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What’s Hot and What’s Not

A Look Back

Howley, Edward T., Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000427

Apply It! After reading this article, the health and fitness professional will:

  • Learn the history behind ACSM's annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends.
  • Understand how some of the trends have changed over time in terms of ranking.

Edward T. Howley, Ph.D., FACSM, served as a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville from 1970 to 2007. He taught undergraduate courses in fitness testing and prescription, and undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology. He was recognized for his teaching throughout his career. He served as president of the American College of Sports Medicine from 2002 to 2003 and was editor-in-chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® from 2005 to 2011. He continues to present lectures at professional meetings and enjoys the bonus retirement brings for more travel, golf, and time with family.

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