Movement And Fitness

Diet And Fitness Trends – Part 2

Fitness and Movement

Following on from the previous post about Diet and Nutrition, let’s have a look at the fitness, exercise, and movement part of this series.

Stepping Up the Home Workouts

It should come as no surprise that home workouts were the star of 2021 and even 2020. More people than ever before have been skipping the gym and instead staying home to do their workouts. And this seemed to remain the trend well into the 2022 New Year, but with even more options.

What is Changing?

More people are building their own home gyms! They are converting garages, basements, and guest rooms into entire gyms right in the comfort of their own home. Some people keep it simple with a bike or treadmill, weights, and resistance bands, while others go all out with gym flooring, wall-to-wall mirrors, weight benches, and multiple machines.

This depends on your budget and how much space you have, but any type of space in your home should be able to accommodate some gym equipment.

Fitness Apps

Mobile fitness apps have certainly taken off and become ever so popular since the start of the pandemic. They are portable and offer at-home exercise options that you can do any time of the day, and it doesn’t matter where you are.

There are so many different apps to choose from, with an endless list of options, like Yoga, HIIT, strength training, bodyweight exercises, cycling, running, rowing…and so much more!

Virtual Trainers and Coaches

Another big trend that started booming during lockdown, and appears to be continuing, is to get virtual trainers or coaches for those home workouts. Not everyone knows what exercises to do, even with all the fancy equipment. Many people are going to hire personal trainers virtually that will show them what to do and might even be there on Zoom during their workouts.

Did you know that virtual trainers can also be used if you like to go to the gym but can’t find a local trainer able to help on-site? I had no idea that this was even possible until just recently.

Apps have become super popular among those who prefer working out from the comfort of their home, so expect those to continue as well.

You can also include equipment like Peloton in this category since it’s not just any ordinary exercise bike. They contain a lot of different workouts from experienced trainers. You pay a monthly fee to gain access to their membership and pick the workouts you want to do. I personally haven’t got one YET, but I have my heart set on purchasing a Peloton very soon.

Smart Home Gyms

This is a good combination of home gyms and virtual trainers, all tied into one. It is on the pricey side but a great option for people looking to upgrade their home workouts. There are smart home gyms like Tonal that include one machine with everything you need, including a large screen with trainer-led workouts.

Intuitive Movement

Just like with intuitive eating, more people are also jumping on the intuitive movement bandwagon. It is not less exercise, but fewer rules about working out. This could mean something as simple as not having a set schedule or a workout split but instead listening to your body and what you feel like doing each day.

For others, it is about the type of workouts they choose to do. You might discover that you were running on the treadmill not because you enjoyed it but because you thought that cardio was essential for your goals. Now, you listen more to your body and your mind and participate in movement that you truly enjoy. For me personally, these include walking, swimming, and then, of course, cardio and HIIT programs (because I teach these daily).

Diet And Fitness Trend Summary

Now, more than ever before, people are concerned about their physical and mental health. This is why diet and fitness are so important, and technology is helping to revolutionize the way it is done.

To summarise, all the diet and fitness trends we are seeing now, will continue to be popular through the New Year, with a few differences here and there. And as for fitness, home workouts will continue to gain popularity, and more of us will start using the services of virtual trainers and coaches, and we will see a lot more undertaking intuitive movement workouts.


What forms of exercise do you do, and what areas are you struggling with?

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Diet And Nutrition

Diet And Fitness Trends – Part 1

As we are fast approaching the end of 2022, our physical and mental health is more important than ever. It has been a rough few years for everyone, but one thing is for certain: health is taking the front seat, with technology helping to change the way fitness and workouts are performed.

Stay with me as I share information about current diet and fitness trends in this two-part series.

Diet And Nutrition

When it comes to dieting, there are always trends that stick around, trends that are new, and trends that simply shift in perspective or science.

For 2022, there seems to have been a mix of all three. You can expect some people to give up “dieting” altogether and choose a more intuitive approach to their nutrition, while others might look at completely new ways of eating, like plant-based. Or maybe adding supplements to their daily diet.

