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WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2017

Thompson, Walter R. Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000252
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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.