Top 20 Worldwide Fitness Trends for 2022

For 16 years now, ACSM has circulated an electronic survey to professionals around the world to determine health & fitness trends for the following year. The survey is designed to confirm or to introduce new trends (not fads) that will have a perceived positive impact on the industry according to the international respondents.

The No. 2 fitness trend for 2022 is home gyms. Home gyms continue to be a popular alternative to going to a gym. This is the 1st year this has appeared on the ACSM Trends!

Personal training includes fitness testing and goal setting with the trainer working one-on-one with a client to prescribe workouts specific to their individual needs and goals. Since this survey was first published in 2006, personal training has always been in the top 10.

Here are the top 20 trends:

  1. Wearable technology
  2. Home exercise gyms
  3. Outdoor activities
  4. Strength training with free weights
  5. Exercise for weight loss
  6. Personal Training
  7. High Intensity Interval Training
  8. Body weight training
  9. Online live and on-demand exercise classes
  10. Health/wellness coaching
  11. Fitness programs for older adults
  12. Exercise is Medicine
  13. Employing certified fitness professionals
  14. Functional fitness training
  15. Yoga
  16. Mobile exercise apps
  17. Online personal training
  18. Licensure for fitness professionals
  19. Lifestyle medicine
  20. Group exercise training

Here is a link to the whole article with full details, and further information on each trend specifically.

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