Intuitive Eating and Anti-Dieting

While not everyone will identify their eating habits as “intuitive eating,” this trend is becoming more popular.

What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating is a dynamic integration between mind and body. The principles work by either cultivating or removing obstacles to body awareness, a process known as interoceptive awareness.

Intuitive eating is a personal process of honouring health by listening and responding to the direct messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological needs.

What is NOT Intuitive Eating?

Quite simply put…Intuitive Eating is NOT a food plan or a diet!

There is absolutely no right or wrong, but rather a journey of self-discovery and connection to your body and mind’s needs.

With that being said, there is absolutely nothing to count! No points, carbs, calories, or macros! Personally…this is exactly how I prefer to eat…NO RESTRICTIONS WHATSOEVER! I do not follow any strict diet, and I don’t cut out anything. Just a healthy balance and pure enjoyment! I love food!

In the last few years, people have become more aware of diet culture and certain ways of eating that were doing more harm than good. One of the noticeable trends this year is more people are listening to their bodies, and not restricting foods unless they truly just are not interested in them or can’t eat them because of a food allergy.

Even celebrities and other influential people are talking about how they are trying to heal their relationship with food, and learn how to listen to their body’s cues a little more.

Ultimately, you are the expert of your own body. Only you know when you’re full, you know when you’re satisfied, and you know when you’re hungry. Intuitive Eating is an empowerment tool – It’s time to unleash it and set yourself free from the prison of weight obsession and diet culture!

Greens Powder

One of the nutrition-related trends that started in 2020 and have become rather popular since then is greens. Greens powder is a type of powder that includes a powdered version of vitamins and supplements intended to help you get your veggies.

Many nutritionists and dieticians have mentioned it should not be used to replace eating vegetables completely, but it can be a good supplement.

While they vary, your greens powder might have the following:

  • Vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, or tomatoes
  • Wheatgrass and alfalfa grass
  • Fruits like acai berries and blueberries
  • Spirulina, seaweed, and kelp
  • And various other nutrients include probiotics, green tea extract, and ginkgo Biloba. Some greens powders are also sweetened with monk fruit or Stevia.


Going plant-based or switching to a vegan diet isn’t new by any means, but they are definitely becoming more and more popular. It has also taken on many different forms, including being more plant-forward, where you still eat some animal products but far less. Many people still choose to eat plant-based 90% of the time, and others go full vegan.

Another reason why it has been popular and has continued to be a diet trend in 2022 is because of how accessible plant-based alternative foods are. This includes the rising popularity of plant milk like oat milk, almond milk, and cashew milk, as well as dairy-free cheeses and butter and many foods that taste just like the meat alternative but are still vegan.

Foods for Specific Uses

Continuing on to other diet trends this year, you have food categories that are meant to help with specific issues. These include foods catering to people who want to improve their beauty, foods to boost immunity, and foods for gut health.

You might see elimination diets related to these categories or simply advertising of select foods to add to your current diet.

Some foods that are good for boosting your immunity are:

  • Yogurt
  • Elderberry
  • Citrus fruit
  • Oysters
  • Wheat germ
  • Red bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Ginger
  • Leafy greens

Bottled Alcoholic Drinks

We aren’t talking about traditional beer or liquor that comes in bottles, but pre-mixed cocktails and spiked seltzers. In 2021, there was a drastic rise in the popularity of spiked sparkling waters and seltzer drinks like White Claw and Truly, but that is starting to shift slightly.

Although they are still popular, we are also seeing more pre-mixed cocktails that come in cans and bottles. The benefit of these is similar to the seltzers. Not only are they mixed for you, but they are often included with lower sugar and calories thanks to the ingredients being used. They are ideal for people who are watching what they consume or are trying to lose weight.

So, it seems that the diet and nutrition trends we have seen through 2022 will continue to be similar to what you have seen over the past couple of years, but with a few adjustments.

Keep a look out for more plant-based foods, anti-dieting trends, and nutrient-dense options.

All bodies deserve dignity and respect. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and let me know if you’d like guidance in putting together healthy, balanced meals for you and your loved ones.

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