As described by VirZOOM co-founder Eric Janszen, their at-home cycling workout system is "meant to trick you into working out." While most people have the physical ability to pedal furiously enough to work up a sweat on a stationary bike, sometimes it's one's mental attitude or a fixation on uncomfortable sensations in the body that prevent a person from performing to their fullest. VirZOOM "distracts" people by immersing them in virtual reality video games.
Some of the challenges that one might embark on while riding the at-home system include pursing a thief on horseback, flying over mountainous landscapes on a winged horse or competing against others in high-intensity road races.
The VirZOOM bike system is now available through major retailers, but it also requires a virtual reality system such as the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Sony PlayStation VR.