IN PHOTO: People participate in an aerobics class at the gymnasium Reuters/ Juan Carlos Ulate

A report by the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest exercise science and sports medicine organisation in the world, showed that the top trends with regards to fitness in 2015 is nothing new. The report took into account responses from more than 3400 fitness professionals.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the number one fitness trend in 2015 would be body weight training, which involves no free weights but the practitioner's weight alone. The body weight training, which makes use of star jumps and burpees, included forms of mobility as well as strength training.

In second place was high-intensity interval training, which occupied the top spot in 2014. HIIT, it is said, could have dropped to second place because of the number of injuries that the participants had to face.

Steve Willis, one of the trainers in the Australian version of The Biggest Loser, said that high-intensity interval training was great for people who has a base as well as a reasonable condition. He explained that those who had excess weight could not handle the stress and though results could be noticed soon, it came at a cost.

The other fitness trends in the top 10 were yoga, personal training and strength training. Programmes like CrossFit, which was the most Googled fitness term in Australia, and Pilates, another term that was Googled a lot, did not make it to the top 20 and it is said that the non-appearance of the two supported the theory that the terms were just fads but not trends.

Luke Istomin, who is the founder of F45, a training facility that is systemised in Australia, said that he could not see pilates disappearing from the Australian market soon. He was surprised about the fact that pilates was named a fad. He said that pilates had a re-invention through introduction of power pilates as well as hip-hop pilates. He went on to say the one thing he had learned about exercise was one needed to connect the dots and there was a need to work the body as a whole.

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