Top Design Trends | Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED)
Interior design trends may be less fluid than fashion trends, which change with each season, but that doesn't mean club owners can stick with a 20-year-old design in their facilities.

ACE Predicts 2007 Fitness Trends
Trends related to the young and the old will take center stage in 2007. ThatÂ’s just two of the fitness trends that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is predicting for next year based on research and input from its network of certified fitness professionals. Here are the top 10 trends as predicted by the organization.

10 Trends to Watch in the Shift to Preventive Care
Can you hear it? That loud noise is the sound of the Baby Boomers blasting into their sixth decade of life, and oh what a decade it will be. But what effect will this group of aging Baby Boomers have on the fitness industry and on the nation's health and well being?

Spa Trends
FORT COLLINS, CO Looking for the latest consumer trends when it comes to spas? Check out a few of the results of the latest annual Spa Association Industry Study, conducted by Opinion Site Research.

Spa Trends, Part 1
Spas are more popular than ever, but are spas just a trend or are they here to stay? First known for her early 1990's prediction that Americans would soon be cocooning, Faith Popcorn has since become the guru of our age on being a consumer, being a human and living in this era. Many of her trending concepts directly coincide with where the spa industry is headed.

Spa Trends, Part 2
With today's fast-paced lifestyles, visiting the spa needs to be quick, convenient and effective. All of the regular cosmetic services such as Botox, collagen enhancement, skin rejuvenation and others need to go off without a hitch and within an hour. Many of these treatments are for socialites or working women and men on the go.

Seasonal Trends
The fitness industry is predictably seasonal; an exodus occurs in the summer and New Year's provides a flooding of wanna-be-fit converts. There are also ebbs and flows in the spa business. A bit less dramatic, though still easily measurable, trends like weddings...

Hot Trends in America's Health Clubs
hot group exercise trends for health clubs and fitness facilities.

Top Design Trends
Club owners can take their business to the next level by leveraging some of the latest design trends.

A Look Back
Before the industry moves into the new year, we take a moment to reflect on the past year in which the worries about the economy, a big bankruptcy and growth in franchised clubs took center stage.

The State of '08
The state of the industry in 2008 resembles not only a maze filled with barriers such as economic uncertainty and growing competition but also with openings, such as continued growth in personal training and expansion of some of the largest brands in the industry.

Survey Finds Personal Training on Top; Aerobics on Decline
SAN DIEGO—Personal training still is the most successful program for retaining newcomers, according to a survey by IDEA Health & Fitness Association.

A Look Back
Before the industry moves into the new year, we take a moment to reflect on the past year in which the worries about the economy, a big bankruptcy and growth in franchised clubs took center stage.

The Forecast Looks Gray But Not Cloudy
Many who forecast future trends tend to step back, take a hard look at what is happening in their industries and then give their best assumption of what will take place based on the direction the industry, programs and manufacturers are going. This is called crystal balling it.

Women's Participation in Sports Growing
WASHINGTON, DC — More females play team sports now than 10 years ago, and far more females will play team sports in the next decade, according to the U.S. Trends in Team Sports, 2006 Edition.

Personal Training Stays on Top
SAN DIEGO – Personal training, mind-body fusion and outdoor activities continue to be popular offerings at health clubs while stability balls, resistance bands and balance boards are the most frequently offered equipment, according to the 12th annual IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Survey.

Personal Training Stays on Top, Study Shows
SAN DIEGO — Personal training, mind-body fusion and outdoor activities continue to be popular offerings at health clubs while stability balls, resistance bands and balance boards are the most frequently offered equipment, according to the 12th annual IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Survey.

What's Hot, What's Not?
Record numbers of lycra-clad women and men joined health clubs in the early ‘80s to grapevine and pony in sweaty unison to the latest top 10. Aerobics was born...

Taking the industry's pulse for 2003-2004.
Sometimes, a look back at a year reveals new and exciting information and innovations; other times it is like looking at a picture in a photo album — it looks the same every time you glance at it.

Singing in the Rain
Break out the umbrellas in 2006 as the industry welcomes a steady rain of investors, new members and new competition.

State of the Industry: Go Fish
Clubs look for the right bait to lure in and retain members at a time of increased competition, stagnant membership numbers and uncertainty about 2007 revenue forecasts.

The Changing Face of Fitness
The halcyon days of muscle beach are over. Where once only suntanned bodybuilders dared to tread, or some diehard spandexed aerobics disciples, is now the haven of retired grandmothers, middle-aged businessmen and working moms.