The Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2012

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2011/11/01 09:42:50 (permalink)

The Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2012
1. Educated, Certified, and Experienced Fitness Professionals.
2. Strength Training.
3. Fitness Programs for Older Adults.
4. Exercise and Weight Loss.
5. Children and Obesity.
6. Personal Training.
7. Core Training. .
8. Group Personal Training.
9. ZUMBA®® and Other Dance Workouts.
10. Functional Fitness.
11. Yoga.
12. Comprehensive Health Promotion Programming at the Worksite.
13. Boot Camp.
14. Outdoor Activities.
15. Reaching New Markets. .
16. Spinning (Indoor Cycling).
17. Sport-specific Training.
18. Worker Incentive Programs.
19. Wellness Coaching.
20. Physician Referrals.  
As in the previous six ACSM worldwide surveys, some trends were embraced again (e.g., educated and certified health fitness professionals), whereas others fell out of the top 20, and still, others were not supported at all (unsupervised and unmonitored fitness facilities). Trends have been defined as a general development that takes some time and then stays for a period (usually described as a behavior change), whereas a fad comes and goes. In the top 10 fitness trends for 2012, eight have been on the list in previous years. Falling out of the top 20 for 2011 and for 2012 includes balance training, Pilates, and the use of the stability ball. Pilates dropped the furthest in the last 2 years as it was listed as no. 9 in the 2010 survey and no. 7 in 2008 and 2009. It appears from this survey that Pilates may not have been a trend at all but may be considered a fad in the health fitness industry. ACSM's Exercise is Medicine® initiative continues to be strong in the survey as physician referrals continues to appear in the top 20 in the survey but is a concern as clinical integration dropped out of the top 20 for 2012.

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    Light Weight
    Re:The Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2012 2012/04/05 11:07:16 (permalink)
    Och, en ik had een ander artikel waar Personal Training weer op 1. stond:

    Natural born chiller
    Re:The Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2012 2012/04/05 11:17:50 (permalink)
    8. Group Personal Training.

    Is dat net zoiets als individuele teamsport? super blij
    Maar wel cool dat opgeleide, gediplomeerde en ervaren fitness professionals en KT bovenaan staan.
    Lijkt me mooie aanmoediging om voor die CSCS certificering te gaan! blij
    Amor omnia vincit BFF USER MANAGER
    Re:The Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2012 2012/04/05 11:55:56 (permalink)
    huh construction skills certificering???? Dan ben ik klaar heur, ik heb werktuigbouwkunde ( mbo) kom maar op fitnesswereld die dollars gaan stromen heur.
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