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Before COVID hit, very few people knew what a virtual workout was. Now, every gym and fitness center have virtual workout offerings across all kinds of exercises. While it has greatly impacted gyms across the country, it has also impacted the population. With the ability to work out from home, those people who have been reluctant to go to the gym are now reaping the benefits by having rich content and impactful exercises available in the comfort of their home. For the best in online fitness videos, look to Shape Shifters.

Online Fitness Programs for Busy Schedules

At Shape Shifters, we provide the best in online programs for various types of workouts including:

  • Aerobic
  • Strength Training
  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Cardio

If you are just a beginner to the online workout world, not to worry, at Shape Shifters we have online exercise classes for beginners. Reach out to us today to find out more.

Factors Impacting a Suitable At-Home Workout

While there are many reasons drawing people to certain types of virtual workouts, the biggest are listed below:

  • Type of Workout
  • Equipment and Space Required
  • Time of Day
  • Length of Workout Class
  • Knowing the Studio
  • Familiarity with Instructor
  • Class Level
  • Cost of Workout

Customers Expectations for Online Workouts

When looking at customer workout patterns before COVID-19 to after, there is a startling difference. Prior to the pandemic, 74% of those working out didn’t use any form of online workout. After the pandemic hit, that number dropped to only 22%.

Types of online content used:

  • Live Streaming Video
  • Audio Training
  • Pre-recorded Videos

Many customers report that participating in live streaming videos with others working out in their home helps to make them feel connected. It also keeps them dedicated to their workout regimen. Others have reported that the pre-recorded videos are more convenient because they are available whenever the customer has the time. Of the various types of online workouts, 75% report using live streaming services as the most popular.

Types of Online Workouts

Yoga remains the most popular type of workout across all online workouts but there are also numerous other online workouts available.

  • HIIT
  • Meditation
  • Weight Training
  • Stretch
  • Pilates
  • Dance
  • CrossFit
  • Kickboxing
  • Boxing
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Martial Arts
  • Pole Dancing

While this is a considerable list, it is in no way an exhaustive list of online fitness programs available. Whether you are an experienced veteran of online fitness videos or a novice, Shape Shifters can help you to navigate the myriad options available. If you have any questions regarding any of the online classes, reach out to Shape Shifters today. We pride ourselves in partner with our clients to help them meet their fitness goals. Reach out today.