Happy Monday everyone!
How was everyone’s weekend? We’ve entered the last month of 2018, and it’s a bit scary to think about. Before we know it, we’ll all be making new year’s resolutions!
Not too long ago, I heard of a game that’s coming to the Nintendo Switch called Fitness Boxing that’s slated for a January release in North America. I’m thinking it’s supposed to be a spiritual successor to the Wii Fit games, focusing mainly on boxing rather than all different exercises, like jogging, hula hooping, and yoga.
With my day job consisting mainly of sitting at a desk, and writing, blogging, and gaming taking up time before and after said day job, it’s difficult for me to find the time to actually go to the gym or workout. I did have a gym membership at a place just a couple of streets over at one point with the aim to go early in the morning. It lasted maybe three days before I gave up on being awake before six a.m. After my day job hours wasn’t that great either, because everyone and their mother was there at that time and… people smell when they get sweaty.
I mean, hey, good for those people actually using their memberships! I just couldn’t stand it after dealing with people all day from work.
I always loved the idea of taking a martial arts class, and I have gone to free trial classes a couple of times before. However, things in life tended to pop up and prevent me from continuing on. When I heard that a game called Fitness Boxing was going to be a thing, I figured it’d be a decent middle ground to get me moving more. I wasn’t expecting a full workout, but something to keep me from being stationary.
The demo version of Fitness Boxing that is available is the European version and, considering Rachel and I have several accounts on our Switch for different continents due to doing reviews for a couple of other sites occasionally, we downloaded it.
I did Sunday’s daily workout and threw almost 400 punches. My arms were a little shaky, but it felt good. Also, I suck at uppercuts.
Fitness Boxing hands you to an instructor who takes you through basic punches to the rhythm of a song. Considering I have absolutely no rhythm, I tend to just try to watch the instructor and move when she moves. Aside from some boxing combos, the instructor can also do a stretching routing with you before and/or after the workouts.
While you cannot do so in the trial version, it seems the full version will let you put in your height and weight so the game can make a better estimate as to how many calories you burn during the workouts. You can also unlock outfits, apparently, for your boxing instructors because… I dunno, if you’re going to be staring at them, they may as well look good, right?
The demo of Fitness Boxing isn’t bad at all, and I’m glad I got a chance to try it before deciding on whether or not to buy the full game. It’ll be on my wish list for sure!