China Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020

Yong Ming Li, Jia Han, Yang Liu, Ran Wang, Ru Wang, Xue Ping Wu, Zhen Bo Cao

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    The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends, conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), has come to its 14th year (1–13). By asking professionals working in the health and fitness industry worldwide, this survey predicts what will trend in the coming year. The survey results are informative for business owners, club operators, program directors, and health/fitness professionals to make business development decisions. With the rapid development of the health and fitness industry in China, ACSM’s Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends has attracted increasing attention from Chinese health and fitness professionals in recent years. However, it was undetermined if the fitness trends in China were consistent with the results from the worldwide survey. After a discussion with the founders of ACSM’s Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends in Atlanta in 2016, we conducted the first nationwide survey of fitness trends in China in 2017. The China Fitness Survey has been collaboratively supported by ACSM and Shanghai University of Sport (SUS), and it has been successfully conducted for 2 years (14,15). We have compared and contrasted the results between worldwide and China fitness trends (14,15), and the similarities and differences found in the two different surveys suggest that nationwide surveys may provide important nation-specific information in addition to the worldwide survey

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19-27
    Number of pages9
    JournalACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


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