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The last couple of years or so have been so challenging for fitness enthusiasts especially with the unavailability and uncertainty that the pandemic caused to everyone’s fitness goals. With a lot of closed gyms as well as livelihoods that are put at risk, it no longer comes as a surprise to see some people failing to prioritize their health.
It’s time to prioritize our health and fitness again now that there is hope that the pandemic will be almost over. For you to do that, here are some of the current fitness trends 2021 that you may want to check out and try for yourself.
The use of wearable technology continued to rise this year, 2021. As a matter of fact, you can see fitness trackers becoming essential items and gears for those who proclaim themselves as health addicts. These trackers provide plenty of additional insights and details regarding your fitness and health aside from just the number of your steps and the calories burned.
You can find wearable devices that can keep track of your steps, heart rate, and sleep quality, among many others. You may also want to start using this wearable technology as it allows you to view pertinent fitness and health data that you can use in shaping and tracking your fitness as well as your progress in terms of health and wellness.
Combined body and mental training
This year, the gap between physical and mental health has become thinner since more and more people are aware of how beneficial holistic training is. Fitness trends related to yoga, mindfulness, breathing work, meditation, and Pilates – among many other mental health trainings – actually intensified while the pandemic is still ongoing.
A lot of people also started to opt for combined training focusing on both physical fitness and mental relaxation. Expect this collective approach to fitness to continue rising even in the years to come since a lot have already recognized the importance of improving not only their physical health but also their psychological and mental health.
Another 2021 fitness trend that will surely continue even in the years to come is virtual fitness. You can now see several health fanatics hosting online sessions in Zoom, as well as personal trainers who train their clients on proper workouts through video chat.
Since it is highly likely that personal contact is a steady and slow approach in different parts of the world, it is highly likely for virtual training to stay as a huge component of one’s health and fitness. You can also expect on-demand workout libraries online, mobile apps, as well as virtual PT training, to remain massive while broadening one’s horizons.
There is also a great possibility for functional fitness to continue remaining popular this year. It focuses on bodyweight exercises and movements that can support your daily tasks and life. As the access to gyms remains restricted and limited, you will witness full-body workouts taking center stage.
Group training has also become a hit in 2021. The good thing about most group training sessions is that they can offer value for the money you paid. The sessions also give you easy access to professional and qualified trainers or coaches. Yes, it is highly likely that it will take time for every group training to maximize its capacity.
However, once all the restrictions will be fully lifted, it is greatly possible for the number of members who sign up for group training to continue rising. This is especially for those who wish to gain more social engagement and interaction while having a modern avenue towards achieving better health.
Outdoor physical activities
A lot of people are now lacking in terms of physical activities and exercises that they can do outdoors. However, it is possible for an outdoor workout session to turn into a huge advantage this year especially as a lot of gyms still remain closed. Make it a point to maximize your surrounding environment and do outdoor physical activities. It will also motivate you to retain or improve your pace even further.