Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness Management
quality of life, traditional exercise, mind/body exercise, Pilates, yoga, mood
Health and Medical Administration
To appropriately prescribe exercise, health professionals need to have a good understanding of which modes of exercise are more preferred and meet personal expectations: traditional or mind/body. Sixteen participants, eight from the traditional exercise group and eight from the mind/body group, were interviewed about their choice of exercise class and why they chose it. Responses to interview questions were compared within each group, and then the two groups were compared. Results show that those who chose traditional exercise classes did so for an intense workout, while those that chose mind/body exercise chose their class to prolong their ability to stay active.
© Tonya R. VerSteeg-Pastar
VerSteeg-Pastar, Tonya R., "Motivation for Choosing Mind/Body Or Traditional Exercise and Their Expected Benefits" (2011). MSU Graduate Theses. 1558.