When you think of fitness trends in 2022, what comes to mind? Among a sea of trends, there is one that stands out among the others without contest: home fitness.
Since the start of the pandemic, home fitness has exploded. If you are one of the millions who invested in home fitness equipment you may be wondering, what does the future look like for home fitness?
In this article, we’ll chat about how far the home fitness world has come in the past few years, what’s trending, and what you need to optimize your at-home workout journey!
Home Fitness Trends 2022
Pre-pandemic, home fitness was slowly starting to make its way through the fitness community. It all began with wearable technology: watches and monitors that track your activity.
From there, the fitness world was quickly and forever changed with the addition of fitness apps and smart fitness equipment and home gyms. Why leave your home when you can get an even more personalized experience from the comfort of your home?
According to The Top 20 Fitness Trends of 2022 Survey, from ACSM, the number one fitness trend of 2022 is wearable technology, and coming in a close second is home exercise gyms (1). That being said, let’s dive into these top trends!
Smart Home Gym
According to the Cambridge dictionary, ‘gym’ is defined as “a place or club where you can go to exercise using machines, weights, and other equipment”(2).
Just a few years ago, when you heard the word gym, you likely envisioned a large corporate gym or even a small boutique studio. Now, you might envision your own living room, office space, or if you’re lucky a room specifically dedicated to a home gym.
With the pandemic closing the entire world, we had to get creative with how we moved. But, during that time you may have also discovered some pretty awesome conveniences about working out from home that you aren’t quite ready to give up.
Seeing as your home is the ideal space for smart workout equipment and fitness apps, at-home fitness companies were in the right place at the right time when the pandemic hit. Since then, many new and innovative products, apps, and wearable technology have taken the industry by storm.
Amongst those inventive products includes Sunny’s smart fitness equipment line. The line includes bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, rowers and more with the bluetooth capability to connect with the unique and free SunnyFit® app. Below, I’ve listed my favorite fitness equipment featured in the new line.
1) SF-T7718SMART Strider Treadmill
Combine high-quality performance and superior folding capabilities, and you get the Smart Strider Treadmill with 20” Wide LoPro Deck, a surface so close to the ground that it mimics an outdoor running experience while the shock absorption protects your joints. The strider has a max speed of 9 MPH with 9 built-in programs to keep you engaged in your routine. Connect to the SunnyFit® app and track your speed, time, distance, calories burned, pulse, and steps. The sleek design and compact construction make it great for any small in-home gym!
2) SF- RW5713SMART Obsidian Surge Water Rowing Machine
Studies show that rowing can work up to 85% of the body’s muscular system, resulting in a higher calorie expenditure in a shorter time, without the collective impact of other conventional cardio exercises. The Obsidian Surge Water Rower will keep your workouts engaging and challenging. Connect to the SunnyFit® App, and you can take one of many rowing workouts with our world-class trainers.
3) SF-B1805SMART Premium Indoor Cycling Stationary Bike
Experience a high-intensity cardio workout with this cycling bike that supports multi-hand grips and magnetic resistance that will create an unbelievably smooth and nearly silent ride helping you achieve a better cardio and metabolic fitness routine. Clip into the dual clip-in/caged pedals and increase the micro-adjustable resistance challenging your legs to feel the burn as you push against the 44 lb flywheel. Connect to the SunnyFit® app and follow along to your favorite Sunny Trainers and videos when you place your tablet or mobile device on the device holder located conveniently between the sweat-resistant handlebars.
4) SF-E3912SMART Premium Elliptical Exercise Machine Smart Trainer
Looking for a crazy good cardio workout? The elliptical is your answer. It may appear easy to cruise on an elliptical, but the elliptical workouts on the SunnyFit® app will prove to you the elliptical is anything but easy when you want a challenge. Grab onto the handlebars and start engaging muscles in your upper body while maintaining balance. Link a compatible wireless heart rate belt to this cardio trainer and take advantage of a heart-targeted workout. With the ability to increase and decrease the 16 levels of programmable magnetic resistance (when plugged into a power source, adapter included), start one of the many pre-programmed workouts, or catch a class with one of our talented Sunny Trainers by connecting to the SunnyFit® App.
Wearable technology is leading the fitness industry for a reason. Whether you’re working out at home, your home gym, or anywhere in between, wearable tech is that assurance that your performance is right on track.
From heart rate monitors, smart watches, sleep trackers, and rings - the wearable tech industry is vast. The technology is smarter, faster and more accurate than ever giving you the best picture possible of your fitness and beyond. Regardless of your preferences there’s a little something for everyone in the offerings available on the current market.
Interested in starting to track your activity? Sunny’s Smart Fit Watch is just what you need to elevate your health and fitness potential. Track critical vital signs, including heart rate, pulse rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Sync to the CeeFit app and receive phone calls, texts, email, & social media notifications. The durable and weather resistance design make this watch the perfect accessory for every active individual.
What better to finish the home fitness trifecta than a fitness app to give you the instruction and motivation you need? Fitness apps are now a dime a dozen, but finding an app that has world-class instructors, an on-demand workout library, leaderboard and social community (and does those things well) is a challenge. Plus, most of them are expensive, racking up initial costs and monthly fees!
What if I told you you could get all of that value and more for free with the SunnyFit® app? It sounds too good to be true, we know, but it isn’t! With the SunnyFit® app; you can set reachable goals, connect with your friends and family to get your competitive juices flowing, and even get help creating a personalized workout plan.
The SunnyFit® app also enables you to track your progress with real-time metrics such as distance, time, calories, average BMI, etc. Every fitness level and goal together in one community sharing their journey. From beginners to elite athletes - the “Fit for Everyone®” SunnyFit® app welcomes all.
The Future of Home Fitness Is For You
Are you caught up with the newest and latest fitness trends? With the fitness community quickly merging with the tech industry - wearable technology, smart home fitness equipment, and fitness apps are paving the way.
Start transforming your home into a home gym, and bring the future of fitness to your present fitness journey. Because, as we’ve seen: the future of fitness is here, and it’s here to stay.