ACSM Fitness Trends

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ACSM Fitness Trends 

The annual ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® worldwide survey to determine industry trends by health fitness professionals is now in its 16th consecutive year. More than 4,500 health and fitness professional ranked 43 possible trends on a scale of 1 (least likely to be a trend) to 10 (most likely to be a trend). 

The #1 trend for 2022 is wearable technology. 

Below you will find additional ACSM resources for the 2022 Top 10 Fitness Trends. 

Read the 2022 Fitness Trends Article

Health/Wellness Coaching

This trend integrates behavioral science into health promotion and lifestyle medicine programs. Health/wellness coaching uses a one-on-one (and at times small group) approach with the coach providing support, goal setting, guidance and encouragement. The health/wellness coach focuses on the client’s values, needs, vision and short-and long-term goals using behavior change intervention strategies.

Learn about ACSM Partner Wellcoaches



CEC Opportunities

  • Health & Wellness Coaching: Evidence and Practice by Gary Sforzo and Margaret Moore
    • Identify examples of health and wellness coaching research
    • Explain the status of health and wellness coaching research
    • List the four “C’s” of coaching practice
    • Provide examples of how coaching strategies might be applied in fitness and wellness settings

Comparison: International Trends

Read About The International Trends

Previous Years' Trends Reports