What’s Hot and What’s Not in Fitness

March 12, 2015 10:40 AM

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The American College of Sports Medicine released its “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015” that gives the sports and fitness industry insight into what’s driving their market. The editors of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal® survey health and fitness professionals worldwide about trends to determine what has lasting appeal and can impact the industry and what might be fizzling out of favor. For their purposes, trends are defined as a general development that takes some time to gain popularity, but has longevity. Fads are what I refer to as “fashion fitness” – exercise programs or devices that come on the scene quickly, but almost as rapidly lose their appeal.

I’m a strong proponent of high-intensity workouts that use body weight – the result of the findings from a study I co-authored with Brett Klika (High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results with Minimal Investment). I was delighted to see my fellow colleagues ranked body weight...

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