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Fitness Boxing for Switch game reviews & Metacritic score: Get off the couch and get moving with fun, boxing-based rhythmic exercises set to the instrumental beats of songs by popular artists, including Lady Gaga, Pitbu. Dec 04, 2019 What is Fitness Boxing for Nintendo Switch? Fitness Boxing is a cardio boxing game that is played to a soundtrack of upbeat and popular tunes. I wrote a handy guide if you want to know why the game is the best fitness game on the Nintendo Switch. 1 day ago  #3 ARMS. Arms is one of the earlier Nintendo Switch exclusives to launch for the console. It was essentially Nintendo’s new take on a boxing video game but with futuristic cartoonish boxers. Shifting is a long lost technique in boxing. It is an effective offensive technique involving footwork. Shifting was heavily utilized in the older systems of English boxing and Savate. It involves “shifting” between orthodox and southpaw stances seamlessly within combinations.

The Nintendo Switch was a massively popular video game console hybrid. Thanks to the joy-con controllers, players can take their console on the go as a portable device. However, detaching these joy-cons will offer players some more motion-focused control mechanics. As a result, there have been a few video games released that are based around keeping players a bit more active. If you’re after some video games to burn calories or just to keep you moving around, then check out some of these video game titles listed below.

#10 Jump Rope challenge

Jump Rope Challenge is an extremely simple game. Developed by Nintendo and released for free on the Nintendo eShop, players are tasked with jumping a skipping rope through the use of the Nintendo Joy-Con motion controllers. The goal is to go through a different set number of jumps each day. While the game was released for free and again very bare-bones in terms of the gameplay mechanics, Nintendo didn’t plan for this game to stay available on the marketplace. It was originally just something to keep players active during the pandemic which continued to become a worldwide problem. There are plenty of players out there that can’t get into the gym right now and as a result, Nintendo has decided to keep the game available for those that want to download and enjoy it for the foreseeable future. Again, we can’t guarantee it will be available for download down the road so being free, it’s worth grabbing a copy while you can.

#9 1-2 Switch

1-2 Switch was a launch title for the Nintendo Switch platform and it heavily used the joy-cons as a means to demonstrate all the features they offered. Players were meant to compete with another player with players only needing one joy-con each as they completed a series of minigames. There were minigames based on all kinds of different events such as playing around with makeshift katanas, wands, shaking sodas, and even milking cows.

#8 Zumba Burn It Up

Zumba is a fitness dance class that blew up after it was crated up in the 1990s. This class puts participants into a fitness regimen with an instructor showing how to dance along with the music in order to workout different areas of your body. For this point we have Zumba Burn It Up, a game that’s quite a bit like Just Dance. Similar to Just Dance, players can pick their difficulty and go through the different dances by mimicking the instructor. Meanwhile, the moves are based around different upbeat music. If you enjoyed Zumba but can’t make it to classes or have an interest in trying it out for the first time, then now you can decide when to give it a try whenever you’d like at the comfort of your home.

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#7 Fitness Boxing Series

Fitness Boxing was developed as a spiritual successor to Shape Boxing for the Nintendo Wii. In this game, players are going through different boxing workouts. It’s simplistic but grows more difficult by players constantly updating their progress such as height and weight over some time. Meanwhile, the gameplay itself has players going through daily workout routines and an avatar instructor to help motivate you along the way. Players will be doing different punches and dodges while the game players through a collection of soundtrack songs. As mentioned, this is a series and so far there are two installments available. They don’t play much differently from each other, but there are some differences in terms of the soundtrack provided with each game.

#6 Just Dance 2021

Another series to keep players moving is Just Dance. This is a game series that you’re likely well aware of already as it’s been around for players to pick up for years across multiple generations of platforms. Each installment tends to require some kind of motion control or detection hardware as you dance along to different songs while also ensuring that you’re hitting the right moves displayed on the screen. Each song is choreographed by professional dancers and there is usually a difficult selection to give newcomers some moves that are easy to pull off or enthusiasts moves that are incredibly challenging to keep up with. Players are mainly given the same kind of game with each installment, but the difference here is the selection of music available to dance through. So if you find yourself enjoying the game and staying motivated in dancing regularly then you’ll likely find some other great titles worth picking up within the same IP.

