WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2017Thompson, Walter R. Ph.D., FACSMACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: November/December 2016 - Volume 20 - Issue 6 - p 8–17 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000252 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 2017. Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is associate dean for 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 as ACSM’s President-elect. Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures. © 2016 American College of Sports Medicine.