Group stretching

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Group stretching
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Group stretching in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
July 25thAugust 31st[nb 1]
All year[nb 2]
Time 6 AM – 7 AM[nb 1]
All day[nb 2]
Host Copper[nb 1]
Visitors Tortimer[nb 1]
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Other appearances
Names in other languages

Group stretching, known as morning aerobics prior to New Horizons, is a fitness activity in the Animal Crossing series. It appears in Animal Crossing as a daily event each morning at the wishing well from July 25 to August 31, and it appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons beginning in version 2.0 as an activity that can be started by the player anytime in the plaza.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Morning aerobics in Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, each morning before 7:00 AM from July 25 to August 31, Copper will conduct morning aerobics at the wishing well with four other villagers. After receiving an Exercise Card from Tortimer during the event, the player can start accumulating stamps by speaking with him on subsequent days. If a player gets the card stamped at fourteen morning aerobics sessions, Tortimer will reward them with an Aerobics Radio, which enables the player to perform the exercises at home. The villagers participating will also periodically go off-sync with the group and will panic shortly after.

Morning aerobics will not occur if it the weather is rainy, or if the save file is loaded on or after 6:55 AM.

Exercise controls[edit]

All exercises use the C Stick.

Exercise Controls
Straighten Your Back Down, then up
Roll Your Arms Rotate upper semicircle
Straighten Your Side Hold up and left or up and right
Twist Your Body Hold left or hold right
Throw Out Your Chest Hold down and left or hold down and right
Rotate Your Body Full rotation
Leap Hold up
Practice Deep Breathing Press down, then up

In New Horizons[edit]

Group stretching was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 2.0 Free Update. The player can start group stretching by interacting with a special Tape Deck in the plaza outside Resident Services. The Tape Deck will move around during special holidays for the player to interact, though it cannot appear during the Countdown. During group stretching, both villagers and special characters will participate, and the player can perform stretches with either button or motion controls. Unlike its original appearance, villagers partaking in the stretching will not panic if they go off-sync with the group, but will instead look around as if to make sure they're doing the same thing as the others.

When having multiple players over, only the host can initiate the group stretching, and all players must participate. All players must also be Best Friends with the host. They are all brought to the plaza to join along, and, once the session has ended, they return to their previous locations.

Special rewards will be given to the player after doing a group stretch once per day.

# of days Reward
Nook Inc. Leotard
Nook Inc. Yoga Mat
Protein Shake
50 Posture Warm-UpArm CircleSide BendsBody Twists
Upper-Body CirclesJump
7 new reactions



Group stretching audio tracks


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 In Animal Crossing
  2. 2.0 2.1 In New Horizons