With most people still working from home, the way our workout routines look has significantly changed during the past two and a half years. Due to gyms and fitness studios being closed during the pandemic, our exercising habits have also changed and adapted to the new conditions imposed by the pandemic.
After lockdown was declared, most gyms had to be creative in order to survive. Therefore, in only a short time, online workout sessions became the norm. With people being confined to their homes, live streaming workouts became the only solution for active people to maintain their healthy habits. According to Mindbody Business, in 2019 only 7% of people live streamed workouts, while during Covid-19, the percentage increased to almost 80%.
At the same time, online classes actually gave everybody the chance to integrate some physical movement into their lives, with many platforms offering free, full-length workouts during the lockdown period. This was not only meant to encourage people to keep moving, despite being stuck at home, but also to promote working out as a support mechanism for maintaining a good mental health state.
But the pandemic might have offered people something important
With the rapid development of the work-from-home culture, people have been offered more ways in which they can integrate working out into their lives, but most importantly, more time to do so. As they no longer have to go through lengthy commutes and being stuck in traffics for hours a day, people can now invest that time into activities that can truly bring value to their lives, such as working out.
However, the secret to maintaining a healthy exercising schedule doesn’t necessarily lie in where you exercise, but rather in how you choose to do it. Therefore, it is more important to select a type of physical activity that gives you pleasure and satisfaction. The more you will enjoy doing it, the higher the chances are that you will continue doing it for a longer period of time.