#5 Sports Party

Ubisoft even took on the Nintendo motion controls with their release of Sports Party. Similar to the likes of Nintendo’s Wii Sports, Sports Party offers a wide range of different sports that players can go through with the motion controls. In the collection of video games, players can play Frisbee, jet ski, basketball, golf, skateboarding, and beach tennis. The game also allows players the ability to change up their avatar with new items that are unlocked as they progress through the different sport games.

#4 Mario Tennis Aces

Mario is no stranger when it comes to popping up in different sports games. We’ve seen Mario and his iconic friends pop up in a variety of different sports games in the past and one of the games that can keep you moving around and staying active is Mario Tennis Aces. In this game, players are going through different tennis matches which as you can imagine will allow players the ability to move the joy-cons in a way to mimic hitting a tennis ball along with performing different kinds of trick shots. While you can play in multiplayer along with competing against other players online, this game does feature a campaign mode. In the game, Waluigi and Wario pick up a mystical racket that provides them with some incredible Tennis skill and power but also posses them in the process. To claim the racket and destroy it for good, Mario and his friends will need to join in a tournament and attempt to defeat them in a grand match.


Arms is one of the earlier Nintendo Switch exclusives to launch for the console. It was essentially Nintendo’s new take on a boxing video game but with futuristic cartoonish boxers. Essentially, with this game, players are controlling a fighter that has spring-like arms. When players use the joy-con motion controllers, characters can unleash different styles of attacks. Players could extend their arms to launch their fists out to an opponent while also using different motion-style attacks to deliver more strategic moves.

#2 Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was a new installment to the Mario & Sonic crossover series. In this game, players follow the iconic characters from both IPs as they participate in a variety of sports events. This included the likes of boxing, soccer, karate, sports climbing, and surfing, just to name a few. However, since this game was released both in the arcades and on the Nintendo Switch, there was plenty of focus around motion controls and using the likes of Nintendo’s joy-con controllers. These games tend to do well and the same can be said for Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. After all, with the pandemic postponing the Tokyo Olympic Games, we at least got to play a makeshift version of it.

#1 Ring Fit Adventure

Easily the most recognizable workout video game on the Nintendo Switch and likely the first to come to mind is Ring Fit Adventure. This is a turn-based RPG title with on-rails mechanics as well. However, to play this game, players will require the peripherals that come with the game. Included in the mix are the leg strap along with the ring, each of which requires a single joy-con to be docked in. Overall, in the game, players are battling against an evil bodybuilding dragon but to reach the dragon, players are forced into clearing out a variety of dungeons. Each dungeon comes with a slew of enemies to battle against. To deliver different attacks against your opponent, players will need to perform various workout moves. As a result, this is where the joy-cons will come into play as the game can determine how well you are performing these motions. The better you do with the motions the bigger your attack will be. Meanwhile, players can attempt to block attacks by pushing the ring in while resting against your abdomen. Fans took up with the game and it blew up thanks to the coronavirus health pandemic outbreak. In fact, at one point these games were incredibly tough to find with some players forced to pay a higher price from a reseller.

José Reyes, a switch hitter, batting left-handed (at left) and right-handed (at right).

In baseball, a switch hitter is a player who bats both right-handed and left-handed, usually right-handed against left-handed pitchers and left-handed against right-handed pitchers.


Right-handed batters generally hit better against left-handed pitchers and vice versa. Most curveballs break away from batters hitting from the same side as the opposing pitcher, making them harder to hit with the barrel (or 'sweet spot') of the bat. Additionally, the pitcher's release is farther from the batter's center of vision. In switch-pitcherPat Venditte's words, 'If I'm pitching right-handed and they're hitting right-handed, it's tougher for them to see. And then, your breaking pitches are going away from their barrel rather than into their barrel.'[1] Even so, many switch-hitters perform better from one side of the plate than the other.

Numerous switch-hitters have achieved a higher batting average on one side of the plate but hit with more power from the other. For instance, New York Yankees great Mickey Mantle always considered himself a better right-handed hitter, but hit home runs at a higher rate from the left side of the plate.[2] However, many of Mantle's left-handed home runs were struck at Yankee Stadium, a park notorious for being very friendly to left-handed power hitters due to its short right field porch, and Mantle batted left-handed much more often than right-handed, simply because there have always been more right-handed than left-handed pitchers. Mantle's longest home run, a 565-foot clout in 1953 at Washington's Griffith Stadium, came batting right-handed.

