ClassPass analyzed thousands of reservations made on their platform over the past year to create the 2022 ClassPass & Mindbody Look Back Report. Here are some of the trends they found around fitness and wellness.
Fastest growing workouts
Sculpt classes – often a subset of Pilates, yoga and strength training — were the fastest growing workout of 2022 with a 471% increase in bookings from January to October. Acro Yoga also saw growth, with reservations increasing 200% in 2022. So, if you’re looking to improve your flexibility and try your hand at acrobatics, might be a good time to give it a go.
Most popular workouts
Strength training continues to be the most popular workout of 2022 for the second year in a row. Not only did it hold the top spot year-over-year but people also actually attended strength training classes more often in 2022 than 2021 —there was a 94% increase in reservations from 2021 to 2022.
As exercising expands beyond just breaking a sweat, for the first time ever, stretching also made the top 10 fitness reservations list. Whether it’s recovery, preventative, or a low impact way to get your blood flowing, it’s important to incorporate stretching into your routine.
And if you are a newbie, you are most likely to be found on a bike. The most popular first class on ClassPass is a cycling class.
Most popular day to workout
You are most likely to see a packed class on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. — the most popular time and day to workout. Classes that are 60 minutes are most likely to book out, and the 60-minute slot is the most-popular class length.
Most popular month to workout
While it may seem that January is a popular time to get back into a fitness routine, the most popular months to workout were actually August and September. This proved “back to school” season is also “back to the gym” season.
Read more in the full report here.