According to Mintel research, during the Covid-19 restrictions in the spring and summer of last year, 80% of all online adults exercised in some way, with 74% of those aged 16-24 exercising at home.

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, being fit and healthy, both physically and emotionally, has never been more important.

After the government imposed its first set of lockdown restrictions in spring 2020, the bulk of us were limited to our houses to work (and play). As gyms and leisure centres closed their doors, the guidelines stated that people should stay at home as much as possible and only leave for activities such as shopping for basic necessities, going to work if they can't do so from home, meeting a support or childcare bubble, and exercising once a day. As a result, we began to convert our living rooms and bedrooms into mini-gyms complete with skipping ropes, yoga mats, and dumbbells.

Workout trends have changed drastically this year. Below we will discuss some of the top trends that is shaping the future of fitness:

Pilates And Yoga

It's no surprise that low-intensity steady-state (LISS) activities like yoga and Pilates have grown in popularity, especially as more people become aware of the importance of looking after their mental and physical well-being, slowing down, and remaining mindful of their posture and alignment as many of us continue to work from home. According to a study conducted by Nuffield Health last year, 76 percent of fitness enthusiasts in the U.K began a new kind of exercise during lockdown, with yoga coming third after walking and jogging. The same trend seems to be evident in the U.S

During the pandemic, yoga has become increasingly popular as a means of mental and physical well-being. People used to go to yoga classes, but they weren't very committed. Everyone now appears to have enrolled in online yoga sessions because they are more convenient and the benefits of performing yoga are numerous. With the increased stress and anxiety that comes with a pandemic, yoga can help you relax.

Dance Workouts

Many fitness instructors and trainers have used social media to raise fitness awareness and teach a variety of aerobic and low-impact workout techniques to a large number of individuals. Many influencers and trainers are using social media to demonstrate different workouts on their live Instagram feeds.

Social media has been around for quite some time. Many fitness gurus have embraced social media to inspire others. One of these gurus is TikTok dancing sensation Marie BustinMoves. Marie BustinMoves became a TikTok viral phenomenon after just three videos, thanks to TikTok, which allowed her to show off her choreography to a whole new audience. Marie had unwittingly inspired the TikTok community to do their joyful dances as well, thanks to her funky hip hop flare and contagious electrifying personality. Marie's rhythm is unstoppable, with over 50 million views and counting.

Marie's videos had been so popular that they drew the attention of musician Chubb Rock, who wrote the song "Treat em Right," to which Marie choreographed her widely dueted movements. Chubb Rock was so taken by Marie's hip-hop passion that he invited her to dance on stage with him.

This TikTok sensation has always loved music and dancing, to the point where, despite the recession, she opened her own dance studio in 2009. She has grown her studio and kept the beats flowing for eleven years via hard work and determination. However, when the tragedy of Covid-19 struck in 2019, Marie was forced to put her goal on hold, but instead of backing down, he took her career to another level.

Latest video from Marie BustinMoves: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcsLTv8IA52jKzz5T2TtKLw

Micro-HIIT Workouts

With people's attention spans and work schedules becoming increasingly strained, it's no surprise that micro-HIIT exercises – short bursts of high intensity interval training that can last anywhere from three to twenty minutes – are still popular. Apps like the 7 Minute Workout Challenge and Fiit, which offer 10-minute workouts ranging from cardio and strength to rebalancing, demonstrate the growing popularity of micro-HIIT workouts.

Virtual fitness apps are very popular right now, especially because of the pandemic. All you have to do now is join up, and you'll be on your way to getting in shape in no time. You don't need any hefty gym equipment; all you need to do is use the app to complete various cardio routines and overall body workouts.

Final Thought

Gyms and studios will need to develop exceptional digital and in-person experiences as consumers rely on technology for connection and experience. In the fitness business, personalization and technology are frequently at the forefront of innovation. Members are looking for ways to exercise that fit in with their new way of life as interest in fitness grows.

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