Most switch-hitters have been right-handed throwers, but there have been several notable switch-hitters who threw left-handed, including Cool Papa Bell, Lance Berkman, Dave Collins, Doug Dascenzo, Mitch Webster, Wes Parker, Melky Cabrera, Nick Swisher, Justin Smoak, David Segui, Daniel Nava, and J. T. Snow (who, in the final years of his career, hit exclusively left-handed). As of the 2018 season, there were 48 active switch-hitters on MLB rosters. Five of the league's 30 teams did not have a switch hitter on their roster in 2018.[3]


Switch-hitting pitchers are relatively rare. They include Mordecai Brown, Norm Charlton,[4]Marvin Rotblatt, Sid Monge, Johnny Vander Meer, J.C. Romero, Kyle Snyder, Wandy Rodriguez, Troy Patton, Tim Dillard, Tyler Johnson, Carlos Zambrano, Dock Ellis, Vida Blue, Anthony Claggett, Kris Medlen, Justin De Fratus, Drew Storen, Kenley Jansen, and Dylan Bundy. Joaquín Andújar sometimes hit right-handed against lefties, sometimes left-handed. Tomo Ohka batted left-handed against right-handed pitchers in three games in 2006, but otherwise batted exclusively right-handed. Left-handed reliever Steve Kline was primarily a switch hitter, but batted right-handed against right-handed pitchers several times throughout his career.[5]

Management also had a say in the switch-hitting careers of Bob Gibson and Dwight Gooden. Both Gibson and Gooden—each right-handed, and a fine hitting pitcher—had reached the major leagues as a switch-hitter, but both their teams required them to bat only right-handed to reduce the possibility of their pitching arms being hit by a pitch.

Vs. switch pitchers[edit]


Pat Venditte, who played college baseball for the Creighton Bluejays, regularly pitched with both arms.[6] Venditte, drafted by the New York Yankees in 2008, was called up to the Oakland Athletics' major-league roster in 2015.[7] When he opposed switch-hitter Ralph Henriquez while in the minor leagues, Venditte switched his modified glove to his left arm. Henriquez then switched to batting left-handed, and a series of changes continued for several minutes. This prompted the PBUC (Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation) to issue rules about switch-pitching: switch-pitchers must choose which way they will begin pitching before they start. Then, batters will select the side of home plate from which they will hit. The batter and the pitcher are each allowed one switch during the plate appearance, after the first pitch is thrown.[8]

Notable switch hitters[edit]

  • Mickey Mantle – The all-time home run leader among switch-hitters, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and one of a handful of players in the conversation for 'greatest player ever'.
  • Chipper Jones – Also a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and the most recent of only two switch-hitters with extended MLB careers (5,000 at-bats or more) to have a career batting average of .300 from each side of home plate.
  • Eddie Murray – Hall of Famer and the only other switch-hitter (apart from Mantle) with 500 career homers. Also, is one of two switch hitters (Pete Rose being the other) with 3,000 or more hits.
  • Frankie Frisch – Another Hall of Famer, and the only other switch-hitter with an extended career to hit .300 from each side of home plate.
  • Pete Rose – The all-time career hits leader in MLB. Currently barred from Hall of Fame consideration due to his betting on baseball.

In boxing and mixed martial arts[edit]

In boxing and mixed martial arts, switch-hitting refers to the ability to change boxing stances mid-fight between an orthodox stance (Right-handed preference straight and left-handed preference jab) and a southpaw stance (Left-handed preference straight and right-handed preference jab).[9][10]

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See also[edit]

  • Switch hit (Cricket)


  1. ^ESPN E:60 Pat Venditte segment, 2009 on YouTube
  2. ^'Mickey Mantle Obituary', Baseball Almanac. Retrieved on July 14, 2008.
  3. ^McCauley, Jamie. 'Switch hitters not anymore frequent even in age of analytics'. USA Today. USA Today. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  4. ^Stone, Larry (16 July 2006). '10 great moments in switch-hitting history'. Seattle Times. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  5. ^'Tomo Ohka Career Batting Splits', Baseball Reference. Retrieved on November 15, 2014.
  6. ^Schwarz, Alan (April 6, 2007). 'Throwing Batters Curves Before Throwing a Pitch'. The New York Times.
  7. ^Snyder, Matt (June 5, 2015). 'Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte coming to majors with A's'. CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  8. ^Hill, Benjamin (July 2, 2008). 'Venditte's versatility prompts new rule'. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  9. ^https://www.myboxingcoach.com/switch-hitting-boxing-drill/
  10. ^http://fightland.vice.com/blog/jack-slack-how-prince-naseem-became-the-king-of-boxing
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