The American College of Sports Medicine Journal released the worldwide survey of 2022 fitness trends.
Wearable tech and home exercise gyms are the top two trends, followed by outdoor activities, strength training, exercise for weight loss and personal training.
Yes, the pandemic shifted the industry. People crave fitness now more than ever. The lesson we’ve learned, health matters.
In its 16th year, ACSM’s annual survey helps leads the health and fitness industry in the right direction. They are the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.
They have more than 50,000 members dedicated to progressing evidence-based research to advance exercise science and sports medicine.
The ACSM advocates legislators for government assistance for the inclusion of physical activity as a priority in healthcare.
As someone who has been in both the health and fitness industry for decades, I look forward to the industry expert’s forecast each year.
Home exercise is growing, we are happy to be in this realm (prior to Covid-19) with a focus on health!
Who is included in the worldwide fitness trend survey? Physicians, personal trainers, registered dietitians, gym owners, physical therapists, clinical exercise physiologists and more…
Per ACSM Journals:
It is important to state that this worldwide survey of fitness trends done annually is based on trends, not fads.
Trend: “a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving.”
Fad: “a style, activity, or interest that is very popular for a short period of time.”
Here are the Top 20:
Home exercise gyms
Strength training with free weights
Exercise for weight loss
High Intensity Interval Training
Online live and on-demand exercise classes
Fitness programs for older adults
Exercise is Medicine
Employing certified fitness professionals
Functional fitness training
Mobile exercise apps
Online personal training
Licensure for fitness professionals
Group exercise training