The following are the top fitness trends that ruled :
Online workouts with virtual training
Virtual fitness became popular since going to the gym or the local sports center was not an option during the lockdown. People chose to connect with their trainers through video calls like Zoom meetings for online training sessions. There were also online group workouts like aerobics or Zumba and meditation sessions, where trainers logged in with their trainees and kept track of them during the session.
Mental fitness through mindful exercise:
Many people experienced anxiety,tension and fear as a result of the pandemic. It was vital to work on these issues through mindful exercises to boost the mood and overall health. Many people tried everything – from power yoga to meditation and Tai chi to improve their mind-body connection.
High Intensity Interval Training
It’s no surprise that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been the fitness industry’s big winner in recent years and the trend continued in 2021. HIIT is a rapid and effective way to lose weight and build lean muscle, which is what most everyday fitness enthusiasts seek – and it can be done with or without equipment, at a gym or at home. All of these elements made HIIT programming simple and appealing to the public.
Road to Solo Fitness
For most of us, staying indoors for the majority of 2020 and 2021 has been challenging. You may have been allowed to walk outside and get the much-needed exercise depending on where you reside, but the lockdown indeed knocked down the people’s zeal and enthusiasm in the beginning. As the situation eased with time, sports that naturally lend themselves to social separation, such as golf, outdoor cycling, and surfing, continued as a 2021 trend. Surfing gained traction as a physically and mentally demanding sport on the East and West Coasts of the US. As a result, post-pandemic, these solo sports continued to expand as a means to be outside while maintaining a physical distance.