New to Exercise Adherance - 2012 Group FitnessStudy

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Result of a study completed by Pennsylvania State University on exercise adherence using Les Mills group fitness classes. Over 90% adherence recorded over 30 week study period.

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New to Exercise Adherance - 2012 Group FitnessStudy

  1. 1. Get Fit Together 30 Week Group Fitness TrialDr Jinger GottschallThe Pennsylvania State University Social ScienceResearch Institute, Neuromotion Laboratory,and The North Club
  2. 2. The Big QuestionsDoes our stuff work?Can we get sedentarypeople successfullyinto group fitness?How can we dobetter?
  3. 3. 30% Obesity – 70 % Overweight
  4. 4. More than 62% of adults under 40 years of age arenot regularly physically active and 20% are notactive at all.
  5. 5. RecommendationsThe National Institutes of Health, Surgeon General,American Heart Association, Center for DiseaseControl, and American College of Sports Medicine haveALL produced position stands for recommendedexercise.
  6. 6. 60 minutes 8-10 exercises 60 minutes3-5 days per wk 2 days per wk 1 day per wk
  7. 7. The Research QuestionCan Les Mills Group Fitness products satisfy these recommendations and make significant changes to people’s health??
  8. 8. The Participants
  9. 9. The Program• 6 week familiarisation protocol• 12-weeks of 3 cardio, 2 pump, and 1 flow• 12-weeks of 4 cardio, 2 pump, and 1 flow• (cardio = attack, combat, RPM, or step)
  10. 10. The Tests: VO2Walking TestsEconomyMaximal Oxygen Consumption
  11. 11. The Tests: Blood DrawsTriglyceridesGlucoseCholesterol
  12. 12. The Tests: IDXABone DensityFat and Lean Percentages
  13. 13. The Tests: Psych FactorsBaseline: Demographics, Exercise Habits, SelfEfficacy, Confidence, Physical Activity BeliefsDaily: Rate of Perceived Exertion, Interest in Class,Motivation by Instructor, Group DynamicsWeekly: Past Week Feelings, Future Week Plan
  14. 14. The Results
  15. 15. The Results
  16. 16. The Results
  17. 17. The Results
  18. 18. The Results
  19. 19. The Results
  20. 20. The Results
  21. 21. The Results
  22. 22. The Results: Star Performer
  23. 23. So what does that mean??As a result of 30 weeks oftraining we can estimatethat we have delayed theonset of cardio vasculardisease by 3.6 years.
  24. 24. The Results: Compliance 98.8% Compliance!!!! Average for this type of study 63 – 88% 20 of the 25 participants NEVER missed a workout.
  25. 25. The Familiarisation Protocolwk Cardio (per wk) BodyPump (per wk) BodyFlow (per week) 1 20 minutes (1x20 min) 20 minutes (Tracks 1-4) 10 minutes (Tracks 1-2) 2 40 minutes (2x20 min) 30 minutes (Tracks 1-6) 20 minutes (Tracks 1-4) 50 minutes (Tracks 1-6, 3 60 minutes (2x30 min) 25 minutes (Tracks 1-5) Tracks 1-4) 90 minutes (2x35, 1x20 60 minutes (Full Class: 4 40 minutes (Tracks 1-7) min) Tracks 1-10) 120 minutes (2x50, 1x20 80 minutes (Full Class, 5 60 minutes (Full Class) min) Tracks 1-4) 150 minutes (2x60, 1x30 100 minutes (Full Class, 6 60 minutes (Full Class) min) Tracks 1-7)
  26. 26. The Results: Enjoyment
  27. 27. The Results: Self Conscious
  28. 28. Results: Execution
  29. 29. Flow – Optimal Performance Csikszentmihalyi High AnxietyChallenge W O L F Boredom Low Low High Skill
  30. 30. The Big QuestionsDoes our stuff work??Can we get sedentary people successfully intogroup fitness??How can we do better??
  31. 31. Future Research•A larger study including controls and diet.•A cohort study looking at the long term effectsof a similar intervention.•The effects of HIIT on the GFT group.

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