If you think exercise is boring, try working out in a lifesize arcade game

Apr 27, 2016 at 5:11 a.m. ET

The fitness world is a competitive one, with gyms luring customers in with promises of a unique workout experience. It wasn't too long ago that hot yoga was the latest trend, and now no downward dog is the same unless it's in 33 degrees Celsius.

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With hula-hooping classes and yoga on surfboards the norm, it's becoming increasingly difficult for gyms to come up with attention-grabbing workouts. But New York's Asphalt Green has definitely caught our attention with their new circuit-based program, AG6.

Billed as a "high-intensity fitness experience like no other" that "focuses on movement with purpose," AG6 promises to "uncover your athletic sixth sense" while strengthening all major muscle groups and burning up to 1,000 calories in 45 minutes.

Yeah, never mind all that. It looks bloomin' amazing. Basically, it's like being inside a massive arcade game. Some fancy behind-the-scenes technology known as the PRAMA system (originally from Spain) makes the walls and floors light up and emit sounds when touched.


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Whether AG6 unlocks your "sixth sense" remains to be seen, but as a variation of the tried-and-tested high-intensity interval training (HIIT) using body weight, resistance bands, slam balls, dumbbells and a variety of other equipment, it's guaranteed to get the heart rate up and deliver a whole body workout. What's really appealing, though, is the fun factor. It's fitness class meets disco, with an added light show.

For more information, visit Asphalt Green.

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