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Best Exercise & Workout Games for Oculus Quest 2 in 2022

A man shadow boxes while wearing an Oculus Quest headset
A man shadow boxes while wearing an Oculus Quest headset (Image credit: Android Central)

With its accurate body tracking, Guardian protection, and light wireless headset, the Oculus Quest 2 may be the best VR headset for fast-paced gameplay. Plenty of the best Oculus Quest 2 games will give you some form of exercise simply by making you stand up and flail your arms around for an hour, but there are a few truly heart-pumping apps for aerobic exercise that'll get you sweating and your muscles burning. Here is a list of the best Oculus Quest 2 workout games that will give you a killer workout in VR —except you'll be too busy having fun to notice.

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The problem with exercise videos at home is that no one is there to judge you if you pause or stop altogether; plus, it's hard to rev yourself up into working hard in the place where you like to mentally relax. That's why getting a gym-worthy workout with the Oculus Quest 2 can be so effective: It transports you to a new place where moving your body fast feels natural and immerses you in flashing lights and bass-heavy music that makes you forget that your body is going through something unpleasant.

Any of the best Oculus Quest 2 workout games can help you lose weight if you make it a routine. So your job is to figure out which game fits your personality. If you're someone that hates the gym but loves sports, then you'll want to try a game like Beat Saber or Synth Riders that is good for your body but isn't explicitly a workout. On the other hand, if you're someone that wants to push themselves hard, the fact is that only apps like FitXR or Supernatural are specifically designed to push your full body to the limit, and won't let you take a break after just one song.

Whichever games you choose, hold off on starting up a VR exercise routine until you've invested in some of the best Quest 2 workout accessories: These will help keep your headset from becoming a sweat- and bacteria-filled mess, help you avoid injuries, and even make your VR workouts that much harder.

Michael L Hicks
Michael L Hicks

Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.