Working out in virtual reality (VR) should be an activity that everyone can enjoy, no matter their physical abilities. To highlight this fact, pro athlete, author and motivational speaker, Zion Clark, will be collaborating with the FitXR team on a range of classes that can be played whilst seated.
Due to caudal regression syndrome, Clark was born with no legs but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a Guinness World Record holder as the fastest man on two hands over 20 metres with
a time of 4.78 seconds. He’s also aiming to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games – wrestling and seated 100M in track respectively. You’ll also find him on Netflix in a short documentary titled Zion.
Clark will choreograph classes for FitXR’s Box and HIIT studios, with his first Box class “Ready for Anything” debuting today. Over the coming months, additional classes will be added plus his avatar will also appear later this year.
“I believe in the FitXR mission of making fitness fun and inclusive for all,” said Clark in a statement. “I wanted to partner with FitXR to create these workout classes because they understand that
fitness is not one-size-fits-all. Together we’re creating content that is accessible to a broad
range of people, regardless of their experience, goals or mobility. I hope I can encourage
people to look past their limitations – mental or physical – and start being more active. If I can
inspire people to commit to living a more balanced lifestyle through routine exercise, that’s a
win for me.”
“Since its inception, FitXR has always been about inclusivity and providing fitness options
that cater to all,” Sam Cole, Co-Founder & CEO of FitXR adds. “It’s a foundation of our
business model and I’m so thrilled to elevate our pledge to fitness inclusivity through our
partnership with Zion. We’re excited for him to bring his unique passion and sense of
perseverance to FitXR.”
FitXR is a subscription-based fitness app exclusive to the Meta Quest platform with a 7-day free trial to test it out. After that, it’ll cost you $9.99 USD a month to continue the membership. For continued updates, keep reading gmw3.