Journal Issue: Vol. 4, No. 2

The Transtheoretical Model and Exercise Behaviour of Members in Fitness Clubs

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: August 2015
Introduction: The transtheoretical model of behaviour change (TTM) is often used to understand changes in health related behaviour, like exercise. The applicability of this model to exercise behaviour of the 140 million members in fitness clubs worldwide has never been systematically reviewed....

Authors: Jan Middelkamp, Bert Steenbergen

References: 1. American College of Sports Medicine (2010). ACSM’s guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. American College of Sports Medicine. 8th revised edition. Williams & Wilkins. ...



Group Studio Cycling; an Effective Intervention to Improve Cardio-Metabolic Health in Overweight Physically Inactive Individuals

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: August 2015
Introduction: Supervised, laboratory based studies of high intensity interval training (HIIT) is effective at improving health markers in groups at risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Studio cycling, incorporating aerobic and high intensity exercise, may offer a platform for the...

Authors: S.H Faulkener, J.K Pugh, T.M Hood, K Menon, J.A. King, M.A. Nimmo

References: 1. Hawley, J. A.& Gibala M. J. (2012) What’s new since Hippocrates? Preventing type 2 diabetes by physical exercise and diet. Diabetologia, 55(3), 535-539. ...



Pilates: Effective for Developing Core Stability, but Limited Sessions Have Limited Global Benefits

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: August 2015
Introduction: The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week to maintain good health. The American College of Sports Medicine suggests Pilates may be an effective mode of physical activity, however there is...

Authors: Kate L Pumpa, Karen Dzialdowski, Mark Stiffle, Lanette Gavran

References: 1. Department of Health and Ageing. Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. (2014) [cited 2014 9th December ]; Available from: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ main/publishing.nsf/content/health-pubhlthstrateg-phys-act-guidelines ...



Relative Intensity of Two Types of Crossfit Exercise: Acute Circuit and High-Intensity Interval Exercise

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: August 2015
Introduction: CrossFit® training sessions are often performed using either high-intensity continuous (circuit) or interval training (HIIT) methods and have been shown to elicit large increases in cardiovascular fitness. The acute responses of these different types of workouts, however, have not...

Authors: Scotty J Butcher, Tyler B. Judd, Chad R. Benko, Karla J. Horvey, Alissa D. Pshyk

References: 1. American College of Sports Medicine. (2009). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th Ed. Baltimore, MD: Human Kinetics. ...



The Role of Equipment, the Physical Environment and Training Practices in Customer Safety Within Fitness Facilities: the Perspectives of Fitness Industry Employees

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: August 2015
Introduction: Fitness facilities provide an avenue for people to engage in physical activity; however, it is important that these facilities have effective strategies to reduce the risk of injuries to their customers. The attitudes of fitness industry employees with respect to safety can influence...

Authors: Shannon E Gray, Patrick Keyzer, Kevin Norton, Joachim Dietrich, Betul Sekendiz, Ian Coyle, Caroline F Finch

References: 1. Australian Government Department of Health. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour (2014). Available at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ main/publishing.nsf/Content/pasb. Date accessed October 30, 2014 ...


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