If you are like many people, you are using the arrival of the new year to kickstart your health and fitness routine. This is a great time to put the focus on your health by starting a new workout plan. Here are five of the top fitness trends to watch out for in 2021.
It is no surprise to learn that there is a definitive move to outdoor fitness in 2021. With many gyms operating at reduced capacity because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been forced to take their workouts out into the great outdoors. This trend is likely to intensify throughout 2021 as many fitness enthusiasts shy away from the traditional gym. Regardless of if you sign up for an outdoor boot camp, a sunrise yoga class, or if you simply want to hit the pavement for a solo run, the outdoors will become your favorite playground. This trend also pairs well with the popularity of green fitness classes.
In today’s increasingly connected world, wearable technology continues to shape the entire fitness industry. It is easier than ever to analyze your workouts and chart your progress by simply wearing a watch that tracks your data. You can use this information to improve your effort and see noticeable results. Take this one step further by incorporating the latest fitness innovations by using virtual reality devices and other types of artificial intelligence.
Stim Free Pre-workout Drinks
A workout drink free of stimulants is a natural way to ensure that you have the energy that you need to get you through even the most strenuous workout. According to Legion Athletics, a stim free pre workout drink “increases strength and endurance, reduces fatigue, and sharpens mental focus.” As fitness enthusiasts lean into natural products designed to improve their performance, stim free drinks will continue to surge in popularity.
At-home Workout Equipment
Just as more people are moving their exercise routine outdoors because of the COVID-19 health crisis, at-home workout equipment is also a trend that will continue through the year. There has been a rush on sales of fitness equipment that you can use in your home. Your available space and budget will dictate how much you are able to invest in this home gym. Good choices to include are a quality piece of cardio equipment, free weights, and a yoga mat.
High-Intensity Interval Training
It appears as if high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is here to stay. This workout approach helps you to burn a significant amount of calories by transitioning between active bursts of activity and short periods of rest. Busy individuals gravitate toward HIIT because it helps you to get in shape without a big time investment. With this approach, you will see a variety of cardio, bodyweight, and free weight exercises so that you never get bored.
These five trends will provide a great starting point as you get to work making 2021 your best year yet for health and wellness.