By Jen Murphy

Smarter training could be the next trend. When gyms were shut down during the outbreak the public embraced Zoom workouts and retreated towards the outdoors. Exercises that help you people get around in their daily lives were more important than exercises to build biceps. Today, the fitness industry is hoping to develop strategies and technologies that will take fitness into the future. Here are some of the upcoming trends.

You’ll be able to take advantage of neuromuscular training

Many people lie on a treadmill and then turn off autopilot so that their muscles perform a controlled move. However, in the coming years, sessions like these could be enhanced with neuromuscular exercises such as jumping laterally , and landing on one leg, sports medicine experts claim. Neuromuscular-control exercises use movements to train the brain to fire the correct muscles and recruit more muscle fibers to oppose resistance in a coordinated fashion–be it from a defensive linebacker in a football game or a neighbor’s dog running into you. Today, it is mostly used to treat injured athletes and injuries, neuromuscular training is expected to be a part of exercises for strength and cardio for baby boomers who are getting older as per Andrew Jagim, director of research into sports medicine within the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis. The coming generation of older adults is ideally well-suited to this type of exercises, he claims. Many suffer from previous injuries or multiple areas of muscle insufficiency or have a lack of mobility, he adds. “Targeted neuromuscular exercises can assist them in regaining some these short-term losses in motor control, as well as the ability to properly activate a particular muscle group, or to strengthen a muscle group that is weak.”