Google's Play Store is home to many fitness applications whose goal is to get you in shape, in various ways, but what about games? Well, believe it or not, there are quite a few fitness-themed games available there as well, and some of them are not half bad.
The goal of most of these games is not to get you into shape, but to provide you some fun getting someone else into shape, for the most part. In most of these games, you need to get someone else into shape by playing a game, but a couple of them actually make you get into shape in order to progress in the game. That may sound a bit confusing, but you will one or two such apps in our list.
Speaking of which, we've compiled a list of our nine favorite fitness-themed games that are currently available, but before you start browsing, do note that these apps are not listed in a specific order.
Iron Muscle 2
Iron Muscle 2 is the second iteration of a rather popular game, and it comes with nice, cartoonish graphics. In this game, you can create your own character, and alter its appearance later on. You can choose between eight different bodybuilding and fitness workout in the gym, and in order to work out, you will need to press a huge red button which appears on the display. Tattoo studio, restaurant, barber shop… those are all available in the game, and you will actually need to sleep in this game in order to get the needed rest.
Home Gym Club Building
Home Gym Club Building is a game in which you will need to build your own gym club and nutrition center. You will also be required to train your clients in this game, after the building process is complete, of course. You'll use various machinery in order to build your perfect gym, and this game is rather unique in that regard, it's actually quite interesting to play. The graphics are not the best around, but they're not bad either.
Fitness Gym Bodybuilding Pump
Fitness Gym Bodybuilding Pump is a game in which you'll need to create your character, and begin training in order to shape your muscles the way you want. Gainers and energy drinks will help you along the way, and you will actually see your character get bigger in real time. You can earn points and buy cool new items in this game, while the developer also included some nice, upbeat music to help you along the way.
Walkr is one of those super interesting applications that will get you to move in order to play the game. This is an adventure game which is connected to your pedometer. The more you walk, the more of the galaxy you will be able to explore in this game. You will be building your galaxy, essentially, by playing this game, and seeking new ways to increase its population. Various missions with adorable creatures are available here, and if you do like to walk, and playing games, this is a perfect combo for you.
Fitness RPG – Gamify Your Pedometer
Similar to Walkr, this game combines your pedometer with a game, but this time around, we're looking at an RPG game. The more you walk, the more powerful your heroes in the game will become. Your steps will be converted into free energy using which you will upgrade your heroes. Explore the Fitland map in the game, fight monsters, and save the realm, and do all that by walking.
My Gym: Fitness Studio Manager
This is a gym management game. Here, you need to build your own gym, and train people in order to make them happy. You will also be preparing healthy juices for your customers, and you can always do some more decorating after you earn some cash. The better you are at your job, the more money you'll earn, which means you'll be able to expand and buy better equipment.
After you create your own character, you can start working out in this game. Despite the fact the game is called "PullUpOrDie", you will not do only pull-ups in this game, not at all. This is a street workout game with a number of different ways to workout, from pull-ups to push-ups, crunches, squats, and power-ups. As you gain experience in the game, you will be able to open new exercises.
Make Your Bodybuilder
Make your Bodybuilder is a game which comes with nice graphics, and your goal here is to tone up your character, make his ready for the summer. You can also compete with your friends in contest mode, if you want. There are tons of exercise equipment that you can use in this game, and you can ever upgrade your apartment in the game by doing well in the game. This is a clicker game, essentially, so if you're a fan of those, and bodybuilding, this is a great combination.