The' 90s: Trends in Fitness

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Author: APRIL DURRETT
Date: Mar. 2000
From: IDEA Health & Fitness Source(Vol. 18, Issue 3)
Publisher: IDEA Health & Fitness
Document Type: Article
Length: 513 words

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Now that the last decade has come to a close, it's time to reflect on what the 1990s meant in terms of health and fitness. Every year American Sports Data (ASD) conducts surveys to examine the sports and fitness participation of people living in the United States, so ASD's well versed in trends. Here is the company's rake on the '90s:

Exercisers Were Excited About Equipment. While Americans jogged through the '70s and step-touched during the '80s, equipment was the name of the game in the '90s. How much did equipment usage grow? Here are some statistics showing the number of Americans who used various types of equipment at least 100 times per year. In 1990, 13.5 million people used cardiovascular equipment; by 1998 (year-end), this number had...

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