Help ACSM Breakthrough Ideas and Concepts by participating in the 2021 Survey of Fitness Trends and enter to win a $100 gift card or other prizes!

For the 15th year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is tracking fitness trends in the commercial, community, clinical, and corporate environments for 2021. You were identified as an expert who could help to identify these trends. This survey is being distributed to thousands of fitness professionals all over the world in an attempt to identify fitness trends for 2021. The results of this survey will be published in the January/February 2021 issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. In appreciation for your time for filling out the survey, we will be holding a drawing for a $100 MasterCard gift card, a complimentary registration to ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit and ACSM books at the close of the survey submission period. To be included in the drawing you must provide us with your name, address, and e-mail address when you reach the end of the survey. Your personal information will be kept confidential. 
A team of experts in commercial, community, corporate, and clinical health/fitness sectors were recruited to help identify a list of potential trends. From that list, an electronic-based survey was developed. From that survey, we hope to reach a consensus on the 2021 trends, and you can help!  Below are potential candidates for 2021 fitness trends that were identified from various sources and from the personal experience of some experts. The descriptions are brief so that you can get through the survey quickly. At the end of the survey, if there are other trends we have overlooked, please feel free to add them. For each of the potential trends, please rate the trend on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being not hot and 10 being very hot. Note that each trend requires an answer before you can move on, but you are not required to write a comment.



Once you have rated the trend, add an explanation in the gray comment box if necessary.

Example: Prancercise: this exercise routine is modeled after a prancing horse featuring intensities ranging from walking and trotting to galloping. This exercise program is fun to do in groups.

For each of the potential trends, please rate the trend on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being not hot and 10 being very hot.

NOT HOT---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VERY HOT
Comment: This would be an acceptable exercise program in Kentucky but not in other parts of the country. This is more of a fad then a trend.

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* Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Training
EMS training is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin activated by a cable or wireless Bluetooth technology. The impulses mimic the action potential that comes from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.

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* Virtual Training
Virtual reality fitness training is the fusion of group exercise with technology offering workouts designed for ease and convenience to suit client’s schedule and needs. Typically, virtual workouts are played in gyms on the big screen attracting smaller number of clients compared to live classes while providing clients of all levels and ages with a different group fitness experience.  Virtual classes are often a gateway for live group fitness classes. So, if the thought of joining a throng of confident, seasoned group exercisers in a packed fitness studio daunts you, virtual could be the way to go. Virtual workouts typically attract smaller numbers, and you can go at your own pace, which makes them ideal if you’re a novice looking to learn the moves.

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* Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness
Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness serves as an excellent foundation for providing safe and effective fitness programming for women during and immediately following pregnancy. Exercise sessions deliver a customized comprehensive and evidence-based training approach comprised of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal stimulus aiming to support women during this period from both a physiological and psychological perspective.

10% of survey complete.