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Women's Fitness Program Development

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ISBN-10: 0880119373

ISBN-13: 9780880119375

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ann F. Cowlin

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Meet the unique needs of all females, young and old, in health and fitness settings. Women's Fitness Program Development introduces a groundbreaking model for women's health and fitness.- Build a solid theoretical basis for girls' and women's health and fitness programming.- Develop programs that take into account how females see the world.- Find touchstones that motivate clients to achieve a lifetime of fitness.- Design your classes around women's physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs.- Learn about appropriate exercises and positions for females at different life stages.Written by a fitness expert with more than 30 years' experience teaching dance and exercise to girls and…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 8/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Focusing on Females
Development of Sex, Gender, and Body Image
Emphasizing Female Anatomy
Emphasizing Female Physiology
The Female Life Cycle
The Social Nature of Girls and Women
Current Exercise Models
Female-Based Exercise Models
Looking Ahead
References
Adolescence
Understanding Female Adolescence
Defining Adolescence
Physiology of the Adolescent Girl
Energy Balance in Adolescence
Exercise and Disease
Social Aspects of Adolescent Girls and Physical Activity
Indications for Fitness Programs for Adolescent Girls
References
Goals and Priorities of Fitness Programs for Adolescent Girls
Describing Adolescent Girls
Physical Activity and Adolescent Girls' Health
Defining Goals and Priorities
Short-Term Goal: Increase Participation in Girl-Centered Fitness Programs
Medium-Term Goal: Help Girls Develop Active Lifestyles
Long-Term Goal: Promote Health and Prevent Disease
First Priority: Safety
Second Priority: Self-Efficacy
Third Priority: Community
Developing Curriculums Based on Girl-Centered Goals
References
Program Design for Adolescent Girls
Physical Activity Interventions
Core Characteristics of Programs Designed Specifically for Adolescent Girls
Intake Procedures
Sample Physical Activity Program for Adolescent Girls, Grades 7 to 10
Looking Ahead
References
Pregnancy
Understanding Pregnancy
Development of the Prenatal Fitness Field
Pregnancy-Related Anatomy
Physiological Changes in Pregnancy
Characteristics of Pregnancy by Trimesters
Common Discomforts of Pregnancy and Noninvasive Comfort Measures
Modifying Exercise Protocols for Pregnancy
Review of the Prenatal Fitness Field
References
Interactions of Exercise and Pregnancy
Cardiovasculature and Hemodynamics
Thermoregulation
Metabolism
Respiration and Acid-Base Balance
Biomechanics
Psychophysiological Interactions
Fetal Responses
Pregnancy Outcomes
References
Goals and Priorities of Prenatal Fitness Programs
The Rationale and the Dilemma: Why Are We Training Pregnant Women?
Setting Goals and Priorities
First Goal: Promote Healthy Mothers Having Healthy Babies
Second Goal: Develop Skills for Labor and Birth
Third Goal: Facilitate a Quick Recovery
First Priority: Safety
Second Priority: Effectiveness
Third Priority: Community
Practical Application: Turning Research Findings Into Reliable Programs
References
Prenatal Program Design
Intake Procedures for Prenatal Exercise
Liability Concerns
Appropriate Exercise Components
Exercise Prescription
Formatting Group Fitness Instruction
Program Evaluation
Program Design for Pregnant Adolescents
Looking Ahead
References
Postpartum Period
Understanding the Postpartum Period
Labor and Birth
Physical Changes for the Postpartum Woman
Postpartum Anatomy
Physiological Changes Postpartum
Health Concerns
Psychosocial Considerations
Providing Programs That Meet Postpartum Needs
References
Goals and Priorities of Postpartum Fitness Programs
Setting Goals for Mom
First Goal for Mom: Assist the Immediate Recovery
Second Goal for Mom: Restore Bony Alignment and Muscle Balance
Third Goal for Mom: Promote Physical and Mental Well-Being
Setting Goals for Baby
First Goal for Baby: Encourage Interaction With Mom
Second Goal for Baby: Encourage Interactions With Others
Third Goal for Baby: Provide Stimulus for Developmental Tasks
Priorities
First Priority: Safety
Second Priority: Effective Activity
Third Priority: Community
References
Postpartum Program Design
Intake Procedures for Postpartum Exercise
Six-Week Immediate Recovery Program
Exercise Components for the Extended Postpartum Period
Program Formats
Breastfeeding and Exercise
Return to a Regular Exercise Program
Program Evaluation
Program Design for Adolescent Mothers
Looking Ahead
References
Menopause
Understanding Menopause
Defining Menopause
Physiological Changes Associated With Menopause
Signs, Symptoms, and Disorders
Psychosocial Considerations
Approaches to Midlife Changes
References
Goals and Priorities of Midlife Fitness Programs
Setting Goals for Women's Midlife Fitness
First Goal: Enhancing the Quality of Life
Second Goal: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
Third Goal: Improving Balance, Posture, and Weight Control
Setting Priorities
First Priority: Safety
Second Priority: Effectiveness
Third Priority: Advanced Networking
References
Program Design for Midlife Women
Intake Procedures for Midlife Exercise
Exercise Components, Prescription, and Format for Women's Midlife Fitness Programs
Description of Exercise Components
Mood-Enhancing Interactive Strategies
Sample Midlife Group Fitness Program
Program Evaluation
Looking Ahead
References
Index
About the Author