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Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2011

Survey Shows More People Are Turning to Experienced Fitness Pros and Fitness Programs

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Thompson, an exercise physiologist at Georgia State University, says it’s a little surprising that balance training and the use of stability balls also have fallen out of the Top 20.

“Interest in medical fitness, worker incentive programs, and worksite wellness programs may be a direct result of health care reform measures” as well as an initiative called Exercise is Medicine, Thompson says in a news release. “With an estimated 80% of Americans not having a regular exercise program or a place to exercise, health and fitness professionals must search for new ways to deliver their services to people who need them.”

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