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The Morning Aerobics are a daily event in Animal Crossing and New Horizons, running from July 25th to August 31st. It is based on Rajio Taiso (ラジオ体操, Radio Exercises), a morning calisthenics program aired on the radio and television in Japan.

Game Appearances[]

In Animal Crossing[]

On every morning from 6am to 7am (only on sunny days), Copper will conduct Morning Aerobics at the Wishing Well with four other villagers. Most of the time, villagers follow the moves that Copper do. If a villager misses a move, they will start to sweat and wobble.

Speak to Mayor Tortimer during this time to receive a special event card. Players should have their event card stamped every time they attend an event. If a player gets their card stamped at 14 morning aerobics sessions, Tortimer will reward them with a special Aerobics Radio that will enable the player to perform the exercises in their house. This event is also in the Sports Fair; however, it takes place from 9am to 11am instead.

In New Horizons[]

In the 2.0 update, it says that morning aerobics will be replaced by group stretching. This can be done at any time of the year, with the exception of New Year's Eve, by interacting with the tape deck near the entrance of Resident Services. Anyone awake may join if they want to, and visiting players may also join. The special visitor will always join in, with the exception of Wisp, Resetti, and Don Resetti, and any visiting players will join in but in their console they will not be called to do stretching.

Move Controls[]

Animal Crossing[]

All moves use the C-stick.

Move 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
Jumping Jacks Hold Up
Practice Deep Breathing Press Down then Up

New Horizons[]

The player can use the right Joy-Con to do the stretches as in real life.

Move Controls
Stand up straight Push Left Stick up
Rotate your arms Rotate Left Stick in any direction
Do side bends Move Left Stick left and right
Twist body Rotate Left Stick in any direction to do small twist, Press A to do big twist
Push out your chest Push Left Stick down
Rotate full body Rotate Left Stick in any direction
Jumping jacks Jump using B, Spread arms using A


  • The audio for the Morning Aerobics was later used for the Raijo Taiso-esque exercise program aired from time to time on television sets in New Leaf.
  • In New Horizons, nobody can participate in the group stretches on the 31st of December, although it is possible on the 30th of December, and on the 1st of January.
  • In New Horizons, the villager that is at the campsite will not come out to do the group stretches.