Virtual fitness is having a moment, according to a new report.
A recent analysis by market research firm Report Ocean has found that the online fitness market is expected to reach $44.7 billion globally by 2026, compared to $6 billion globally last year.
Before the coronavirus, online workouts were already gaining in popularity as a way to accommodate busy lifestyles among a growing number of “fitness-conscious people,” a press release about the report said.
However, even more people turned to online fitness classes when brick-and-mortar gyms were forced to temporarily close during the pandemic.
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According to the report, it is likely that even after life gets back to normal, people will stick with virtual workouts because “they