I mentioned back in May that I was really enjoying the Supernatural VR app for workouts, and I haven’t slowed down. Since that time I’ve done 270 separate workouts, with each one lasting around 15-20 minutes. They have roughly 800 workouts available right now, with more added every day, but I tend to gravitate back to some of them more than others.
If you’re not familiar with it, here’s a quick promo video they put out:
While I generally lean toward workouts where I already know the songs pretty well, and I certainly enjoy those, my favorites somehow end up being ones with less-familiar songs.
The last few weeks have been more Holiday focused (they have a great one with six songs from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and another with a eight selections from The Nutcracker), but these are two of my typical favorites.
Y2K Babyyy “Take Up Space” – 25:16
- Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Warmup) – LCD Soundsystem
- Praise You – Fatboy Slim
- 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix) – Gorillaz
- I Like The Way – Bodyrockers
- Go (Radio Edit) – The Chemical Brothers
- The Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim
Just Dance “It’s Going Down” – 22:44
- Good Time (feat. Pitbull) (Warmup) – Inna
- GDFR (feat. Sage the Gemini & Lookas) – Flo Rida
- Thrift Shop – Macklemore
- Hot-n-Fun – N.E.R.D.
- Hangover (feat. Flo Rida) – Taio Cruz
- Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears) – will.i.am
Both start with pretty tough songs (Praise You is quite long, and GDFR has some very tough mapping) and make for some sore muscles!
While Supernatural doesn’t give you a good way to look at the song selections unless you have a VR heatset or use their mobile app, you can find the full list of all 1400 songs and 800 workouts in this great Airtable document that was created by Kam Kuo and Janene Pappas-Mccrillis.
Within, the company behind Supernatural, is also much larger than I expected. They’ve raised over $50M so far, and were recently acquired by Meta for an undisclosed amount. That surprised me, but it explains how they’ve been able to license so much music and produce this huge number of workouts. I love it.
As before, the tricky part with Supernatural is pricing. The app costs $19/mo, but you also need to have a $299 headset to use it. Compared to apps like Peloton and others, it’s not too bad, but coming up with $300 just for the hardware can be a tough place to start. If you have a chance, though, give it a try. I wasn’t sure that I’d still be going strong after seven months and 270 sessions, but here I am.
If you use Supernatural, what are some of your favorite workouts?