Best Nintendo Switch workout games iMore 2021

The Nintendo Switch is an adaptable system. Plug it into the base to play on the big TV screen at home, or carry it with you wherever you go for a portable experience. It's such a great way to keep up with your fitness. With the right game, you won't have to remember to go to the gym or quit your routine when you're traveling. Get out your sweat pants because these are the best Nintendo Switch games for working out.

Ring Fit Adventure

Featured favorite: Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

Staff Pick

The Ring Fit: Adventure game comes with special accessories, the Ring-Con and Leg Strap, which are used to track your movements as you play. It takes players on an adventure to defeat enemies using exercise movements, combining workouts and games.

Jump Rope Challenge Switch Screenshot

Bunny hop: Jump Rope Challenge for Nintendo Switch

Staff pick

Created by Nintendo developers who were working from home this summer as a way to get some quick exercise, this simple game lets you use your Joy-Cons as the handles of a jump rope while a cute bunny on the screen tracks your progress. You can compete against a friend or strive to beat your high score.

Free at Nintendo
Fitness Boxing

Roll with the punches: Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise for Nintendo Switch

The sequel to the popular boxing game, Fitness Boxing 2, takes what the original made great and adds a little polish. Choose from nine virtual instructors and follow their workouts or create your own. You'll be jabbing, ducking, and bouncing your way into shape in no time.

Just Dance 2021 Twice

Dance to the latest hits: Just Dance 2021 for Nintendo Switch

Ubisoft's latest dancing game will have you and your family grooving to the beat in no time. There are 40 new tracks to jive to and plenty of moves to keep gameplay interesting while you work up a sweat.

$20 at Best Buy
Mario Tennis Aces

Minor workout: Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch

It might not give you and your friends a super sweaty cardio workout, but swinging the Joy-Con around as you volley the tennis ball back and forth can get your heart going. There are several fun courses and characters to choose from. Best of all, it can support up to four players at once on one screen.

Nintendo Fitness Boxing

Quick daily workouts: Fitness Boxing for Nintendo Switch

Get a quick, heavy workout with Fitness Boxing. Go through a daily routine from 10 to 40 minutes long and knock it out fast. The game will give you an approximate BMI and keep track of calories burned from each workout so you can keep an eye on how you're doing compared to your goals. You can even fight your friends in the ring!

Zumba Burn It Up

Dance from around the world: Zumba: Burn It Up! for Nintendo Switch

Get extra points for dancing with energy as you learn dance styles from around with world with Zumba. Play at different fitness levels, with hit songs, or even with friends. The instructors keep your energy up and keep you moving and motivated as you dance along to their routines.

Arms

Play your way: ARMS for Nintendo Switch

With this intense boxing game, you can play using your physical movements or just the controller buttons. Up to two players can compete with each other, against enemies in 2v2, or real players online. The characters in this game have superpowered arms you can use to really knock out the competition.

Sports Party

Feels like vacation: Sports Party for Nintendo Switch

Trick your brain into feeling like it's on vacation while you get a light workout playing tennis, golf, frisbee, basketball, jet skiing, or skateboarding in this beach-themed game. Design your character and play with up to four players. This is one for the whole family!

Knockout Home Fitness Switch Screenshot

Kick up your game: Knockout Home Fitness for Nintendo Switch

These personal trainers have personalities. Choose your trainer, ranging from strict to friendly, and get in a daily workout with these martial arts-inspired fitness routines. These sessions are quick, so if you only have time for about 5 minutes of exercise a day and want it to be intense, this is the game for you!

Best Switch workout games

Committing to working out isn't always easy. It can be dreaded and feel like just another item on your to-do list. But with these games, thinking about getting to doing your workout may be a little more fun. Playing an adventure game and defeating monsters in Ring Fit Adventure sounds way more fun than doing basic squats at the gym, staring at yourself in the mirror.

If that's not your style and you like to include friends or an accountability partner, there are options for that too! Dance the night away in a way that's easy for others to join in on, with or without a Joy-Con, by starting up Zumba Burn It Up! or Just Dance 2021. Or, bring in the element of music as you track your BMI and calorie burn more traditionally with Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise. However, you choose to do it, get your fun in, and get fit!

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