technologies to improve our mind-body performance. In this virtual reality fitness, you can fly or swim through magnificent landscapes while getting a great workout. This enables you to train different muscle groups with a focus on the upper body, while also improving reflexes, balance, and coordination--of course, all while having fun. Numerous studies show that this is an effective way to improve your strength, balance, stability, responsiveness, and coordination. Virtual Fitness offers us another means of fighting against a sedentary lifestyle. It also provides a simple, fun, and efficient tool to help push our self-imposed limits. Crossing mountains and forests, seas and other immense landscapes, the Virtual Fitness machine combines entertainment, fitness and work on the mind-body connection.

A multidisciplinary team of athletes, researchers, and engineers combined their experience and knowledge to create this service, which is a small and robust articulated frame, simple yet very sophisticated, with supports for the hands and feet, and pads for the knees and elbows. After adjusting this mini exoskeleton to fit comfortably and putting on a 3D VR headset, you stretch, lie down, and start soaring high above otherwise inaccessible worlds. You change direction simply by shifting your weight around the frame, back and forth and side to side in a feeling of both effort and freedom.

Virtual Fitness exercises burn 30% more calories than typical weight lifting for the anterior deltoids, pectoral muscles, external abdominal obliques, trapezius, triceps, and the upper thigh. This new technology also gives powerful bilateral brain training. In the end, this specialized virtual reality equipment looks more and more like serious workout equipment, allowing the "pilot" to enjoy a real feeling of skill and freedom, even after only working out for a few minutes. Made from high-quality materials, the machine is optimized for intensive and efficient use.

So: on your mark, get set, fly!

Preparing for the Service

Your technician will help you get setup on the machine and to learn how to operate it. They can watch what you're doing and will coach you to achieve optimal results.

We recommend wearing exercise clothes when doing Virtual Fitness.

As with all of our services, we recommend drinking plenty of water both before and after the session. You will likely sweat during this service, so proper hydration is important.


We request that you do not use this equipment if you have one of the following contraindicated conditions. Risks are not limited to the following so please consult your physician if in any doubt:

  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Abdominal wall or inguinal hernia (untreated)
  • Muscle tears
  • Severe Hemophilia
  • Severe psychiatric illness (schizophrenia)
  • Unstable or Untreated high blood pressure
  • Tumor or Cancer in active phase
  • Sciatica or acute back pain
  • Recent heart attack (within 6 months, must be cleared for fitness) or severe Cardiac illness
  • Thrombosis and Phlebitis
  • Recent surgery (less than 8 weeks)
  • Problems with the inner ear (dizziness, vertigo, etc.)
  • Concussion or post-concussion syndrome.
  • Under 12 years old (ages 12-18 will need parental consent)

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