Exploring Current Fitness Trends
When you think you have seen it all, the fitness industry surprises us with a new trend. From eye yoga to active video games, let’s have a look at the fitness trends for 2021.
It’s never been so challenging to keep up with both physical and mental health. The Covid-19 pandemic caught us off guard, and our outdoor activities had to be on hold.
We had to find ways to keep up with a fitness routine and still manage our mental health simultaneously. The billion-dollar Wellness industry figured out ways to help us to stay healthy during this hard time. Let’s explore the latest fitness trends.
Raise your hand if you’re a remote worker and have been struggling with headaches, dry and irritated eyes, neck and shoulder pain.
Zoom fatigue is real and according to specialists, staring at a screen for an extended period of time taxes the brain and prevents it to focus and function properly. Eye yoga and facial yoga consist of making gentle movements and gently massaging the eyes and surrounding areas.
Luxe Indoor Gyms
The at-home fitness company Peloton had over 200% of sales increase during the first quarter of the pandemic in 2020. Peloton sells luxury treadmills and indoor bikes and has high review rates among customers.
Peloton bikes offer an HD touchscreen with interactive classes — both live and recorded. Payment options are monthly membership for both digital-only and equipment owners.
The health-tech industry is turning wearable devices more popular due to their functionalities. The latest wearables launched track stress levels, detect anxiety and panic attacks, track sleep, heart health, and so on.
Don’t like to sleep wearing a watch? No problem, try the Oura ring, which captures data with a mobile app that measures three scores: sleep, readiness, and activity.
Active Video Game
The video game industry is foreseeing the rise of the at-home fitness sub-niche and it’s trying to take its slice of the cake by incorporating fitness into its games.
Just Dance and Nintendo Ring Fit are ways to get a full-body workout and stay fit at the same time while having fun with friends or by yourself.
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Spending time in nature is essential for a robust immune system, a better night’s sleep, relief from stress and the list goes on. While social distancing, you can still take your bike and go for a ride in nature!
Solo activities such as running, cycling, and surfing are rising. Nature has magical healing powers and right now, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of that — but don’t forget, safety first!