Black Box VR

Black Box VR gyms combine fitness & VR to create a fun, innovative, and effective workout experience that creates astounding fitness results!

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We were hoping that the physical results that Black Box VR Fitness gym members would get would be the same as regular gym workouts, but with the added benefit of it being way more fun and easier to stick to.

But we were very excited to see that the gaming mechanics actually delivered BETTER results than traditional weights and cardio:

The 2022 UCLA study on Black Box VR exergaming revealed several key advantages over traditional gym exercise.

GREATER PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS: Participants in the Black Box VR group experienced significantly greater improvements in muscle strength, endurance, and overall fitness.

MORE FAT LOSS: Black Box VR users showed more notable fat loss and body toning compared to traditional exercise.

IMPROVED CARDIO HEALTH: There were significant enhancements in heart rate variability and blood pressure, indicating better cardiovascular health.

LESS TIME REQUIRED: Black Box VR workouts were shorter (30 minutes vs. 65 minutes), yet yielded more effective results.

MORE FUN AND ENGAGING: The gamified nature of Black Box VR workouts added an element of fun and competition, making exercise more engaging and less monotonous.

ENHANCED ENJOYMENT AND ADHERENCE: Black Box VR workouts were reported as more enjoyable, leading to better adherence.

Why? We believe it is because the game consistently pushes you beyond your normal limits... and you are also much less likely to skip a workout when you enjoy it.


Swiftly winning rounds = much faster progress through Arena Raids!๐Ÿ’จ If you can activate these bonuses, it will help you reach new heights in your Arena Raids, earning more loot for you and your team! ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ’Ž


The first Raid Week of Season 11 is underway! ๐ŸŽ‰ You have THREE Arena Raid Battles until the end of January to climb as high on the Challenger ladder as you can. Snag tons of fragments for your team! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’Ž


FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE! ๐Ÿ™Œ Join us this Friday as our Operations Director, Jon Binnie, walks through the basics of nutrition and maximize your gains from your Black Box VR workouts. ๐Ÿง  Use this knowledge to 10x your results!


โณ We're two days out from Arena Raid week. Time to prep your best loadout. Here's a checklist to make sure you're ready! โœ”๏ธ


There's never been a easier time to get healthy and fit. ๐ŸŽฎ Game with us 30 min, 3 times a week, and get in the best shape of your life, guaranteed. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ฏ


Earn a whopping extra 100,000 coins just by working out with us on Saturdays! These bonus coins, perfect for grabbing Daily Deals, power-ups, or additional chests, can be yours every week. *Coins are credited the following Monday*

Photos from Black Box VR Fitness's post 01/18/2024

Don't underestimate the power of completing Team Quests! ๐Ÿ‘€ By tackling these quests together, the entire team will earn powerful boosts to dominate the Arena Raids at the end of the month! ๐Ÿ’ฅ


Join us this Friday for our open house! ๐Ÿ™Œ We're excited to welcome everyone to experience a Black Box VR demo or a complete workout. Plus, participate in our Beat Saber competition for a chance to win some great prizes ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ†

Photos from Black Box VR Fitness's post 01/16/2024

Working out is better with teammates! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ Check out the Teams section to find your BBVR squad or even create your own! WE LEVEL UP! ๐Ÿ’ช


As we put Season 10 behind us, we want to acknowledge the outstanding teams from this past season! ๐Ÿ… These exceptional teams have achieved success through their unwavering consistency and their commitment to mutual accountability! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฅ


It was incredible having Dustin Laub, the owner of MEP Meals at our Grand Opening! Thanks to them it's easy to get the proper nutrition needed to achieve maximum results with BBVR workouts! Check them out in the Meridian or Twin Falls area!

Photos from Black Box VR Fitness's post 01/11/2024

It's here! ๐Ÿšจ Our Season 10 recap shows off the incredible feats our Heroes were able to accomplish in just 3 months! ๐Ÿคฏ If you're still not convinced BBVR is a "real" workout...just look at the numbers! ๐Ÿ‘€

Season 11: Into Our Fit Future with Black Box VR! 01/10/2024

Check out our most recent blog post from our CEO discussing how we are once again redefining fitness, and also what new features and items you can expect for Season 11!

