The latest fitness trends for 2015

According to an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey of more than 3,000 fitness professionals worldwide, body weight training is the number one fitness trend this year.
Here are ACSM’s top 10 fitness trends in 2015 :-

1. Body Weight Training
– Body weight training has been used of nearly every military organisation from antiquity to the present because of its efficacy in producing results. It continues to be used in the athletic training world and is a key component of many of the best fat-loss and muscle building workout available out there.

– Typically body weight training programmes use minimal equipment, which makes it a very inexpensive way to exercise anywhere. Most people think of body weight training as being limited to push-ups and pull-ups, but it can be much more than that.

2. High-intensity interval training
– This involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise, followed by a short period of rest or recovery. It can take less than 30 minutes to perform.

– Desoute the warnings by some health and fitness professionals of potentially -increased injury rates using HII, this form of exercise has become popular in gyms all over the world.

3. Educated, certified and experienced fitness professionals
– There contines to be exponential growth of educational programmes at community colleges and universities that have become accredited by various bodies such as the Commision on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and National Commission for Certifying Agencies, both based in the United States.

4. Strength training
– Strength training remains popular in all sectors of the health and fitness industry and for many different kinds of clients. Majority of gyms incorporate some form of strength training into a comprehensive exercise routine for their clients.

5. Personal Training
– Education, training and proper credentialing for personal trainers have become increasingly important to the health and fitness facilities that employ them.

6. Exercise and weight loss

weight Loss through sport
– Exercise and diet is essential for weight loss maintenance and can improve compliance to calorie-restricted diets and in particular, weight loss programmes.


7. Yoga
– Yoga has become trends as it is a system of physical postures whose higher pupose is to purify the body, giving one awareness and control over its internal state and rendering it fit for meditation.

8. Fitness programmes for older adults
– The more athletic and active older adults are being targeted by commercial and community-based organisations to participate in more rigorous exercise programmes. Even the frail elderly can improve their balance and ability to perform activities of daily living when provided with appropriate functional fitnes activities.

9 Functional fitness
Functional fitness is defined as using strength training to improve balance, coordination, force, power and endurance to enhance the ability to perform activies of daily living.

10. Group personal training
– Personal trainers are being more creative in the way they package personal training sessions and how they market themselves. Training two or three people at the same time in a small group seems to make good economic sense for both trainer and the client.

Source : Fit For Life – The Star

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