One Year Later: How Has COVID-19 Affected Our Fitness?

February 23, 2021 by VeryWell Fit

March 11 marks the one-year anniversary of when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, nearly every aspect of our lives has been upended—especially our fitness. Our regular workout routines went out the window as shutdown orders forced gyms and studios to close.

Virtual exercise classes exploded in popularity and home gym equipment sold out in stores. But despite access to online workouts, many of us have yet to fully rebuild our pre-pandemic fitness routines, and it may have lasting impacts on our health.

Let’s take a closer look at how the pandemic has impacted our fitness over the last 12 months.

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