Read it here:

Season 11: Into Our Fit Future with Black Box VR! Embracing a Revolutionary Approach to Fitness As the CEO and co-founder of Black Box VR, I am thrilled to announce our latest adventure: Season 11 โ€“ Into Our Fit Future. Our journey into this season marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of fitness. Weโ€™re not just exercising; weโ€™re part of a ...

Photos from Meridian Chamber of Commerce's post 01/10/2024
Photos from Black Box VR Fitness's post 01/10/2024

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Black Box VR Fitness grand opening event in Meridian! We had a packed house from start to end. ๐Ÿฅน Your support means so much.

Many of our beta members were there and people were surprised at the results they have been getting. One member has lost 100 pounds. Another has gained 20 pounds of muscle. And that's just the start of what we've seen. It's beyond what I hoped.

Did you know that in our published, peer-reviewed UCLA study the group that used Black Box VR for 30 minutes, three times a week lost more fat and gained more muscle than the control group that used regular gym lifting and cardio? The regular gym group's workouts were 65 minutes long on average.

The Black Box VR group rated it the workout much more enjoyable and easier to do.

It's not a fun little game for non-serious fitness people. It literally works BETTER than dumbbells and trail runs.

I want you to see for yourself! Come try it for $1 as my personal guest:


๐Ÿคฏ Congrats to our December leaderboard winners! These heroes were winning round after round last month in the Black Box Arena! ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿฅ‡1st place: 500k coins
๐Ÿฅˆ2nd place: 300k coins
๐Ÿฅ‰3rd place: 100k coins


OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT! ๐ŸŽ‰ In case you missed our Meridian Grand Opening on Saturday, we are welcoming anyone to come in and try a demo or full first workout tonight from 6-7:30! This is your chance to gain consistency with your workouts, don't miss it!

Photos from Black Box VR Fitness's post 01/08/2024

What a monumental occasion for the BBVR team (not to mention the entire fitness industry)! ๐ŸŽ‰Didn't make it to the Grand Opening? No problem! Head into Black Box VR today and we'll show you what the hype is all about! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Welcome to Season 11! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Join us for the brand-new season and let's start off strong in 2024! ๐Ÿ‹๏ธ Needless to say, our future looks fit! ๐Ÿ’ช For details on what's new with Season 11 check out! ๐ŸŽฎ


HAPPY NEW YEAR! ๐Ÿฅณ It's time to LEVEL UP in 2024! ๐ŸŽฎ We make working out fun and efficient, so you can finally get the results you've been wanting! ๐Ÿ’ช


It's time to make your New Year's resolution a reality. ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ“ฃJoin us to witness a revolutionary workout experience at Black Box VR Fitness for their ribbon cutting!

Black Box VR Fitness is exactly what it sounds like. You can use new technology to get a quick workout in while playing a VR game!

๐Ÿ—“Date: Saturday, January 6th
โฐTime: 11 AM - 12 PM
๐Ÿ“Location: 2640 E State Ave, Meridian, ID 83642, United States


We hope you took advantage of the Raid Finale and collected all the Heroic Fragments you could! ๐Ÿ‘ Remember, upgrading the strongest Gear Items requires the rarest fragments! ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’Ž


The revolution is here. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽฎ Are you in? ๐Ÿ‘€


Season 10 Arena Raid Finale has begun! ๐Ÿ™Œ This is your chance to collect Heroic Fragments and gain double the Raid Points for your team. Your team needs you! ๐Ÿซต


Merry Christmas from the Black Box VR family! ๐ŸŽ… Enjoy your holiday and we'll see you back in the Arena soon! โ›„๐ŸŽ


All it takes is a single step in the right direction to create a path forward into greatness. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Don't hesitate.


Experience fitness where both the gains and environment are boundless. ๐Ÿคฉ Virtual reality is redefining the fitness world. ๐Ÿ’ช

Photos from Black Box VR Fitness's post 12/21/2023

โŒ›We are 11 days from the end of Season 10. That means you have less than two weeks to climb the Season XP ladder and collect your rewards! ๐ŸŽ Don't miss out on these incredible 50% and 100% Season XP tees!


