Dynamics of Body Type Indicators of Adult Women Under the Influence of Aqua Fitness

Keywords: aqua fitness, body type, differentiated approach, correction of body proportions, wellness classes

Abstract

The study purpose was to determine the effectiveness of a differentiated approach to aqua fitness classes with women of the first period of adulthood.

Materials and methods. 30 adult women, whose average age was 30.57 years, took part in the study. The study was conducted during 2019-2020. Anthropometric measurements included body length, body weight, chest, shoulder, calf, thigh, waist, buttocks and wrist circumferences. To determine the overweight we calculated the body mass index. Measurements were taken at the end of each mesocycle of wellness training. Statistical analysis covered determination of mean, standard deviation, reliability of the differences (Wilcoxon signed-rank test).

Results. The effectiveness of a differentiated approach to aqua fitness classes was proven by improvement of women’s body type. By the end of the study, there were no women with obesity class II and underweight. The number of women with obesity class I decreased by 3.33%. The number of women with normal body weight increased by 13.37%.

Conclusions. The implementation of a differentiated approach to aqua fitness classes with adult women has significantly corrected their body proportions. This allows recommending a differentiated approach according to a body type to implement into aqua fitness classes.

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Author Biographies

Karyna Pirohova, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
karina.swim@ukr.net

Оlha Мyкytchyk, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Department of Water Sport,
Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
molga.0604@gmail.com

Sergiy Afanasiev, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
admin_infiz@ukr.net

Olena Omelchenko, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Department of Water Sport,
Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
ollenka7777@gmail.com

Tetiana Sydorchuk, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Education,
Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
sydorchuk1704@gmail.com

Iryna Stepanova, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Education,
Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
siv260180@gmail.com

Olena Kosheleva, Prydniprovsk State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport

Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Education,
Naberezhna Peremohy St, 10, Dnipro, 49094, Ukraine
koshelevaea@gmail.com

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2021-06-25
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Pirohova, K., МyкytchykО., Afanasiev, S., Omelchenko, O., Sydorchuk, T., Stepanova, I., & Kosheleva, O. (2021). Dynamics of Body Type Indicators of Adult Women Under the Influence of Aqua Fitness. Teorìâ Ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ, 21(2), 129-135. https://doi.org/10.17309/tmfv.2021.2.05
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