Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness

Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness

by Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson



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Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness by Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson

WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, Third Edition offers the latest information for obtaining and maintaining wellness through water aerobics. Full of illustrations and over 100 photos, the text is appropriate for water aerobic classes or activity programs in colleges and universities, health/fitness clubs, and health promotion programs in general. It provides students with guidelines, exercises, and examples to develop a water aerobic program. The text also includes unique chapters on fitness assessment, nutrition, and weight management to encourage a lifetime of fitness and wellness program. Since most theoretical information is often overlooked, the use of this text will provide an excellent resource guide to all participants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534967895
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson has completed a great deal of research in the area of water fitness and has used that expertise to complete several, reputable publications. These include publications for MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, and NATIONAL AQUATIC JOURNAL. She also has a strong background in intramural programs, having been the Director of Intramural Recreation at Boise State University for 11 years. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University and has been with the department for the past 21 years. All of this experience contributes to her ability to effectively discuss and present the topics of water aerobics and personal wellness.

Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger is a full-time professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Boise State University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is the recipient of the first 2004 Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship in the College of Education at Boise State University. Dr. Hoeger uses his knowledge and experiences to write engaging, informative books that thoroughly address today's fitness and wellness issues in a format accessible to students. In addition to LIFETIME PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS, he has written several other textbooks for Wadsworth - Cengage Learning, including Fitness and Wellness, Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness, Principles and Labs for Physical Fitness, Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness (with Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson). Dr. Hoeger was the firstauthor to write a college fitness textbook that incorporated the "wellness" concept and introduced the principle that to truly improve fitness and health and to achieve wellness, a person needs to go beyond the basic health-related components of physical fitness. As an innovator in the field, Dr. Hoeger has developed many fitness and wellness assessment tools, including fitness tests such as the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests. Proving that he "practices what he preaches," at 48, he was the oldest male competitor in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. He raced in the sport of luge along with his 17-year-old son Christopher. This was the first time in Winter Olympics history that father and son competed in the same event.

Table of Contents

1. Why Water Aerobics?
2.Fitness Assessment.
3.Water Aerobics Fitness Programming.
4.Shallow Water Exercise.
5.Deep-Water Exercise.
6.Nutrition for Wellness.
7.Weight Management for Wellness.

Appendix A: Health History Questionnaire.

Appendix B: Personal Fitness Profile: Pre-Test.

Appendix C: Personal Fitness Profile: Post-Test.

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