The Top Three Fitness Trends of 2021

The Top 3 Fitness Trends of 2021

The year just started, but I’m looking ahead, to the fitness trends that will take us to the finish line. My predictions:

1. At-Home Workouts Are Definitely Trending
People have figured it out: They don’t need to go to the gym to work out. Even with the vaccine on the horizon – meaning gyms might open back up — some of you will still like the option of working out at home.

Whether that means Pilates, yoga, weight training, or some combination of different disciplines and techniques, an at-home routine is something you can fit into your daily schedule to maintain a baseline of fitness.

And if you need to take it up a notch, find a trainer! There are plenty of online options. Find someone whose energy you vibe with, who can push you a little harder, or who can teach you some new moves you haven’t tried. Elite offers a full schedule of live workouts on Instagram.

2. Body-Weight Workouts Are Here to Stay
Sit-ups, push-ups, squats, lunges, burpees, planks! There are a million variations on the basic, classic moves that use your body weight to make you stronger. This simple concept has been around for a while, but it’s trending now because it’s so adaptable.

The beauty of a body-weight workout is that you can do it anywhere: in the park, on a rooftop, or at home in front of your couch. Another plus: You don’t need any special equipment. Use body-weight moves to increase strength and flexibility, build definition, target different muscle groups, work in some cardio. It’s a proven method you can use to get to your goals.

3. Fitness Trackers Keep You on Track
Working out with a group gives you a boost. This is science! Your group keeps you feeling supported and gives you that sense of community. There’s that element of competition if you need it. And it keeps you accountable, because you don’t want to skip a workout and let the group down.

When the pandemic hit, many people realized they can keep that community going with a fitness tracker. Whether it’s an Apple watch, a FitBit, a smart heartrate monitor, or some other device or app, you can track your results, share them, and feel great about your progress. You need that right now!

Let’s Go!

Josh Krantz, ELITE Live! Head Instructor