In the 1970’s group exercise was introduced evolving into a number of various forms of aerobic fitness such as interval, step, and dance. Circuit training as a combination of weight lifting and aerobic exercise emerged in the form of total body pump and bootcamp classes. Also, yoga and Pilates found their way into the mainstream to improve flexibility, balance and body awareness.
Major health and fitness organizations along with the U.S. government have been promoting and encouraging for a long time an active lifestyle and approximately 25 million Americans maintain an active lifestyle. In addition, the fitness industry, health and training organizations continue making efforts to improve their programs, fitness equipment, and services.
The State of Fitness Art
Research indicates musculoskeletal injuries related to low-back, knee and ankle problems are at all-time high for the last 40 years. Also, chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, asthma and heart diseases continue to grow, and healthcare costs are reaching unsustainable levels.
Presently, the majority of training programs revolve about “weights”, “cardio”, stretching and group exercise classes to maintain an active lifestyle.
If overall population health in the U.S. and worldwide is steadily declining, it is fair to question whether the current concepts of active fitness and exercise methodology in the present form fall short of keeping human body fit and healthy.
It is of vital importance to find the missing pieces to the fitness and health paradigm, and this site is dedicated to identifying existing gaps and developing solutions to address them.