Year 0f 2012 is coming to us, while there are many concerns to think about related to health care. The American Council on Exercise, (ACE), has recently released its report on fitness trends to watch for in 2012. Which 2011 trends is staying and what are fresh trends in 2011. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Lifestyle changes: ACE predicts an uptick in lifestyle coaching including both workout activities and healthy eating, stress relief, and more. Fitness facilities are hiring more nutritionists and physical therapists to serve the expanding needs of their members. Those experts are ready to give many helpful advices how plan for a fitness regimen into their lifestyle.
- Technology supports and popular workouts:Technology is beginning to play a significant role in complementing in-person fitness services by providing additional motivational support. Incorporating with living attitude is supporting from personal logging devices such as FitBit, BodyMedia, and Nike Plus. These must-have fitness accessories to track workouts and share training successes with social networks. Researchers speculate that in 2012, social media and mobile-based applications will continue to aid and revolutionize the fitness industry.Personal training is also going high tech. ACE believes that more trainers will use technology to provide remote one-on-one or small group training, whether through uploading workout videos to YouTube or their personal sites, using software to view and track a client’s workout and nutritional information, or tweeting daily tips. Fitness facilities are getting savvier, too, creating more online, interactive fitness plans for their members.
- Small-group training: Small-group classes such as Zumba, boot camp, TRX suspension training, and interval training will continue to be popular workout trends in 2012.
- Weight loss support at work: You might not have a corporate gym, but ACE found that office wellness initiatives like team walking challenges or that Biggest Loser-style weight-loss competitions will be hot in 2012. A survey of 1,200 employers found that companies spent an average of $200 on wellness incentives per employee — anything from wellness competitions and prizes to gym memberships — in 2010, up 35 percent from $163 in 2009, and experts predict that number will continue to rise. ACE predicts that more business owners will provide discounts to outside fitness facilities and health clubs.
- Fighting fad diets: Although ACE has seen great progress in diet and fitness education, Matthews says the average dieter still believes the best way to lose weight is through a restrictive or fad diet. As part of ACE’s efforts to combat this approach, the organization is providing better tools for trainers to help clients set healthier goals and stay motivated without crash diets. ACE also introduced a lifestyle and weight management coaching certification to help dieters understand what it takes to achieve long-term weight loss results.
There is an increasing trend of obesity among world population. There follows trends of fitness to combat to this problem. In general, any trend is prediction only and all outcomes depend on your own lifestyle and your attitude to adapt this fitness facilities into your daily life. We need to see positive attitude among dieters in 2012, that is the most important thing.
Adapted from everydayhealth.com/fitness/fresh-fitness-trends-for-2012.