State of Fitness 2021: Your Fitness Habits in a Post-Vax World

(Scroll to the bottom to take the State of Fitness 2021 survey for a chance to win a free box of ice cream and bars from N!CK’s!)

I like to joke that I’m a total pandemic cliche: I got both a puppy and a Peloton. And if our anecdotal evidence has any truth to it, I’m far from alone. Over the past ~14 months, we’ve weathered outdoor workouts, constantly sold-out home fitness equipment, working out in masks, and wondering if we’d ever be reunited with our favorite in-person instructors again.

We asked you to predict your post-vaccine fitness habits in last year’s State of Fitness surveys (both the spring and fall editions), but here’s a secret Jeana likes to say all the time: People are notoriously poor at predicting their future behavior. That’s not a personal critique on you, it’s just the way we’re wired!!

But now, we’re at the tipping point of re-opening: Chicago recently re-opened all the way, and vaccines are now widely available to those who choose to get them. Which means, you likely now have a much better sense of what your post-vax fitness habits will include.

So, let’s talk about it. Take our annual State of Fitness 2021 below, and tell us everything about how your fitness habits have (or haven’t) changed over the last year. We ask about your workout routine, your fitness budget, whether you’ve been back to an in-person gym yet, and if you’ve fully converted to home workouts for life. We’ll share all the info in a month or so in a comprehensive report that we promise, will be way more interesting than any other case study you’ve read all year.

Best news: Take the survey and we’ll enter you for a chance to win a free box of ice cream and bars from N!CK’s! (you do need to share your email address to be eligible for that).

Ready? Take the State of Fitness 2021 survey below—it should take between 10-20 minutes of your time.

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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.