What Is Black Box VR?
Black Box VR Is The World's First Full-Fitness
Virtual Reality Gym Experience.
At Black Box VR, we have created the world’s first virtual reality gym experience. You’ll step into a Black Box VR boutique gym and immerse yourself in a whole new way to get fit that will make you never want to visit an outdated gym again.
Go inside the black box and come out leaner, stronger, faster, and more fit than ever before.
We Keep You Clean and Safe
Clean Box UV Technology
Clean Box utilizes UV-C light (the medical-grade wavelength of ultraviolet light trusted by hospitals and medical professionals) in their patented design, combined with their nanotech coating and compressed air blasts, to dry, decontaminate, and provide a premium guest experience.
The VR Cover foam face pads we use add comfort to your workouts and make the headset easy-to-clean in between every workout session.
Cleaning Between Sessions
After every workout, our Hero Trainers wiped down and clean the booths to prepare them for the next workout. We focus on a clean environment so you can focus on your workout battles.
1390 Market St. Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday- Friday 6am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 4pm
Next door to Starbucks, across the street from Twitter.
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What People Are Saying
The game pushed me further like no trainer or personal mental fortitude had before.Antonio Villas-BoasBusiness Insider
Black Box has big plans to change the fitness industry AND gaming while they're at it.Jessica CondittEngadget
It’s the kind of magic that actually makes me, of all people, excited about the idea of working out.David JagneauxUploadVR
Introductory Workout Battle!
YOUR BODY IS THE CONTROLLER
YOU ARE THE HERO
Wouldn’t it be great if by playing a game you could level up yourself instead of just an on-screen character? It’s now possible. Your actual speed, strength, and endurance will help you win, making it more like a futuristic sport than a video game. You are rewarded immediately for your virtual reality gym fitness performance instead of in the distant future like with traditional fitness routines. That’s how habits are created.
Activate Your True Inner Strength.
You’ve heard stories of mothers lifting cars to save their children. Your body has abilities that aren’t easily accessible… until now. Immerse yourself in another world where your brain will perceive actual danger or urgency and push past your perceived limitations.
Emerge from a 30 minute virtual reality gym workout with maximized fitness results where every minute is optimized through artificial intelligence and adaptive workout prescription. The unique combination of virtual reality immersion, presence and real-time resistance variability make it possible.
No Pain No Gain? Not Exactly.
Traditional fitness experiences are like torture. You focus on the pain of each rep or step. The clock ticks by so slowly you wonder if it’s actually working. With advanced hardware and software, Black Box virtual reality workouts are proven to create a canyon between your actual effort and your perceived effort. You are giving 10/10 of your abilities but it feels like 6/10. Time flows by so quickly your 30 minute full-body virtual reality fitness experience feels like ten minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nope! That’s one of the things we hear from people that haven’t tried it yet. We wear VR sweatbands to make sure that the fat you are sweating away doesn’t get into your eyes or cause the headset to get foggy. Also, special fans in the workout area help keep you cool. We were worried about the same thing, but with our setup, it isn’t a problem at all. Come see for yourself!
Black Box VR is for athletes of all abilities. Whether it’s your first time working out or you have been an athlete for years, your skills will be tested. The Black Box VR resistance machine (the “Flex Capacitor”) is capable of up to 120 pounds of resistance per arm. The exercise programs created by our trainers and scientists are evidence-based and deliver the right volume of exercise per body part, per week, at the right intensities for improvement. This is serious fitness that is scaled for your current level. We challenge you to try it out!
Can the Black Box VR experience match the results of traditional resistance exercise and HIIT cardio?
The programs that are implemented in the Black Box VR game were created by top trainers and exercise scientists. Based on over 100 exercise studies, your body will see immediate improvements that match or beat traditional exercise programs. You will push harder and workout more consistently, even if it feels like a fun sport! A university study is currently underway to prove it. Watch this space.
We agree. That’s why we use VR Covers for each individual headset and clean the headset between uses with Clean Box technology. Clean Box utilizes UV-C light (the medical grade wavelength of ultraviolet light trusted by hospitals and medical professionals for decades) in their patented design, combined with their nanotech coating and compressed air blasts, to dry, decontaminate, and provide a premium guest experience.
Your face will never touch another person’s sweat at Black Box VR. Amusement parks, IMAX, VR arcades, and location-based VR entertainment centers like The Void have been putting thousands of people through active VR experiences for years now. It’s literally a non-issue for the people that try it.