From hybrid workouts to data-driven exercise plans and tech wearables, here are the top fitness trend predictions for 2022 according to Mirsolav, National Fitness Manager at Snap Fitness.
With new exercise routines constantly emerging due to the shift in the industry caused by the pandemic, fitness trends now come and go as quick as the seasons.
As the New Year is here, we can expect a wave of fitness trends, while some will stand the test of time, other trends will come and go, however fitness trends will always keep evolving as consumer behavior changes with time.
While gyms and classes have returned to normal in the UAE and around the world, many people are still looking for alternative ways to stay in shape as they have now developed a new perspective that values flexibility and convenience as well as the awareness that fitness is for everyone.
The pandemic has raised health awareness, and we can now see that people have started taking care of their well-being. As a result, mind-body practices continue to find their way into numerous gyms and health clubs, tying mental health and fitness together.
In 2022, we can expect to see some of the following fitness trends:
Wearable technology, such as smart watches, and fitness trackers will remain popular in 2022. These devices will be used to track a variety of wellness metrics in addition to steps and miles run, including body temperature, stress level, sleep, and heart rate.
2. Outdoor exercising
With the closure of gyms during the pandemic, people have adapted to exercising outdoors. Hiking, running, cycling, and outdoor workouts in nature will continue to be popular ways to exercise.
3. HIIT workouts
Considering the busy schedules that most people follow, HIIT training workouts are going to remain in trend. The advantage of this workout is that it can be tailored to accommodate a variety of skill levels and provide an intense workout in a short period of time.
4. Mind and body practices
Yoga, tai chi, and medication will continue to be popular as more individuals seek ways to relieve stress and anxiety and support their mental health. In 2022, there will most certainly be a continued emphasis on holistic fitness programs and mind-body activities.
5. Home gyms
Given that flexibility is now the new normal, using smart fitness equipment such as treadmills and bikes at home is going to become more common.
6. Group classes People enjoy the feeling of belonging, and we’ve noticed that group exercises are gaining popularity. While HIIT and yoga are the most commonly chosen group workouts, classes like trapeze, roller skating, and trampoline are now trending.
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