The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released its list of the Top 20 Worldwide Fitness Trends for 2016. And while there were many familiar mentions on the list, the top spot was occupied by a newcomer who made quite a splash.
Finishing a marathon is a major accomplishment for elite athletes and casual runners, but you don’t have to put your feet on the pavement to access a realistic marathon experience. Life Fitness and the RunSocial app teamed up to provide an interactive running experience for attendees of the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, an event at the McCormick Place Convention Center leading up to the 2015 Chicago Marathon last weekend.
The astonishingly rapid rate of adoption for wearable technology is shaping global health and fitness. With 80 million wearable devices expected to be in use by 2016, this clearly can no longer be considered just a passing trend.
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