Top twenty fitness trends for 2012

24 November 2011, 10:44

Zumba is in and Pilates is out, according to more than 2,600 fitness professionals who completed an American College of Sports Medicine survey of the top fitness trends for 2012.

The survey results, published in the latest issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, reveal that educated and experienced fitness professionals claimed the top spot for the fifth consecutive year.

Zumba and outdoor activities both made their debuts in the top 20 this year, with Zumba and other dance workouts ranked ninth and outdoor activities ranked 14th.

Among the losers were outcome measurements and clinical integration and medical fitness which both dropped out of the top 20 this year.

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