Updated: January 7, 2016


Over the next 10 weeks, we’re gonna bring you information on the top 10 trends – and HOTTEST trends of 2016 – that experts in the Health, Fitness and Performance Industry say will lead the way.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) compiles a list each year. Below are the top 10 – which we will break down over the next 10 FRIDAY FIT TIP BLOGS.

You want to also make sure to catch LIVING WELL WITH COACH ROZY RADIO each Saturday on Classic Hits 106.3 at 7:15 am or Mondays on 1570 ESPN Radio at 9:00 am starting Saturday, January 23, 2016 and going for 4 weeks. During that time, Coach Rozy will have some of his good friends, and industry leaders from around the country talking about what THEY SEE as the HOT TRENDS FOR THE YEAR.

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Joining us on our radio program will be:

Andy Haley  –  STACK Performance

Chris Frankel –  TRX Training

Daryl Shute  –  VitalSigns Medically Based Wellness

Sarah Gerhart  –   USA Today & sports writer

Now, back to the top 10:

1. Wearable technology. You probably didn’t need a survey to tell you that fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking devices from brands like Jawbone, Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, and more, will continue to be huge in 2016. Now, though, it’s more than just counting steps. Next Friday, January 15, 2016, learn how new wearable technology could replace your current fitness tracker and we’ll be talking about workout clothes that double as wearable tech.

2. Bodyweight training. It’s no secret Coach Rozy loves bodyweight training—the use of minimal equipment makes it a super convenient and an easy do-anywhere workout – NO EXCUSES. If you think you’re limited to just push-ups and pull-ups—check out our FRIDAY FIT TIP BLOG January 22 to put a fresh spin on bodyweight exercises when we show you a circuit training program that’s “Old School – But gives you a New Age Burn”.
3. High-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. Think Tabata training gang! With HIIT Training, in most cases the entire workout can usually be performed is 30 minutes or less— but that’s just one of its many benefits! To find out more reasons to add HIIT Training into your program – and try out a HIIT session – got to and check out Friday January 29th blog to see what you can do.

4. Strength training. At Coach Rozy, we talk about it all the time – you can’t just diet, or diet and do some cardio – you need to add some resistance training into your program. Sure, you’ll build muscle, but you’ll also torch more body fat, burn more calories, and protect your bone health and muscle mass, making strength training a necessary component for any workout program. When you check out FRIDAYS FIT TIP on February 5th – we’ll show you some of the best strength exercises that you’ll want to add to your routine – for pairs and partners.

Number #5 & #6 we’ll talk about together:

5. Educated and experienced fitness professionals. This year, we saw the rise of the celebrity personal trainer. Now we’re not saying that a movie star, or someone in the spot light can’t know something about training, or diet, or getting into shape, but I’ve had the chance to work with elite athletes. Just because they have a great body, can perform at high levels and make A LOT of money – doesn’t guarantee you that they know how to train you! So there is a push in the fitness and performance industry emphasizing the importance of national fitness certifications and credentials more than ever.

6. Personal training. Whether you’re looking to learn the ropes or reach a new fitness goal, CERTIFIED personal trainers remain a smart way to get the most out of your gym time. In our FRIDAY FIT TIP on Feb. 12, 2016, we’ll cover the benefits of having a training – and what to look for when searching for a top trainer.

7. Functional fitness. At Coach Rozy, we say we TRAIN MOVEMENT – NOT MUSCLE; which is our way of saying we do Functional Fitness which is based on the idea that the workouts we do should mimic and support the activities of daily life, like bending down, picking things up, walking up stairs, and pulling or pushing open doors, this ‘trend’ makes so much sense. February 19, 2016, the FRIDAY FIT TIP BLOG will hit on some of the top FUNCTIONAL EXERCISES that can get you started when doing your program on your own.

8. Fitness programs for older adults. Studies show that after 40, we begin to lose muscle mass and strength, so fitness programs that keep older adults healthy and active are crucial. We’re happy to see that health and fitness professionals will continue to focus on creating age-appropriate and safe workout programs in 2016. That’s why at Coach Rozy’s Performance Center, we offer programs for all ages, all fitness levels and slots to fit your hectic schedule. Friday, February 26’s Blog will discuss how to adapt a program when you’re older and just starting out.

9. Exercise and weight loss. This may not seem like a trend per say, but in addition to exercise, nutrition continues to be a key component of weight-loss programs. That’s why we’ll cover WHAT’S BETTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS – DIET OR EXERCISE in our FRIDAY FIT TIP BLOG on March 4, 2016.

10. Yoga. With new programs like fat yoga and salty yoga popping up by what seems like every other minute, yoga is more popular than ever before. Although it’s fallen a few spots on this year’s list from 2015, it’s no surprise that the activity—which includes Power Yoga, Yogalates, Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Anurara, Kundalini, Sivananda, and others—remains in the top 10 trends for 2016. Not able to find a yoga studio – or time that fits your schedule – open up to on March 11, 2015 and we’ll show you different poses to revamp your training routine.

Again, make sure to join us each Saturday and Monday for LIVING WELL WITH COACH ROZY RADIO to catch our experts talking about these and other trends for 2016 that might help you stay motivated, get inspired and educate you on what is HOT, and what is not, in 2016.

If you have any questions on training, programing or other topics that you want more information about – let us know at Coach Rozy; call us at 817-219-2811 or you can email coach at

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