Virtual Gyms and Fitness Centres

Blogger "Deeply" recently posted about the eXtension virtual world presence of the "Avatar Fitness Club" in the gaming platform Second Life. There's a lot of potential for virtual environments to replace forums and other online support networks, including the enormous benefits that come with virtual environments - such as enhanced interactive feedback, community and group support, and educational opportunities. I published a post about this form of support and education a year ago over on the Skeptifit blog:

"Second Life – Virtual Fitness Centres: What’s it all about?"

Although it may take a while for virtual environments to achieve their full potential, I'm still a big believer that this will happen eventually, particularly with the (Facebook funded) Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to be soon released at an absurdly affordable price.

https://www.facebook.com/avatarfitness/posts/330794813759859

Have you ever participated in virtual support groups? Is there any future in virtual reality platforms and supportive environments for health and fitness?

UncategorizedJason Jarred