Physical activity practices evolved with the new normal. After the gyms closed, online gymnastics, outdoor exercise, and other ways to keep in shape began. In 2021, it is possible that many of the 2020 changes in this area will become normal. More people will be physically active at home instead of going to the gym with many people.
For athletic performance and exercise expert Samantha Clayton, the focus is on good psychophysical fitness and the rise of technological aids to help us improve routines both at home and at work or while traveling.
Exercise programs at home are maintained
The popularity of subscription and on-demand training programs skyrocketed over the past year and will continue to grow in 2021. “In addition to the ease and accessibility they provide to train anytime, anywhere, many have also developed a user base that creates virtual communities for them to provide support and motivation for its members,” commented Clayton.
For the expert, the rise of subscription-based exercise programs continues this year with a greater variety of classes, content, and more personalized options to suit the specific interests and goals of physical activity lovers. The demand for home fitness equipment was higher in 2020 than ever before. Some companies saw significant sales spikes and delays in ordering fitness equipment over the past year. The demand is likely to continue through 2021.
“This could be more than a passing trend. Nor is it necessary to spend a fortune on equipment; Many people were extremely innovative and creative and used items they had at home to improve their exercise routine or to incorporate new movements into their housework, ”said the expert.
Solutions to monotony and stress
Since many people still work from home, they have more free time and become bored. The stress of being inside leads many people in contact with nature to engage in physical activities to take a much-needed mental break.
“Outdoor activities like hiking or running with app-based programs are becoming increasingly popular and will continue to set the trend this New Year,” added Clayton. One of the popular outdoor activities is skating. “Not only is this a great physical activity for your legs and glutes, it’s fun too! Ice skates are a very popular product and manufacturers are reportedly struggling to meet overwhelming demand with limited products, high sales rates and large reorders, ”said the sports performance expert.
With the pandemic and its impact on people’s mental health, yoga and meditation are increasingly being chosen to strengthen the mind and body. Many wellness apps and classes were created for this.
“Staying in shape also means maintaining a good mood and finding ways to relax, breathe, and avoid stress. We all want 2021 to be a year of hope and plenty of opportunities to stay in shape. Maybe it will be an incredible year of movement, ”Clayton concluded.