Higher Education

Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness, 4th Edition

  • Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson Boise State University
  • Werner W.K. Hoeger Boise State University (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 0840048130  |  ISBN-13: 9780840048134
  • 160 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1999
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.50
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Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga — to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more — Cengage Learning offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. Offering the latest information for obtaining and maintaining wellness, WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS, Fourth Edition, provides students with guidelines, exercises, and examples to develop a water aerobic program. The text includes unique chapters on fitness assessment, nutrition, and weight management as well as hundreds of illustrations to promote a healthy fitness and wellness program. The use of this text in your course will provide an excellent resource guide to all participants.

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Features and Benefits

  • Emphasis on students' visual understanding by providing photographs, visuals, and figures as well as additional sample programs and applications to show how to successfully participate in a water aerobic program.
  • Tips for behavior modification and adherence to a lifetime weight management program are integrated throughout the text, helping students recognize the importance of a lifetime commitment to good health.
  • Uniquely includes over 90 shallow water exercises and over 30 deep water exercises, providing students with an array of exercise options for the different water depths.
  • Unique chapters include Fitness Assessment (Chapter 2), Nutrition for Wellness (Chapter 6), and Weight Management for Wellness (Chapter 7), providing students with a stronger connection between the sport of water aerobics and an effective fitness and wellness program.

Table of Contents

1. Why Water Aerobics?
2. Fitness Assessment.
3. Water Aerobics Fitness Programming.
4. Shallow Water Exercise.
5. Deep Water Exercise.
6. Nutrition for Wellness.
7. Weight Management for Wellness.
Appendix A: Health History Questionnaire.
Appendix B: Personal Fitness Profile: Pre-test.
Appendix C: Personal Fitness Profile: Post-test.

What's New

  • The fourth edition of WATER AEROBICS FOR FITNESS AND WELLNESS features an all-new color design that will fully engage students in the fundamentals of water aerobic exercise.
  • All new color photos have been added to the fourth edition, increasing the effectiveness of visual cues within the text and enhancing the overall student learning experience.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson

Terry-Ann Spitzer Gibson has completed a great deal of research in the area of water fitness and has used that expertise to complete several, reputable publications. These include publications for MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, and NATIONAL AQUATIC JOURNAL. She also has a strong background in intramural programs, having been the Director of Intramural Recreation at Boise State University for 11 years. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University and has been with the department for the past 21 years. All of this experience contributes to her ability to effectively discuss and present the topics of water aerobics and personal wellness.

Werner W.K. Hoeger

Dr. Werner W.K. Hoeger Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University, and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Research Consortium of SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). The 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Research and Scholarship in the College of Education at Boise State University, keynote speaker at the VII Iberoamerican Congress of Sports Medicine and Applied Sciences and the 2010 Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness, Dr. Hoeger continues to research and lecture on exercise physiology, physical fitness, and wellness. In addition to PRINCIPLES AND LABS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS, Dr. Hoeger has published several Cengage Learning texts including Fitness and Wellness, Principles and Labs for Physical Fitness, Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness, Wellness: Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Water Aerobics for Fitness and Wellness. Dr. Hoeger is a former luge athlete (2002 and 2006 Winter Olympian); All-American by USA Track & Field in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016; and renowned fitness and wellness innovator. He developed many popular fitness assessment tools in use today, such as the modified sit and reach, total body rotation, shoulder rotation, muscular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and soda pop coordination tests.