August 17, 2020 3 min read
2020 has been one heck of a year and the shift in fitness trends seems to run parallel to the changes this year has brought us. They emerged alongside the #stayhome movement. Certainly, fitness enthusiasts needed to find a way to maintain their health and bodies, keep themselves motivated, and keep putting in the work and sweat, gym or not.
Last year’s trends included goat yoga, meditation apps, hybrid spin classes, and HIIT apps to make that 10-minute time block of the day a no-excuse calorie-burning zone. Now, plates have shifted a bit.
To start, the fitness industry leader Peloton has taken big leaps in revolutionizing spinning workouts. Their new home bikes have thousands of on-demand classes and other cool perks, the biggest one being you don't have to leave your house to get a good sweat out of course. If you're a gym fanatic, this can be something to get used to.
It all started with co-founders Christine Cody and Jessica Rapp who joined forces to bring together polar opposite workouts to achieve maximum results. This fusion of yoga and HIIT workouts is a real detoxifying body strengthener helping you burn up to 460 calories per session. For 20 minute sessions, I'd say this is a very effective workout! Incorporating the best of both worlds was, for cardio lovers, an amazing way to improve flexibility, and for yogis, a great way to add fuel to deep stretching routines by really getting the heart rate up. It's a workout the makes the heart and joints happy.
Functional, cheap, and effective, bodyweight training is a form of exercise you can always count on. That's why its on this list. It grants flexibility in types of exercises you can do and the freedom to conform to any space. The only limitation it comes with is that it requires strength to have correct form. It's crucial to do body weight exercises correctly to prevent injury. A few sessions with a personal trainer might come in handy in order to make sure your form is correct.
Fitness trackers, smartwatches, heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking devices. It is the second year in a row that wearable technology hits the top fitness trends. Wearable technology is can serve as an accountability tool, keep us in check, serve as a motivational coach, and maybe even increase our productivity. There are various options to choose from and surely you can find something that will boost your daily motivation and track and analyze the hard work you put in every day!
This category is not exclusive to people who go to the gym and lift weights. It also includes classes led by fitness instructors whose purpose is to teach proper form of each exercise using free weights. The whole class is focused on progressively increasing resistance once the right form is achieved and the subsequent addition of new exercises. Types of weights included in this category are of course free weights, but also barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, and medicine balls.
The 2020 fitness trends have widened the fitness field with another stack of options, adding flexible to our workout routines. As gyms reopen their doors, we may find that people will actually want to stick to their home workouts. If we've learned one thing from the pandemic it's how to be more creativity. And as for fitness goes, that also links to being more resourceful, open to new ideas, finding flexibility in how we can move our bodies daily, and by working out with what we have at home to discover new routines that work for us.
Just remember, whatever your workout of choice, our supplements are here to help you refuel, and increase strength and resistance.
Have a fit week!