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Thompson, Walter R. Ph.D., FACSM, FAACVPR

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181bcd89b

LEARNING OBJECTIVES From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts:

• The difference between a fad and a trend

• Worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical, and community health and fitness industry

• Expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2010

Learn what leading experts are predicting to be the top health and fitness trends of 2010! The results were based on an international survey and the article includes commentary from fitness experts. You won't want to miss this valuable insight.

Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, FAACVPR, is a regents professor of exercise science in the Department of Kinesiology and Health (College of Education) at Georgia State University, where he has a second academic appointment in the Division of Nutrition (School of Health Professions, College of Health and Human Sciences). He has lectured on health promotion and fitness topics in 22 countries on five continents. He has recently served on the ACSM Board of Trustees and was twice elected a member of its Administrative Council. He is a past chairman of the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards, past chairman of the CAAHEP Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences, and he is currently serving as the chairman of the ACSM American Fitness Index™ Advisory Board and chairman of the NSF International Joint Committee on Health Fitness Facilities Standards.

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