High-intensity interval training has come out as one of the hottest
fitness trends for 2014, according to a survey. Experts say this form of
exercise has taken the fitness world “by storm” and will continue to increase
in popularity this year.
conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, the
largest sports medicine and exercise science organisation in the world, rated
10 of the most popular fitness trends to look out for this year.
& Fitness Journal®, was
completed by 3 815 health and fitness professionals worldwide with 38 potential
trends were given as choices, and the top 20 were ranked.
Top fitness trends
According to this list, the experts have voted the top five fitness
trends predicted for 2014 as the following:
Educated and experienced
fitness professionals: This means the use of qualified trainers and coaches and
has previously held the top position in the survey on more than one occasion.
The importance of utilising a trained and experienced professional to design a safe
and effective programme specific to your needs cannot be underestimated. Read
this article on how to choose a fitness
programme that will help
you reach your goals.
Strength training: Despite misconceptions that weight training and
strength training is only for people who want to "bulk up", there has been a
definite move towards strength training becoming more mainstream recently,
especially amongst women. This is very encouraging, as it is one of the best
forms of training and benefits everybody – if done correctly and under the
guidance of a trained professional. Read this article on how to train like a fitness model and this one on why women need to lift heavy
the full news release from ACSM here.