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It’s no gainsaying that fitness took a turn for the better with the inception of the new normal. Though this development came suddenly and with all the gym houses on lock down at that point, it totally disrupted the fitness business. However, lessons have been learnt and it’s a good thing to witness several novel innovations in the fitness industry in the new year, all thanks to the new normal. Are you wondering about the trends in the health and fitness industry this year? Then here are just some of the trending health and fitness topics in 2021:
Here are the health and fitness trends 2021 which are expected to grow this year:
Virtual training & online fitness classes
Because of the pandemic that triggered widespread lockdowns all over the world, fitness professionals started giving their classes through virtual meeting places, and it seems that this trend will continue in the foreseeable future.
Many people still like the idea of exercising as a group because it gives them the feeling of being more accountable for themselves and others. This is true even if the group activities are in a virtual space.
The realities of Covid 19 led to the sporadic explosion of on-line fitness platforms for both fitness enthusiasts and their trainers. We anticipate that just like last year, the trend of hosting workout sessions remotely is likely to continue in 2021. Many people will continue with their on-line gym and mobile apps sessions. Probably, when the tide is stilled, physical gym houses might open but we bet this would be a gradual process.
Also, due to the present circumstances on ground, more people might opt for personal trainers who would be required to give them one-on-one training at the comfort of their home. Some trainees may even learn to work out by themselves or with loved ones while clinging to the internet for guide and assistance.
Year 2021 would see more of creative wearable technological inventions. Although this technology started in recent times, we are optimistic that it would go a long way this year. More wearable fitness trackers that enables easy tracking of calorie, fitness goal and general wellbeing are expected to be improved upon and re-introduced into the market space. This trend is also likely to continue for a long time as it makes fitness easy.
Interest in physical fitness is at an all-time high
More exercising? Yes. Due to obesity increasing the likelihood of one getting COVID-19, more people have seriously invested in losing weight and becoming healthier overall. In addition, this health pandemic also sparked interest in fitness in the older adult demographic, as they are more likely to contract COVID and suffer from more serious conditions because of it.
Everyday, millions of people are becoming exposed to the therapeutic benefits of working out. As a result of this, more people are inspired to take up fitness challenges. Of course, there would be more of that this year, as exercise has proven to be effective for the maintenance of physical and mental wellbeing – more people are beginning to see this.
Embrace of holistic training
We anticipate that fitness enthusiast will embrace holistic training this year as the gap between body training and mind training is expected to shrink. So, this year, people would do more of Yoga and Pilate exercises which tends to train the body and mind simultaneously.
Group Fitness Classes Going Green
If things do go back to normal after this global health pandemic, it seems that the trend for group fitness activities is going to be in outdoor settings. This is to lessen the risk of spreading airborne illnesses that are more likely to happen in indoor spaces.
Outdoor activities are also getting a resurgence in popularity because people could be doing their own thing and still practice social distancing because of the wide available space.
Home Gym Equipment Sales Will Continue Rising
With gyms and other health facilities still closed after almost a year, people have started purchasing their own exercise equipment so that they can still do their usual workouts at home. The added convenience of not having to drive downtown to go to their local gym also added to the popularity of home exercise equipment.
Experts project that home gym equipment sales will continue on an upward trajectory throughout the year.
Fitness Programming for Families
If there is one good thing that this health pandemic gave to people, then that is the fact that it allowed more families to become more active together. Since the suspension of all youth sports programs, parents started to involve themselves in the physical activities of their kids. More and more families now play together in public outdoor recreational spaces more than ever. This gives fitness professionals the chance to create and market fitness programs that cater to the whole family.
These and more are the expected trends in 2021. To say that the health and fitness industry changed this past year is an understatement. However, this industry is resilient and it will find a way to survive and thrive. Whatever you do, don’t ever stop pursuing your fitness goals.