Reflecting current popular topics in aerobic fitness, Fitness Through Aerobics, Eighth 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 dance exercises–as well as strength and flexibility exercises that contribute to proper technique–in a straightforward, accessible writing style.
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The key to health and wellness requires two simple traits: Basic physical ability, and the commitment to exercise that ability on a regular, permanent basis. The knowledge about aerobics presented in this book will enhance the reader/participant's ability to 1) understand the important relationships between regular exercise, health and wellness, 2) perform exercises safely and correctly, 3) maximize the training effects of exercise, and 4) take control of planning and executing a lifetime fitness plan.
This book puts essential health and fitness information directly into the hands of readers. Topics covered in the book include wellness, principles and concepts of fitness, guidelines for specific needs such as asthma and pregnancy, descriptions and photographs of specific exercises, nutrition and weight control and injury prevention and care. Step, slide, aqua, combination bench, interval, circuit, low-, high-, and combination aerobics are here, along with body-toning exercise, both with and without resistance equipment. Aerobics instructors, health enthusiasts, and anyone who makes aerobic exercise and/or active fitness part of their daily lifestyle.About 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 has been selected to receive the EDA-AAHPERD
Outstanding Professional Award in March 2007. She has co-authored a college
wellness text titled Step Up to Wellnessand 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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