Cardio equipment and the aerobic exercise they provide are great for toning your body, burning calories, and strengthening your heart. We all know it. So many of us dutifully climb aboard one of them at the gym or in our own homes, but man do we kinda hate how repetitive, monotonous, and generally boring it can be to get your sweat on for 30 or more minutes doing the same motion over and over and over.
For the last few weeks I’ve been hitting up the gym and using a treadmill or an elliptical machine to get in my cardio exercise. Thankfully, I’ve had a Goji Play 2.0 to use to help pass the time.
Blue Goji understands people like me, people who hate running but do it anyway because they know it’s good for them, so they made the Goji Play 2 and let me test it out so I could share it with you.
What is Goji Play 2.0?
Goji Play is a fun way to do cardio at the gym. It can turn a 30-minute workout into what feels like 5 minutes of fun. It does this by fusing exercise with video games! Your cardio machine becomes part of your game play on your phone or tablet.
The Goji Play 2.0 is two little blue, portable, and re-adjustable game controllers that attach to your cardio equipment (or that you hold in your hands with the provided black foam handles) which then connect to your phone or tablet via bluetooth.You download Goji Play 2 on to your iOS or Android phone or tablet and the Goji Play games. The games are suitable for a variety of fitness and gaming levels and are fun for everyone in your family (ages 6+) to #GetUpAndGojiPlay. You don’t need to be a gamer (I’m not!), or a fitness expert (hardy har), to enjoy the Goji Play.
Your speed on the equipment often fuels the game, letting you clear boards, punch harder, or race faster. It tells you to speed up too! Not only are you engrossed in beating your game, you get a great workout in at the same time.
Goji Play 2.0 Review
Working out while playing the Goji Play has been helpful. While they don’t recommend running on a treadmill while playing (I’m assuming because they don’t want you to biff it, which I’ve done before in my life, and because you don’t manually control the speed like you do on other cardio equipment), using it while “running” on an elliptical has been awesome.
As much as I love our gym, the TV shows they have on during the day when we go stink, and you can’t plug into listen to them on the machines anyway. So, I’m usually left just listening to Pandora on my phone, staring at a blank wall, a dumb TV show, commercials, or other people working out around me. None of those things really inspire me to keep pushing hard. At all. The Goji Play does.
I’ve tested out five of their games – Speedbump, Fisticuffs, Super Moto X, Spin or Die, SmashBlocks, and Kreature Krunch. They are all different and challenging in their own way. My favorite games so far have been most of the racing ones, like Super Moto X. I zoom on the elliptical, the game challenges me, and the time flies. Kreature Krunch is fun because I basically just push buttons and try to get to the most points possible and to clear the board.
Special Goji Play Discount Code!
You can get $10 Off and Free Shipping for any Goji Play 2.0 with code KATELYNF10. It’s a great gift idea for the Holidays, especially for any family or friends who will be making certain New Year’s resolutions or goals to be healthier, fitter, and better.
How do you make time fly after you climb aboard cardio equipment (especially if you don’t love cardio).
This blog post was sponsored by Blue Goji but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.