The impact of the pandemic has comprehended almost every element of lives, whether it's careers, social lives, or personal well-being.
All these years of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the whole definition of personal health. The years-long lockdown has made us realize the need for at-home fitness solutions to not only stay in shape but also to stay healthy and strengthen the immune system.
Diet, exercise, mental and social are the key components of good health, Understanding different aspects of good health have made us endure tough times.
Why home fitness?
This pandemic has made us think over about personal health.
These bad times came as an opportunity to uncover new horizons in your personal fitness.
While most of the people are locked in homes because of the pandemic, many people are experiencing difficulty in joining a gym again and starting over.
I have always loved to train at the gym but this pandemic has made us realize other aspects of fitness, most people are just too dependent on gyms and fitness centers.
I believe it's time to discover new horizons in personal fitness. Working out at home not only keeps you in shape all year long but also promotes other family members to dedicate some time to personal fitness.
The fitness industry too has evolved at a quick pace and you have got a lot of options to choose from even if you want to work out within the boundaries of your home.
Let's talk about some of the cool fitness trends that will keep you healthy and active without getting a gym membership.
1- Virtual Fitness Training
The trend of virtual fitness has reached its all-time high.
According to the report published by Research Dive, the global virtual fitness market is expected to generate a revenue of $59,650.3 million by 2027 from $6,046 million in 2019, demonstrating a growth CAGR of 33.5% during the forecast period from 2020-2027.
Boost in online fitness has some obvious reasons-
- The growing rate of obesity among developed countries
- Global lockdown COVID-19
- The growing use of social media and adaptation to faster internet speed.
Additionally, virtual fitness training has been offered through a wide range of mediums like on-demand sessions, video tutorials, zoom classes, apple tv, etc.
Another reason people choose online fitness is it saves them from unnecessary embarrassment and allows enough privacy for the individual.
2- Opt for primal workouts
While some people are happy with the daily virtual yoga classes, some others are just not created for bodyweight drills.
If you have that primitive warrior instincts within you and find yoga or Zumba too boring then opting for a primal style workout might be the best option for you.
Primal style workouts include training with Kettlebells, Steel maze, Farmer's walks, Sledge pulls, etc.
If you are someone who likes to lift heavy-ass weights then investing in some hardcore workout equipment for home gym might help.
3- Wearable technologies
Wearable technologies have been gaining traction in the fitness industry, there are wearable gadgets that can help you track calorie expenditure, sleep quality, stress levels, activity level, etc.
What are they good for?
Wearable technologies will help you track the progress on day to day basis, and will help you stay on track.
Many people suffer from poor sleep quality, using advanced technologies will not only make you aware of different aspects of your health but will also assist in working in the right direction.
Just a simple step tracking is helping people to reduce a tremendous amount of extra weight by making them aways of daily activity levels and helping them accomplish daily goals.
4- Life coaching
Bad time not only brings suffering but also opens our perspective to develop into a superior human beings.
Spiritual transformation aligns your life goals with the purpose and energy of your soul
Months long lockdown not only messed up with physical health but also mental health.
But working from home gave many people a golden opportunity to devote regular time to their spiritual and mental health.
- Life coaching is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US.
- $2.849 billion was the estimated global revenue from coaching in 2019.
- A search for ‘coaches’ on LinkedIn brought in over 6.28 million results in 2020
Technological advancement has made it earlier to consume the content on day to day basis.
High-intensity interval training is one of the time-efficient ways to stay in shape and is gaining popularity among busy individuals.
HIIT involves a sequence of high-intensity exercises with a short rest period.
Another reason behind the success of HIIT is its minimal requirements for expensive equipment.
Let's go through some of the benefits of HIIT workouts:
- They can be practiced anywhere with minimal equipment.
- HIIT workouts have been proven to torch up stored fat more efficiently than slow cardio sessions.
- HIIT keeps the metabolic rate higher for hours after the training session which helps you burn more fat
- HIIT not only burns stored fat but also helps in toning and strengthening muscle fibers.
- You can expect improvement in anaerobic and aerobic performances.
6- Smart home gym
Smart home gyms were already taking a market share of commercial gym memberships, and multiple lockdowns have made a quick transition from gym membership to set up a smart home gym.
Although setting up a smart home gym could be a costly affair, big techs are already working hard to make them available to a vast variety of populations.
Brands like Tempo, Peloton, and FightClub are continuing to raise millions of funding to make the smart home gym equipment available at affordable costs.
7- Smart Calorie tracking
Diet has been a key ingredient of healthy living, you can find dozens of mobile apps that will make the calorie tracking easier for you.
Efficient tracking of daily protein, fats, and carbs intake has promoted individuals to eat mindfully and stay within the daily caloric range.
In order to stay regular with the workout, one should never neglect the importance body’s macro and micro requirements.