The fitness industry is growing at an exceptional rate as more and more people realize the importance of staying fit. Technology has been influencing every industry to create better solutions and alternatives to people’s requirements in recent years. The global fitness market is estimated to reach $147.11 billion by 2024. As the fitness industry keeps growing, we will be seeing new innovations and trends in the market this year. Here are the top trends in the fitness industry that we will see in 2021.
Wearable technology is set to become a part of workout sessions for everyone using a smartphone. Fitness trackers, HR monitors, GPS tracking devices, smartwatches are the top gadgets selling in the market. These devices will create easy health metrics for the users.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
More people are choosing vigorous exercises that result in a high-calorie burn, effective weight loss, metabolism, and cardiovascular boost. The new-age workouts are not meant for casual people who hit the gym as a necessity. HIIT involves high-intensity workouts with short intervals of rest in-between.
As VR technology becomes more familiar among people, we will be seeing virtual trainers real soon. People will be able to connect with their trainers in a virtual world to perform different workouts. With the right equipment, people will be able to get training from professionals through video calls while also choosing a place to exercise.
After a long pandemic, people will once again come back to gyms and workout sessions. The group workouts will become popular among people. These group workouts will take place for different types of classes and equipment. It will motivate people to work together and achieve a state of healthy body and mind.
Exercise is Medicine (EIM)
Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is a program that encourages doctors to include physical exercises in their patients’ medical treatments. With the help of professional trainers and dieticians, the doctors will be able to suggest workout plans to their patients alongside their regular treatments. It will help people to recover faster from an injury and health problems.
More corporate companies are planning to provide health and fitness programs to their employees to stay fit while also being productive at offices. Workplace wellness programs have gained popularity due to organizations realizing the benefits of staying healthy to stay productive. It is a program that is beneficial for both employees and employers.
People love the idea of workouts that are easy to follow and also involve heavy calorie burn. Functional fitness involves more practical exercises that anyone can do. These include walking, jogging, lifting, pulling, climbing, jumping, etc. These exercises are beneficial for improving muscle strength and cardiovascular health and developing balance and coordination in the body.