ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: January – February 2023 | 2023 Fitness Trends from Around the Globe
By Vanessa M. (Martinez) Kercher, Ph.D., M.Ed., FACSM, ACSM-EP, CHWC; Kyle Kercher, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, CPT, CSCS, PMP, CHWC; Paul Levy, MPH; Trevor Bennion, DHSc; Chris Alexander, ESSAM, AEP, AES; Paulo Costa Amaral, Ph.D., MBA, M.Sc.; Alexios Batrakoulis, Ph.D., M.S., ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, ACSM-EIM; Lino Francisco Jacobo Gómez Chávez, Ph.D.; Paola Cortés-Almanzar, Ph.D.; Jorge López Haro, B.Sc., M.Sc.; Adrián Ricardo Pelayo Zavalza, M.S.; Luis Eduardo Aguirre Rodríguez, B.Sc.; Susana Franco, Ph.D.; Rita Santos-Rocha, Ph.D.; Fátima Ramalho, Ph.D.; Vera Simões, Ph.D.; Isabel Vieira, M.Sc.; Liliana Ramos, Ph.D.; Oscar L. Veiga, Ph.D., M.Sc.; Manel Valcarce-Torrente, Ph.D., M.Sc.; and Alejandro Romero-Caballero, Ph.D. M.Sc.
The results from ACSM’s Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends guide the health and fitness industry in making critical programming, resource, and investment decisions. These results are applicable not only to commercial, clinical, corporate, and community fitness programs worldwide, but also provide unique regional preferences. Although the prediction of future trends for each region is difficult, the data captured in these surveys provide health and fitness professionals with information to track and compare the trajectory of trends around the world.