When global pandemic struck last year, most gyms closed their doors forcing us to exercise within our homes. Yes, fitness at home is not a new trend and has been around for several decades. Think about the aerobics craze back in the 1990s, when you couldn’t find a home that did not tune in one of the channels showing routines in the morning. Yet, we can say that pandemic led to a significant evolution in exercise trends. Technology is taking over many aspects of these activities and there’s an increase social element despite staying at home.
- Jack LaLanne’s popular exercise TV show was geared toward middle-class women.
- Jogging culture and the opening of gyms moved exercise out of the home.
- VHS technology and later Nordic Track machines gave a boost to home exercise.
“Home fitness has been in our lives for decades – and it’s taken on a new role since the Covid-19 pandemic closed gyms around the world.”