WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2016: 10th Anniversary EditionThompson, Walter R. Ph.D., FACSMACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: November/December 2015 - Volume 19 - Issue 6 - p 9–18 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000164 Features Abstract Author Information 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 (including medical fitness), and community health fitness industry * expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2016 Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is associate dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University and a regents’ professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, the Department of Nutrition, and the School of Public Health. He also is the executive director of After-School All-Stars Atlanta. He currently is serving on the ACSM Board of Trustees as an elected vice president. Disclosure: The author declares no conflicts of interest and does not have any financial disclosures. © 2015 American College of Sports Medicine.