Fitness trends are constantly changing. More than ever, the world is embracing wellness and prioritizing healthy lifestyles. Here’s a sneak peek into what will be trending in 3 years:
VR/AR technology: Virtual and augmented realities are already transforming the way we play. By 2022, tech will be imbedded into fitness routines to make workouts more immersive and interactive. “We’re starting to see gaming influence virtual reality programs in group classes,” says Coleman. Take for example a spinning class where the instructor programs the bike to go faster when the music and resistance increase.
In response to our changing world, Equinox launched virtual fitness through VOOM Studio , where the instructor is replaced by a lifelike avatar that leads members of all ages and backgrounds in customized workouts. VR will also give access to more personalized nutrition coaching with programs like FoodCoach™ . “FoodCoach helped me develop a custom meal plan that helped me lose 16 pounds and three inches,” shares Coleman. “The program is so important to people with busy schedules or for those who travel.”
Other futuristic fitness trends include:
Proprioception: incorporating more stability into workouts
Haptic Savvy: scientifically developed gloves that send impulses to your brain, increasing the effects of certain exercises.
3D-Printed Fitness Equipment: fitness equipment changing shape and form to meet the needs of your workout
In an increasingly digital world, companies are turning to tech for a competitive edge. In 2022, wearable technology will be used in fitness to enhance the overall wellness experience. “Technology will be more integrated into fitness through wearables, internet of things and data generated from your movements,” says Coleman. “So you can take that data to a nutritionist or psychologist and get custom treatment.”
In 2022, we can expect to see sports that are on the edge of technology and human performance. Companies like Athletic Propulsion Labs or All American EFX are experimenting with ways to harness the power of technology to make sports more efficient.
Compression wearables: Fitness compression wearables will be used for real-time assessment through data gathered from the body.
Exo-Skeletons: A combination of wearable technology and exoskeletal engineering, these suits will enhance strength by allowing you to lift more weight or go longer in your workouts
Exercise bikes and fitness trackers: The latest advancement in cycling is a stationary bike that gives you feedback on your pedaling through VR displays.