Level Up Your Life at the World’s First
Virtual Reality Gym

San Francisco – Market Street

What Is Black Box VR?

Black Box VR Is The World's First Full-Fitness
Virtual Reality Gym Experience.

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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Black Box VR boutique gym and immerse yourself in a whole new way to get fit that will make you never want to visit an outdated gym again.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.

Unlock Your Inner Hero

Sign Up Today For Your FREE 30 Day Trial

We are giving you 30 days to try out our revolutionary VR workout experience for FREE! Sign up today and we will guide you through scheduling your first workout battle and get you prepared for a fitness experience that delivers results.

Your Hero Access
Pass Gives You

  • IMMEDIATE access to schedule your next workout battles. We recommend 3 games per week, 30 minutes each, to maximize your time and fitness results. Maximum of one battle per day.
  • FREE serving of our selected pre-workout supplement before every workout battle to help you win.
  • FREE serving of our selected protein supplement after every workout to help you recover and improve.
  • FULL access to the Black Box VR app including personalized stats, achievements, and helpful fitness content created by experts!
  • ACCESS to all unlockable game content (based on your Arena Level) including six resistance exercises to target your entire body, 20+ units to fight for you, numerous exciting power ups to help win trophies, and opportunities to earn REAL LIFE merchandise.
  • Fully sanitized VR headset prepared for your use by our Hero Trainers utilizing Clean Box medical-grade UV-C technology.
  • Access to free showers, towels, and toiletries.
  • LIMITED TIME: You will soon receive an exclusive Founder’s Only outfit for your avatar, showing the world that you were one of the FIRST Black Box VR athletes!

Black Box VR Studio Amenities

Private Workout Booths

Warm-Up and Cool-Down Area


Showers and Changing Area


Hero Trainer Support


With every workout out, you get a free serving of pre-workout to fuel your Black Box VR battle and a free serving of protein powder to help you recover.


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We Keep You Clean and Safe

Clean Box UV Technology

Between workouts, all headsets are stored in a Clean Box which uses 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.

VR Covers

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.

Black Box VR
1390 Market St. Suite 102
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 657-2242

[email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 6am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 4pm

Next door to Starbucks, across the street from Twitter.

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



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.


The integrated cable pulley system is controlled by the Black Box virtual reality engine, giving you real muscle and strength-building resistance for your entire body. Instant force change capabilities give you full immersion.

Targeted intensity builders take you past your previous plateaus.

Female in Black Box Virtual Reality Gym Working Out
Virtual Reality Gym - Black Box VR with Vive Headset
Black Box VR - eyes before starting virtual reality fitness experience

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.


The world’s best fitness trainer is made up of ones and zeroes. The experience’s intensity is completely built around your ability. Machine learning modules intelligently take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

You’ll effortlessly learn perfect form to get the most from each experience and to stay injury-free, utilizing advanced tracking in your virtual reality fitness experience.

Female in Black Box Virtual Reality Gym finishing her workout experience
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Black Box VR - Holding Virtual Reality Fitness Cube Activator

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

But won’t I get sweat in my eyes and cause the headset to fog up?

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 good for out of shape people, but not for serious fitness athletes like me. Right?

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.

Ew. Sharing a sweaty VR headset with other people sounds gross.

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.