The fitness industry may have had a huge hit in 2020, but home fitness flourished. Here’s what we can expect from workouts this year. Experts predict these will be the fitness trends to follow in 2021.

When the pandemic broke out last year, it became clear pretty quickly that health and wellbeing were two of the most underrated aspects of people’s lives. As people sought to lead better lives amid the panic and blockages, we experienced a newfound appreciation for physical and mental wellbeing, be it sweating at home or take time to switch off from the world.

With this enthusiasm came innovations on all fronts. Brands have been forced to rethink their business models in order to reach more people, especially at home. Features like social sharing components and on-demand workouts are hugely popular, but many have made the effort to incorporate personalization as well. After all, we’re so different in so many ways. This idea of ​​personalization manifests itself in many ways, as you’ll see below, but all of them point to one thing: the fact that people are less entangled in the ideals of the cookie cutter than they are attuned to their own specific needs. After all, wellness boils down to feeling great, and we need all the endorphin boost we can get for the brand new year.

From cellular fitness and mindful Here are the fitness trends for 2021 that we will adopt.

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Cellular Fitness

We’ve always viewed stress as a bad thing, but the fitness world is using its untapped potential to push our bodies harder – but not hard enough to cause burnout. Cellular stress tests have long been used to measure how the body reacts when cells are exposed to stress over the amount of harmful by-products released.

The goal then is to build an exercise routine around that personalized physiological result that should ultimately encourage you to do that extra repetition knowing that it would not put unnecessary strain on your body, which could eventually lead to chronic inflammation and wear and tear Tear and a weakened immunity. This positive stimulation should cause cells to adapt and become more resilient in order to achieve more efficient (and safer) results in the long run.

Really listen to your body

Self care and Mental health They may have made great strides in 2020, but they will only get bigger this year. In addition to an even greater demand for restorative fitness genres such as yoga, Pilates, and barre, people are becoming increasingly aware of mindful and intuitive eating. This means that restrictive diets – which usually demonize a specific macronutrient like fat or carbohydrates – are finally being replaced with more sustainable methods that are easy on your mind and body.

For example, mindful eating encourages you to be mindful of the food you eat as you eat, prepare, and consume. This includes choosing foods that are nutritionally healthy, removing distractions like Netflix and Instagram while you eat, and stopping when you feel full. Intuitive eating, on the other hand, makes you the expert on your body and its hunger signals by completely rejecting the nutritional mentality and letting go of the guilt associated with eating. In addition to better mental health in the long term, it should give you a deeper understanding of your body and how to better respect and honor it with the food you choose.

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Quickies for days

Not everyone has the luxury of an hour in the gym every day, but the good news is that 20- to 30-minute classes are now even more trendy. These short, high-intensity workouts can make more calories for your money while increasing your aerobic endurance and fat burning ability, even long after your session.

Complement this with a power walk in your neighborhood or a dip in the pool on your days off. They not only keep various muscles active, but also make training fresh and, above all, sustainable and achievable in the long term.

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Go digital (even more)

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is how much the tech industry has improved in the fitness world, and it will most likely continue to thrive and dominate in the year ahead. In addition to digital training at home with apps like Nike Training Club (now completely free!), Apple Fitness +, and CentrFitness fans are also looking for wearables to give them an unparalleled glimpse into performance.

The newest Apple Watch For example, constantly tracks your activity, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and sleep, so you get an easy-to-digest report of your progress every week and every month. Garmin’s Venu Sq Wellbeing is taken to a new level with its suite of health monitoring features, which include advanced heart rate monitoring and tracking of sleep, breathing, stress and hydration.

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Extra personalized workouts

If you can find time to exercise, you probably don’t want to waste repetition on something that doesn’t produce maximum results. People are looking for hyper-personalized workouts, both at home and at the gym, to ensure they are making the most of their time.

For example, Apple Fitness + has built in a custom recommendation engine that provides personalized recommendations. With the intuitive filter tool, users can highlight what is most important to them in a workout, whether it’s the workout type, trainer, duration, or music.

Over at the gym Technogyms The latest innovation, Biocircuit (see picture above), is another innovative offering that guides the user through an individual circuit program and automatically sets up each device according to the user size and workload including the sitting position. This machine learning allows the biomechanics and other personal analysis of the user to be tracked and stored before one is created Circuit training That delivers the best results in a short time. If anything, this will definitely disrupt the one-size-fits-all model that we have been exposed to.

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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.