Quell – Serious Fitness, Serious Gaming
We all remember the thrill of the Nintendo Wii and how intense a game of Wii Sports can be. With high heart rates and sweat dripping down the temples! With that in mind, there is proof that a game can be fitness. And imagine what a set of resistance bands could offer. Even more sweat and muscular activity.
“Quell is the first game to offer you a high-intensity, resistance-based combat workout at home. Travel through an exciting fantasy world fighting enemies with your bare hands and get fit at the same time. “
Like any product, there will be markets that aren’t bothered by Quell and there are those who are. Being into fitness myself, I chat to friends, family and colleagues about the positive effects exercise can have. And many say that they don’t exercise because they don’t like the norm of going to a gym or out for a run as I do – it just doesn’t entice them. Everyone knows that if you enjoy something, you’re going to do it. It’s simple.
Also, especially during this pandemic, many are becoming more conscious about incorporating some form of physical activity into their lives.
So, how do you motivate those who don’t like the ‘normal’ way to exercise? Well… say hello to UK tech startup Quell.
For me, there’s no doubt about it that Quell, a UK tech startup, could have it’s fit with those that need an immersive gamified experience to get them active. The only hurdle for me is that it’s only punching. However, it sure does get your heart rate up, just little like skipping, and the resistance will help strength. But, what about the core, and what about legs. In a nutshell, I hope that Quell will incorporate a sense of full-body exercises too, such as squats and pushups.
Quell is a very intriguing startup that we are definitely going to watch closely! And we can’t wait to have a go ourselves.