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AN ANALYSIS ON THE DETERMINANTS OF SERVICE QUALITY PERCEIVED BY MEMBERS OF THE FITNESS CENTER
Kadir YILDIZ, Ercan POLAT, U?ur S?NMEZO?LU, Cengiz ?OKPARTAL
Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi , 2016,
Abstract: In this research, it is aimed to determine the determinants of service quality perceived by fitness center members. Scanning model from quantitative research methods was used in the research. The study group consisted of 301 women and 390 men in total 691 members who participated the research voluntarily and were selected through an easily accessible sample. The "Sport-Fitness Centers Perceived Service Quality Scale (SFC-PSQS)" developed by U?an (2007) was used in the study. In the analysis of the data, independent t-test, correlation analysis and logistic regression tests were applied. According to obtained findings, significant and moderate relationships were determined between service quality sub-dimensions in positive direction whereas Independent T test results showed that service quality perceptions of participants who evaluated the program as expensive were found to be significantly lower in all sub-dimensions. Considering the logistic regression results, it was determined that variable of "physical environment quality" from perceived service quality sub-dimensions had an effect on the level of program fees of the members. It seems that 1 unit increase in physical environment quality variable caused 6.1% decrease in "program fee prediction" related to odds value. It can be stated that 11% of the total variance of program fee levels predicts perceived service quality. As a result, it is considered that only one factor cannot be effective in ensuring the continuity of sport-fitness center customers and the sustainability of the business. This is because factors such as customer expectations, equipment, experience of fitness center, customer loyalty, physical appearance that may affect individual consumer satisfaction are important factors.
Association between Body Image Dissatisfaction and Goals for Physical Activity Practice in Fitness Center  [PDF]
Cristina Bonoto Vieira Da Cunha, Ingi Petitemberte Klain, Airton José Rombaldi, José Carlos Leitao
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104621
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Verifying the association between body image dissatisfaction and goals to the physical activity practice. The sample consisted of 299 goers of fitness center, of both genders, with ages between 16 and 50 years old. Information about gender, age, educational level, socioeconomic level and goals for the physical activity practice were collected using a previously tests questionnaire. Regarding the goals, the participants should identify if the motivation for the practice was related to aspects health, aesthetic or social relationships aspects, choosing yes or no. The body image was determined using the set of silhouettes and to verifying the body image dissatisfaction we considered the difference between the current silhouette and the ideal silhouette pointed out by the individuals. Numerical variables were expressed as mean ± standard deviation and categorical variables as absolute and relative frequency. Pearson’s chi-square test was used to verify the associations among goals to the practice, gender, and age group. Analysis of variance was used to verify the associations between the goals to the practice and the body image dissatisfaction. There was a low statistically significant correlation between body mass index and body image dissatisfaction (rs0.29 - p < 0.001). The proportion of women (69%) who practiced physical activity with aesthetics goals was higher than that of men (31%). In addition, 92% of the sample showed body image dissatisfaction. Regarding the goals to the physical activity practice, men aimed more muscular body while the women wished more lean body. Men and women have different perceptions regarding body image.
Prevalence of protein supplement use at gyms
Sánchez Oliver,A.; Miranda León,Ma T.; Guerra-Hernández,E.;
Nutrición Hospitalaria , 2011,
Abstract: at the present time, the abuse of all class of sport nutritional supplements (ns) has extended the people who go regularly to gymnasiums. between these substances there are the protein powder supplements (pps). the purpose of this study is to examine the consumption of pps in 415 individuals from seville fitness centers. all individuals were evaluated with anthropometric measurements and completed a questionnaire previously reviewed, evaluating the validity of the content, application, structure and presentation. 28% of the individuals were using or used pps. of the total, 42.7% of male individuals compared to 3.2% of the females. the use of pps was higher than what has been reported in previous studies about supple ment use in fitness center, 28% vs 10-14% aprox. the spp use is associated with sex, age, and time of sport practiced. more than a 25% of the total individuals that attend a gym use pps. the total individuals that attend a gym and use pps far exceed the rda of protein for general population and/or athletes, being able to cause problems of health.
