Guess what? We're trendy!

By Di Westaway | CEO Wild Women On Top

Yep – According to the latest research from the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal, Pilates is out and body weight training is IN!

This highly regarded survey, which has become the cornerstone of fitness industry business decision making and planning, shows that our Trek Training workouts cover the top four trends for 2015:

  1. 1.      Body Weight Training
  2. 2.      High Intensity Interval Training
  3. 3.      Professionally trained fitness coaches
  4. 4.      Strength training

According to a large cohort across the fitness industry worldwide, Crossfit, Spin and Zumba are out; body weight training and high intensity interval training are in.

So, what exactly is body weight training?

It’s the simple stuff that can be done anywhere: skipping, hopping, jumping, leaping, stair climbing, hill climbing, rock stepping, tree climbing, squats, push ups, chin ups, planking and  scrambling around rocks and bushy trails.

Body weight training is a workout that’s been around forever – since the cave woman days where we collected, trekked, stooped, carried babies, water, logs and rocks to get food, shelter and clothing.

Body weight training is normal functional movement where the body is moving in one harmonious flow doing all the basic patterns that used to be required for survival.


Number two on the list is also right at the heart of our Trek Training workouts: High Intensity Interval Training. When we do short bursts of stairs, hills, ramps and soft sand for 10 – 30 second intervals, followed by a short rest, we are doing high intensity interval training.

These workouts are great for improving cardiovascular fitness and strength, and are super time efficient. However, they do have a higher potential for injury, which is why we also include moderate intensity training options.

Number 3 trend worldwide is having educated, certified and experienced fitness professionals. All Wild Women On Top coaches have their Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness, specialist training in Trek Training principles plus Senior and Wilderness First Aid.


This level of training ensures that our girls get maximum benefit while staying safe in nature.

The forth top trend is strength training. Our strength training is done using body weight, back packs and trekking poles.

Super exciting, and on the rise, is the trend for outdoor activities including hiking, overnight camping and high adventure programs. This recent trend of health and fitness professionals offering more outdoor activities for their clients began in 2010 and has risen from 25th to 12th.

So ladies, great to know that when you choose to go Trek Training and take on challenging hiking and trekking goals, you’re part of a growing trend seeking health and happiness.

Best wishes for a great year of fun, fitness, friends and adventures.

Top 15 Worldwide Fitness Trends for 2015

1 Body weight training

2 High-intensity interval training

3 Educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals

4 Strength training

5 Personal training

6 Exercise and weight loss

7 Yoga

8 Fitness programs for older adults

9 Functional fitness

10 Group personal training

11 Worksite health promotion

12 Outdoor activities

13 Wellness coaching

14 Circuit training

15 Core training



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