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Fitness Through Aerobics


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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. 

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. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.    Aerobics, Wellness, and You!

Chapter 2.    Individual Differences: Let's Talk About You

Chapter 3.    Fitness Components and Exercise Principles

Chapter 4.    The Aerobic Target Zone

Chapter 5.    Setting Goals and Reaching Your Dream

Chapter 6.    Posture: A Dynamic Concept

Chapter 7.    Flexibility: Warm-Up/Cool-Down

Chapter 8.    Rhythmic Aerobics: Variations and Styles

Chapter 9.    Muscular Fitness: Building Strength and Endurance

Chapter 10.    Resistance Exercises: Weight, Bands and Balls

Chapter 11.    The Mind-Body Connection

Chapter 12.    Nutrition and Weight Management

Chapter 13.    Prevention and Care

Chapter 14.    A Lifetime of Aerobics

Appendix 1     Muscles of the Body

Appendix 2     Clothing and Equipment

Appendix 3     Internet Resources

Product Details

Bishop, Jan Galen
Benjamin Cummings
Physical fitness
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
March 2010
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10.70x8.40x.50 in. 1.10 lbs.

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