Sports Management - ACSM reveals 2012 fitness sector trends...
26 Nov 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
BLOG
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

22 Nov 2011

ACSM reveals 2012 fitness sector trends
BY Pete Hayman



Educated and experienced fitness professionals have been identified as the top fitness sector trend for 2012, according to American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) research.

More than 2,600 industry professionals were surveyed on potential trends for 2012, with the results published in the November/December issue of ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal.

Strength training and programmes for older adults also featured as part of the top five trends, along with exercise as part of weight loss schemes and efforts to tackle childhood obesity.

Zumba and other dance-based workouts were included in the list of top 20 trends for the first time (ninth), as did outdoor activities (14th). Pilates, however, dropped off the list.

Walter R. Thompson, lead author of the survey and fellow of ACSM, said: "Zumba and other dance workouts first appeared on the list of potential trends in 2010, but this is the first year Zumba has made the top 20.

"While Zumba has experienced a rapid surge in popularity in the past year, future surveys will indicate if Zumba is truly a trend or simply a fad."

Debra Stuart, chief executive officer of UK-based Premier Global, added: "These trends are pleasing to see and mirrors what we are doing as a company in terms of the training we are delivering and the qualifications our graduates are gaining."

Details: www.acsm.org

Image: wavebreakmedia ltd/shutterstock.com


Connect with
Sports Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down
STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down   26 Nov 2014

Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) CEO Roger Millward has announced that he will retire next summer, with his son Theo set to .... more>>
John Steele to join Loughborough Uni as executive director of sport
John Steele to join Loughborough Uni as executive director of sport   26 Nov 2014

John Steele will leave his role as CEO of Youth Sport Trust (YST) to become executive director of sport at Loughborough University at the end of the year. Speaking of his appointment, Steele – who has been at YST since February 2012 – .... more>>
Qatar reveals third stadium for 2022 World Cup
Qatar reveals third stadium for 2022 World Cup   26 Nov 2014

Designs have been revealed for the third out of five stadiums being built for the 2022 FIFA World .... more>>
Serco to sell leisure arm
Serco to sell leisure arm   25 Nov 2014

Up to 70 UK leisure and sports facilities face an uncertain future after operator Serco announced plans to sell its leisure arm. .... more>>
UK Sport chair – National Lottery "the fuel that feeds the engine" of elite sport
UK Sport chair – National Lottery   24 Nov 2014

UK Sport chair Rod Carr has warned of complacency over Team GB’s recent Olympic successes and has called for continued investment .... more>>
Company profile


NUSSLI Group

Whether temporary, modular or permanent structures - with the realisation of complex projects over the past decades, NUSSLI has seen to it that events, trade fairs and exhibitions have all left a memorable impression.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Physical Company enhances flooring solutions for 2015

Physical Company enhances flooring solutions for 2015

Physical Company has identified fitness flooring as a growth market for 2015. The forward-thinking fitness equipment supplier has added a range of flooring products to its new catalogue. More>>




in this issue

• Labour reveals vision for activity-focused NHS
• Snap Fitness targets UK rollout
• The Student Hotel to target millennials



Sports jobs

Jobs Search



Lifeguard (Leisure Assistant)
Salary: Up to £6.97 an hour
Location: Rugby, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Become a Gym Instructor - guaranteed interviews!
Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: Premier Training International Ltd
Fitness First Middle East
Location: Middle East
Company: Premier Training International Ltd
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




10 Nov - 11 Dec 2014

SPAMEETING Middle East

St Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


25-26 Nov 2014

BASES Conference

St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom


26-27 Nov 2014

Sleep - The Hotel Design Event

Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom



Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 3
Sports Management
2014 issue 3

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Sport-kit: SALTEX special
Presenting the highlights and new products on display at the recent IOG Saltex show at Windsor Racecourse, Berkshire More>>
  Editor’s Letter: Women (and girls) in sport
Progress is being made, but much remains to be done to fully engage girls and women in sport More>>


Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 2

Sports Management
2014 issue 2

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Talking point: Access denied?
Are football clubs and other major sports venues doing enough to cater for disabled fans? We ask the experts More>>
  New sports: Tchoukball
Designed as a non-contact sport to avoid injuries, Tchoukball offers an inclusive but fast and furious experience More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd