The fitness industry is a big deal — and it’s only getting bigger. It has been steadily increasing for some time now, and we see no indications of it slowing down. Interest in fitness has increased as more people see its value in terms of health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life.
Consumer spending on wellness is expanding, and a recent analysis issued by the Global Wellness Institute projects that the global wellness sector will reach over US$7 trillion in value by 2025.
Fitness enthusiasts are increasingly seeking out reliable data on their activities in order to measure their own progress such as the steps they take, the calories they burn, heart rate zones, or sleep patterns. Easy access to personal data provides users with insights that enable them to exercise smarter, not harder. Additionally, tracking health and fitness data can benefit one’s mindfulness practice and improve sleep and recovery.
This trend of increased data demand has driven smartwatches to become a wrist trend – and is leading to superior surveillance. Every pulse is meticulously tracked: exercises, heart rate, sleep duration, and nervous system recovery – all of which are translated for people so that they may make the most of each day.
Workouts at home
Home workouts have taken on a new level of significance in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, which shut down gyms worldwide. Whether it’s a Zoom yoga session or a last-minute skipping rope purchase, people are continuing to look for efficient methods to work out in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Whilst the rate of adoption for the home workouts trend is flattening somewhat as people return to gyms and previous workout routines, many have adopted this new way of training as their new norm so the trend seems set to stay.
An increased shift to micro workouts is one method of staying fit at home. These are short metabolism-boosting and strength exercises that can easily be included in your daily routine. The objective is straightforward: to remain active throughout the day. Micro workouts can be anything, like a series of squats or 100 jumping jacks. These brief, high-intensity exercises are an excellent way to break up your routine and battle the health risks associated with chronic inactivity.
They can last a few seconds or several minutes can be scheduled or unstructured and can be integrated into the routine portions of your day, such as waiting for your morning filter coffee or when warming up your lunch in the microwave.
The objective is straightforward: to remain active throughout the day. Micro workouts can be anything, like a series of squats or 100 jumping jacks. These brief, high-intensity exercises are an excellent way to break up your routine and battle the health risks associated with chronic inactivity.
What’s the finest thing about them? Efficiency. Assume your objective is to do 200 jumping jacks. If you divide it by twenty jumping jacks every set, you’ll need less than a minute at a time (scattered throughout the day) to meet your objective.
During the pandemic outdoor exercise became another norm – and it’s projected to remain a significant trend in 2022. It is also projected that one outdoor activity will see a significant increase in popularity this year: walking.
Often overlooked, walking is a fantastic form of exercise with several health advantages. Walking on a daily basis increases cardiovascular fitness, lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke, alleviates depression, and aids in weight maintenance.
For many, walking was the best way to endure another year of pandemic disruptions and restrictions – and it’s easy to incorporate into every day Whether it’s for coffee walks, commuting to work, or walking dates, it’s anticipated that walking will remain a popular activity until 2022.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
Since 2014, HIIT has been a constant among the top five fitness trends and is predicted to continue in 2022. HIIT’s popularity has been driven by the fact that it provides a great alternative to a typical gym workout, particularly for time-pressed working professionals. People can buy their own cost-effective equipment to use in a location of their preference, whether it be at home or outdoors, and get good results physically and mentally.
For those who prefer to train under the guidance of a certified personal trainer, full-body EMS strength training at a certified studio can be the perfect solution.
The year 2021 was all about streaming workouts online, with numerous big-name fitness brands launching subscription-based virtual streaming services that replicate the experience of a guided group session in the comfort (and safety) of your own home. It is expected that this trend will continue to accelerate this year, with the introduction of virtual reality into the domain of home exercises. However, many prefer in-person training due to screen fatigue, maintaining a balance in demand for both more traditional as well as virtual fitness solutions.
Feeling motivated by these 2022 fitness trends? Get ahead of the curve and try one out today.