Fitness trends for 2021
Starting your fitness journey in January, straight after Christmas and New Year, is never easy. We all know how hard is to start again after the holiday break. While you might lack of motivation though, it is always good to try something new. You will never look at workout with fatigue again with these upcoming fitness trends.
ACSM annual fitness trends review
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and their 15th annual review made by health fitness professionals from all over the world, there is a lot of comebacks of activities that were almost forgotten. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot but looking at their forecast people are willing to keep in health and fitness no matter of the circumstances. 2021 makes a perfect possibility for new business opportunities and solutions for newly arising problems connected to COVID-19 and social distancing.
Starting fresh with new fitness goals
New year is a perfect time to start a fresh fitness journey. After the chaotic 2020 it is good to make your health and wellness a priority, especially while unfortunately most of the time we just sit at home. Self-care should be the no. 1 issue to take care of this year. Don’t forget about home spa treatments and nutritious food. Your body will thank you for that. However, do not just sit behind your MacBook or TV screen. Let’s move your body and start feeling better about yourself. It is important though to find something what is fun, you really like it and you will continue to do it. Here are some upcoming trends that will might win your 2021.
As a person who is updated with all the news in the fitness industry, I think these trends below will be the greatest one. Fitness has changed a lot since health clubs are closed and people are really willing to look for totally new opportunities to be in shape.
No. 1 Running outdoors
Running outdoors had a big comeback in 2020 and according to trends, will be even bigger in 2021. People treat running not only as a form of a good cardiovascular activity but also as a form of a free therapy. Lace up your shoes ladies. To keep your motivation in hands sign to one of many virtual run events. There are plenty available on Strava or Nike+ where you can not only see how your friends are doing but run the real race (just alone). It will make your workouts special and you will feel motivated to schedule your weekly workout plan.
No. 2 Longboard, roller skating and skateboarding
Since outdoor is still possible and opened to the public, think of other fun activities different than just walking and running. Roller skating in your favorite park, longboarding on the streets of your neighborhood or skateboarding in the nearest skatepark are the awesome ideas to be active. Roller skating has a huge comeback in the influencer area on Instagram and it seems to become now a big trend since the 80s.
No. 3 Jumping on trampoline
Trampolines had also a big comeback in 2020 and it will be bigger in 2021. There are many places that not only allow you to be part of a fitness jumping class but actually you can rent a trampoline. Then you can take a trampoline class online at home and it will feel almost like attending a good party with friends.
No. 4 Yoga and pilates
Yoga is a perfect workout to keep yourself sane. Practicing a proper breathing technique and connecting your soul with your muscles will bring only the good outcomes. Yoga and pilates are perfect workouts for all, no matter the age. These workouts will help with your flexibility, posture, mental health and much more. It is always good to hit a mat after many hours behind your computer.
No 5. Online classes and virtual training
Online training made to no. 1 trend at ACSM report for 2021 which was only no. 26 for 2020. Not only freelance personal trainers encourage their clients to workout keeping distance at home but also commercial gym chains and other health and fitness facilities. The closure of fitness clubs was a hit for many of them and they try to keep their clients in shape for better times. Virtual training, like the one offered by Peloton or the Mirror where you have your own virtual trainer are also getting bigger.
Written by Monika Mozgala
I’m Monika Mozgala, the founder, and editor of The Blonde Taste. My main purpose is to write practical articles that will be useful for people interested in fitness, lifestyle and beauty. I’ve spent couple years in the US where I also finished high school. The last 6 years I’ve spent working as an editor for many editorial offices in Poland, including SHAPE Poland Deputy-in-Chief position and head of it’s digital version. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up here or on my Instagram.