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The world’s top fitness trends for 2011

The world’s top fitness trends for 2011
April 2, 2011

From a recent global survey of 2,700 fitness industry professionals conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the top trends were:

• Economic upswing which is motivating more individuals to resume their personal training and fitness;
• Added-value wellness services, whereby gyms and clubs hire allied healthcare professionals to look after member's needs;
• Stress reduction through fitness. Gyms and clubs will offer wellness programs with the specific purpose of lowering stress levels;
• Technology becoming a support resource. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will continue to grow in popularity as online motivational support systems;
• Buddy systems will become more widespread as a success-boosting tool;
• Most popular workouts included Boot Camps, Zumba classes and TRX Suspension training;
• Small-group workouts tick the boxes of being sociable, cost effective and good for motivation;
• Youth-based fitness classes and clients will become more prominent due to the increased focus on childhood obesity;
• Corporate wellness will increase, either through in-house personal trainers or discounts and incentives offered to employees;
• The need for elevated professionalism will see fitness facilities becoming more insistent on hiring only employees who hold recognised qualifications.

‚Äč9th August 2010 - 2/3 OF FITNESS CLUBS RUN AT A LOSS

15th January 2010 - LES MILLS RELEASES ‘FUTURE OF FITNESS’ RESEARCH

18th May 2009 - GYM MEMBERSHIP IS A CASUAL AFFAIR

9th February 2009 - 24/7 FITNESS CLUBS OFFER OBESITY SOLUTION


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