FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is Immersive Gym?

    Immersive Gym is a transformational fitness training environment which uses cutting edge technology to create inspiring and immersive, augmented reality gyms and fitness studios. Working with both ultra-high net worth residences and super prime hotels, Immersive Gyms provides a solution for keeping the most discerning clients physically and mentally challenged and highly motivated in their own bespoke setting.

  • What is the difference between augmented and virtual reality in a gym setting?

    Generally virtual reality refers to the use of a headset, whereas augmented reality allows the user to be aware of their surroundings in an immersive setting, which, being produced by software, can be set to whatever environment the gym user prefers.

  • What are the benefits of augmented reality in a gym setting?

    Real-time Gym Data

    One of the most beneficial things in a gym setting is the availability of real-time data. So data can be tracked and monitored, including heart rate, metabolism etc. With this the user can measure the quality of a workout, which can provide a lot of motivation

    Flexibilty

    As well as providing whatever setting the users wants to work out in, or whatever experience they would like to have from driving to walking in a forest, augmented reality offers flexibility to users without affecting the quality and intensity of the workout. The environments can be easily controlled and changed as desired

    Competition and shared experience

    Users can record their data and share it. Users can compare their performance and compete with each other based on their workouts, kilometers run, time taken, energy expended etc.  Also, with social media, users can share their workout data with friends to provide more motivation and fun with their workout regimens

  • Does Immersive Gym use Augmented Reality?

    Immersive Gym can display a multitude of content types in different formats via its interface.  It can stream or store content from one of over 150,000 fitness apps and service providers.  Some of these services use augmented reality content.  Where Immersive Gym creates their own content this is captured to provide the most realistic and closest training environment to being outside. Overlaying this content will be additional data and information that will help the user get the best out of each training and practice session.

  • Do you wear a VR headset in Immersive Gym?

    Immersive believes in training and fitness unencumbered with goggles and headsets.  If you are training hard and there is sweat the last thing a user needs is to be wearing something that restricts movement and is uncomfortable.  There have been examples of certain applications testing the use of VR headsets and have stopped using them because the headsets get destroyed by the moisture build up, notwithstanding the discomfort.

  • What can I do inside Immersive Gym?

    Spaces are transformed with a combination of custom health-tech software that allows the user to view immersive, 360-degree fitness and training videos, facilitated by the best-in-class AV equipment and controlled by production quality broadcasting software as well as a bespoke IG user-interface. Easy to use with clarity in design the IG Interface allows users to clearly select from a variety of IG local video content, application or choose from a selection of over 150k web or app-based streaming services (such as Zwift, Tacx, Les Mills, GLO) curated by IG and then displayed in the studio allowing users to work out in any location in the world whilst being in one place.

  • What features can I find in Immersive Gym?

    Dual in-studio cameras allow users to view themselves from multi-angles throughout a gym session, essential for assessing correct technique and alignment. These cameras also enable 24-7 remote personal training and coaching time via video call facility. To increase the sense of being in the real world whilst training, both IG and curated content interacts with Bluetooth training equipment including Technogym and TacX smart Trainers – with content speed increasing and decreasing with effort by the user. All equipment is mounted on lockable steel platforms for ease of movement, ensuring an adaptable studio space.

  • Can I use Immersive Gym for non-fitness activities?

    To complete the lifestyle offering and allow ‘train to game’ functionality, owners can connect their Immersive Gym to any HDMI source to use consoles such as a PS4 or flight and driving simulation hardware. With racing simulation hardware, an in-situ driving simulator can be configured for any type of virtual racing. The system also allows movie screening for home cinema enjoyment, to catch up on the news, Netflix or Amazon Prime series, turning the gym from one of the least used rooms to one of the most used and most versatile.

  • Is Immersive Gym only for the fitness market?

    Immersive Gym creates tech-augmented fitness and wellbeing environments. The creation of environments is about the content shown in that environment.  The application for Immersive Gym can be used widely to provide environments designed for people with conditions such as dementia, physical disabilities, support environments for people receiving cancer treatments, rehab centres for people recovering from physical injuries, care homes for the elderly so keep them active, centres for children receiving on-going care or any location where the employees, patients or guests can be taken to a place that can support calmness and wellbeing.

  • Where can Immersive Gym Be installed?

    Immersive Gym can display a multitude of content types in different formats via its interface.  It can stream or store content from one of over 150,000 fitness apps and service providers.  Some of these services use augmented reality content.  Where Immersive Gym creates their own content this is captured to provide the most realistic and closest training environment to being outside. Overlaying this content will be additional data and information that will help the user get the best out of each training and practice session.

  • What are the size options for Immersive Gym? Do I need to have a 360 degree experience?

    Immersive Gym is a bespoke product designed, installed and managed by Immersive Gym in consultation with the buyer to ensure the best environment can be created with the space and budget. Human beings’ mid-peripheral vision is around 120degrees and their far peripheral vision is c. 210 degrees so the majority of forward centric activities do not need a 360 degree environment. The benefit curve starts to flatten at 120 degrees and above. Understanding the available space and principle purpose of use helps understanding the degree of immersion required.

  • Where do I start with installing Immersive Gym?

    Whether you are a direct Client, Corporate, Institution, Project Manager, Architect, Designer, Client representative, Property Manager, Hotel or Healthcare Group, the team at Immersive Gym have may years’ experience providing services at the very highest level.
    To get in touch please head to our contact us page:

manage cookies