Grab your Joy Cons and get ready for some fitness with Knockout Home Fitness, published by XSEED Games and developed by Marvelous INC, this is the newest workout game for the Nintendo Switch and will be available in stores on the 8th of October 2021.
With four colourful personal trainers to unlock, you are taught the proper stances and form for Boxing, Muay Thai, Kung-fu, and Karate. Knockout Home Fitness has a daily workout mode which I have been doing, and it can take up to 15 minutes for the workout, which also includes warm-up stretches.
You will be graded on the actions that you hit or miss and will give you a breakdown of what you burnt off during the exercise program. Be sure to input the correct weight and height of yourself, or as close to it as you can, as that will reflect on the tasks that will be given during the daily training.
If you feel the personal trainer mode is not enough, you can do an intense 3-minute workout to help with being active, as well as learning more stances and actions in a shorter space of time. No matter what mode you select, progress and activities will still be recorded and you are able to check past progress in the “My Report” option, so you can track how you’re doing and see the results for each day, hopefully seeing improvements to your daily score.
The personal trainer will be displayed on screen showing you how you should be standing for the stances, like southpaw for boxing and the squat stance for the Karate punching. While it is a hell of a workout, swinging your fists in a giant windmill like Lisa Simpson won’t earn you too many points. The sessions are also accompanied by a workout playlist of 25 songs ranging from EDM to hip hop. Your workout will also sync and adapt to the music chosen so you can box to the beat to keep a good rhythm of strikes, with a small gap to take a breath and get back into form.
With people spending time at home and not being able to get out as often as they’d like, Knockout Home Fitness is a great way to keep active while indoors, and if you stick with it daily you will find yourself having more energy to jump into the intense workout after the daily personal training option. Plus, the fact that you don’t need to buy any additional attachments is great. It just uses the Joy-Cons, and it is nice and simple to jump straight into.