Finally, a progressive, easy-to-follow plan for total-body fitness that produces results!
Packed with group and at-home exercises, recreational activities, yoga, balance work, core work, and nutrition essentials, Fitness: Steps to Success provides a variety of options to create the perfect program for your goals, desires, and schedule.
Step-by-step instruction, full-color photo sequences, and expert advice accompany the most effective exercises and activities for cardiorespiratory endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, and core strength. The easy-to-administer assessments will help you identify where to start your program and track your progress along the way. You’ll also learn the benefits of each activity; recommendations for what, when, and how often; and the best exercises for achieving specific results.
With tips for staying motivated, recovering from lapses, and avoiding missteps in your fitness journey, you have all the tools you need to feel better, look great, and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. As part of the popular Steps to Success series—with more than 2 million copies sold—Fitness: Steps to Success is an instant action plan you can trust.
Table of Contents
STEP 1 Overview of Fitness
STEP 2 Testing and Evaluation
STEP 3 Goals
STEP 4 Cardiovascular Fitness
STEP 5 Muscular Strength and Endurance
STEP 6 Flexibility
STEP 7 Balance
STEP 8 Core
STEP 9 Nutrition
STEP 10 Behavior
“Fitness: Steps to Success helps you gain the confidence and know-how you need to improve your fitness and energy levels for a lifetime!” Use the step by step instructions to help you create your own fitness plan – working at your own pace and own intensity.”
Anthony Wall MS-- Director of Professional Education, American Council on Exercise
ExcerptsComponents of a weight training program
Five areas of physical fitness
Proper push-up form
Strengthen the triceps
Understanding food labels
Articles & LinksThe 11 Strategies For Changing Your Behavior To Reach Fitness Goals
AncillariesAll ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at http://www.humankinetics.com/FitnessStepsToSuccess/.
Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.