Group Classes, Interval Training Top Worldwide Fitness Trends List in 2018, Sanibel Dance Pilates & Yoga Owner Gives Advice
Feb 01, 2018 01:17PM ● Published by Kevin
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Throughout the survey's history, the editors of the American College of Sports Medince’s Health & Fitness Journal ® (FIT) have circulated this electronic survey to thousands of professionals around the world to determine health and fitness trends. "The first survey, conducted in 2006 (for predictions in 2007), introduced a systematic way to predict health and fitness trends, and surveys have been conducted annually since that time using the same methodology," said the official website of the survey.
There were 40 possible trends in the 2018 survey. The top 25 trends from previous years were included in the survey, the synopsis states, as were some potentially emerging trends identified by the editors of FIT.
"To try and establish equity, the editors represent all four sectors of the health fitness industry (corporate, clinical, community, commercial), as well as from academia. In the survey, potential trends were identified followed by a short explanation to offer the respondent a few details without inconveniencing them with too much reading, analysis, or interpretation."
After 6 weeks, 4,133 responses were received, which the synopsis surmises represents a "good" return rate of 4 percent, but still a little less than previous surveys. Responses were received from just about every continent.
Many of the responses, the synopsis reviews, are consistent with findings from previous years. Additional notable trends for 2018 on the Top 20 list include: wearable technology (3); educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals (5); and outdoor activities (14). Group training climbed its way up from No. 6 in 2017 to No. 2 this year. None of the respondents could explain why group training has become popular, the study says.
Sheme added that those interested in group training should find instructors who want to help others feel better and truly care about their students. "I always recommend if you don’t know what class to first try look for words like gentle or beginner or contact the studio and ask to speak to the owner or head teacher for advise and tips."
Sanibel Dance Pilates & Yoga is a registered certified school with Yoga Alliance. They also offer educational workshops in health and wellness, private instruction and teacher trainings to certify others who want to become Yoga, Pilates or Aerial Yoga instructors.