Fitness Essays

Fitness & Body

Concept in the olden days about being fit was just looking healthy. Today we know that there is a lot more required to be healthy. Just because a person looks healthy does not mean that his arteries are not clogged up with cholesterol. In the dictionary fitness is described as being in a good state of health due to exercise and proper nutritional habits (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000). Thus to be physically fit an individual needs regular exercise and a…

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Women and Fitness

At beginning of the 19th century, women were excluded from certain sports and physical activities. (Vertinsky, 1994) Sport culture was traditionally established to train and socialize the entire male ruling class to prepare them for elitist ruling; therefore, women were not included in this. However, women were encouraged to participate in passive sports like tennis, golf, archery, swimming, and gymnastics, which didn’t require too much strain on the body or physical contact with other players because it was believed that…

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Tony Horton

One person I admire is Tony Horton, there are not many people who I do admire nor even catch my eye but Tony is the one person who stands out to me. He does not work for corporate or some fancy organization in the professional business world, but he does have an outstanding business a fitness business to be exact. He is the lead instructor and trainer for Power 90 X (P90X). Power 90 x is a series of fitness’s…

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Yaft Fitness Certification

When meeting with John’s parents, I would first interview in detail what the parents are expecting from a program with a YAFT instructor. They have expressed interest in making John an active child like most of their friends’ sons. While it is important to John’s health that he reduce some of his lazy, arrogant ways and become more active; his parents need to be realistic. An essential element of a program with a YAFT instructor will be that the parents…

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Fitness and Academic Achievement

Students’ fitness/health has long been considered as a crucial component not only to emotional stability and psychological soundness but also to academic achievement to every student. Plato (1945) touched on some common assumptions: that the mind and body are separate but interdependent entities; that an emphasis on either one to the neglect of the other results in an imbalance, a lack of harmony; that education should develop both intellectual and physical capacities. From these assumptions, it is but a short…

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Fitness Goal

Health and fitness project My fitness goal was to lose inches and get more in shape. I choose this goal because I was tired of being out of shape and gaining weight. Also because I want to join the air force after to high school, which involves a lot of training. So my main goal is to be more fit by eating healthier and exercising daily. I want to be able to challenge myself and feel good about my body….

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Faster Fitness Inc. Case Study Analysis.

This is bound to be a great breakthrough for faster fitness as a result of the introduction of Body Flex 100 and Body Flex 200. These brands have already commanded interest in many dealers whose orders in the recent trade show have even exceeded our production capability. Faster Fitness Inc. has the opportunity to exploit this new market for these machines that allow users a wide range of motions depending on the exercise performed. Body Flex 200 especially with its…

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Students’ Fitness and their Academic Achievement

Running Head: Discussion Investigations into the relationship between academic achievement and physical fitness have produced mixed results. Weber (1983) correlated fitness, using the Iowa Physical Proficiency Profile (including sit-ups, pull-ups, running), to entrance exam scores and grade point averages for 246 male college students. Fitness level had a significant positive relationship with grade point average (r = . 41), but did not relate to performance scores on entrance exams. Hart and Shay (1994) examined mathematics and verbal SAT scores and…

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Health Club

Health clubs have sprouted everywhere to offer alternatives to the traditional gym set-up.  Health clubs provide not just exercise equipments but health and fitness programs as well.  In this regard, the manifest functions of a health club include: – providing an exercise venue; – providing a comprehensive health and fitness program; – promoting general well being through exercise and fitness routines. As the name implies, a health club’s most evident function is keeping its members healthy and the club does…

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Overrated Fitness Industry

Health club membership sales is among the most useless of services available today. The potential of personal trainers and aerobic instructors are highly overrated. A couple of thousand dollars and 8 months later for a service that cost only $20. 00 per month, in the beginning, has not put the customer any closer to his or her goals. Of course, there are no refunds or guarantees. There are so many alibis in the fitness industry as to why the person…

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