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Top Fitness Trends for 2013

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The 2013 American College of Sports Medicine just released its Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends, and the results may surprise you.
Air Date: 11/27/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Walter R. Thompson, PhD
Walter Thompson resizedWalter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is a regents’ professor of exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health (College of Education) at Georgia State University and in the Division of Nutrition (Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions) where he also serves as the executive director of the After-School All-Stars Atlanta. He has served on the ACSM Board of Trustees and was twice elected a member of its Administrative Council.
Top Fitness Trends for 2013
The 2013 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) just released its  Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends, now in its seventh year, and the results may surprise you. 

Some trends that had previously appeared to be strong for 2 to 3 years, have now dropped off the list for the third year in a row, much to the disappointment of Pilates instructors all over the globe.

Pilates, stability ball, and balance training again failed to appear on the list of top 20 trends in the health and fitness industry, supporting the theory that these were fads and not trends. Is Your favorite exercise a fad or a trend?
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