Want to run on the beaches of Bora Bora? Hike the Andes or Everest and have the video match your speed? Here are some great websites that will do just that. Each website offers something different so you are sure to find something that matches your needs to keep motivation high!
Bitgym.com is perfect for those who like to stick to a routine. It offers videos via their free app across all platforms be it your laptop, tablet, phone or gaming device. Its accessibility allows you to carry your workout with you even when you are travelling. Priced at under $8 a month, it is also more reasonable than your average gym but more effective in its results and reach. Currently there are 32 videos available and new ones posted each week. You can stream the "tours" or download them to use offline. The tours play at the speed you are exercising and works on treadmills, ellipticals and stairclimbers.
Total Number of Videos: 32
Average Cost: $8/month
Virtual Active: This first-person and forward-motion video experience transports you to iconic trails, cities and landscapes, which are a feast for your eyes and also a great cardio workout option for treadmill or bike. The guided workouts include helpful instructions from a professional trainer. Fitness enthusiasts can try the basic workouts by setting their own pace and enjoying the scenery. Virtual Active has an impressive video library of over 72 locations to workout to for running, biking or hiking!
Total Number of Videos: 72
World Nature Video: This site offers you high-quality DVDs and has the most extensive collection of 45 Natural Virtual Walk DVDs. The virtual walk DVDs such as Tokyo Japan at Night, Virtual Cycle Rides-Through the French Alps, etc
Total Number of Videos: 45
Cost: $19.95/each or Buy 3 get one free
Outside Interactive has a large collection of national and international running routes. It features High Definition videos of popular courses that speed up and slow down according to your pace. Simply install the free app, Virtual Runner on your iPad along with selected course videos. You can run your favorite routes when you choose and learn racecourses and landmarks before you run them.
Total Number of Videos: 32
Cost: $8-10/each, longer routes are $19.99/each
Trek Ireland: You can virtually travel to Ireland and explore its rich heritage and varied nature trails through this website, which features forward-motion videos that highlight Ireland's countryside walking trails. Currently there are 5 different locations in Ireland. You can explore them on your own or with an interactive guide who pops up when you need him, and highlights historical features and local stories.
Total Number of Videos: 5 - each with several different routes on each DVD
Scenic Trex lets you gain all the motivation you need for an energizing workout by watching videos that transport you to exotic places during your workout. Filmed in continuous motion, the videos lend a feel of actually trekking in majestic outdoor locations right in your home when viewed on your TV or computer. Each DVD also contains bonus warm-up and cool-down segments which you can use for Yoga or stretching. Some of the locations you can explore are: Beachside Jungle, Southern California Beaches and the Rainforest.
Total Number of Videos: 3
Average Cost: $17.95/each
You may wander, but you'll never be lost. You can now choose to plan, track, study and share your running journey through a number of online networks focused on outdoor enthusiasts.