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Top 5 Mind-Body Trends for 2013

The 17th IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends Report bears out that fitness professionals are becoming more specialized, yet more diverse, as the North American population ages and transforms its demographic markers. While there is a prominent personal training and group exercise presence, the report also found that half of the facilities surveyed are also offering mind-body activities.

Here are more stats from this year’s survey:

  • Facilities offer mind-body programming as one-on-one training (11%), group training (42%) and both one-on-one training and group training (48%).
  • Yoga (81%) and Pilates (74%) are the most commonly offered mind-body activities in IDEA member facilities.
  • Fusion classes (77%) are trending well in mind-body activities.

Survey results are based on responses from 2,818 fitness professionals. Also included in the report are statistics on group fitness, personal training, equipment and facility trends.

Here are the top 5 mind-body program trends for 2013. How does your facility stack up?:

To see more mind-body statistics including average number of weekly classes, average number of participants in classes and the types of facilities offering these programs click here.

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