As the world actively strives for a higher quality of life, the notion of fitness will positively change. For decades, the concept of fitness did not extend beyond physical appearance and weight loss. The onset of a potentially lethal pandemic shifted the fitness priorities. The concept of health is becoming crucial, and the fitness industry recognised this needs to change as well. Conventional gyming and nutrition programs have always produced the intended impact. However, the spotlight is now on fitness experiences that provide greater flexibility and freedom to explore.
Changing dimensions of fitness
People are letting go of their strict mindsets and moving toward a comprehensive approach to numerous areas of fitness, including stamina, aerobic endurance, and mental wellbeing. The fitness industry has benefited significantly from increased awareness. The emphasis on remaining active has captured the public's attention, and the following year will witness an all-time high of people combining enjoyment with fitness such as these trends mentioned below.
Smart Home Gyms
Even though this idea is not a completely new one, the pandemic has brought it back and stronger than ever before. Modern fitness technology that enables the feeling of a gym in the comfort of one's own home is increasingly taking popularity. Buying modern fitness equipment is just another opportunity for consumers to invest in their health and fitness. Before the pandemic, smart home gym equipment was already popular, but frequent lockdowns increased consumer acceptance and growth.
By 2022, experts predict that the worldwide population will shift towards a goal-oriented fit lifestyle. Because these shifting lifestyle trends complement the desire to appear, feel, and perform well, performance and productivity in fitness will gain prominence. The fitness business is set to evolve even more in 2022. With this progression, the focus will be to add an exciting exercise routine that can be followed regularly despite demanding fast-paced lifestyles.
Psychological Fitness for longevity
In 2022, the fitness industry will, appropriately, place a greater emphasis on the psychology of its customers. Concerns will be addressed with long-term solutions, and exercise will no longer seem like a duty or a burden; it will become a way of life. Previously, customers just gave up due to a lack of dedication or motivation, and the fitness industry has been continually working on other techniques to keep them motivated. The ever-changing connection between the fitness industry and its customers will be fascinating in 2022.
Light cardio like walking
Walking is a simple and low-impact activity that does not require any special equipment or time of day. Even while it is a low-intensity activity that cannot substitute a full-fledged training schedule, it is a fantastic starting point for general fitness, and only fifteen minutes of walking each day can make a significant impact on one's health.
CrossFit workouts frequently include functional exercises, or movements that mimic everyday movements. Squats, kettlebell swings, and overhead presses are examples of functional movements that can help improve agility, balance, and flexibility. The CrossFit movements are high-intensity and, which help one gain muscle strength and stamina. can also help one lose weight, build strength, agility, and flexibility, and improve your aerobic fitness.
Increasing Hybrid Gyms membership
Many established gyms are recognizing that their members prefer to work out either online or in person. Customers want to be able to go to the gym a couple of days a week while simultaneously working out at home. The goal of hybrid gym memberships is to provide a degree of convenience that consumers not only desire, but also deserve.
Wearable tech as fitness and health indicators
Wearable technology and activity trackers will continue to be popular in 2022, but they will go beyond fitness. Many smartwatches and fitness trackers are adding capabilities this year that dig into parameters such as body temperature, stress levels, sleep, and heartbeat. People want to measure a range of health indicators other than steps or distance completed.
Rise of High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
Every year, high-intensity interval training becomes much more popular. HIIT exercises often feature quick bursts of exercise followed by intervals of relaxation. The advantage of HIIT training is a hard exercise in a short amount of time. The benefit of HIIT is that no specific equipment is required because bodyweight workouts may be used.
Consumption patterns and technological advancements will continue to drive the fitness industry. As the trend toward sustainable fitness rather than get-fit-quick alternatives intensifies, the industry offers a variety of chances to fulfill customer expectations. As consumers enter a new year, the world view on health and fitness will continue to shift and evolve.
About The Author: Pranay Jain is the Founder & CEO, BodyFirst.