Fitness through Aerobics / Edition 9

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Reflecting current popular topics in group fitness, Fitness Through Aerobics, Ninth Edition covers a broad array of issues that speak to a wide range of aerobics instructors, and will engage students of every background and discipline. Bishop teaches steps and methodologies for performing all types of aerobic group exercises—as well as strength and flexibility exercises that contribute to proper technique—in a straightforward, accessible writing style.

The Ninth Edition is completely updated with videos that demonstrate proper exercise technique, new coverage of the latest group exercise activities, and new photos.

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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a textbook that provides important exercise information that is difficult for an instructor to convey in a filled gymasium. Topics include goal setting, clothing and equipment, rhythmic aerobics, toning exercises, exercises to avoid, warming up and cooling down, nutrition and weight control, and care and prevention of injuries. Includes tips, bolded key words, and tear-out worksheets on chapter topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From The Critics
This guide to aerobic exercise describes the relationship between exercise and health, considers the effect of health factors like asthma and pregnancy, offers advice on clothing and equipment, provides guidance for creating an aerobics routine, and includes instructions for particular exercises. Black and white photographs and illustrations accompany narrative descriptions of the exercises. Worksheets are provided for listing health information, calculating one's target heart rate, setting goals, logging progress, testing fitness, and nutrition planning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321884527
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 450,755
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan G. Bishop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance at Central Connecticut State University. She teaches courses in aerobics and fitness, motor development, and motor learning as well as supervising student teachers and certifying students in Physical Best. She is currently student advisor to the CT Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD) and editor of the newsletter for the Eastern District Association of AAHPERD. She was recognized in the fall of 2006 by CTAHPERD with the Outstanding Service Award and received the EDA-AAHPERD Outstanding Professional Award in 2007. She has co-authored a college wellness text titled Step Up to Wellness and presented at the state, district, and national level on fitness topics. Her background includes co-running an aerobic dance certification program and being Gold Certified by IDEA. She received her M.S. in Physical Education and Dance at Indiana University and her Ed.D. in Physical Education at Arizona State University.

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Table of Contents

1. Aerobics, Wellness, and You!
2. Individual Differences: Let's Talk About You
3. Fitness Components and Exercise Principles
4. The Aerobic Target Zone
5. Setting Goals and Reaching Your Dream
6. Posture: A Dynamic Concept
7. Flexibility: Warm-Up/Cool-Down
8. Rhythmic Aerobics: Variations and Styles
9. Group Exercise: New Activities for More Choices

10. Muscular Fitness: Building Strength and Endurance

11. Resistance Exercises: Weight, Bands and Balls
12. The Mind-Body Connection
13 Nutrition and Weight Management
14. Prevention and Care
15. A Lifetime of Aerobics
Appendix 1. Muscles of the Body
Appendix 2. Clothing and Equipment
Appendix 3. Internet Resources

Selected Worksheets

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