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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, released 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:
• Boot Camp-Style Workouts: Fitness Boot camp workouts remain extremely popular because participants get the best of both worlds. They are usually led by a top personal trainer with years of experience and they provide group motivation, accountability and inspiration. Having a top personal trainer leading the class will allow the participants to get the best workouts for maximum calorie burn. The group atmosphere helps each person get motivated, encouraged, and inspired by someone other than the trainer. They are designed to help facilitate weight loss and burn calories. If you are in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Lewisville, Carrollton, Irving, Grapevine, Flower Moung, or the Dallas, area, www.GetYouInShape.com has one of the largest fitness boot camps in the area.
• Budget-Friendly Workouts: Our economy is showing no signs of slowing down even as we are into 2009. More and more people are looking for cheaper ways to start, stick and stay in shape. Many people are choosing not to pay for a private personal trainer and decide to save money by getting small groups training for ½ or 1/3 of the price. Even more people are deciding to join a fitness Boot Camp in their area. Many of the fitness boot camps are only $15-$20 per session making it much cheaper than private personal training with the added benefit of having a group helping to motivate, encourage, and inspire one another.
• Specialty Classes: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Bollywood, ballroom, Afro-Cuban, boxing, and other specialty classes are a few.
• Getting Back to Basics: Biomechanics has not changed. The study of the human body has not changed. So basic movement and techniques also have not changed.
• Circuit Training: Many studies conclude that adding strength training combined with interval training at different intensities help your body work harder in the time you exercise than traditional workouts. Many boot camps, personal trainers, gyms have all added circuit training because of these findings.
• Kettlebells: These simple, function, and complex workouts have grown recently.
• Boomer Fitness: Individuals age 50+ are realizing the importance of adding exercise to their lives.
• Technology-Based Fitness: Technology continues to make getting workouts and exercises easy. With I pods and downloads, people can download a workout and head to the park or gym.
• Event or Sport-Specific Exercises: Sports or events are still a very popular way to exercise and will continue to be because people enjoy doing it.
• Mixing It Up: Changing up your workouts constantly will help your body continue to have to work harder to adapt to the changes.
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