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.