Fitness News: Worldwide Survey Predicts Fitness Trends for 2010
According to an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey, the top predicted fitness trend for 2010 is the use of experienced and educated fitness professionals, remaining the top trend for the third straight year.
The survey was distributed to ACSM certified health and fitness professionals worldwide and was designed to reveal trends in various fitness environments. Nearly 1,500 completed surveys were received from respondents around the world. Thirty-seven potential trends were given as choices, with the top 20 ranked and published by ACSM.
Strength training surged to second in the rankings. Though strength training once was viewed only as a training method for male bodybuilders, more average exercisers and women are realizing its importance for healthy bones, muscles and aging.
The Top 10 Predicted Fitness Trends for 2010
- Educated and experienced fitness professionals
- Strength training
- Children and obesity
- Personal training
- Core training
- Special fitness programs for older adults
- Functional fitness
- Sport-specific training
- Group personal training
The full list (top 20 trends) is available in the article Worldwide Survey Reveals Fitness Trends for 2010.
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