2022 Workout Trends: Exercises, Equipment & Apps

Jan 14, 2022

If you’re part of the 50% of Americans who resolved to exercise more in the new year, you’re not alone. Millions of people have decided to get in shape in 2022, and you’ll be pleased to learn that there are a number of new trends that might make your resolution easier to keep. 

Technology has ushered in a new era of workouts that promise to revolutionize fitness, and there are plenty of new exercise techniques becoming trends, too. Whether you’re a fan of cardio, boxing, running, or yoga, dive into the top trends of 2022 to plan a year of great workouts.

Top 3 Exercise Trends for 2022

Every year, there seems to be a new exercise trend that becomes a viral phenomenon in the fitness world. Only time will tell what trends define 2022, but these are the top predictions for the exercise trends that will rule the gym.

1. Low Impact Exercises

High-impact exercises such as running and aerobics are often upheld as the golden standard of fitness, but as the name implies, they can have a serious impact on your body after a while. It’s no wonder, then, that one of the top trends of 2022 is likely to be low-impact exercises. Low impact exercises such as walking, stationary biking, and pilates are becoming an increasingly popular option for this reason.

2. High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Though low-impact workouts are likely to catch on, high-intensity workouts aren’t going to become unpopular anytime soon. In fact, high-intensity interval training may emerge as one of the top trends of 2022, too. HIIT is popular because it combines high-energy workouts with low-impact workouts, offering exercisers the best of both worlds. You can opt for a HIIT program that integrates resistance training or aerobic exercises to build strength and stamina.

3. Mini Workouts

It’s no secret that Americans are busier than ever — and that doesn’t look to be changing in 2022. For people who can’t seem to spare 45 minutes or an hour, a mini-workout is a great solution. These exercises can be completed in ten-minute increments, and they often include activities such as weight training or bodyweight squats, with short periods of rest in-between. This offers an opportunity to work out even for the busiest of people — or those who are just dipping their toes into the workout water.

Top 3 Exercise Equipment for 2022

Cool new workouts aren’t the only trend that’s hitting the fitness world in 2022. In recent years, a new market for innovative fitness tech has emerged, and it’s only going to grow in 2022. Here are the top pieces of exercise equipment to add to your home gym.

1. TRX All-in-one Suspension Training System

The TRX All-in-one Suspension Training System isn’t necessarily a technological marvel, but sometimes simple is better. This system can be attached to nearly any door, but it can also be used on rafters, posts, or trees if you’re feeling creative. Once it’s set up, you can enjoy an intensive core workout by practicing key moves such as squatting, planking, rotating, and pulling.

2. NordicTrack Commercial 14.9

Peloton bikes tend to top trend lists, but the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is a considerable competitor that’s a fraction of the price. This stationary bike features a touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, and automatic adjustments. With all of these features, it’s still impressively quiet, making it great for a workout any time of the day. Stationary biking is great for building strength in your core, legs, and lower body.

3. Tempo Move

The Tempo Move is one of the top tech innovations in fitness that has hit the scene in recent years, and 2022 may be its time to shine. This smart device functions as a cabinet that houses 50 lbs. of weights and two dumbbells. As the user connects to their phone, they are able to connect to an AI-guided live workout, which identifies the weights being used and offers coaching on your overall form.

Top 3 Workout Apps for 2022

Apps have simplified everything and practically put our whole world at the touch of a finger. Why would fitness be an exception? Fitness apps are indeed one of the best innovations in recent years, and these three are predicted to rise in popularity in 2022.

1. Freeletics

Freeletics is ideal for anybody who loves a quick, intensive workout. The app coaches users through super-quick workouts with a focus on bodyweight workouts. Programs often feature exercises such as burpees, sit-ups, and squats.  

2. Map My Run

As the name implies, Map My Run is an app that allows users to map their runs. It offers much more than that, though, and one of its primary appeals is the dedicated user base that connects to the app. These users share routes — over 70 million, in fact — and offer tips to other users.

3. Strava

Strava offers a combination of fitness coaching and social media connections. It is designed to connect local exercisers with each other, but its most popular feature is the ability to set competitions with other users. These challenges motivate both users to exercise and share their fitness activities.

Be in the Best Shape Ever in 2022

As 2022 begins, the importance of a fitness plan becomes evident. If you want to get in shape and make exercise a part of your life, you need to develop a strategy for doing so. These trends will help you get on track. 

For those who need to recover from an injury before attempting a workout, physical therapy may be the best option. Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy serves clients throughout the greater Phoenix, AZ area, offering physical therapy. To schedule an appointment, give us a call or reach out online.

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