Fitness Through Aerobics

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/17/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Reflecting current popular topics in aerobic fitness,Fitness Through Aerobics, 8/e 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 exercisesas well as strength and flexibility exercises that contribute to proper techniquein a straightforward, accessible writing style.

Author Biography

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

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