This success is certainly due to the alternation of long periods of lockdown and the forced closure of fitness centers, but it has also opened new perspectives for the near future, when the pandemic emergency is finally over. So, whether at home or in the gym, people want to follow their passions – such as running, cycling, rowing, strength or functional training – to feel part of a community and train with their favorite trainer or have the feeling of running outdoors on their favorite virtual path. With the Technogym Live platform, available on all Technogym cardio equipment, you can choose your Training Experience from a large library of on-demand video content: live indoor cycling lessons with your favorite trainer, individual cardio training sessions or strength training routines for athletic preparation, basic workouts or virtual paths set in nature or in your favorite cities. Or even for those who love spinning Technogym Bike, the innovative bike, which allows you to participate from home in group cycle lessons, live or on demand, of your favorite trainers from various fitness studios around the world. 2. Wearable Technologies
Wearable technologies, which have been on the podium every year since 2016, are also the top trend for 2021. Fitness trackers, heart rate monitors and smartwatches are useful for both enthusiasts and professionals to monitor and store biometric data, pushing people to work on their performance and improve them over time. In this regard, Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 can be synchronized with all Technogym cardio equipment, or with the Mywellness 5.0 platform (also compatible with Fitbit, Garmin and Polar) for a fully connected training experience. Users can then keep track of their progress on each Technogym equipment or even outdoor workouts. 3. Bodyweight training
The global Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions have also encouraged the development of bodyweight training, which can easily be heard at home with the right guidance. Bodyweight training uses the weight of the body as resistance, performing various movements, from the simplest to the most complex. Technogym’s Mywellness platform offers users a complete library of workouts and fitness clubs that they can produce their own workouts – bodyweight or with equipment – and offer them to their members even at home.
One of the most current trends is that of outdoor training which can be combined with indoor training and can also be monitored simultaneously with wearables and apps such as Technogym’s Mywellness 5.0.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
These are interval training sessions that consist of high intensity exercises, followed by medium and low intensity breaks. The key element is the reduction of training time, which, thanks to the level of intensity, is effective even if performed for short periods. This type of training can be performed in fitness clubs, but also indoors or outdoors, and is one of the trends for 2021. Technogym’s response to the trend includes different training experiences – such as Skillrun Bootcamp or Skillathletic Training – designed formats around the products of the Skill Line, the range of equipment designed for those who want to improve athletic performance. 6. Virtual Training
Technology makes us more and more connected and is able to provide us with personalized experiences based on our tastes, passions and personal goals, and in any place, whether in the gym, at home or directly from our mobile phone. Virtual Training is a key element of most Technogym products: from Technogym Live, which offers on all cardio products the possibility of training in immersive natural or urban scenarios, to MyCycling which allows you to try your hand at some of the most legendary stages of cycling. , such as climbing Alpe d’Huez or the Stelvio Pass.
Exercise is Medicine
The medical fitness trend is booming on the market. From the beginning, Technogym has always been an active precursor in this field which also includes rehabilitation, with its offer of specific protocols for health and prevention. One of the main innovations in this field is Technogym’s Biocircuit – the circuit training solution and method that offers personalized training that can help users reach their goals in a short time. Thanks to its Prescribe mode, physiotherapists and trainers can remotely record personalized training programs using the App and modifying the customized parameters according to the needs of the individual user.
Strength and free weight training
Technogym Bench, the all-in-one station for functional training, has been designed to offer maximum comfort and an infinity of exercises, allowing the user to perform the widest range of exercises for endurance, strength and core training in a limited space, thanks to its innovative design and enclosed tools. All the necessary tools are rationally stored in dedicated spaces inside the training station. Training options include the ability to combine weights, elastic bands, dumbbells, weighted knuckles and a training mat to perform endless total body workouts. 9. Training programs for the elderly
Exercise is perceived as an opportunity for well-being for everyone, even for the elderly. People live longer, work longer, and stay healthy even in retirement. This trend underscores the fitness needs of Baby Boomers and the older generation, who typically have more money than the younger generation. Fitness clubs could therefore take advantage of this growing market. Technogym’s Biocircuit also represents the ideal answer to this trend, thanks to its unparalleled safety and ease of use: after the initial login, each individual tool automatically adjusts itself according to the user’s characteristics, setting a customized workload and program. .
Over the years, the figure of the personal trainer has evolved and become more accessible, thanks to the internet, in fitness clubs, as well as at home or in workplaces with gyms. People have finally realized that the role of the personal trainer is essential to assess their condition, prescribe a correct training program and offer achievable goals based on concrete needs.