Updated: 04/18/2022 – 10:45 am
These are the fitness trends for 2022
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What, the first trimester is already over…? The short days are over, temperatures are rising again and the sun is out too. Now it’s time again: get up from the sofa, go out into nature and enjoy the sun. And get rid of winter fat. In addition to classics such as jogging or the gym, the Fitness Trends 2022 interesting alternatives. More than ever, the focus is on fun and mindfulness. Modern smart watches and fitness trackers also help track progress.
2022 home fitness trends
In times of pandemic, more and more people are keeping fit at home. At the same time, the virtual offer grows. Many fitness studios and personal trainers now offer courses online, live, or as recordings. Again this year, this type of home exercise is likely to be the best solution for many. But virtual fitness is also in demand outside of courses. For example, in the form of Nintendo’s popular “Ring Fit Adventure”. A game in which you only advance by performing exercises such as squats, leg raises or yoga postures. But sports gadgets without WiFi, televisions or consoles are also in demand. Here one of the 2022 fitness trends is the hula hoop. Already last year, many people were letting their hips rotate at home, like in the 90s. Now there is a wide range of different models, with additional weights or massage pads. If you need tips for exercises, you will find many instructions on YouTube, for example. Ideal conditions to start “shelling” this year.
Indoor cycling: cycling at home
Spin bikes should be familiar to most people. The devices have been in fitness studios for a long time and can also be found here and there as home trainers. However, indoor cycling is now experiencing a renaissance and is coming back into the spotlight for people who are willing to exercise. Reason: technical development and clever marketing of the currently most popular manufacturer Peloton. The offers high-quality devices for the home, which guarantee a holistic fitness experience with a large screen and many connection options. There are a variety of classes and trainings, live or on demand. The devices accompany athletes and provide a lot of motivation. In addition to cycling, there are also courses in other sports such as yoga through the Peloton membership.
HILIT: new workouts for beginners
In recent years, HIIT, “High Intensity Interval Training” (German: High Intensity Interval Training), was advertised. As the name suggests, this form of training is very demanding. It is about alternating between intense effort and recovery with different exercises. However, this can be overwhelming for beginners. That’s why HILIT, “High Intensity Low Impact Training,” is now popular. Here, athletes combine intensive cardio exercises with elements of yoga, pilates, or gymnastics.
Healthy hedonism: The main thing is to have fun
2022 isn’t just about effectiveness and goal achievement: the keyword is healthy hedonism (loosely translated as “healthy pleasure”). Behind this is the attitude that what you do should above all give you pleasure. The torment to achieve the goal and phrases like “If you want to be beautiful, you have to suffer” do not fit here. The point here is to pay attention to the shape of the day, current state of health, and acute needs. Changing sports is not taboo either, if it is more fun. All this without remorse of conscience.
mental fitness and health
According to Healthy Hedonism, mental health and fitness also top the list of fitness trends for 2022. Again, the pandemic is helping more and more people care about their mental well-being. In line with this, the company MindLabs will soon launch an application that aims to strengthen mental health. It includes various courses in which neurologists, psychologists and therapists offer advice and exercises for every life situation. Topics include stress, anxiety, loneliness, and sleep. On the other hand, there is a gadget to get you started in the world of meditation: the Muse 2 headband. It is equipped with EEG sensors and gives users audio feedback on how active their thoughts are during a meditation exercise. This especially helps beginners to develop a sense of mediation.
2022 strengthen body and mind
Whether it’s a powerful workout like HILIT, riding a bike with a peloton, or swinging a hula hoop – the fitness trends for 2022 should have something for everyone.
You can find more interesting trends and product comparisons on the IMTEST consumer magazine website.
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