While at-home exercise and mindfulness yoga proved popular in 2015, experts from the American College of Sports Medicine are predicting some significant changes in the way we keep fit, with a move towards harder and more intense activities that deliver immediate results. It’s time to get sweaty.Read more
Leading fitness experts from the Australian Institute of Fitness, Cameron Byrnes and Rosemary Marchese have shared their thoughts on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)’s top 10 fitness trend predictions for next year and their potential application in Australia.
Now in its 10th year, the survey was completed by more than 2,800 health and fitness professionals worldwide, many certified by ACSM, and was designed to reveal trends in various fitness environments.
40 potential trends were given as choices, and the top 20 were ranked and published by ACSM, including a few new additions to last year’s list, one of which rose immediately to the number one spot.
“Instead of meeting friends for a coffee, meet for a walk instead,” Michael Cunico, National Personal Training Manager at Fitness First, says. He also suggests replacing some of the time spent watching TV at night with a healthy alternative, like heading to the gym or taking up a team sport.
“We all have the same amount of time in our days and some people simply use theirs better than others,” Cunico says.