We are in the year 2022! As we all know, this presents us with an opportunity to have a fresh fitness start. For many, this year is all about improving mental and physical well-being by getting healthy while having fun. 

The fitness landscape is changing, which means how you reach your goals can get an upgrade. Whether you’re trying to lose weight healthily or incorporate a more holistic mindset into your workouts, we’ve compiled some 2022 fitness trends that are sure to transform your outlook on exercise—for the better. 

Low-Impact Training

2021 taught us that fitness is not one-size-fits-all, and from this emerged a movement of fitness gurus and trainers focusing on low-impact exercise designed to work up a sweat without putting stress on your joints. 

Research has suggested that low-impact, moderate-intensity workouts such as pilates or walking can have just as many health benefits, like lowering the risk of heart disease, as high-intensity exercises such as running

Mind, Body, & Soul

Last year also taught us that you don’t have to kill yourself at the gym 24/7 just to be healthy, and it might serve you more to take a step away from calorie-counting to focus on moving your body in a way that makes you feel good. 

So, let’s make sure that exercise and health aren’t just another chore. Let’s celebrate life in everything! Of course, we feel more like celebrating when we are dressed for the occasion, so be sure to check out FirmAbs and their new sportswear collections to rock your fitness routine in style and boost your confidence in the new year!

Fitness Gaming

Speaking of having fun, it seems like your typical gym workout is getting a feel-good makeover as well. Something is exciting about exercising our inner competitor. The fitness gaming industry has made sure to find enjoyable ways to challenge us physically while satiating the olympian inside us all. 

Games like Just Dance or Nintendo Fitness Boxing let you play in virtual reality while helping you sneak in some cardio in the comfort of your own home by yourself or with your friends. 

Choose Your Adventure

With the shake-up our planet has experienced in the past few years, rising concern for protecting the environment has allowed fitness somehow to intertwine itself with the field of community science. 

If you fancy yourself an environmentalist, there are ways you can incorporate saving the planet with your workout. Programs such as plant conservation group Budburst, or bird-watching program, e-Bird, lets you collect data that could contribute to the conservation of endangered species.

Even if you don’t become a community scientist, immersing yourself in the wonder of nature can do worlds of good for your mental and physical health. 

This year, let’s start off right and focus on healthy realistic fitness goals. With Select Aware, you can do that while also working on that other New Year Resolution: saving money!