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Yoga, body postures specific for health and relaxation, is a fitness trend. Photo: http://adayawaysalonandspa.com/

The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced their top 10 fitness trends for 2017. Accordingly, these trends are as follows…

  • Wearable technology (including smart watches, heart rate monitors, activity trackers, and GPS tracking devices
  • Body weight training (not limited to pushups and pullups, and allows people to get back to the basics of fitness)
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (short bursts of activity followed by short rest; performed in less than 30 minutes)

    Hiring an educated and experienced fitness professional is a current trend in fitness. Photo: wellandgood.com
    Hiring an educated and experienced fitness professional is a current trend in fitness. Photo: wellandgood.com
  • Educated and experienced fitness professionals
  • Strength training (other essential components are aerobic exercise and flexibility)

    Wearable fitness technology. Photo: forbes.com
    Wearable fitness technology. Photo: forbes.com
  • Group training (designed to be motivating and effective for people at different fitness levels)
  • Exercise is medicine (encourages primary care physicians to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients)
  • Yoga (body postures specific for health and relaxation)
  • Personal training (trained and credentialed specialists administer health and fitness guidance)
  • Exercise and weight loss (nutrition, exercise, and caloric restriction for better weight control

    Fitness trends include exercise and weight loss, nutrition, exercise, and caloric restriction for better weight control. Photo: public domain
    Fitness trends include exercise and weight loss, nutrition, exercise, and caloric restriction for better weight control. Photo: public domain

Source:

Tipping, E. (2016). ACSM Forecasts Fitness Trends for 2017, Recreation Management, November, 2016, pp. 8 – 9.

By Dr. Rodney J. Blackman

Dr. Blackman is the Chair of Recreation Management at the United States Sports Academy, and can be reached at rblackman@ussa.edu.

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