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Posted by Debi P.

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has completed its annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management consultants to identify the leading trends in the fitness industry. 2008 promises to be filled with water aerobics, boxing clubs and spicy Latin dancing. Some trends continue from 2007 including, functional fitness, balance training and increased access to personal training for all segments of society. The following represent ACE’s listing of the top ten fitness trends for 2008.

*Non-Traditional (i.e. Dance Fitness, etc)

* Body Weight & Free Weight Fitness

* Sport Specific Fitness

* Boomer Focus (i.e. over 50+ classes/offerings)

* Xpress Fitness (30 minute intense workouts for the time crunched person)

* Total Wellness (i.e. mind/body/spirit)

* Hybrid Fitness (Yo-Spin - indoor cycling + yoga)

* Personal Training

* Technology Fitness (i.e. Dance Dance Revloution, Wii, Virtual Reality Equipment)

* Functional Fitness

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