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FITNESS FOR LIFE Fitness Experiment Because variety is beneficial in helping you work different muscles and keep your workouts interesting, you are required for this class to research and experiment with a "new" type of exercise. A "new" exercise meaning one that you have never tried before. This could be a group sport or an individual exercise. Options include (but are not limited to) yoga, pilates, step aerobics, water aerobics, spinning, or even a sport like rollerblading, tennis, or softball. Be bold! Be courageous! This is your chance to try something that may even seem a little intimidating. As you most likely won’t be a pro the first time you start, you must spend at least 3 hours working at your new activity (note: it should not be 3 hours at one time). This time you spend working on your new activity can also count towards your fitness log. This is your semester project. There are three parts to this assignment. 1. You first need to research your activity. You will be creating a brochure describing your chosen exercise. Further instructions on the brochure can be found under the assignment link for Unit 2, section 1. This part is due at the end of Unit 2, section 1. 2. After participating in the activity one time, complete the journal entry found at the end of the Unit 2, section 1. This will be due with other journal entries at midterm. 3. After participating in the activity at least three times for a total of at least three hours, write up a fitness experiment review. This will be due at the end of the course. Your paper should be at least one page single spaced or 2 pages double spaced with 12 point font and 1" margins. Your final write up should include: Brief background information about the exercise you chose (no more than 1 paragraph) A synopsis of what you did Your feelings about the activity. Was it difficult to start? Was it easier the third time than the first time? Did you enjoy it? Will you continue to participate in this activity? Why or why not?
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