It’s February, your new year’s resolutions are all but a distant memory and the cold weather has sapped any of your lingering enthusiasm for physical activity. To re-inspire us, the American College of Sports Medicine conducted a survey of more than 2,600 fitness professionals and have ranked, what they believe, to be the top fitness trends for 2012. Most may come as a surprise - contrary to what was expected there is nothing extreme or faddy, in fact (to our great pleasure) it would appear that there is a sizable shift back to basics. So read on and you may find that the key to reinstating your resolutions is to try something new.
We’ve been championing this trend for a while now: a move out of the gym and into a sport. High Impact sports like tennis or netball doesn’t only impart a skill but will work all major and minor muscle groups through the varied movements. Studies also show that you are more likely to stick with an exercise programme if it involves being part of a team, making sports like hockey and football very popular.