It is the start of a new year and you are ready to take your fitness game to the next level, or just a healthy refresh for 2022. From testing out a new style of workout to changing up what you wear when getting your sweat on, here are the biggest trends in fitness to inspire your 2022 health routine.
Wearable Fitness Gear
Your best friends for workouts this year are the accessories you wear. From ankle and wrist weights that can turn any errand into a calorie-burner to a smart fitness tracker that actually looks stylish on your arm, consider accessorizing with these.
These little weights are as sneakily effective as they are chic. The Bala Bangles come in either 1 or 2 pounds per bangle and can be wrapped around your wrists or ankles to add a little extra resistance to any workout. You can even wear them while on your daily walk, to the grocery store, or wherever you want to up the intensity of any activity.
Apple Watches and Fitbits are cool, but do they look cool? Not necessarily. That is why the Bellabeat Ivy is so fun, because it looks more like a fashionable bracelet than a wearable health tracker. The device tracks your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and other typical data points while also monitoring your natural cycle. The bracelet itself features no screens so you won’t get distracted by endless notifications, but you can check your stats and progress anytime on the connected app.
By now, athleisure has become the dominant dressing style, with everyone rocking workout gear far beyond their gym classes. Workout dresses were made for this moment, allowing you to look good but have an outfit that’s ready for anything.
Featuring adjustable racerback straps and an under-shorts layer with a pocket big enough for your phone, the Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress is everything you need in a workout dress. Plus this color is on-trend with the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri!
Customized Fitness Plans
Every person is unique, and your fitness plan should reflect that as well! What works for one person may not be a solution for everyone, so embrace customization and look to experts who can develop a truly custom plan that will serve you.
This 12-week program from fitness expert Ainsley Rodriguez provides you with a 12-week customized diet and fitness training program as well as recipes, weekly check-ins, workout video library, and 24/7 access to Ainsley. It is ideal for anyone looking to kickstart their fitness in the new year.
Corset-Style Sports Bras
As I said, the lines between workout gear and regular casual clothing are blurring more and more each day, so why not make your workout looks as stylish as can be? One trend I think is super fun is the corset-inspired sports bra or workout tank.
It looks like a corset but has all the comfort and support of a sports bra. You’ll want to wear it far beyond your next yoga class.
With talks of the Metaverse and virtual reality at an all-time high in 2022, it is only fitting that fitness companies are getting in on the action and gamifying the workout experience.
The rowing machine gets a VR makeover thanks to Ergatta, a rowing machine that combines state-of-the-art equipment with the fun of video games. Thanks to the 3D Racing experience that comes with the setup, you can race others and use your workout to challenge yourself and compete against others, perfect for anyone who enjoys a little friendly competition to stay motivated.
Ballet-inspired clothing items like ballet flats are surging in popularity once again, so it is only natural that this extends to the fitness world as well.
Get into the dance spirit with an easy-to-wear unitard. It was basically made for your next barre class!