The massive Covid-19 fitness effects that we all had to endure in 2020 have changed how we think about exercise in 2022.
Trainers, clubs, and fitness enthusiasts worldwide have shifted from their traditional fitness and wellness offerings to embrace remote and virtual fitness and wellness.
With this in mind, Take a look at the Top-8 fitness Trends in 2021 as compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual global survey.
1. ONLINE TRAINING.
The most notable benefit of the Covid-19 epidemic is that the number of online courses has grown exponentially in the last year and shows no signs of slowing. Online training is available anytime, at virtually any location, as well as by recording or live streaming. Many trainers and facilities have embraced online instruction as part of their offering because it’s the opportunity to keep their exercisers and clients engaged and connected.
2. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.
A fad since the year 2016 is wearable technology, which includes fitness trackers, smartwatches as well as heart rate monitors with GPS trackers. It is used to record exercise as well as track the heart rate, monitor oxygen levels and monitor sleep; in addition to a variety of other applications, the wearable technology market is expected to be 100 billion dollars of business.
3. BODYWEIGHT TRAINING.
The bodyweight training topic was featured in the very first place in the survey of trends in 2013 (at number. 3.) and was placed in the No. 2 spot in 2017 and No. 4 in 2018, and no. 5 in 2019, and then fell to 7 in 2020. 7 in 2020. The study did not include bodyweight training as a low-cost method that requires no equipment, making it affordable to train efficiently.
4. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
Perhaps due to the Covid pandemic, the trend has rocketed the index, going from no.17 in 2019to no.13 in 2020 to a top 4 spot in 2021. Outdoor activities like smaller group hikes, ride with a group, or organized hiking groups have become popular for many fitness lovers.
5. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training).
This kind of exercise has continued to gain popularity in gyms worldwide and has been among ACSM’s top five fitness trends since 2014. The HIIT workouts include short, intense workouts that are then short intervals of recovery and rest, making them suitable for efficient workouts in 30 mins or less. HIIT involves resistance training, cardio, or an amalgamation of both.
6. VIRTUAL TRAINING.
In contrast to the no.1 trend in online training, virtual training typically involves group-based exercises shown on huge screens in gyms.
This type of training tends to draw fewer people into live classes. However, it offers exercisers from different fitness backgrounds the chance to participate in the exercise at their own speed. For example, you can start by working out with a boxing reflex ball and work your way up to a difficult exercise.
7. EXERCISE IS MEDICINE.
The seventh trend in our seven-year plan is a global campaign to help physicians and health professionals evaluate patients’ physical condition and offer suggestions as part of regular visits.
Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) has gained popularity in the last few years. It seeks to increase awareness that physical activity is connected to optimal health and could be a major factor in the treatment and prevention of various diseases.
8. STRENGTH TRAINING WITH FREE WEIGHTS.
After debuting in the rankings at No.4 In 2020, the wildly popular exercise might be one of the casualties of a post-Covid world, having just made the Top 8 list for 2021.
Strength training uses free weights, including kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells, and medicine balls.