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12/1/14 9:09 P

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Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. I'm not really surprised about Zumba. Even though they have come out with the Zumba Step and Zumba toning, it has been slipping in popularity at our gym. We had it as early as 2007 or 8. So it's been around awhile at our gym.

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11/2/14 7:15 P

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LISA MARIE, right here on the site. I have made copies of a number of articles and passed them out to the students. More recently, I just refer them to SparkPeople, and let them read things on their own. I have learned so much from this site that I can answer a lot of their questions. My answer for "How can I lose weight?" is always the same..."Drink 8 glasses of water daily, exercise 3-5 times a week, and cut back on calories by eating healthier foods." I am sure some of them keep hoping that I will offer them some 'Miracle' way to lose weight, but there is no 'Miracle' way to lose weight and keep it off. I hope one day they will 'get it!' emoticon

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11/2/14 5:22 P

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Hmmm...Pam...Let me know where to go for the Health info...I will pass it on to my students too!! Thank you!! Lisa Marie :)

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11/2/14 1:18 P

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Yes, I sometimes give handouts or spend a few minutes at the end of classes sharing nutritional tips with the participants. Most want to know "How Can I Lose Weight?" I have referred many of them to SparkPeople. Really everything that one needs to know on the topics of fitness, health, nutrition, and exercise can be found right here on the site.

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10/31/14 9:12 A

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Wow...makes me feel even better about getting out of Zumba!! I was thinking of adding some nutritional information to my classes.....hmmm. Guess that might be a good idea!!!

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10/31/14 12:50 A

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Thanks for sharing. I can understand why and how Zumba fell off the list.

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"Fitness pros forecast what you’ll see at the gym next year; new #1 on 2015 list"

The top 10 fitness trends predicted for 2015 are:

1. Body Weight Training: Body weight training uses minimal equipment making it more affordable. Not limited to just push-ups and pull-ups, this trend allows people to get “back to the basics” with fitness.

2. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): HIIT involves short bursts of activity followed by a short period of rest or recovery. These exercise programs are usually performed in less than 30 minutes.

3. Educated and Experienced Fitness Professionals. Given the large number of organizations offering health and fitness certifications, it’s important that consumers choose professionals certified through programs that are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), such as those offered by ACSM. ACSM is one of the largest and most prestigious fitness-certification organizations in the world.

4. Strength Training. Strength training remains a central emphasis for many health clubs. Incorporating strength training is an essential part of a complete exercise program for all physical activity levels and genders. (The other essential components are aerobic exercise and flexibility.)

5. Personal Training. More and more students are majoring in kinesiology, which indicates that they are preparing themselves for careers in allied health fields such as personal training. Education, training and proper credentialing for personal trainers have become increasingly important to the health and fitness facilities that employ them.

6. Exercise and Weight Loss. In addition to nutrition, exercise is a key component of a proper weight loss program. Health and fitness professionals who provide weight loss programs are increasingly incorporating regular exercise and caloric restriction for better weight control in their clients.

7. Yoga. Based on ancient tradition, yoga utilizes a series of specific bodily postures practiced for health and relaxation. This includes Power Yoga, Yogalates, Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Anurara, Kundalini, Sivananda and others.

8. Fitness Programs for Older Adults. As the baby boom generation ages into retirement, some of these people have more discretionary money than their younger counterparts. Therefore, many health and fitness professionals are taking the time to create age-appropriate fitness programs to keep older adults healthy and active.

9. Functional Fitness. This is a trend toward using strength training to improve balance and ease of daily living. Functional fitness and special fitness programs for older adults are closely related.

10. Group Personal Training. In challenging economic times, many personal trainers are offering more group training options. Training two or three people at a time makes economic sense for the trainer and the clients.

"The full list of top 20 trends is available in the article "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015: What’s Driving the Market.” (See link below)

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The full article stated that Zumba fell out of the top 20 list this year after only being on the list from 2010 to 2014.

What do you think about that? I personally was quite surprised--even though I don't do Zumba. I thought it was quite popular.

The article made the statement that its short time on the list (2010 - 2014) translates to mean it's only a fad and not a trend. And then they go on to describe what defines something to be a trend: "Trends have been defined as a general development that takes some time, and then stays for a period (usually described as a behavior change), whereas a fad comes and goes."

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