RAID WEEK HAS BEGUN! Hope your team prepared this month! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜…


Every time you step into our the world of Black Box VR, you're not just a hero in the game. ๐Ÿ‘€ You're building strength, resilience, and determination that makes you a hero in real life too. ๐Ÿ’ช


๐Ÿค This week we'd like to introduce another member of our mobile team, David To. David is one of our Senior Unity Programmers using his vast experience to take our Companion App to the next level! To learn more about David, check out the info below! โฌ‡๏ธ

What is your favorite thing about the Black Box VR Experience?
"You get to have fun while getting healthy!"

Favorite Hobby?
"Watching Youtube!"

Favorite thing to do on your weekends?
"Play video games!"


Your Hero Level in Black Box VR isn't just a numberโ€”it's a real-life reflection of your strength and progress. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ’ช


๐Ÿšจ ARENA RAID FINALE INCOMING! Complete shared quests, collect Boost Tokens, and be at peak strength for the final raid of Season 9. ๐Ÿ’ช


๐ŸŽ‰ Shoutout to our hero Czarchastic for reaching the incredible 3 Million Lifetime XP Milestone! A round of applause for this huge accomplishment! Keep up the momentum! ๐Ÿ‘


At Black Box VR, we lift each other up and compete with our previous selves. ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ’ช


The beauty of VR Fitness is that you can immerse yourself completely in your workout, putting your all into every rep, confident that you'll emerge stronger than you were before. ๐Ÿ’ช


๐Ÿค Introducing Christian Downs, a true hero in our San Francisco location! He is in the gym working non-stop to help members get into their workouts, maintain our on-site systems, and much, much more. To learn more about Christian, check out the info below! โฌ‡๏ธ

What is your favorite thing about the Black Box VR Experience?
"The unique combination of gaming and fitness."

Favorite genre of music, band, or artist?
"I love all music!"

Favorite thing to do on weekends?
"Reading, binging shows, getting out and taking walks, going to fairs, always trying to find something fun and interesting to do! "

Fun Fact!
"I have always been an avid comic book fan and have an extensive collection to this day!"

Photos from Black Box VR's post 09/14/2023

Recently we were lucky enough to be able to host a group from a multidisciplinary innovation program at the University of Cincinnati. It always fires us up to be able to show upcoming generations the incredible possibilities with immersive technologies. ๐Ÿ™Œ Needless to say, we had a blast! Hope to see you guys again next year! ๐Ÿ˜€

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๐Ÿค This week we'd like to introduce another member of our mobile team, David To. David is one of our Senior Unity Program...
๐Ÿค Introducing Christian Downs, a true hero in our San Francisco location! He is in the gym working non-stop to help memb...
๐Ÿค We now introduce another huge part of our engineering team, Cody Brown. He has been a played a crucial role in innovat...
๐Ÿ˜Ž Let's talk Lifetime XP! What kind of rewards can I earn on the Lifetime XP Ladder? ๐Ÿค” #BlackBoxVR #LifetimeXP #Rewards ...
This week we're introducing the man, the myth, the legend, Jake Holloway. ๐Ÿ˜Ž He is an Electromechanical Engineer for BBVR...
๐Ÿ“ฃ It's that time again! Season 9 Raid #2 has begun. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Go get those Raid Fragments! ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’ฐ #BlackBoxVR #Season9 #ArenaRaids #...
๐Ÿค This week, we introduce Raiden DeLuca our Quality Assurance & Junior Developer. ๐Ÿ˜Ž He goes above and beyond his role of...
How do I join a team at Black Box VR? ๐Ÿค” #BlackBoxVR #JoinATeam #Tutorial #VRFitness
๐Ÿ‘ ANOTHER ONE! ๐Ÿ™Œ We're proud to introduce Joseph Russell, another incredible Senior Developer on the Mobile Team. ๐Ÿ“ฑ He h...
๐Ÿค Introducing a cornerstone of our mobile team from Toronto, Abhishek Mohan! ๐ŸŒŸ Abhishek has been instrumental in shaping...
๐Ÿค” "Why do my Champions ignore Whirlwind?" ๐Ÿ“ #BlackBoxVR #Tips #Whirlwind
๐Ÿค This week we're introducing a beast of a developer and Technical Lead on the App side of Black Box VR, Mike Heitzmann....




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Meridian, ID

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