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

doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000298449.25061.a8

LEARNING OBJECTIVE • From this article, the reader should understand the following concepts: 1. the difference between a fad and a trend, 2. worldwide trends in the commercial, corporate, clinical, and community health and fitness industry, and 3. expert opinions about identified fitness trends for 2008.

Learn what leading experts are predicting to be the top health and fitness trends of 2008. 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 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 Department of Nutrition (College of Health and Human Sciences). He has lectured on health promotion and fitness topics in 21 countries on five continents. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a member of its Administrative Council.

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