Prevalence of protein supplement use at gyms Estudio estadístico del consumo de suplementos proteícos en gimnasios
A. Sánchez Oliver,Ma T. Miranda León,E. Guerra-Hernández
Nutrición Hospitalaria , 2011,
Abstract: At the present time, the abuse of all class of sport nutritional supplements (NS) has extended the people who go regularly to gymnasiums. Between these substances there are the Protein Powder Supplements (PPS). The purpose of this study is to examine the consumption of PPS in 415 individuals from Seville fitness centers. All individuals were evaluated with anthropometric measurements and completed a questionnaire previously reviewed, evaluating the validity of the content, application, structure and presentation. 28% of the individuals were using or used PPS. Of the total, 42.7% of male individuals compared to 3.2% of the females. The use of PPS was higher than what has been reported in previous studies about supple ment use in fitness center, 28% vs 10-14% aprox. The SPP use is associated with sex, age, and time of sport practiced. More than a 25% of the total individuals that attend a gym use PPS. The total individuals that attend a gym and use PPS far exceed the RDA of protein for general population and/or athletes, being able to cause problems of health. En la actualidad, el abuso de toda clase de suplementos nutricionales (SN) deportivos se ha extendido a las personas que acuden a gimnasios regularmente. Entre estas sustancias están los Suplementos Proteicos en Polvo (SPP). El objetivo del presente estudio es evaluar el consumo de suplementos proteicos en un grupo de 415 usuarios de gimnasios sevillanos. Los usuarios fueron valorados antropométricamente y realizaron un cuestionario que previamente fue evaluado para conocer la validez del contenido, aplicación, estructura y presentación. El 28% de la muestra consumían o habían consumido SPP, resultando, el 42,7% del total de los hombres frente al 3,2% del total de las mujeres encuestadas. El porcentaje de consumo de SPP está por encima de los valores aportados por otros estudios que evalúan la suplementación en gimnasios, 28% vs 10-14% aprox. El consumo de SPP está asociado con el sexo, la edad y el tiempo de práctica deportiva. Más de una cuarta parte de las personas que acuden regularmente a un gimnasio consumen SPP. El total de los usuarios de un gimnasio que consumen SPP realizan un consumo diario de proteínas mucho mayor que el recomendado para la población normal y/o deportista, pudiendo ocasionar problemas de salud.
Can a cardiorespiratory field parameter assess both cardiovascular and respiratory fitness in schoolchildren?  [PDF]
Louisa Ming Yan Chung, Lina Pui Yu Chow, Eric Cheuk Kuen Tsang, Joanne Wai Yee Chung
Health (Health) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/health.2014.61006
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Background: Cardiorespiratory fitness involves both cardiovascular and respiratory capacities. However, existing methods have been criticised for reflecting cardiovascular fitness, but not pulmonary fitness. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between these two testing parameters. Methods: A cross-sectional population-based physical fitness assessment was conducted in 23 schools. The body height and weight, lung capacity, and step test results of students aged 10-18 were recorded. Criterion-referenced standards from the China Sports Bureau were adopted, as they include separate measurements for cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness. Results: The Pearson coefficients of lung capacity and the step test index from 13,028 schoolchildren ranged from 0.007 to 0.086 and from 0.026 to 0.105 for boys and girls, respectively, showing that poor correlations exist between the two parameters. Cluster analysis resulted in three clusters of children with similar characteristics. A good degree of similarity was found between the two parameters in children obtaining an “excellent” grade, but only a moderate degree of similarity between the two parameters in those obtaining a “good”, “pass” or “fail” grade. Conclusion: When cardiovascular fitness and pulmonary fitness are considered separately, there is a poor correlation between them, thus indicating further studies of cardiopulmonary fitness measurements is necessary.

Assessment of the Knowledge and Practice of Fitness to Drive among Commercial Long Distance Drivers in Benin City  [PDF]
K. C. Okafor, E. C. Azuike, O. H. Okojie
Advances in Physical Education (APE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ape.2018.82019
Abstract: Commercial long distance driving is progressively growing and accounts for significant part of the socio-economic life of the populace as individuals and families travel from one destination to another. Driver’s role in road safety is attracting global attention as a component of the tripod system consisting of the road user, road environment and vehicle system. Unfortunately, most drivers are unaware of the need to have regular driver’s fitness assessment. This study aimed at assessing the drivers’ knowledge and practice of fitness to drive among commercial long distance drivers in Benin City, Edo State. A descriptive cross sectional study design was used, and data were collected from 315 commercial long distance drivers and their vehicles. Study was done from January to October, 2013. Respondents were recruited using systematic random sampling technique. Study instruments included structured interviewer administered questionnaires and focus group discussion guide. The results showed that 114 (36.2%) were within the age group of 31 - 40 years. Ninety-one (28.9%) were in the 41 - 50 years age group and almost all the respondents 311 (98.7%) were males while 4 (1.3%) were surprisingly females. Of the 315 respondents, 177 (56.2%) were aware of “medical examination for drivers”. More than half (54.3%) of commercial drivers had poor knowledge of fitness to drive. Over three quarters (79.7%) had poor practice of fitness to drive. The respondents who were not seeing a doctor for treatment were less likely (B = -0.845) to have good knowledge of fitness to drive compared to those who were being treated by a doctor with odds of 0.446. This was statistically significant (p = 0.038). Of all the predictors of good practice of fitness to drive, good knowledge of fitness to drive and history of occurrence of RTA were statistically significant predictors. Most commercial drivers had poor knowledge and practice of fitness to drive. It is recommended that health education and enlightenment should be done by transport park management. Fitness to drive should be enforced among drivers by road safety and drivers licensing agencies.
