Every year, we get to think about what the future of fitness will look like and make educated guesses about how we might move, work out, and move around in the next year. The following list, which isn’t complete, was put together with help from people who work for a variety of fitness businesses, including equipment manufacturers, certification organisations, and health clubs. Even though this list isn’t complete, it gives us a general organizations,we might be sweating in the near future.
- All over the world, commercial gyms will become more popular again. When pandemic-related restrictions limited access to commercial gyms, fitness enthusiasts made their own gyms in their garages and signed up for both live and on-demand streaming workouts so they could work out at home. While exercising at home has many health benefits, being at a gym, whether you’re taking a class in a studio or lifting a barbell on the weight floor, is very different. As a result, people who were already regular exercisers have already returned to their favourite gyms and studios. People who started working out during the pandemic will join a gym or studio in order to have more options and work out with instructors in person, rather than online.
- Financers, especially venture capital and private equity groups that provide money to help businesses grow, still see fitness as a good investment because of the growth of in-home, online programmes and the return of live facilities. The monthly fee for a health club membership is a subscription model that can be used with apps and streaming services. Then, in 2022, there will be more money looking for ways to invest in fitness because there will be more people who have money. When Peloton bought Precor at the end of 2020, the industry was shocked. People who make P90X, Insanity, and Turbo Kick used a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to become a public company in 2021. Credit Suisse, an investment bank, is now keeping track of the wellness industry as a part of people’s spending. Last but not least, a management consulting firm says that the overall wellness market is worth more than one trillion dollars. This means that there will be a lot of financial companies looking for ways to invest in and grow the industry.
- Fitness centres will become a new kind of community centre and a place where people can meet up in person. If you work from home, going to the gym or studio every day will become more than just a way to improve your health or relieve stress. It will be a way to get out of the office, house, or child care centre and have some real-life, face-to-face interaction.
- Exercise is the process of putting physical stress on the body. After a workout, the muscles change and make the desired changes. Because of this, many people in the business think that recovery will keep becoming more popular. Many gyms are now setting up “Recovery Zones,” where members can use special equipment like mobility sticks that help them stretch, percussion guns that help loosen muscles, beds with high-pressure water massage, foam rollers, and even nap pods to help them recover from exercise. These services may be included in the price of membership, or they may be sold as an extra service to raise money for the club.
- There will be more and more people using fitness trackers and wearable technology to keep an eye on their health outside of their workouts, like their sleep habits, oxygen saturation of blood, and stress level. Rachel Posell, a personal trainer in Maryland, thinks that many people will use their trackers and other wearable technology more outside of the gym than inside.
- After a workout, the parasympathetic nervous system is important for healing and recovery. Breathwork can help improve the efficiency of this system, and unilateral exercise can improve balance, coordination, and movement efficiency, all of which are important for corrective exercise programmes that work well. In the future, more personal trainers will learn how to use these methods to help their clients get better results. Rafal Tokicz, a personal trainer in Northern Virginia, thinks that these methods will keep getting better and better.
- In response to social distancing guidelines and to keep members from getting sick, fitness facilities have taken down some equipment to make more room for movement. Ian Daniell, a personal trainer in the United Kingdom, thinks that members of the gym will use this extra space for body-weight strength training or other exercise-related activities that require more room to move around freely.
- The pandemic and any changes in the COVID-19 virus mean that group fitness classes like barre, yoga, and dumbbell strength training will stay popular for live workouts. It’s because these formats allow people to keep enough space between each other in a studio where they work out, says Tricia Murphy Madden, the Seattle-based 2020 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year.
- All the people who work out want the same thing: results. To stay in the game, high-intensity exercise, like HIIT and high intensity muscular training, will keep getting more and more popular because they are the best way to burn calories and build muscle. In 2022 and beyond, high-intensity workouts will use technology like heart-rate monitors and power metres to keep track of how much work each person does. This way, exercise sessions can be tailored to each person’s unique needs.
- In addition to the pandemic, many people are stressed out because they work from home, the economy, or other things in modern life. Because of this, making time to meditate, be mindful, or do other mind-body activities will be important for fitness enthusiasts in the next year.
- Many people who like to exercise found new ways to get active in the great outdoors when fitness centres closed during the 2020 pandemic. As a result, things like roller skating and pickleball have become more popular again. Yes, people who like to work out will go back to their favourite gyms, but in many cases, they’ll go back to improve their fitness so they can do the things they used to love when they couldn’t make it to the gym.
In order to plan for 2022, you need to know which trends could become popular. This gives you the information you need to do that. So of course, the same workout strategies and techniques that worked in the past will still work in 2022 and the years after that, too. Being consistent with exercise most days of the week, working out hard enough to make you a little tired for a short time, eating well, and taking enough time off between hard workouts are the main factors that determine how well you do when you exercise.