Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Fitness News: Annual Trends Report Hightlights Growth in Diversity of Exercise Options

idea fitThe array of consumer options is constantly evolving as fitness industry leaders look for innovative and non-traditionial ways to keep people in shape.

The IDEA Health & Fitness Association, one of the largest organizations of fitness professionals in the world, has released results from its 14th annual IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends Report.

The survey indicates that the diversity of exercise equipment, fitness classes and programs has continued to increase as consumers shift their desires and needs.

10 fitness methods expected to see future growth:

  • Mind-body fusion
  • Teen fitness
  • Social activity groups
  • Seniors classes
  • Small-group classes on machines
  • Combination/Hybrid classes
  • Dance
  • Small group boot camps
  • Boot camp classes, indoor
  • Group activities, outdoor
  • Small-group classes, eight people or fewer

The survey was conducted among club owners, fitness directors and other fitness professionals looking to adapt in the midst of an unstable economy.

[Source: IDEA Health & Fitness Association]

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One Response to “Fitness News: Annual Trends Report Hightlights Growth in Diversity of Exercise Options”
  1. Alex says:

    I can see the diversity and creative thinking with the programs– how about new types of equipment? Have any of the fitness industry pros or regular folks here heard of infrared light enhancing exercise? There is a truly different type of fitness product that can increase the effectiveness of any cardio workout. It’s called StimuLight and it’s based on scientifically proven benefits of near-infrared exposure on fitness.

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