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Fitness for Life

LWA 101

Fitness for Life

LWA 101

Course Description

Introduces basic concepts underlying fitness and wellness as they relate to optimal healthful living using a wide variety of aerobic conditioning and resistance training techniques. Credit may be earned in LW 101 or LWA 101 but not in both. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Physical Fitness.

Objectives:

  • List and describe the physiological benefits of a fitness program.
  • List and describe the five components of physical fitness and fitness activities that will improve each component.
  • List and describe muscular anatomy of the human body and identify exercises that can be done to isolate and strengthen each muscle group.
  • Describe the purpose of a warm-up and cool-down and their importance to a fitness program.
  • Recognize various myths associated with fitness products and information.
  • List the fitness assessment tests that are used to measure the components of fitness.
  • Describe the food guide pyramid; list the different energy sources and their caloric values.
  • Define and describe fitness terminology.
  • List and describe various fitness exercises and identify the muscles being used.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Physical Fitness.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
  • Demonstrate various fitness exercises using safe and proper technique.
  • Maintain daily class records of the developing fitness program.