Women’s Fitness Trends | Draga Ilievski | Women’s Healthcare
If there is one positive outcome from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that it has changed how we approach our fitness goals. While pre-pandemic fitness routines usually involved spending time at the gym in exercise classes and lifting weights, new regimens created because of the pandemic have revolutionized the way we approach fitness. Online classes that were once our sole way of getting in our daily workout routine have since become a mainstay for many women, who prefer the easygoing nature of online classes to visiting the gym each day. The following trends in women’s fitness are sure to shape 2022.
As previously stated, when the world went into lockdown at the start of the pandemic, millions of fitness-minded women from across the globe flocked to online exercise classes to keep up with their fitness goals. While most gyms have since reported a major recovery in their membership numbers, countless individuals still prefer online training to visiting the gym. The result has thus been a hybrid approach for many women, who spend about 60 percent of their time training at gyms and 40 percent training at home. A hybrid approach to fitness has further diversified the type of training available to women, who can now enjoy exercises that were unavailable to them when they only trained at gyms.
More Affordable Yoga
Yoga has become an increasingly popular trend in fitness circles, but many women remain put off by it due to the hefty price tag of sessions. Once again, due to the pandemic, more and more yoga classes are becoming available online. These online classes have become much more affordable, attracting more women to the discipline. An even better metric to examine yoga’s steady rise is overall instruction. Since classes are online, women have access to their choice of teacher, allowing them to learn from some of the best yoga instructors in the world.
The Rise of Femtech
Female technology, or femtech, has also become more important in a post-pandemic world. Through the use of apps and smart devices, women can customize their workout routines according to their menstrual cycle. These programs provide the perfect compliment to an individual’s workout routine by measuring hormone levels and are predicted to become multi-billion dollar businesses in the coming years. Specialty clothing companies that design pants and other workout apparel to specifically prevent leaks from menstruation and incontinence are also seeing a rise in interest following the pandemic.