Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a fitness veteran, it’s good to be in the know when it comes to new workouts and keeping on top of all of the trends emerging in the scene. Not only will it help you add a variation to your usual workout routine but it’ll help you strive and achieve goals you might not have considered before. 

Just like everything, there are some new fitness trends that are expected to erupt onto the scene this year. From further moves towards digital training to wearable technology that’ll help you achieve your fitness goals, here are the seven best fitness trends to look out for in 2022.

Move towards digital fitness

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that we are resilient and determined to tackle whatever challenges are thrown at us. When the world was shut down back in March 2020, our whole livelihoods changed and it meant businesses all over the world had to adapt in order to still be relevant in the digital age. Gyms, personal trainers and fitness gurus across the globe were part of this movement and an influx of digital training programmes began popping up, from Joe Wicks’ daily PE lessons to gyms up and down the country moving their classes online so their members could still keep fit while stuck inside.

Just like offices are becoming more WFH friendly, so are gyms, classes and personal training.

Of course, digital training was around before this too thanks mainly to the rise in fitness influencers and gurus sharing their wisdom and workouts on YouTube and other social platforms, but we really saw a surge of more becoming available and accessible in 2020 and 2021. With so much uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and various restrictions still in place, there’s only going to continue to be more. 

Just like offices are becoming more WFH friendly, so are gyms, classes and personal training. Working out at home has never been easier. There’s a more hybrid approach to training now, with sessions available in person and at home via Zoom or online schedules. It’s helping to fit around Covid-19 restrictions but also to fit around the busy working individual. So you could be travelling around the world and still working out with your PT from London or catching up with pre-recorded HIIT classes from your tiny city apartment.

The home gym exemplified

Everyone has a home gym these days and no, we aren’t talking about a carefully crafted room dedicated to excessive appliances. ‘Home gyms’ these days are far more compact, affordable and accessible. You don’t need an array of equipment like you see at the gym to keep in shape and on top of your fitness goals. 

Fitness gadgets are improving. They are becoming more affordable, easier to maintain and importantly, smaller! You can get exercise bikes or small rowing machines that easily slot away into compact, small spaces and apartments. Or for those with a slightly bigger budget and a little more room, there are brands like Peloton who are making waves in the fitness world, making it easier to get a full body workout with just one piece of equipment. 

The new home gym relates to the prior topic too as with the emergence of more digital and accessible training, working out from home has never looked – or been – so good.

The new home gym relates to the prior topic too as with the emergence of more digital and accessible training, working out from home has never looked - or been - so good.

More wearable technology

We all became a little bit obsessed with the Fitbit when it was first introduced. We couldn’t help but monitor our daily steps and progress as the weeks went by. Fitbits were just the beginning. 2022 is set to see an even bigger surge in wearable fitness technology, including trackers, apps and gear to help you keep up your new year’s resolutions. 

Trackers are an easy and great way to help you keep track of your heart rate, calories burning and overall fitness. As well as trackers, apps will make a resurgence. There are thousands of apps out there that’ll help you stay motivated when you’re feel like giving up, and many of the running and cycling apps have built-in GPS tracking so you can follow new routes you might not have known about.

Mental wellbeing will become a key pillar

In recent years we’ve seen a shift in marketing and targeting when it comes to fitness, as well as reasons why many are now looking to start exercising. The sole purpose for many is no longer about ‘losing weight’ or ‘toning up’, but rather to help their mental health and wellbeing. This shift will continue to be a prominent figure with more and more classes centred around emotional welfare and crafting a balance between everything.

Shorter but powerful workout

It’s been drilled into us that we should be spending 45 minutes a day exercising but realistically it’s hard to fit it in between working, commuting and everything else. In 2022, we’re hoping to let go of this and get our fitness fix through shorter but more powerful workouts. 

Like most things in life, fitness is about quality not quantity. If you aren’t exercising properly you won’t see results and you’ll end up defeated, unmotivated and giving up on that new year’s resolution you’ve set yourself. Quick and powerful workouts like 20-minute HIIT classes or following along your favourite fitness guru’s mega 10-minute ab blaster all help do their bit and will leave you feeling energised and ready to take on the day. After all, moving is the key ingredient. 

More entertaining exercises

If you’re doing the same workout routine day in and day out, it’s no wonder why you’ve grown tired of it and aren’t seeing the results you want. Moving and exercising should be fun too! Which is why we’re looking forward to trying out more energetic and fun workout classes in 2022, and London is home to some seriously great ones. From hula hooping around your living room to circus workshops, here are eight fitness classes to try out when you need a giggle.


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