With its focus on virtual reality (VR) fitness, FitXR for Meta Quest not only offers energetic workouts but also the chance to exercise with professional athletes. Having seen Guinness World Record Holder Zion Clark join earlier in the year, for June FitXR welcomes two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and WBO World Champion, Nicola Adams.
Celebrating Pride month, Adams is a professional boxer and LGBTQ+ advocate and spokesperson, supporting the community by making fitness universally accessible and inclusive. Nicola kicks off FitXR’s Pride celebration with her first Box class, Boxing Gold, running through June. Additionally, Nicola will lead Box and Warm Up Cool Down classes to be released on a monthly basis.
“I’m delighted to call myself a FitXR trainer,” said Adams in a statement. “I’m a big gamer and I obviously love to work out so FitXR brings together two of my personal passions. My hope is that I can inspire people to get more active to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’d also like to help grow confidence and show that fitness can indeed be fun.”
Away from her boxing career, Adams appeared on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing breaking new ground for the show with the first-ever same sex pairing. Whilst her documentary Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story premiered on Amazon Prime late last year.
“Our mission at FitXR is to offer inclusive fitness for all so we’re proud to support and educate via Pride-themed class content during this important month of acknowledgement and celebration,” said Kelly Cosentino, Director of Fitness at FitXR. “We’re also thrilled to add the amazing and inspirational Nicola Adams to our roster of talented trainers. And it’s wonderful to have Garret back with us, as he was always a FitXR member-favourite. It’s shaping up to be an exciting month and the team at FitXR is here for it!”
In addition to Nicola’s involvement, FitXR will be adding further Pride-themed content. There’s a new Rooftop Pride environment for the Box, HIIT and Dance studios this month, music from LGBTQ+ unsigned artists; FitXR trainers Karma and Frida will host two vogue-inspired dance classes, House of Stylz and House of Passion, and previous FitXR trainer Garret Caillouet returns with HIIT class Powered by Pride.
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.