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Employing certified fitness professionals makes ACSM Top 20!

Written by Kristine Beissner

January 2, 2020


The results are in and wearable technology takes the top spot!

We’re also excited to see the employment of certified fitness professionals, making the top 10 – at #6 no less!

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released its annual survey findings of Top Fitness Trends 2019.

Fitness Institute Trainer and Assessor Boris Bojanovic explains the importance of these statistics for everyone in the fitness industry….”This information represents the direction sport, fitness & recreation students should take with their careers and businesses in order to stay ahead of the curve. The full report details how things have been shaping up over the past few years leading up to this year, and this can indicate what’s on the rise and what’s on the way out.”
In summary:

“Wearable technology took over the #1 spot for 2019 after dropping to #3 in 2018, which may be the result of manufacturers correcting some monitoring inaccuracies of the past.

HIIT, the #1 trend in 2014 and 2018, fell to #3 for 2019.

Group training made a significant return in 2017 as the #6 trend and has been the #2 trend for the past 2 years (2018 and 2019).

Fitness programming aimed at older adults has regained some popularity after falling out of the top 10 trends in 2017, appearing at #9 in 2018 and now #4 for 2019.

Bodyweight training first appeared as a fitness trend at #3 in 2013 and has been a top five fitness trend since that time, realizing a peak as the #1 fitness trend in 2015.

In 2019, bodyweight training is the #5 fitness trend.

A new trend to watch will be the employment of certified fitness professionals, a new potential trend for 2019 (#6) replacing educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals, which was determined to be too broadly defined for this survey.

Other trends to watch are mobile exercise apps, worksite health promotion and workplace well-being programs, outcome measurements, and postrehabilitation classes.”

Ref: Thompson, R 2018, Worldwide survey of Fitness Trends for 2019, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, v22, i6 pp10 – 17.    

Source: Top 20 Worldwide Fitness Trends for 2019, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal 22(6):10-17, November/December 2018.

Read the full ACSM report HERE.

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