Fitness Industry Leader Releases Top Workout Trends for the New Year
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2009 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management consultants. Findings conclude that boot camp-style workouts, which were named the most popular workout in 2008, will remain the top fitness trend in 2009. Additionally, consumers will tighten their wallets when it comes to staying in shape in a struggling economy.
"The overarching theme for fitness in 2009 is getting more bang for the buck," says ACE's Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D. "Consumers will engage in workouts that provide multiple benefits due to time and economic limitations. We will also see continued trends from 2008 including boot-camp style workouts, technology-based workouts, out-of-the-box programming and an increased interest in fitness for those who are over 50 years old."
The following represents ACE's listing of the top fitness trends for 2009:
|SOURCE American Council on Exercise|
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