Our hand-picked list of the top 2022 fitness trends. The themes included in this research on today’s developing fitness ideas been selected because of their rapid development on sites such as TikTok, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Amazon and YouTube. Learn more about how we monitor global trends.
Pickleball’s Rise – The Fastest Growing Sport
Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United States, is most popular among an unexpected demographic: the elderly. Pickleball, a hybrid of badminton, tennis, and ping pong, does not provide an advantage to age or experience, unlike many other sports. Couples will organize frequent pickleball dates as a method to create connections within a community because it takes significantly less time to play a full match than other sports. Retirement homes are scrambling to add pickleball to their services and emphasize it in their ads as the sport develops in popularity among the 60+ generation.
A New Sport: Wing Foiling
Wing foiling, a type of windsurfing, is such a new activity that the equipment is only available on Alibaba, not Amazon. Because high-performance water sports items need such high skill, they have very tiny markets—a product like a wing foil can assist develop the market by exposing people to these sports in an easier setting. Wing foiling is analogous to pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United States, in that by lessening the complexity of a game, the market may be greatly expanded.