Since Coronavirus Pandemic rages on, keeping fit and healthy becomes our priority. With more people staying at home, and with limited access to gyms, the fitness scene has changed dramatically. As the year 2021 has started, and lockdown restrictions have continued, we can expect to see even more changes to the fitness industry. Working up a sweat while stuck at home can be tough but not impossible. With the rapid growth of technology, there seem to be no excuses for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Virtual fitness is becoming the new workout norm. If you're on the verge of deciding if you should start a virtual fitness challenge, here are five perks that you can truly enjoy once you start:
You’ll probably want to switch from simple beginner's exercise to reaching new points that wouldn’t have been impossible before. Rather than just improving your cardio skills, you'll be able to increase muscle mass by starting weight work or by establishing a regimen that matches your particular lifestyle.
One of the reasons why a lot of people consider virtual fitness is because of convenience. It saves time by eliminating traveling. You don’t have to commute, no traffic, which makes it easier to squeeze into your schedule. You can get up from bed, change into your favorite workout gear, and be ready to sweat.
You may not have peers who are not willing to hit the gym with you or someone who's not similarly available whenever you are, but you can still have a virtual workout partner who can help you improve your performance significantly. Even though you are not physically sweating alongside each other during workout sessions, it doesn't mean workout with a partner is not possible. Even if you are streaming solo from the comfort of your own home, by virtually working out with others, you will still be able to experience the results of real-time training sessions, increase your workout time and intensity.
Variety is one of the key elements of fun, so when you're doing new things, you're far more likely to stick to your workouts. You can even combine weight training with cardio by using a kettlebell and wall ball. Performing a wide range of exercises improves your ability to lift more weight leading to greater gains compared to doing the same routine month after month.
Working out among fitness buffs at the gym or frequent gym-goers can be intimidating, especially if you’re just starting your fitness journey. By following your workout virtually, you can now train without feeling pressured to keep up with the person next to you. Most importantly, a comfortable environment plays a big factor to build your self-confidence during exercise.