Health and fitness industry trends in 2022-23 will change drastically. Already a great many fitness freaks have become in tune with the latest trends in the industry. They wear smart watches and cycle to the gym.
Fitness sessions have become shorter, intensive and tech. There is more focus on hybrid experience. In the wake of the global pandemic, the gym-goers opted for virtual workout classes. However, it is likely that more and more people will head back to the gyms for social connection.
In the future, the fitness industry will run on combination of in-person and virtual sessions. In the following sections we will take a look at various aspects of the industry that see transformation in 2022-23:
Virtual workouts with option for in-person sessions
Doing workouts does not require you to go to gym. It can be done anywhere as long as you are willing to exercise. However, if you do not want to miss out on the advice of fitness expert, you can opt for virtual sessions.
During the outbreak of VOVID-19 in 2020, there was complete closure of gyms. However, it not going to happen in 2022 in case the deadly virus makes a comeback. Working out with virtual apps like Zoom is here to stay.
Before the pandemic, the very concept of working out via an app was an alien concept. It is not the case anymore after the advent of the global pandemic. Number of people embracing workouts via apps will only increase.
There is growing demand for gyms with options for virtual sessions. It goes without saying that hybrid options offering both virtual and in-person sessions will become popular. Moreover it is already happening.
And, hybrid model will work because it is convenient. Moreover, you can plan a week in which you can go to gym for 3 days. For remaining 3 days one can opt for working out virtually from home.
Shorter or mini workouts
Workout trends are changing. Now people do not think that it is a must to spend a specified time in the gym. Instead, they are looking for shorter workouts. This is a change we will witness in 2020. There will no longer be people willing to do 45-minute workout.
This trend for mini workouts will become popular because people have less time on their hands. They take long workout as taking a lot of effort, time and change of clothes. And, mini workouts take less time and even appeals to people lacking motivation for long workouts.
Advantage of shorter or mini workouts is that they can have duration 10 or 15 minutes. These can combine cardio, strength, and mobility exercises. These could be spread throughout the day with each session focusing on one core area.
It is easier to incorporate the mini workout in your life-style. Even 40 second sprint up the stairs or walking at faster pace will do the trick for you.
Growing popularity of the home gym
Home gyms have become popular after the breakout of the global pandemic. However, it is not an entirely new concept. Earlier also, people used to do workouts at home. After the pandemic, it has taken on a new meaning.
More and more people are now opting for workouts at home. Even as a record number of people are flocking back to the gyms in 2021 but the trend for home gym also remains strong. Trends indicate that demand for gyms will increase but demand for at home fitness equipment will also remain upbeat.
Newer technologies are coming and redefining the experience of home gyms. The gyms are not only popular but driven by tech, which is improving every month. Home gym is indicative that people are taking care of themselves.
High demand for wearable tech
Various new-age wearable fitness devices have come in the market. Fitness pros have started using wearable fitness product to keep track of their workouts and health. The devices are amazing for keeping tabs on your fitness goals. They also act as reminders of the goals you achieved.
There is no arguing against its usefulness in staying focused. The trend will continue through 2022 and beyond. Now the fitness industry offers state-of-the-art trackers and smart watches. These wearable devices are important for using data from smart fitness devices.
Everyday new fitness products are coming for delivering unique and very personalized experience to the users.
High-tech digital health devices
There have been great innovations going on in the health digital devices. During the last decade the market has come out with various such devices that it revolutionized the entire health sector. With the availability of digital health devices, it has become easy for patients to measure their health vital stats.
Now there are digital thermometers that patients find very handy to measure their temperature. Earlier, many patients found it difficult to get temperature with the mercury-based thermometers. Similarly, digital BP monitor is a great device. Even layman can use it for measuring their blood pressure.
Earlier, BP equipment was not handy as it needed a trained hand to measure the pressure. However, the digital device has made it so easy to measure. Now the patients have got a great device for keeping a tab on the fluctuations of their blood pressure.
After the breakout of COVID-19, the patients as well as people in general wanted to measure their oxygen level. Digital pulse oximeter was the preferred option for everybody for measuring oxygen level. It is a cost-effective device for measuring oxygen level.
Walking—Best low intensity exercise
Walking is the best exercise for its simplicity and various health benefits. It does not require you to sign up gym membership or buy any fitness equipment. All you have to do is wear a pair of shoes and a track suit and you are ready for walking.
Trend of walking is growing as it is finding social acceptance. Moreover, it also promotes social life as you can tag along a friend as well for chatting.