What’s Hot, What’s Not
Just when we think we’ve seen it all in the world of fitness, the earth shifts and something new and exciting crops up to keep us on our toes. Over the past few decades, innovations in fitness have blazed the trail for higher levels of performance and increasingly better quality of life. In 2015, the upward spiral continues as new and exciting trends are sweeping the globe. Even the old becomes new, as fads of the past like step and classic aerobics classes are given a shiny new patina by fitness geniuses who know how to keep our hearts pounding to the beat.
It’s About Time
Lack of time is the number one reason given for not exercising, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No more excuses! The hottest fitness trends are geared toward gettin’ her done in record time. HIIT and Tabata are still going strong, and video is killing the group-ex star, as online workouts that can be done at home shave precious minutes off our daily schedules. If you are a trainer, you can work smarter instead of harder by offering shorter sessions that get the job done. Be a training genius by offering short group sessions.
Kids Rock and So Does Pop
With our ever growing obesity crisis, kids take center stage in the fitness market. Make it fun and entertaining, and you will be setting your little protégés up for success! Older adults are the fastest growing demographic in fitness clubs, and they are ripe for the picking. A little education goes a long way, and getting certified to train this awesome generation may be your smartest career move in 2015!
Turn Up the Tech
Technology has pervaded virtually every aspect of our lives, and fitness is no exception. From heart rate monitors to pedometers, Tabata timers to calorie trackers, smart devices are stepping into the fitness arena. Finding creative ways to incorporate tech into your training protocols will make you look like a fitness rock star
Get on the Trend Train
In the daily grind, it’s easy to forget that we are privileged to work in the b
est industry ever, and it hasn’t reached its zenith. Why not start the New Year off with a new certification? Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Older Adult, Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Fitness Management and other certifications are all just a click away! Need more money? Try some of our savvy business courses! Lets keep the trend train going, and make 2015 the best year in fitness yet!
American College of Sports Medicine: Survey Predicts Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015
American Council on Exercise: 10 Fitness Trends to Look Out For in 2015
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity
International Business Times: 5 Fitness Trends To Expect In 2015
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