What are the top workout trends in the current fitness industry?
A lot is changed due to Covid, and things in the future are going to have to be slower and more careful. Obviously, the fitness world is not out of this, and the way we exercise now is different. The new workout topics are really exciting, and to be prepared, you need to be aware of each one so you can pick the best one for you.
However, just a few of this new trends are simply mind-blowing and, honestly, quite awesome. Imagine being in the gym and avoiding cramps with your new leggins that… uh-um… vibrate! Or being a new instructor and have the possibility of starting your new business virtually because online coaching is going to bloom even more this next year. If that doesn’t make you want to start working out, then keep reading. We have a lot more! And you don’t need to weey about viruses and global pandemic stuff, we got that message very clear on 2020, so much so that cleaning became a trend in itself. Get ready for this, because you’re in for a ride. These top 10 trends are the most common among the experts:
Wearable tech and smart clothing
There is a vast variety of new technology that helps us with workouts: not only watches and trackers but heart rate monitors and GPS trackers (commonly used on bike routes). Also, new and interesting things like vibrating leggings are very promising and are designed to help you with your alignment. Talk about greatness!
Online coaching is the new most recent trend and, even as a consequence of a global pandemic, it is a new way to give more people chances to workout without having to get out of their home, and also creates jobs for those who know how to teach but haven’t had the platform yet. It’s also an option for those away from their regular gyms to have the opportunity not only to work out, but to look for more specific and new activities to do at home.
More hygienic workouts
Yes, this is a new trend. And not in vain. According to “5 Steps to Cleaning Your Fitness Business in the Wake of COVID-19” for Mindbody, 92 percent of consumers surveyed said that their decision to visit a fitness business would rely very much depending on their rigorous sanitization guidelines. These precautions will not go away easily, and they shouldn’t, and since you can now exercise from home, there’s an option to avoid sweaty contact with others too.
Body and mind
Mental Health is a growing topic and it’s essential that it does. Meditation, yoga, and other activities involving more spiritual and relaxed workouts are what people need now more than ever, following a very tense year and looking at the uncertainty for the next one. The most common list so far would be progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, mindfulness, and biofeedback.
Filling generational needs
Every generation has its own behavior and they experience things differently. Since 2020 has been a year focus on understanding personal needs (after all the craziness), it’s going to be very important for the fitness business to study these groups and create plans and workouts to fill their necessities and to attract them to their programs. From the type of routines to the prices, Millenials are very different from Gen Xers or baby boomers.
Increased focus on Hiit
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is going to be a continuous hit since is really attractive to those into fitness lifestyle and burning fat quicker than with other workouts. Plus, is effective for busy people, since it takes much less time than others and little to no equipment.
Group Training – outdoor and indoor
This works for people who need constant and more personal motivation, more people doing the same, and compromising to exercise is definitely a boost. This next year, though, outdoor groups will be more convenient since COVID 19 needs social distancing or less crowded spaces.
For everybody re-acclimating their bodies back to being active is going to be essential. Warming up and activating the body will help you bring back your rhythm. The process of recovery has to be slow or moderated and, in general, patient. Not everybody will catch up in the same way, and it’s important you know that.
Covid prescribed fitness training
Since thousands of people actually were infected by the virus, experts need to be more careful with those who want to resume their workouts and activities. Especially with breathing, people have to be careful not to rush or push too much, even if this was normal for them before. COVID-19 is pretty new to all of us, so be patient with your body.
Accessibility and Inclusivity
Inside the fitness world, this term is creating an important debate. However, no matter the outcome, the business must include new ways of payment for those with less income than others, economic access is important, en this next year the conversation will continue (as it should). Also, for heavier people, gyms should not be terrifying and judgemental places, but one of health and motivation, and this is what must be achieved.
No matter how much or little execise you want to do next year, there will be a category for you to fit right in. This 2020 has been rough, but it has also given the world a wonderful opportunity to reconsider a lot of things, and create entire new ways to be more patient, creative and team-oriented. Whatever your outlook is, make the next year count: fitness world can be intimidating, but you don’t have to be like everybody else. There is a lot of information about how to do things at your own rhythm, and no matter hw that is, it will be okay.
If you happen to bemore into this world, then the same advice will work. Yes, you are used to exercising, but don’t overestimate the effects of the changes that this situations have on our bodies. Be kind.
Top Workout Trends 2020 / 2021
Because of COVID-19, all the gyms across the nation have shuttered their doors, many of them for good, leaving people with limited choices when it comes to fitness. However, the fitness industry did not just take this hit lying down.
Even though gyms have closed, fitness brands and professionals learned to adapt so they can survive this new environment brought about by the global pandemic. In fact, new workout trends in the fitness industry have emerged, including the following.
Booming Home Gym Equipment Sales
With gyms closed, the next best thing is to bring the same kind of experience at home, and the best way to do so is to set up a home gym. With most people working from home, it is only natural that they will also start working out at home.
There are lots of reports about home exercise equipment manufacturers needing to stop their sales temporarily so that they can focus their efforts on reducing the massive backlog of orders they received during the start of the lock-downs. Also, since there is no clear indication of this pandemic ending soon, it is only natural that the demand for home exercise equipment will not wane as well.
Interest in Yoga will Surge
Due to people getting locked inside their homes for the better part of the year, it is only natural that their mental health takes a huge hit. It is the reason why so many people have taken an interest in yoga in the past couple of months.
Not only does yoga help improve a person’s physical health, but it can also help improve mental health. You will be working on two different aspects of your health at the same time when you practice yoga, which is a requirement in the new normal.
Online Fitness Classes
With gyms and studios closed, the only logical step to take your fitness classes is online. The past couple of months have shown a huge spike in the number of online classes popping up in all social media platforms right now.
The great thing about online fitness classes is there is no longer a need to go out of the house to go to the gym. Any room in the house can be your exercise studio. The only requirements are the basic exercise equipment, a computer, and a stable internet connection.
Although these trends came to the surface as a result of the global pandemic, it is also evident that they will persist even after all of these blow over hopefully in the next couple of months. This means that these new trends will further increase the number of your options when it comes to achieving a higher level of fitness.