Fitness: Taking cycling into the next dimension

The Trip is an immersive indoor cycling class by Pure Fitness. It uses a virtual reality video projection on the wall to motivate students in the class.
Participants getting into the groove of VR cycling, which uses technology to change the whole workout experience.
Participants getting into the groove of VR cycling, which uses technology to change the whole workout experience.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Immersive experiences like themes, playlists, neon lights & VR add pizzazz to bike workouts

For 40 minutes every week, finance manager Judith Ree is scaling glaciers, speeding down steep hills or racing against robots in a space-age city.

Perched on a stationary bike in a dark studio, the 43-year-old Singaporean cycles in a virtual world projected on a cinema-size screen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Taking cycling into the next dimension'. Print Edition | Subscribe