ACSM’s 2020 fitness trends

ACSM’s annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 14th year. 

For the last 14 years, the editors of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® (FIT) have circulated an electronic survey to thousands of professionals around the world to determine health and fitness trends for the following year. 


Responses were received from just about every continent, including the countries of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States. 

New to the top 20 trends identified for 2020 are no. 4 training with free weights (new to the survey), no. 16 lifestyle medicine (new to the survey), no. 17 circuit training (no. 21 in 2019), and children and exercise (no. 28 in 2019). Out of the top 20 trends for 2020 are mobile exercise apps (no. 13 in 2019), mobility/myofascial devices (no. 14 in 2019), small group personal training (no. 19 in 2019), and post-rehabilitation classes (no. 20 in 2019).

Read here to get more in-depth information about the survey and the results.

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