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Fitness & Wellness: The Top 2021 Gym Trends

Gyms across the country adapted to the stay-at-home orders and as a result, the fitness and wellness industry has been completely revolutionized. Here’s what we can expect with gym trends for 2021.

James Plata
May 4, 2021
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Gyms across the country adapted to the stay-at-home orders and as a result, the fitness and wellness industry has been completely revolutionized. Here’s what we can expect with gym trends for 2021.

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic shook things up for gym owners and attendees. Gyms across the country adapted to the stay-at-home orders and as a result, the fitness and wellness industry has been completely revolutionized. Here’s what we can expect with gym trends for 2021.

1. Exercise for Mental Health

While this might seem obvious to many already, exercise is pretty important for our mental health - something that more and more people in the U.S. started to incorporate into their lifestyle last year. COVID-19 reminded us about just how crucial it is for all of us to prioritize our mental health and how exercise can oftentimes be the best treatment. Because of this, we can expect to continue to see an increase in gym and fitness attendees.

2. App-Based Fitness

From monitoring heart rate to tracking steps, mileage, and calories, app-based fitness took health and wellness to the next level for many individuals this past year. It’s expected that as we continue to head into 2021, apps will gain even more popularity among health-conscious consumers.

App-based fitness is an top fitness trend of 2021
With more people working out from home, fitness apps will continue to see an explosion in popularity in 2021

3. At-Home Fitness Classes

Fitness classes at home were extremely trendy in 2020 and will continue to be a top 2021 gym trend. This isn’t surprising, considering how people don’t want to miss out on classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, so taking classes at home is the perfect solution. According to ClassPass, the top digital workouts last year were Yoga, HIIT, Pilates, Barre, Dance, Stretching, and Boxing. Undecided if you want to attend class in-person? More gyms have started to give individuals the option to join class virtually, making it easier than ever to attend from home.

4. Outdoor Fitness and Workouts

Walking, hiking and biking are some of the top 2021 gym trends for workout activities. As a result, gyms are offering a larger variety of outdoor fitness classes and workouts. That means your favorite cycling class, yoga session, or CrossFit class is most likely now offered completely outside.

5. Meditation Classes

If there’s one word that can summarize how many of us have felt last year, it’s “stressed.” As a result of increased tension and mental stress, an increasing number of gyms and wellness studios are now offering meditation classes. These trending classes can promote relaxation and can easily be taken from anywhere, either in the studio or following along with an app.

6. Expanded Service Offerings

Who doesn’t love a green-juice or protein-packed shake after a workout? With gyms taking a hit last year in sales due to stay-at-home orders, it can almost be guaranteed that fitness facilities will start to provide even more post-workout food and drink options. But it won’t only be limited to meals and beverages. We can expect to see a lot more service offerings that involve anywhere from customized health analysis like full-body scans to health checks, and online shopping.

7. Gym Management Software

With all the uncertainty 2021 brings, one thing is for sure - gym management software is here to stay. Incorporating Gym Management Software into a business model proved to gym owners that the key to success was staying organized and adapting. Not to mention, workout classes are much more enjoyable for attendees when the check-in process is easy and seamless (whether it’s via an app or in-person).

With gym management software, gym owners can:

Let Members View Your Weekly Schedule Through The App: With the PushPress member portal, members can see upcoming classes and choose the class that is most convenient to them.

Members Can Reserve In-Person Classes with a Single Click: Members can see a list of other members that have booked the same class or even set notifications for 'sold out' classes to know when a spot opens up.

Sell Retail Products within Seconds: Allow members to directly buy products in a few clicks using their preferred payment method with our dedicated apps for iOS, Android, or Amazon Fire tablets.

Track and Follow Leads Automatically: See a complete list of your leads with their entire communication history. Set automated emails to engage and close deals faster.

Automate Billing: Receive recurring payments without manually sending out invoices. Customize billing for different members and send out automated payment reminders.

Automate Payments: Automatically send a secure link to your clients so they can update their payment information in a minute.

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James Plata

James Plata is the Chief Marketing Officer at PushPress, a fitness-nut and hoarder of all gadgets. He brings 10+ years of experience in startup tech and fitness to help gym owners rebel against useless and overpriced software.

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