Kathryn L. Davis
Fitness walking has become a very popular fitness activity at many colleges and universities across the nation. This book has been specifically written for college level fitness classes.
However, Fitness Walking Everyone will assist walkers of any age and gender to learn the necessary skills and concepts for a lifetime of walking enjoyment.
Because fitness walking fulfills only one of the components of health-related fitness--cardiorespiratory endurance--the other four components are discussed in detail. Chapters have been devoted to muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
The techniques, or body mechanics, of fitness walking are presented to aid beginners and experienced walkers in developing more efficient walking patterns. A description of the Rockport Fitness Walking Test as well as the related age-group fitness categories and Rockport Walking programs are included to guide beginning walkers in starting a personal walking program.
A chapter is included at the end of the book to provide teachers with some ideas and methods for teaching fitness walking in schools and colleges. Several learning aids are also included in the appendices as supplementary materials for the text.