Can These Fitness Trends Please Disappear in 2021?

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Thank you, next…

There are fitness trends we love, and some we loathe.

From clingy activewear to annoying technology, here are a few unbearable fads we’re really hoping disappear from the fitness scene in 2021…

1

Smug Yogis in the Park

Let’s face it, there’s nothing more annoying than seeing holier-than-thou yogis contorting themselves into impressive pretzel shapes when you’re on your morning walk. We’re all for getting outdoors, but it always makes us feel guilty that we can barely manage tree pose.

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2

Bum-Sculpting Leggings

When did gym gear get so slinky? As fans of baggy running shorts and oversized t-shirts, we just can’t get on board with the new breed of activewear that clings to your body, flaunting every nook and cranny.

 

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3

Wearable Tech with Rubbish Battery Life

We’re pretty sure we spend half our lives waiting for our fitness watch to charge, or stressing over a precariously low battery situation during a workout. If the bods at Silicon Valley could focus on making a wearable that only needs charging once a month, we’d be happy gym bunnies.

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4

Hardcore HIIT

Interval training sheds fat, burns a ridiculous amount of calories, and gets you into incredible shape. That’s all good – but there’s only so many rounds of all-out burpees we can do before we slam our laptop shut and call it a day.

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5

Virtual Challenges

This year, lots of major running, cycling, and walking events were put on pause and organizers set up ‘virtual’ versions instead. While it’s great your marathon training didn’t go down the drain, doing endless laps of your local park can’t quite match up to the usual race day atmosphere.

Also, receiving your medal in the mail with your groceries and pizza delivery is a bit of an anticlimax.

6

Working Out in Your Living Room

One day in the not-too-distant future (we hope) going to the gym won’t involve COVID worries and restrictions. We’ll be able to entirely ditch the home workout and actually have enough room to do a full plank. That’s our top workout wish for 2021…

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