According to the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual fitness survey, Wellness Coaching is #15 on the top 20 list. Here is what they had to say…
“15. Wellness coaching. Wellness coaching has been in the top 20 since 2010. It was listed at no. 17 in 2014, no. 13 in 2015 and 2016, and now no. 15. Wellness coaching is the integration of behavioral-change science with health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation. Wellness coaching often uses a one-on-one approach similar to a personal trainer, with the coach providing support, guidance, encouragement, and confirmation when short- and long-term goals are reached. The wellness coach focuses on the client’s values, needs, vision, aspirations, and goals. According to the 2017 trends survey (and results from past surveys), it seems as though some personal trainers and other health and fitness professionals are now adopting wellness coaching and its principled techniques of behavior change into their clients’ exercise sessions.”
Other top trends for 2017 are #1 Wearable Technology, #3 HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training, #7 Exercise in Medicine (doctors recommending exercise in conjunction with other treatments), #8 Yoga (my favorite for mental and physical well-being), #16 Worksite Promotion (another bonus for my career), and #17 Smartphone Exercise Apps.
Follow this link to read the whole list. ACSM Annual Fitness Trends for 2017
So if you are looking for a way to improve your health, there are some great ideas on this list that might help you get started or that can help you add a little variety to your current health regime.
There is always SOMETHING you can do to feel better.
Even baby steps count.