In case you haven’t noticed, virtual fitness platforms are all around. They promise to help you exercise from the comfort of your living room, but are there here to stay?
Being able to train in a virtual environment has some advantages, for example, it does away with excuses like bad heather, it is easier to follow a training plan or doing interval training, and this is why they’ve become so popular.
3 main aspects drive motivation: comparison, social reward and emotional support. The important thing about virtual fitness is to overcome the barriers such as “not being the sporty type.” If you were the last one to get picked up in PE, and you’ve decided you are not the sporty type, you’ve probably ended up believing it. But it needn’t be so, and engaging in virtual training is a way to motivate yourself to do some sport. It could actually be the first step to do some real sport.
A lot of people go to the gym to have a sense of community, and virtual training platforms can provide that too –they’ve created a space for those fitness communities to thrive.
I don’t think virtual training is going to take over the fitness industry, but surely they will function as a complement from now on.
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