More than 3,000 health and fitness professionals were polled for the annual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey that predicts trends for the upcoming year. It’s an interesting list not because of the inclusion of crazy fitness fads (none of those made the top ten), but because it highlights what we’ve been doing here at Framework Personal Training in Reno since we opened. Read on for the top ten fitness trends of 2020, and to see why we’ll fit right in.
ACSM’s Top Ten Fitness Trends of 2020
- Wearable technology
- High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
- Group training
- Training with free weights
- Personal training
- Exercise is Medicine®
- Bodyweight training
- Fitness programs for older adults
- Health/wellness coaching
- Employing certified fitness professionals
Of the top ten trends predicted for 2020, Framework Personal Training has been actively engaged in eight of them for years. As a private fitness studio comprised of certified personal trainers, we create personalized fitness programs that incorporate resistance and body weight exercises, as well as HIIT, for a range of clients. And we specialize in fitness for seniors. Personal training can be one on one or small group, and the nature of our work is inherent to the dynamic of health and wellness coaching.
While we can’t say we promote the use of wearable technology, we do stand behind the idea of exercise as medicine. In fact, we write about it all the time – most recently, here and here. Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative that encourages health care providers to include physical activity assessments and referrals to certified trainers, a platform we greatly support.
The full list is available for review here, and you’ll find functional fitness training coming in at number twelve and circuit training at number 17. Again, these are both fundamental to our work here at Framework Personal Training.
Trendy – By Chance
Fads and trends are par for the course in the fitness industry, but at Framework, we’ve relied on the basics since we began. There is no magic pill or secret formula to health and wellness, and to imply otherwise is deceptive and wrong. Going into 2020, we’re excited to see that the trend seems to be circling back to solid principles of fitness. If that makes us trendy this year, we’ll take it.
If improved health and fitness is on your New Year’s resolutions list, the certified professionals at Framework can help. Contact us today to learn more about our services.