Fitness Programming Trends

Fitness facilities should invest in less equipment, more space for natural movement exercise and well-educated and certified personal trainers. The top trend for 2015, says the American College of Sports Medicine's Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015, is body weight training. Professional and experienced personal trainers had been the top trend for eight years, and now sits at No. 3, while high intensity interval training dropped to No. 2. ACSM sent nearly 30,000 health fitness professionals worldwide a list of 39 fitness-related items, asking them to rate their trendiness from 1 to 10, with room for comments. The results, in order, are:

1. Body weight training

2. High-intensity interval training

3. Educated, certified and experienced fitness pros

4. Strength training

5. Personal training

6. Exercise and weight loss

7. Yoga

8. Fitness programs for older adults

9. Functional fitness

10. Group personal training

11. Worksite health promotion

12. Outdoor activities

13. Wellness coaching

14. Circuit training

15. Core training

16. Sport-specific training

17. Children and exercise for the treatment/prevention of obesity

18. Outcome measurements

19. Worker incentive programs

20. Boot camp

 

 

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