According to the report, rehabilitative, preventive, mind-body, and body-weight leverage training also are gaining in popularity. This includes exercises such as yoga, Pilates, and the use of devices like ropes and ladders.The demand for outdoor-training sessions, private and groups, has declined despite the prevalence of boot-camp-styled activity remaining stable. Specifically, exercise programs tailored toward chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or coronary heart disease, are on the rise, as is the amount of lifestyle coaching that personal trainers are providing to their clients.
With the exception of the state of the economy, there was no mention on how other environmental factors, such as DVDs, online programs and gyms, were impacting the fitness industry and the trend of professional personal trainers. There are alternatives out there, but trainers are embracing the new era, and adapting, augmenting and complementing their services accordingly.