PENGETAHUAN, PERILAKU BEROLAHRAGA DAN STATUS KESEGARAN JASMANI WARGA KELURAHAN KEBON MANGGIS UMUR 20-39 TAHUN, JAKARTA TIMUR, 1998
Ch. M. Kristanti,Julianty Pradono
Bulletin of Health Research , 2012,
Abstract: Study of physical fitness have been conducted at Kelurahan Kebon Manggis in 1998 to validate the measurement of fitness status using questionnaire of modul Susenas 1995. The study also identified information about knowledge, behavior and fitness status of the 20-39 year-old group in that regency. A total of 235 respondents were collected purposively who could come to Fitness Health Center, were healthy, without hypertension history, and had no cardiac disease. The results showed 77% of the respondents had 'low' status of fitness. The fitness knowledge was 'low', primarily on knowledge about frequency and duration of exercise and also clothes that ideally should be used for fitness. A total of 76,6% of the respondents doing exercise during the last three months, but not enough on frequency, duration, and intensity of exercise. 68,6% of males and 18,8% of females had smoking habit. Variables of 'Body Mass Index', 'duration of smoking' and 'doing exercise during the last 3 months' had significant relationship with the status of fitness.
A Comparison of Children’s Fitness in the Northwest and Southwest of England  [PDF]
Spencer Earl Boyle
Advances in Physical Education (APE) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ape.2014.44020
Abstract: The data from this paper was gathered from a larger cross-sectional study examining children’s physical activity participation in the Northwest and the Southwest of England. The purpose of this study was to carry out a battery of health and fitness tests with children in both areas to examine possible differences in various aspects of fitness or health by area. Heart rate recovery, flexibility, body fat, hand grip strength, upper body strength, explosive strength and agility were all measured using youth fitness tests endorsed by EUROFIT and YMCA with 59 boys and 57 girls across both areas. There were no statistically significant differences in both groups of children in hand grip strength, flexibility and agility. Statistically significant differences were noted between both groups of children in explosive strength, upper body strength and measured body fat percentage. Overall the study showed mixed results that may indicate area of residence influences aspects of fitness or activity. Further study is recommended to assess whether physical activity could play a role in the associated fitness characteristics.
On the claimed “circularity” of the theory of natural selection  [PDF]
Petter Portin
Open Journal of Genetics (OJGen) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojgen.2012.22012
Abstract: First, the numerous claims that the theory of natural selection would be a tautology, just empty circular reasoning, are shown to be erroneous, and that they follow from an essentialistic and deterministic way of thinking, which is not consistent with the dynamic theory of evolution. Secondly, it is proposed that a careful analysis applying Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection of the seemingly tautologous sentence in question: “those who reproduce most, reproduce most” shows that in actual fact it is a predictive statement. Consequently, the analysis presented reduces the essence of the theory of natural selection to that one single statement.
The relationship between body mass index and physical fitness in 513 medical students
Ziaee V.,Fallah J.,Rezaee M.,Biat A.
Tehran University Medical Journal , 2007,
Abstract: Background: As future health care providers, medical students should be aware of the relationship between health and physical fitness, giving them an advantage toward attaining proper physical fitness. The exercise and fitness habits of first-year medical students in Iran are not known. This study examines the relationship between the body mass index (BMI) of an unselected group of first-year medical students and their personal physical fitness. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 513 first-year medical students were evaluated. BMI, skin folds (triceps, biceps, suprailiac and subscapular) and physical fitness were assessed in all students. Fitness was evaluated by the Eurofit test, which included body composition, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, power, balance and agility. The software SPSS (version 11) and Pearson's correlation were used for statistical analysis.Results: The group surveyed was 67.8% female and 32.2% male, and 97.2% were entering medical school in 2004. The mean weight of the students was 60.1 kg, mean height was 163.9 cm and the mean BMI was 22.3 kg/m2. Underweight status (BMI<20) was observed in 27.1% of the subjects, 16.1% were overweight (2530). Overweight and obesity in males was higher than in females. The total physical fitness score in female students was better than that of male students. We found a negative correlation between physical fitness and weight, BMI, body fat and wrist to hip ratio in both genders. In addition, a positive correlation exits between hip circumference and physical fitness in both groups. Conclusions: This study suggests that academically competitive premedical students may not be involved in physical activity. Medical students should be encouraged to maintain a good BMI and perform physical exercise.
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