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Which of These 2009 Trends Will You Most Likely Try?

There's no way to predict the future, but groups dedicated to health and fitness are determined to get a peek into the New Year. Their research suggests various forms of exercise will be hot in 2009, and while the American College of Sports Medicine surveyed sports medicine professionals to come up with its health and fitness trend predictions, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) surveyed personal trainers, group fitness professionals, and lifestyle and weight management consultants to generate its trendy list.

ACE Chief Science Officer Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, summarized, "The overarching theme for fitness in 2009 is getting more bang for the buck." Boot-camp-style programs are predicted to be the number one fitness trend for the New Year. Most boot camps I've come across aren't exactly inexpensive, but their emphasis on a total body workout may allow you to save on monthly gym membership dues. On the opposite end of the workout spectrum are the technology-meets-fitness hybrids using iPods and video games to keep people engaged while working out. It seems the Wii phenomenon just keeps growing.


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ccpdm ccpdm 8 years
smashedpotatoe, i've heard some good things about p90x from some friends who use it. it's kinda like circuit training since you work your body differently each day, right? I wasn't sure about what equipment i'd have to buy, though. any advice?
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I really need to start working out. Being thin doesn't automatically mean you're healthy, and in my case thin + inactive =ed moderate bone loss before age 30. so, i just got a lecture about this from my dr, but I would be so self-conscious at a gym. I will probably get a Wii and Wii Fit and try that at home. so glad to hear others have enjoyed it
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
These are trends for 2009?? Some of these programs have been around for years, especially the boot camp exercising and circuit training. Well, I've already tried a lot of these fitness exercises, so for me, none of the above. Besides, I'm content with the exercise program that I have.
bluebird bluebird 8 years
My fiance's got a fever... and the prescription is more kettlebell. He's been nuts about them since one of his friends introduced him to them, and I'm sure I'll get the chance to play with them at some point in the next year.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My gym's offering a circuit training class that is a little different than what I currently do, so I'm excited about that for the new year.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
My boyfriend and I get a workout from playing Wii tennis and Wii boxing. Soo much fun. I'm a tad bit interested in the Wii fit, but why be in front of the TV working out when one can go outside? I'd give the fit a try though. Oh, but I voted for boot camp style. Need to through a new mix into my workouts :)
smashedpotatoe13 smashedpotatoe13 8 years
i love my kettlebell and my boyfriend and i recently started p90x. the combo is intense. what was i thinking hahah
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I just unpacked my WiiFit so that tops my list of new things to try.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I've already tried the first three. I really want a Wii and a Wii Fit so I voted for the technology based. I don't think I'd use it to replace my more intense workouts. It would just be a nice way to mix things up.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Mmm...i don't know. I think just getting to a gym [the weather is too wonky to be outside now!] is big enough of a new trend for me!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've always wanted to join a boot camp type thing - and i'm hopeful that in 2009 i'll be able to get into it. the biggest challenge for me though is my knee since i broke it a couple years ago, and sometimes boot camps are a bit rough so i don't know if i'll be able to manage it.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Kettlebells all the way for 2009 (I just got myself one thats 10lbs and a 15 lbs one). I'm so excited!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I am not a Zumba fan. I tried but it just doen't cut it for me. I have trouble keeping the 8 count with my two left feet.
kaytwo44 kaytwo44 8 years
My fiance and I have already started using the Wii Fit and we LOVE it!! To be completely honest with you, I DETEST any activity that is for exercise only (i.e., running, workout DVDs, etc.) I tend to prefer more personally challenging, sporty activities where aerobic exercise is a fortunate by-product. :) Wii Fit makes me forget that I'm actually working's so much fun!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I already do circuit training, so I just chose that.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
I already use circuits. The husband and I both want to try kettlebells.
herfallingstar herfallingstar 8 years
i'm all for technology fitness in my own home =] no need to embarass myself infront of people, I don't have to travel anywhere so I don't have an excuse not to do it. I use my dance much more fun!
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