Baby Boomers unleashed an unprecedented fitness revolution in the 1980s that is now reaching retirement age and still enjoys the benefits of physical activity, according to the survey. More and more companies are adapting their lessons to better serve this aging population. "Even the frail elderly can improve their balance and ability to carry out activities of daily living if they get suitable activities for a functioning fitness program," says the survey.
Although Thompson is glad that this group is attacked by the industry, he is disappointed group has been forgotten: overweight and obese children and adolescents. "Industry seems to abandon this population because it is not profitable," he says. Overweight and obese programs ranked in the top 20 of last year's survey, but were removed from the list for 201