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]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 그룹 체조
 aérobic en groupe
 aérobie en groupe
 estiramientos grupales
 estiramientos grupales
 stretching di gruppo
 групповой гимнастики

Group stretching, known as morning aerobics prior to New Horizons, is a fitness activity in the Animal Crossing series. It appears in the first-generation games as a regular event, as well as being an event in the Sports Fair. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, beginning in version 2.0, group stretching can be started by the player anytime in the plaza.


In Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Radio calisthenics appears in Doubutsu no Mori as a daily event each morning at the shrine from July 25 to August 31. Tortimer is not present, and the player is unable to join in on the exercise. It lasts from 6:00 to 7:00 AM.

In Dòngwù Sēnlín, the dates were changed to December 1 to 31.

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Morning aerobics in Animal Crossing

In Doubutsu no Mori+ and 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. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, an Easter egg was added where if the player repeatedly presses GCN Start Button.svg, it will cause the other villagers to panic.

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 GCN C Stick.svg.

Exercise Controls
Straighten Your Back GCN C Stick Down.svgGCN C Stick Up.svg
Roll Your Arms Rotate GCN C Stick.svg in an upper semicircle
Straighten Your Side Hold GCN C Stick Up.svg + GCN C Stick Left.svg / GCN C Stick Right.svg
Twist Your Body Hold GCN C Stick Left.svg / GCN C Stick Right.svg
Throw Out Your Chest Hold GCN C Stick Down.svg + GCN C Stick Left.svg / GCN C Stick Right.svg
Rotate Your Body Full rotation
Leap Hold GCN C Stick Up.svg
Practice Deep Breathing GCN C Stick Down.svgGCN C Stick Up.svg
Cause other villagers to mess up
(Doubutsu no Mori e+ only)
Press GCN Start Button.svg repeatedly

In New Leaf[edit]

Though morning aerobics does not appear as an event in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the music from Doubutsu no Mori is featured in an exercise-themed TV program.

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 moves around during special holidays for the player to interact, though it cannot appear during the Countdown. During group stretching, both villagers and special characters participate, and the player can perform stretches with either button or motion controls. Which special characters participate depend on who is on the island at the time. Unlike its original appearance, villagers partaking in the stretching do not panic if they go off-sync with the group, but instead look around as if to make sure they are 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

A TV program also features a brief instrumental version of the background music for group stretching.

Other appearances[edit]

The background music for morning aerobics was included as a track on Animal Crossing Sound CD: Keke Choice! Mix. It also featured on Atsumare Dōbutsu no Mori: Original Soundtrack 2, which not only included the background music on the fifth disc, but also a CD with a video of characters performing group stretching for each season.

This section contains information about unused content that cannot be seen through normal gameplay.

There exists a leftover filename in Super Smash Bros. Brawl called N04_RADIOTAISO, with N being the initial for the Animal Crossing series's music and RADIOTAISO being the Japanese name of the track, ラジオ体操 (rajio taisou) meaning "Radio Calisthenics". This track did not make it into the final game, and the N04 spot has remained empty in every Super Smash Bros. game since.



In Doubutsu no Mori, the music for morning aerobics was composed by Shinobu Nagata, who also rearranged it for New Horizons. Both versions feature a voice speaking in Animalese, presumably instructing the poses.


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