The onset of any new year brings out a wave of people committing to resolutions, which they want or would like to achieve that year. The most common of these objectives relates to fitness, exercise, nutrition, and weight loss.
However, with the on-going pandemic and its related problems, travelling to places like gyms and fitness centres is somewhat problematic, unworkable, or risky for most. In fact, studies reveal that 70% of gym-goers have discontinued their gym memberships, during these challenging times.
With an increasing number of people staying at home and with restricted access to gyms, the fitness industry has already changed significantly.
In 2021, industry experts predict and expect to see, even bigger changes in this field. Therefore, the landscape in the fitness industry in 2021 will look different, and the industry will evolve, to become the new normal.
The unprecedented lockdown has witnessed many fitness enthusiasts, investing in gym equipment in their homes. This is an ideal and safe solution for those, who may have restricted access to gyms.
Experts suggest that many more people will transform areas of their home to personalised gym spaces this year.
The best part of this is that you do not need to invest in any expensive equipment. A pair of dumbbells and resistance bands is a good enough start.
Many people are resorting to free YouTube channels and apps to guide them, through at-home workouts. Most of these exercises use your body weight and require minimal to no equipment.
LAter = neverdo it now .
Alternatively, if you are bored of being stuck at home all day, getting outside for some fresh air and a quick workout is the perfect solution.
People are taking to open spaces to do their favourite exercises (keeping social distancing in mind, of course!), and it looks like this trend will continue well into this year, as well.
Other forms of exercise like yoga and Pilates have received increased popularity, during this pandemic.
These offer the perfect combination of mental relaxation along with physical training, which is ideal during these stressful times.
if its easy.. then your not doing it right.
Virtual coaching is another new trend, which given the circumstances, provides a real alternative to people looking for supervised and focused exercise, weight loss, life balance and staying fit and healthy.
Online video platforms such as Zoom have facilitated qualified coaches to conduct workout sessions and made it possible for people in any area or region to join a virtual fitness class or one-on-one sessions if they prefer.
A wide variety of exercises from personalised cardio to aerobic exercises are now being conducted online.
This is also beneficial for trainers, as they can now coach, without the need for a large physical space and groups of people.