I am an everyday health club goer, however deep down I am additionally a sweaty little gamer goblin who might simply sit at her PC for 18 hours grinding away in an MMO. Couple that with the actual fact I earn a living from home, and it means some days I do not do an entire lot of stretching or train in any respect. Sq. Enix is clearly retaining observe of all my day by day actions, as a result of it is simply launched an totally weird train video composed totally of Ultimate Fantasy 14 emotes and motion animations to get individuals away from their desks and performing some gentle motion.

“Eorzean Aetherobics” is a four-minute fever dream that is the brainchild of the group staff. “You could be questioning ‘why an train video!?’ With many people working from residence over the last couple of years or just preferring to remain indoors, we thought it might be good to have some easy and easy-to-follow stretches for brief breaks throughout work or extended gaming classes,” a weblog put up from the staff reads. “There could also be loads of different train movies already on the market on the web, however we felt that a few of our Warriors of Gentle could also be extra motivated if we used actions and music from FF14.”

There’s each in-game characters and an actual human demonstrating every motion within the video, beginning off with some gentle stretching that pulls from every race’s distinctive animations. It even incorporates some widespread traditions from the Ultimate Fantasy 14 group, like how gamers will usually use an emote or capability right earlier than being frozen whereas preventing Shiva. Emotes like Cheer Wave—an everyday incidence in roleplaying nightclubs—get become warm-up stretches, and strikes like blocking Susano’s big blade are repurposed into slight squats with arm stretches. 

The weblog put up additionally contains some variances on the strikes seen within the video—some to make the workouts somewhat extra approachable to all health ranges, and others that would present extra advantages after sitting at PC all darn day.

I even gave a few of the video a go myself and whilst you will not be seeing health influencers rocking the Yol Dance or Manderville anytime quickly, I had a extremely enjoyable time goofing round in my workplace with these strikes. As somebody who has busted out the Bees Knees dance IRL on multiple event, it is not my first time bringing Ultimate Fantasy 14’s copious emotes into the actual world. 

It is at all times enjoyable to see the artistic methods individuals can repurpose sides of video games in methods I would not have ever considered, and after a number of watches of the video I actually warmed as much as it. Should you’re deep within the Ultimate Fantasy 14 trenches like me, give it a go earlier than your subsequent raid or dungeon.