The world of fitness and exercise has been fundamentally changed by the pandemic. People are doing more workouts at home, purchasing home gym equipment, and relying more than ever on remote fitness coaching.
The E-Commerce Times caught up with insiders from the health and wellness industry for perspective on how the population is staying active at home.
"The pandemic has greatly affected the way people are exercising," Brent Hartman, president of B3 Training, explained to the E-Commerce Times. "In the beginning, when gyms were shut down, everyone was rushing to purchase equipment for their home gym. It's almost as if everyone has a home gym set up at home.
"The pandemic also forced a switch to virtual or online workout options. Classes were all done online. Personal training was done with Zoom or Skype. Peloton and Mirror sales skyrocketed. All of these options were able to be done with everyone's home gyms."