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December 11, 2014

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from more than 3,400 health and fitness professionals worldwide. Now in its ninth year, the survey is designed to reveal trends in various fitness environments. Thirty-nine potential trends were given as choices, and the top 20 were ranked and published by ACSM. The results were published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal.

The survey shows that push-ups, planks, lunges and squats are having their moment in the limelight. “It’s no surprise to see body weight training claiming the top spot this year,” said Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, the lead author of the survey. “These kinds of exercises provide the benefit of requiring little to no equipment and are incorporated into many fitness programs that are currently popular.”

The top 10 fitness trends predicted for 2015 are:

1. Body Weight Training

2. High-Intensity Interval Training

3. Educated and Experienced Fitness Professionals

4. Strength Training

5. Personal Training

6. Exercise and Weight Loss

7. Yoga

8. Fitness Programs for Older Adults

9. Functional Fitness

10. Group Personal Training

11. Worksite health promotion

12. Outdoor activities

13. Wellness coaching

14. Circuit training

15. Core training

16. Sports-specific training

17. Children and exercise for treatment/prevention of obesity

18. Outcome measurements

19. Worker incentive programs

20. Boot camp

Click here for the full report and survey results