Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Trendy Exercise in 2014

Despite a surge in fitness club memberships and home fitness equipment sales, the American Collage of Sports Medicine (ACSM) reports that 75 percent of people aren’t active enough to sustain good health in the long term. And, that the high and disappointing percentage hasn't  changed much in the last 10 years. Half of the people who launch an exercise program abandon it within 3 to 6 months. However, those who create realistic systems, monitor their progress, and who are supported by friends, family, fitness pro’s, and their community are more likely to succeed. The BIG message here, is that even a LITTLE daily exercise helps to thwart chronic diseases.

However, in 2014, I’m not going to hype the cliché of the New Year’s resolution.  Yawn…. instead read this awesome article and apply it to your fitness system. Makes sense to me. 

             Everyone should “be forced to slow down and make consistent, methodical progress rather than chasing sexy goals for a few weeks and then flaming out. Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.” - James Clear

If you need help designing or implementing your fitness system, don’t hesitate to contact the Bentall Centre Athletic Club in downtown Vancouver, or witnessyourfitness.ca at the BodyStorm Gym in Squamish BC. We are a community of fitness professionals who can help you monitor your progress and give you the support you need to succeed.

Here is what Dr. Walter Thompson of the ACSM and Georgia State University reports are the fitness trends for 2014. The trends were based of the responses of 3815 fitness professionals among 37 countries.  Please see the list below. Interestingly, zumba, pilates, spin, stability, and balance exercises were among some of the top items omitted from last years list. 
Fitness Fads or Fitness Trends … only time will tell….