Next Gen Life - eMagazine Sept 2019 - Page 22



5: Bodyweight Training
A combination of variable resistance
bodyweight training and neuromotor
movements using multiple planes of
movement, this program is all about using
bodyweight as the training modality.
Bodyweight training often uses minimal
equipment, which makes it an inexpensive
functional way to exercise effectively.
Bodyweight training appeared for the first time
in the trends survey in 2013 (at #3) and was in
the #2 position for 2017 and #4 for 2018.
Bodyweight training did not appear as a
survey trend option before 2013 because it
only became popular (as a defined trend) in
gyms around the world over the past few
years.
6: Employing Certified Fitness
Professionals
The importance of hiring certified
health/fitness professionals through
educational programs and certification
programs that are fully accredited for
health/fitness professionals is more important
than ever. Employing certified fitness
professionals was a new survey item for 2019
replacing “educated, certified, and
experienced fitness professionals,” which was
determined to be too broadly defined as a
survey item.
7: Yoga
Yoga has taken on a variety of forms within
the past year (including Power Yoga,
Yogilates, yoga in hot environments, and
others). Instructional tapes and books also are
plentiful, as are certifications in the many yoga
formats. Yoga first appeared in the top 10 in
this survey in 2008, fell out of the top 20 in
2009, but made a great comeback in the 2010
(#14) and 2011 (#11) surveys. In 2012, Yoga
was #11 on the list, falling to #14 in 2013, and
up to #7 in 2015. In 2017, it ranked #8 after
occupying the #7 spot in 2015 and #10 in
2016. Yoga was ranked #7 in last year’s
survey.

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