How to apply the 2022 worldwide fitness trends to your lifestyle

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world’s largest multidisciplinary exercise science and sports medicine organization, released the worldwide survey of 2022 fitness trends last week. Four thousand five hundred forty-six (4,546) health and fitness professionals from countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the United States responded to the survey.

The results are essential to the business owners and professionals of the health and fitness industry’s commercial, clinical, community, and corporate divisions.

Awareness and knowledge of the fitness trends can benefit exercisers in choosing fitness services and programs to achieve the health and fitness goals this year effectively.

Here are the worldwide fitness trends (ranked accordingly) for this year that you need to watch out for.

1. Wearable Technology

Fitness and health trackers that monitor and analyze the number of steps, heart rate, calories burned, blood pressure, and sleep time are helpful for exercise motivation. Knowing the most important details about your exercise performance and recovery can encourage you to improve your performance while staying consistent with your exercise habits.

How to choose a wearable fitness gadget

2. Home Exercise Gyms

After almost two years of working out at home because of the pandemic, you might be thinking about how to improve your exercise experience to maintain your exercise motivation. 

For your cardio workouts, you need to consider investing in exercise equipment like a walking pad, mini treadmill, indoor bike, indoor rowing machine/elliptical machine. For core and strength, you can consider getting a cable machine.

How to choose a home gym equipment

3. Outdoor Activities

One of the safest activities with a group to do right now is an outdoor workout. It also promotes bonding among friends and family that results in exercise consistency. Engage in outdoor sports and adventure activities like hiking, trail running or cycling.

How to start your outdoor workouts

4. Strength Training with Free Weights

Strength training is essential for muscular strength and endurance, effective weight management, and faster metabolism. Always be prepared to have the most basic strength training tools and props that can be done even in your bedroom and even while you are on vacation. 

How to workout with free weights at home

5. Exercise for Weight Loss 

It’s the time of the year once again when people are resetting fitness, health, and weight goals. Exercise programs should be integrated with proper nutrition to get a well-balanced schedule and desired results without compromising health and energy levels. 

How to make your workouts effective for weight loss

6. Personal Training

There’s always confusion in fitness because of numerous information and exercise videos you see online. Maybe it’s time to get a personal trainer who can effectively assess your health and fitness needs and give you the correct exercise program based on your goals. 

How to choose a personal trainer

7. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT is a short (usually 30 minutes or less) cardiovascular workout involving a short, intense work duration followed by a short recovery period. Studies that HIIT workout is as effective as doing longer duration exercise sessions. 

How to do a simple HIIT routine

8. Body Weight Training

You can use your body weight without any resistance training equipment to burn calories and maintain or improve your muscle strength. Learn simple bodyweight exercise routines that you can quickly and safely do at home for as short as five to ten minutes on some days of the week that you can’t workout (live or online) with a trainer or with a group of friends. 

How to do simple bodyweight training at home

  You can combine full-body strength day with cardio, strength with cardio, core with cardio or core, cardio and strength in one session.

9. Online Live and On-demand Exercise Classes

Zoom workouts and recorded exercise classes for home workouts will still dominate this year because of the uncertainties we’ve been experiencing with COVID-19.

How to start your online exercise classes

10. Health/Wellness Coaching

Behavioral health and wellness coaching include goal-setting, self-monitoring, learning ways to incorporate and integrate physical activity and healthy eating into one’s lifestyle, focusing on attitude change, relationships, and giving oneself non-food rewards for lifestyle change accomplishments.

How to start healthy and wellness coaching 


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